In the past two weeks, a lot has happened in the United States. What is happening right now is heartbreaking.
What happened with George Floyd and Breonna Taylor and many before them, is atrocious, horrific, and inhumane. It should never happen, anywhere. We are better than that as humanity.
If you experienced any fear of leaving your home or going about your routine during COVID-19, that may be a sliver of what some people feel daily not during a pandemic.
No one should be scared for their lives. We are human beings. We are equal, with equal rights.
We deserve freedom from racism, from bigotry, from divisiveness, and from fear.
While I am extremely happy to see community coming together, I also feel extreme sadness, fear, and hurt that we even have to protest that someone’s life matters. That shouldn’t be a question.
What I know is that when communities fight, the underprivileged lose. The ones with the least resources are the hardest hit. This can’t go on anymore and the COVID-19 pandemic has shone a bright and necessary light on this unfortunate truth.
I see too much of it here in Florida, my home state. And we are all seeing it play out across the United States and the globe.
Now is the time to care not just for ourselves, but for others as well. Self-care is not enough when so many are suffering.
Along with supporting and amplifying black-owned businesses and brands, reading books, listening to podcasts, and watching films on racism, we need to focus beyond self-care and include mutual care as well.
We need this practice of mutual care to be bigger, more innovative, and truly to include all of us.
We need to reclaim politics & economics as a system of how we take care of each other – not just in crisis, but every day – so that we protect what is most essential and create the conditions for everyone to thrive.
Wellness requires the freedom that comes with knowing that we are seen, supported, and resourced to manifest our full potential for joy, abundance and wellbeing.
I don’t claim to understand the racial divide in the USA. I am educating myself. I’m listening, and I’m committed to learn more. I’m also trying to do the work of creating change in my community by helping elect those leaders committed to change.
I will be taking many steps towards giving back and providing content and information.
Sending healing vibes to you all.