Childhood Traumatic Events and the Aftermath

July 6th, 2021 How Parents, Guardians, and Caregivers Can Recognize Signs of Trauma, Re-imagine their Responses, and Provide Support to Children/Youth in a Loving Manner I’ve often loved this question “What happened to you?” rather than “Why are you behaving this way?” or “What’s wrong with you?” I think the first question supports a deeper, … Read more

We Serve All People

Access is everything! We have an intern starting in September so that we can open up our accessibility even more. We take straight Medicaid and the Medicaid HMO panels that approved us. Some did not approve us saying “panels are full” which is a way access is systemically limited.  If you have BCBS and BCN…. … Read more

Writing Prompts

Eve and Pandora meet for coffee. Write about why they are meeting. What did they discuss? Use the last line of the last story or poem you wrote as the first line in a free writing exercise. Look up a menu of a restaurant you have never been to before, anywhere in the world. Use … Read more

Journaling with Audre Lorde

A lil’ sumn sumn to help with journal exercises. (*This is a snippet from my journal entry this morning) I use this questionnaire that Divya Victor adapted from Audre Lorde’s Cancer Journals as a journal prompt on a regular basis. Whenever I feel stuck. Whenever I want to stir up new ideas and discover new … Read more

Reiki and Decolonized Healing

Here are a few of my notes about reiki that I want to share with you. If you have more questions about reiki and decolonized healing please email me at valencia@radicalwell-beingcenter.com Notes on Reiki: Reiki is healing energy gifted to us by the universe. All of us. Healing is our birthright. Our oppressive systems have … Read more