Perspective

Trauma-informed Community Movement

I call heaven and earth to witness against you today, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and curse. Therefore, choose life, that you and your offspring may live. – Deuteronomy 30:15 (NIV)  Health is more than the absence of disease. – (Author Unknown) The…

Adriana Peeples: A Cavernous Angioma Survivor

My name is Adriana Peeples and I am a cavernous angioma survivor.  When I was five years old and just a kindergartener in elementary school, I remember having headaches all of the time and just feeling “weird” was my childlike interpretation of it. My head would hurt and…

Marital Harmony Strikes a Cord

  “I created you from one soul, and from the soul I created its mate so that you may live in harmony and love. Quran 7:189” Whenever I encounter couples that have mastered the ability to stay married and loving for 30, 40, 50 years I’m curious. How…

In Harmony with Me

I learned a long time ago to live in rhythm. Life is like good poetry, it’s supposed to flow and feel good to the soul. When something is out of sync, I back away, then I look around and try to figure out what’s out of whack. I…

The Kitchen Maestro

When you’ve been a guest at a banquet, wedding reception, or community dinner that has gone off the rails, you know what disharmony looks and feels like. The conflicts that erupt between the staff; the tension between the event planner and those hired to carry out the experience;…

Harmony & Vibes

    Waves crashing, seagulls squawking, and a light wind blows as you stroll along the shores of Seven Mile Beach… Sounds of a nearby humming bird and bees buzzing fill your ears as you open your windows to let a little fresh air in… Your favorite song…

Huge Topic- Harmony

Wondering about and wandering around Harmony feels as if I am in a foreign land. On this journey, I happen upon fragments and facets gleaming like diamonds on the desert floor at sunrise. Focus on balance, the inner intuitive voice commands. See how harmony translates into balance and…

“In Awe” with Rev. Robert Yarbrough

I met Reverend Doctor Robert Yarbrough, (Rev. Bobby),via Contributor, Susan Peters on Facebook.  His posts were poignant, humorous, hard-hitting, with a spiritual undertone.  I soon discovered that Rev. Bobby was a home-boy, from Chicago, and when I finally met him face-to-face, I walked into a warm hug, which…

Music, Grands, and Celebrating Life

In April I danced in the French Quarter, had oysters on Bourbon Street and hot beignets from Café du Monde. We celebrated living, experiences, love and happiness and life with music playing as we walked each street. They celebrate in New Orleans!! They have music, food, laughter, shows,…

CELEBRATION

  Psalms 118:24 – This is the day which the LORD hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it. CELEBRATION is a word that I view with ambivalence. I’ve spent a lifetime working through my issues around celebration. Ours was a nuclear family, a term that…