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Hi Community,


Confession: I tend to be pretty bad at taking my own advice. 


I am a huge advocate of rest, relaxation, and self-care, but I seem to wriggle out of applying any of those principles to my own life.


But this past week I took five glorious days off. It was absolutely wonderful! I had told myself that I needed to take a break so I could show up BETTER and do MORE but frankly, that is a load of capitalist bullsh*t.


While on vacay, I simultaneously read Pleasure Activism by adrienne maree brown and Uncanny Valley by Anna Wiener. The first is about the politics of healing and happiness, and the second is a memoir about a woman's career in the startup tech industry. They couldn't be more different.


In reading these two books, I saw two very different modes of living represented. One I resonated with and felt deeply awakened by, and another that I realized I had unwittingly subscribed to as tech startup culture, capitalism, and productivity optimization has oozed across industries and into every area of our lives – whether we work in tech or not.


As we reckon with "the way things have always been," I'm also turning an eye to the ways in which these institutions of white supremacy culture infiltrate and mess with our innate ability to rest and pursue pleasure.


There are many reasons why we might feel like we can't rest (and real reasons like being oppressed, making ends meet, raising kids, etc). But not all of them belong to us. 


I try to lean on my wellness practices to figure out the difference. Check out this week's virtual events below, and join us on July 25th from 11 am - 12:30 pm for Breathwork + Yin to honor the body as home with Danielle Kurtz.





Weekly Picks

what we've been kicking around lately


If You're Bad at Meditating, Can I Suggest Knot Tying? | Self

There are many alternatives to traditional meditation that can bring about just as much peace of mind. Apparently, knot tying is now one of them!


West Seattle Bridge T-Shirt Voting | WS Junction

A Seattleite giggle. My money is on East Vashon Island 😂


The Asian-American Tea Brands Creating a More Transparent Industry | Healthyish

Tea is another wellness staple that is having a moment. These companies are helmed by women with roots in tea drinking cultures who are passionate about remembering the people behind the tea.


Feeling Lost? Your Astrological Midheaven Sign Can Help You Find Your Purpose | Well + Good

Like one of those job aptitude surveys, but in astrological form!


Ask A Witch: Activist Edition | HausWitch

"if it’s racist, it ain’t sacred!" and many other gems in this Q&A.


How to Create an Inclusive Environment In the Wellness Space | Shape

I pulled so many notes from this article written by Chrissy King. A must read for anyone in the wellness space!


Your Horoscope This Week | Refinery29

Kick your week off with some cosmic advice from astrologer Venus Australis.


Bulletin Board 📌

notices, announcements, & information from our community

🧘Yoga Behind Bars is now hosting a free online gathering on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of the month to explore the intersection of race, justice, and yoga. Register for upcoming dates here.


Natalie Hayes is now offering Akashic Records readings and astrologic birth chart blueprints! These can be purchased separately or in conjunction with a PSYCH-K® session. If there is anything you'd like answered from your higher realm, such as "who is my main spirit guide?" or "what is my purpose in this life?," then these are the offerings that can provide you with the clarity you're seeking! Get more information here or book now using this link.


Got something to share here? Send an email to with the subject line "Bulletin Board." 


Virtual Events

wellness + social justice + community

Monday, July 13th

Tuesday, July 14th

Wednesday, July 15th

Thursday, July 16th

Friday, July 17th

Saturday, July 18th

Next Up

See what else is coming up next using our online event calendar!


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