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  • Embodying all of me is the best way I know to love the world.
    Reflection | By Laura Solomon | October 11, 2023 | From Braver/Wiser
    Tagged as: Body, Growth, Limitations, Self-Care, Worship
  • Spirit and Breath, create an openness that violence has constricted.
    Reflection | By Melissa Jeter | October 4, 2023 | From Braver/Wiser
    Tagged as: #BlackLivesMatter, Anger, Body, Earth, Healing, Race/Ethnicity, Self-Care, Self-Respect, Worship
  • May you be tender and gentle with yourself
    Prayer | By Katie Sivani Gelfand | September 13, 2023 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: Brokenness, Disaster or Crisis, Grief, Love, Self-Care, Self-Respect, Stress, Transformation, WorshipWeb, Worship
  • As sacred beings, we hold the wisdom to know what is best for our own selves.
    Reflection | By Deborah Weiner | January 11, 2023 | From Braver/Wiser
    Tagged as: Activism, Body, Choice, Reproductive Justice, Self-Care, Solidarity, Unitarian Universalism, Unitarianism, Women, Worship
  • The solution is finding a reliable person to check in with.
    Quote | By Kate Landis | October 18, 2022 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: Depression, Friendship, Mental Health, Secular, Self-Care
  • Pleasure is one of the ways we know when we are free.
    Reading | By Adrienne Maree Brown | August 5, 2022 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: #BlackLivesMatter, Body, Direct Experience, Humanism, Joy, Secular, Self-Care, Sexuality, WorshipWeb, Worship
  • My dreams matter, as they are connected to the dreams of my ancestors.
    Affirmation | By roddy bell-shelton biggs | March 30, 2022 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: Direct Experience, Imagination, Self-Care, Self-Respect, Vision, WorshipWeb, Worship
  • Taking what we need and leaving the rest behind isn’t only a one time thing. We can do it anytime.
    Reading | By Jen Crow | March 24, 2022 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: 4th Principle (Truth & Meaning), Character, Growth, Humanism, Integrity, Psychology, Secular, Self-Care, Self-Respect, WorshipWeb, Worship
  • When I first entered the rooms of recovery, I thought I had nothing in common with the people around me.
    Meditation | By Anonymous | February 4, 2022 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: Addiction/Recovery, Caring, Friendship, Self-Care, Vulnerability
  • While it may be urgent to work toward creating justice, I can’t do that unless I have a sense of calm.
    Meditation | By Anonymous | February 4, 2022 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: Addiction/Recovery, Balance, Self-Care, Spiritual Practice
  • The moment of asking for help is a tender moment.
    Meditation | By Anonymous | February 4, 2022 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: 1st Principle (Worth & Dignity), 3rd Principle (Acceptance & Spiritual Growth), Acceptance, Addiction/Recovery, Humility, Personal Stories, Self-Care, Vulnerability
  • If I want well-being to be my truth, I must reclaim and protect it.
    Reflection | By Atena O. Danner | January 26, 2022 | From Braver/Wiser
    Tagged as: Anti-Oppression, Body, Limitations, Self-Care, Worship
  • Love calls me to rest when I feel disconnected
    Affirmation | By Melissa Jeter | November 24, 2021 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: Christianity, Interdependence, Love, Self-Care, Self-Respect, WorshipWeb, Worship
  • My God lives in the margins and witnesses to the broken-hearted.
    Reflection | By Jami A. Yandle | September 8, 2021 | From Braver/Wiser
    Tagged as: Acceptance, Self-Care, Self-Respect, Worship
  • Church is for helping people stay human in the face of inhumane circumstances.
    Audio Recording | By Erika Hewitt, Elizabeth Stevens | August 2, 2021 | From WorshipLab
    Tagged as: Brokenness, Disaster or Crisis, Presence, Self-Care, Trauma, Worship Tips
  • My inner compass reminds me of the power we’ve been given to create a new future.
    Reflection | By Mariela PĂ©rez-Simons | July 14, 2021 | From Braver/Wiser
    Tagged as: Earth, Earth-Centered, Imagination, Limitations, Nature, Self-Care, Self-Respect, Worship
  • Since I was a kid, I have had a penchant and passion for my touch on my body. This was sometimes shameful, sometimes wonderful, and deeply private from fairly early on, as I received messages from family and neighbors that it wasn’t “right.” It has only been as an adult, as i have witnessed...
    Reading | By Adrienne Maree Brown | January 30, 2021 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: #BlackLivesMatter, 1st Principle (Worth & Dignity), Anti-Oppression, Beauty, Belief, Body, Direct Experience, Self-Care, Self-Respect, Sexuality, WorshipWeb, Worship
  • I experience the creative impulse as living just under the surface of the daily grind: tugging; imploring, When do we all get to sing together again?
    Reflection | By Erin J. Walter | January 6, 2021 | From Braver/Wiser
    Tagged as: #COVID19, Arts & Music, Creativity, Direct Experience, Humanism, Prophetic Words & Deeds, Self-Care, Worship
  • Learning to love all of me—including the parts I used to be scared of—made the fear go away.
    Reflection | By Ndidi Achebe | October 28, 2020 | From Braver/Wiser
    Tagged as: #BlackLivesMatter, Family, Mental Health, Race/Ethnicity, Self-Care, Self-Respect, Worship
  • I take care of myself first, because I am deserving of exquisite care. I take care of myself to maintain the capacity to help others. I move and stretch my body every day. I spend time in nature, attuning my senses to the earth's wisdom. I ration my daily exposure to the news....
    Meditation | By Laura Mancuso | April 21, 2020 | From WorshipWeb
    Tagged as: #COVID19, 1st Principle (Worth & Dignity), 4th Principle (Truth & Meaning), Direct Experience, Healing, Health, Humanism, Letting Go, Limitations, Secular, Self-Care, Self-Respect, Spiritual Practice

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