Last year the New York Times featured an article about the increase of mental illness and social anxiety related medications in the US since the pandemic. What has also been starkly noted is the uptake in suicides, overdoses and domestic violence.
Gone are the days when people would talk to elders, community or family members. In those days the notion of paying to talk to a stranger who does not even know you was a laughable, ridiculous thought. Today’s mass feelings of mass isolation leave most unable to even afford the time or money to talk to a stranger about our stresses. This is a greater community issue that requires a greater community response. Circles allow access to a facilitator that raises current issues that are under processed and from perspectives that are underrepresented. More importantly it gives one access to a community of like- minded souls with similar experiences. That reflection alone abates feeling of isolation and opens up room to communicate with others. To be seen and to learn by considering other perspectives. Perspective is a necessary component of emotional processing. Addressing the urge to isolate with healthy avenues to communicate.
It is often discussed how women are adversely affected by our patriarchal system. It is not often discussed how men are adversely affected by our patriarchal systems. So much to say on that. I am happy to support this opening.
As women we are all being pressured to accept a new definition of what a woman is fundamental science is being turned into “fake news”. Young women of color in addition to the naivety of age feel as though they have an extra responsibility to be an example of acceptance in today’s world of polarizing media. In so doing they are missing the dismantling of very real laws regarding women’s general safety, women’s health and healthcare, as well as women’s distinction and designation. Laws and scientific definitions are being changed under our noses as biological men start to claim women’s sports, woman of the year and even access to rape in a women’s jail.
Addressing Privilege – More to come…
Example of topics
What is Help?
What is An Apology?
Addressing Constructive Conflict
Holding Different Perspectives With love
Boundaries and saying NO
Social & family bullying
Family & community support
Self-Sufficiency & Self Employment
Recognizing & Conserving Energy
Housing & the Family Unit
Cleansing & Detoxing – Food, electronic, media, fear
The Essential Window Garden
Holding on to Spirit & Freedom of Expression
Black Love & Self Education
The New World Order or Our World Order – Quelling the System
Alternative History – We go much farther back then 6000 years