Tag: creative

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We All We Got, We All We Need! With Latriece Love-Goodlett

Physical distancing does not have to equal social distancing. How do we authentically show up for ourselves and others with compassion and transparency with so much uncertainty surrounding us? You’re invited to come as you are and welcome others with (NO SHADE/NO SHAME) as we intentionally buildup our community and hold space for one another with empathy, human connection, and refreshing dialogue. There will be interactive fun, self- reflection, group sharing, dancing and a musical performance featuring GoodLOVE- a husband and wife duo comprised of Latriece Love-Goodlett & David Goodlett. You’ll also get sneak peaks of the littles wfh with kids. 🙂

Sunday, October 4, 4-6 PM PT

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The Essence of Resurrection: An Intro to Healing With Flower Essences With Ellenie Cruz

In this workshop Ellenie Cruz will teach and explain the history of flower essences and demonstrate how they impact the body energetically. You will learn plant listening and how to make and use flowers to alleviate symptoms of anxiety, depression, connect with self, flood your self with positivity and more with the energetic properties of flowers.

Wednesday, October 7, 11 AM – 1 PM PT

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Soulutionary With Amber Walker

Soulutionary was created to support us in a gentle and compassionate way to advocate the importance of self care during the pandemic. It is a highly stressful time for many so it is important to make ourselves aware of keeping our mental, emotional, physical and spiritual health intact. Soulutionary is a safe and judgement free space to fellowship, vocalize frustrations, express vulnerability and create healing energy. Soulutionary’s aim is to help gently guide to find solutions and come to a resolution.

Thursday, October 8, 3:30-4:30 PM PT

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Building Consent Culture and Healthy Masculinity For All Genders With Richard M. Wright

This is an interactive workshop to empower attendees with the tools to foster consent culture and healthy masculinities in themselves, their families and communities. We will work on honoring our own boundaries, as well as the boundaries of others.

Friday, October 9, 12 PM – 2 PM PT

+ Flyer reads: Wellness Circle. Receives, Revive, Release surrounded by red rose emojis. The Resting Garden Logo is below that.

The Wellness Circle With Joíní James

The Wellness Circle is an interactive & restorative session featuring guided meditation, yoga & breakthwork, and let’s paint, sip, & chat.

Saturday, October 10, 10 AM – 12 PM PT

+ Natasha, a Black femme with glasses, looks directly into the camera with a small smile.

Enduring Flame: A Collective Energy Healing Meditation to Ease Grief and Remember Sweetness With Natasha L. Simpson

A space to journey inward, together, to honor our grief from what (internalized) oppression has taken, and still claim the sweetness of ourselves.

Saturday, October 10, 3-4:30 PM PT

+ Healing from Momma Flyer. Text above reads: Healing from Momma. Text below reads: A Journey Within Through Creative Writing

Healing From Momma – A Journey Within Through Creative Writing With Teshone Renee’ Jones

We love our Mommas. And, some of us have experienced some of our deepest hurt from our Mommas, too. Sometimes, this reality makes Momma hard to love, and having a relationship with her difficult or nearly impossible. This workshop is a space for telling it like it is, witnessing, healing ourselves, and supporting the healing process of other BIPOC self-identified womxn as we journey towards a deeper relationship with self. We will practice creative writing through “divine improvisation” – trusting our intuition, stream of consciousness, and ultimately the truth of our lived experiences to guide us to manifest the creative medicine that we need to heal. This workshop will include honoring of our ancestors and the land, movement, meditation, and finally an intentionally curated writing experience that is designed to support you in your healing process. Together, we will practice compassionate listening, the offering of affirmations to one another, and speaking our truths out loud without disclaimer as a part of healing our psyches from the onslaught of generational trauma.

Sunday, October 11, 11:11 AM – 1:11 PM PT

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Beautiful Darkness With Jenee Darden

The mainstream narrative of dark-skinned Black girls and women is often sad and hopeless. That narrative is tired! From Lupita Nyong’o and Gabourey Sidibe to the cool aunties and women in our community–we know that there’s so much more to our story. While colorism is an issue in this society, we can heal from it and embrace our dark complexion. This is a celebratory and healing workshop for self-identified dark-skinned Black girls and women who are struggling with colorism and have internalized it. Writer and mental health advocate Jenee Darden, who overcame her struggles with colorism leads this interactive and creative space that involves discussion, re-thinking colorist ideology imposed on us, and writing and art exercises to honor our inner and outer beauty.

Sunday, October 11, 3-6:15 PM PT (with a 45-minute off-screen self-reflective writing/art break from 4:15-5 PM PT)

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Playing With Blocks With Joyce Lee #1

Joyce Lee is offering a self development opportunity for writers to address their creative blocks. This workshop requires honesty with yourself and a willingness to be uncomfortable for the sake of your creativity and personal growth. You will be nurtured but not coddled. This class is geared specifically towards those who know they need help but hate personal accountability.

Tuesday, October 13, 1:30-2:30 PM PT

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I Want My Mama With Jovelyn Richards #1

I Want My Mama is an interactive search for the black mama in others and ourselves. For those of us that was denied being our true mama selves because we was loving our dark babies our of fear, to us as children being loved out of fear. We will talk it out, write it out, reclaim the love of the black mother in goddess image. We will work on ways to love ourselves, forgive and chose and find the nurturing we need from others.

Tuesday, October 13, 6-7 PM PT

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Intuitional Healing: Mind, Body and Spirit With Danielle Cole

This workshop will teach skills to increase intuition by tapping into stillness. We will confront and heal the things that have worn away at our intuition (anti-blackness, misogynoir, cisheteropatriarchy, body shaming, etc.) through writing, movement and meditation. We will build a practice of increasing our intuition in a way that prioritizes rest, our ancestors and trusting ourselves.

Sunday, October 18, 1:30-3:30 PM PT

+ A portrait of Joyce Lee

Playing With Blocks With Joyce Lee #2

Joyce Lee is offering a self development opportunity for writers to address their creative blocks. This workshop requires honesty with yourself and a willingness to be uncomfortable for the sake of your creativity and personal growth. You will be nurtured but not coddled. This class is geared specifically towards those who know they need help but hate personal accountability.

Tuesday, October 20, 2-3 PM PT