Do We Underestimate the Power of our Heart?

Is Your Yoga Practice Culturally Appropriated?

Happy Warm Embrace Wednesday!

"Yoga is also a spiritual path – and the story of how it got turned into the form of exercise you know today isn’t a pretty one."
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www.urbanplayology.com

http://everydayfeminism.com/2016/05/yoga-cultural-appropriation/

Raising a Child of Another Race

"No guidelines or checklists exist for learning how to instill racial pride in a child who has been adopted transracially."

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https://www.adoptivefamilies.com/transracial-adoption/transracial-parenting-racial-pride/

Learn to Survive

Happy Warm Embrace Wednesday!

"It’s easier than you’d think to accept the unacceptable. You push the bad thing to the periphery and learn to live with it..." 

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https://www.buzzfeed.com/alannabennett/how-to-survive-without-being-fine?utm_term=.bloZv4Aa8r#.hk0WDQ3jZ0

Declare #imnotashamed

Happy Warm Embrace Wednesday!

"Disclose your mental illness and then declare ‪#‎imnotashamed‬."

Read about this woman's efforts to destigmatize mental illness:


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https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/inspired-life/wp/2016/01/12/the-woman-behind-the-imnotashamed-campaign-to-destigmatize-mental-illness/

When No Gender Fits

Happy Forgiveness Friday!

"I don’t want to be a girl wearing boy’s clothes, nor do I want to be a girl who presents as a boy...I just want to be a person who is recognized as a person."

Read this full article:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/when-no-gender-fits-a-quest-to-be-seen-as-just-a-person/2014/09/20/1ab21e6e-2c7b-11e4-994d-202962a9150c_story.html

A Powerful Letter from the Parents of a Trans Girl

Happy Warm Embrace Wednesday!

"The letter is a true testament to the courage it takes to be yourself and the special power of unconditional love"

Hear this powerful letter in the full article below

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http://www.upworthy.com/the-powerful-letter-parents-of-a-trans-girl-sent-her-school-totally-nails-it?c=upw1

You Will Marry the Wrong Person

Happy Forgiveness Friday!

"In a wiser, more self-aware society than our own, a standard question on any early dinner date would be: 'And how are you crazy?"

Read the full article about the reasons why we can find ourselves marrying the wrong person.

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http://www.nytimes.com/2016/05/29/opinion/sunday/why-you-will-marry-the-wrong-person.html?smid=fb-nytimes&smtyp=cur&_r=2

Not Your Typical Pastor

Happy Warm Embrace Wednesday!

"I don't look like a pastor, I'm very heavily tattooed, I have sleeve tattoos, basically, and very short hair, and I'm, like, 6-feet-1-inch [tall]. I don't actually act like a pastor either."

Read the full article about this atypical pastor and her work.

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http://www.npr.org/2015/09/17/441139500/lutheran-minister-preaches-a-gospel-of-love-to-junkies-drag-queens-and-outsiders