BE THE WHOLE BEING OF GREATNESS WITH CREATIVITY: December 31, 2020

May we care for ourselves through the sixth principle of Kwanzaa – Kuumba. Kuumba (Creativity): creating and innovating with power, presence and purpose. LISTEN HERE Symbols of Kwanzaa include: Mazao (Crops): these crops symbolize African harvesting celebrations as well as the rewards of productivity and collective labor. Mkeka (Mat): the mat symbolizes the foundation of the African Diaspora–tradition…

BE THE WHOLE BEING OF GREATNESS WITH PURPOSE: December 30, 2020

May we care for ourselves through the fifth principle of Kwanzaa – Nia. Nia (Purpose): identifying and uplifting our unique purpose. LISTEN HERE Symbols of Kwanzaa include: Mazao (Crops): these crops symbolize African harvesting celebrations as well as the rewards of productivity and collective labor. Mkeka (Mat): the mat symbolizes the foundation of the African Diaspora–tradition and heritage….

BE THE WHOLE BEING OF GREATNESS WITH COOPERATIVE ECONOMICS: December 29, 2020

May we care for ourselves through the fourth principle of Kwanzaa – Ujamaa. Ujamaa (Cooperative Economics): building and maintaining our businesses together. LISTEN HERE 1. Umoja: Unity – To strive for and maintain unity in the family, community, nation, and race. 2. Kujichagulia: Self-Determination – To define ourselves, name ourselves, create for ourselves, and speak for ourselves. 3….

BE THE WHOLE BEING OF GREATNESS WITH COOPERATIVE ECONOMICS: December 28, 2020

May we care for ourselves through the third principle of Kwanzaa – Ujima. Ujima (Collective Work and Responsibility): building and maintaining our community,solving problems together. LISTEN HERE 1. Umoja: Unity – To strive for and maintain unity in the family, community, nation, and race. 2. Kujichagulia: Self-Determination – To define ourselves, name ourselves, create for ourselves, and speak…

BE THE WHOLE BEING OF GREATNESS WITH SELF-DETERMINATION: December 27, 2020

May we care for ourselves through the second principle of Kwanzaa – Kujichagulia (Self-Determination). Kujichagulia is defining, naming and creating and speaking for ourselves. LISTEN HERE The other days include: Umoja (Unity): maintaining unity as a family, community and race of people. Ujima (Collective Work and Responsibility): building and maintaining our community – solving problems together. Ujamaa…

BE THE WHOLE BEING OF GREATNESS IN UNITY: December 26, 2020

Self-care is uplifted by the celebration of Kwanzaa today, which celebrates our African heritage. As a cab driver once told me, “we are all from the same village.” As times change, we realize that the world is now our village. May we care for ourselves through the pride, honor and respect for ourselves as we…

BE REBORN IN THE SPIRIT OF PEACE: December 25, 2020

Winter has always been a special time for me.This winter is even more special, with the solstice, which arrived on December 21, and the celebration of the birth of Christ Consciousness today, we are gifted with the peace of conceiving a new self as we, too, retreat indoors, like the roots and seeds of plants…

LOOK IN THE MIRROR AND SAY “I LOVE YOU”: December 23, 2020

One of the most powerful things that we can do to take care of ourselves is to look ourselves in the eyes, and say “I love you.” We all have inner critics, which make this process challenging. Even people who have survived the most serious dis-eases have a lot of difficulty looking at themselves and…

GIVE FROM THE HEART: December 22, 2020

One of the greatest acts of self-care is to give. Giving from the heart is the most profound way to experience the generosity of what we give. Picasso said that while the meaning of life is to find your gift, the real purpose of life is to give it away. How do we decide whether…

ENJOY THE FLOW OF LIFE: December 20, 2020

“Life is a flowing process, and every person is a specialized channel for that flow. The purpose of life is to live, not to die. . . . [T]he kingdom of heaven as within you not faraway someplace in the skies. Home is the ‘inner chamber’ where you are forever in the flow of life.”…