Modalities

The Frequency of Intention vs. Resolution 

  Photo by Karlis Reimanis on Unsplash The Quantum You, 2022  Have you or will you make resolutions for the New Year? Chances are you have. Chances are you will. Odds are, you won’t keep them. The grim statistics show only 8% of resolutions will survive the year,…

NO TALKING, YO YO MA EDITION

By Tekla A. Syers Sit down and listen…no talking. It’ll be good for you. Let’s listen to Yo Yo Ma. OO Be still. No humming along OOor toe tapping. We’re going to let Yo Yo Ma OOrenew and realign us, OOmentally and physically. Set Yo Yo Ma to…

Intention

  I set aside time to mentally clean house during December. Usually, my hands are busy with cooking or creating my wreaths as I reflect on the previous year. There’s a standard set of questions that guide my musings and meanderings through the cobwebs of the past: What…

The Virtue of Patience

  Like a gift from the gods, the virtue of patience offers solitude from the outside. More succinctly put, patience serves as a form of detachment. It keeps you objective, sane, and in control. Our hectic world throws an assortment of nonsense upon us. If not adequately shielded,…

“WORK” Is it a four-letter word?

  …Or, Is it a gateway to a life filled with purpose and joy? For you, “work” may be the time spent away from home, which you, unfortunately, may dread. A grind, often repeated, by arriving at the designated time, to begin the tasks required, to provide funds…

New Directions: Energy Medicine – What the Heck is That?

Quite a while ago, I started on a journey of self-discovery related to my health and well-being.   It all started when I was trying to convince my husband I was “really trying” to quit smoking.  (I was but pretty half-heartedly).  “See,” I said to him, “I’m so serious…

Endurance for Social Change

Several years ago, three heart-centered black women combined their deeply felt emotions and, combined with their intellectual gifts, managed to inaugurate the Black Lives Matter organization. The endurance test immediately began as the opposition was enormous, challenging, and rivaled by those who knew the BLM movement could evolve unprecedented social…

EDUCATE

By Tekla A. Syers How easily we turn aside OOfrom our goals, OOfalter and give up, OOredirect ourselves into gloom OOand away from greatness OOwhen we’re unfamiliar OOwith the boundlessness within us. We would push on OOif we only suspected OOour capacity. We’re easily seduced, OOblocked, and exhausted…

Challenging Roadblocks

I often ran into roadblocks throughout my life and professional career that required me to endure unpleasant periods of doubt and uncertainty.  It started in elementary school when lighter-skinned, and socially connected kids were placed in the front of the classrooms. Us lessor students were not given the…

Exploration of Making Meaning 

  Photo by Tim Wildsmith on Unsplash “Once you learn to read, you will be forever free.” — Frederick Douglass When someone comments on my childhood, they remember me with a book in my hands or my head in the clouds. While I played jacks or with dolls…