Wednesday Wisdom SoulQuote: defining ourselves

SoulQuotes:If I didn't define myself for myself, I would be crunched into other people's fantasies for me and eaten alive. ~Audre Lorde As long as we are not ourselves, we will try to be what other people are. ~Malidoma Patrice Somé   SOULfirmation:"I DEFINE MYSELF."(Close your eyes and repeat slowly in your mind or out loud.Let the words penetrate your…

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Wednesday Wisdom SoulQuote: the quiet within

SoulQuote:Learn to be quiet enough to hear the sound of the genuine within yourself so that you can hear it in others. ~Marian Wright Edelman   SOULfirmation:"I LISTEN FOR THE GENUINE WITHIN."(Close your eyes and repeat slowly in your mind or out loud.Let the words penetrate your soul.) SoulQuestions:(For Contemplation and Conversation)How will you create more opportunities to listen for…

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“A Soulful Introduction to Mindfulness” 4-Week Class Beginning March 15th in Los Angeles

Are you interested in learning MINDFULNESS MEDITATION and live in the Los Angeles area?   "A SOULFUL INTRODUCTION TO MINDFULNESS" An Intensive 4-Week Class Series Sundays 2:30-4:30pm March 15th, March 22nd, March 29th, and April 5th (Possible additional monthly Saturday class option (2:30-4:30 Second Saturdays March-June) if there is enough interest; send me an email if you would like to do monthly Saturdays) This…

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Wednesday Wisdom SoulQuote: where you have been

SoulQuote:You can never know where you are going, unless you know where you have been. ~Amelia Boynton Robinson   SOULfirmation:"I KNOW WHERE I HAVE BEEN."(Close your eyes and repeat slowly in your mind or out loud.Let the words penetrate your soul.) SoulQuestions:(For Contemplation and Conversation)What roads have you traveled along your life journey?  What roads have your ancestors traveled? How…

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Wednesday Wisdom SoulQuote: knowing patience

SoulQuote:The more you know yourself, the more patience you have for what you see in others. ~Erik Erikson   SOULfirmation:"PATIENCE EMERGES FROM INNER WISDOM."(Close your eyes and repeat slowly in your mind or out loud.Let the words penetrate your soul.) SoulQuestions:(For Contemplation and Conversation)With whom do you need to be more patient?          

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Wednesday Wisdom SoulQuote: part of us (grieving Kobe)

SoulQuote:What we once enjoyed and deeply loved we can never lose, for all that we love deeply becomes part of us. ~Helen Keller   Dr. Shelly's SoulQuote Reflections: What I Have Learned About GriefLike so many others, I have been affected deeply by the tragic death of Kobe Bryant, his daughter Gigi, and the other precious lives lost in that…

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Saturday Soulfulness: “Revelations” (Performed by the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater)

Photo by Christopher Duggan (retrieved from Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Facebook page) Dr. Shelly’s Soulfulness ReflectionsI feel so blessed to have witnessed so many performances that have deeply touched my soul throughout my life.  My first concert ever was Aretha Franklin in Detroit, Michigan as a child (Thank you Aunt Mildred!).  I have seen Alvin Ailey's company perform more…

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Wednesday Wisdom SoulQuote: freedom to err

SoulQuote:Freedom is not worth having if it does not connote the freedom to err. ~Mahatma Gandhi SOULfirmation:"I ERR, I EVOLVE."(Close your eyes and repeat slowly in your mind or out loud.Let the words penetrate your soul.) SoulQuestions:(For Contemplation and Conversation)Do you give yourself the freedom of your humanness to not be perfect? How harsh or unforgiving is your inner critic…

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Wednesday Wisdom SoulQuote: magic in the moment

SoulQuote:Each moment is magical, precious, and complete and will never exist again. ~Susan L. Taylor SOULfirmation:"SEE THE MAGIC IN THE MOMENT."(Close your eyes and repeat slowly in your mind or out loud.Let the words penetrate your soul.) SoulQuestions:(For Contemplation and Conversation)What helps you see (and appreciate!) the magic and preciousness in the moment? What can you do to more fully…

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Saturday Soulfulness: “Breathe” (Song by The Floacist)

Dr. Shelly’s Soulfulness Song ReflectionsBreathing is something that we are doing constantly, but it is usually outside of our awareness. Unless we are having problems with our breathing, it is not something we are typically conscious of doing.  However, breathing is an amazing process of taking in what we need (oxygen), and letting out what we don't need (carbon dioxide). …

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Wednesday Wisdom SoulQuote: making, doing, and being peace

SoulQuote:Peace isn't something you wish for, it's something you make, something you do, something you are, and something you give away. ~Robert Fulghum SOULfirmation:"MAKE PEACE, DO PEACE, BE PEACE."(Close your eyes and repeat slowly in your mind or out loud.Let the words penetrate your soul.) SoulQuestions:(For Contemplation and Conversation)When have you felt a deep sense of inner peace? What brings…

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2020 Soulfulness Meditation Group Gatherings in Los Angeles!

Are you in the Los Angeles area? The Soulfulness Meditation Group is back for 2020 with an added Saturday option! The Soulfulness4Life vision of expanding the spaces and opportunities for meditation attuned to People of Color continues! 2020 SCHEDULE *Monthly 2nd Saturday Soulfulness Meditation Group Gatherings from Feb-Aug 2020 @ 12:45-2:00pm (Meeting Dates: Feb 8th, March 14th, April 11th, May 9th, June 13th,…

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