The Power of Addition

I spent the last several days reflecting on my most recent lap around the sun, and thinking about what I want from this next rotation. So often, I feel like I, we, come into a new year making resolutions about what we are going to do less of, but this year I realized, I want... Continue Reading →

Is this what thriving feels like?

As I sit on my couch in the quiet of my tiny duplex, in my tiny new town, reflecting on the last year of my life, and then the year before that, and the one before that, and... I am realizing why this year feels different. For the first year, in several years, I am... Continue Reading →

Why generosity works (for me)

I was first introduced to the idea of generosity as a boost for mental health a few years ago when I trained to be a Sources of Strength mentor. The foundation of Sources of Strength is their "SOS Wheel" This was the first time that I learned that were was scientific evidence for the idea... Continue Reading →

Not Your Franken-beauty

Not Your Franken-beauty - by Bree ErvinTW: body image, self-harm, eating disorders I look in the mirror and start to pickmyself apart. I am too muchand too littlenot enoughabundantly full. If only I could keep my ankles,but with her calves;my hands and shoulders,those biceps and forearms;my thighs, her ass;that flat stomach,with those round hips;that nose,... Continue Reading →

Finding my place in the American Dream

Two days ago, I asked twitter which book I should read next; When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir by Patrisse Khan-Cullors and Asha Bandele, Better, not Bitter: Living on Purpose in the Pursuit of Racial Justice by Yusef Salaam of the Exonerated Five, or The Nine: The True Story of... Continue Reading →

Mourning Light

by Bree Ervin I woke up this morningsadbroken hearted.Angry at the world.Tired of individuals taking the falltaking the credit for systemsbuilt over centuriesbuilt over bodiesbuilt on oppressionof the manyfor the benefitof the fewalready at the topof the game.Their game built on the backson the boneson the sweatand the soulsof the people deemeduseful(expendable )essential(disposable)mere fodder for... Continue Reading →

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