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Vitality in Healing: CO Yoga + Life Magazine

"What’s the point of healing?" I’ve asked myself this question on many occasions over the past decade. I still find myself questioning my decision to dive into this whole “healing journey” thing. I question it most on the challenging days. I question it when I feel like the whole world is overwhelmed with pain.

Last summer I found myself in a conversation with a man at George Floyd Square in Minneapolis. We ended up talking for over an hour. We were both born in Minneapolis in 1986. As a Black man, Timothy has navigated life carefully and deliberately on account of his skin color. Admittedly, I won’t ever fully grasp the unique challenges he’s faced. Although our experiences are very different, as we shared our life stories we realized that we are both survivors of childhood trauma.

Given the location of our conversation, we acknowledged the importance of healing both individually and collectively. Timothy and I agreed that, while different, our healing is intertwined, and as survivors, we want our healing to have a positive impact on the world. We realized that healing reunites us with our sense of vitality and purpose. It gives us the power to alchemize our pain in order to create change." ... Link below for full article.

Full Article: Summer + Fall 2021 CO Yoga + Life Magazine

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