The connection between Heart-centredness, burnout and colonization

The problem with Heart-centredness Heart-centred has become quite a popular word, especially embraced by communities devoted to social change. No doubt, having empathy allows us to relate to people we don’t share the similar life experiences with. Its especially important to be able to relate to those who we have more privilege than. Yet, we…

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From white ‘fragility’ to white ‘vulnerability’: How white allies can honour their feelings and show up

Artwork by Jill Greenberg NOTES & EDITS: This article is a re-work of another article that critiqued the shaming of white fragility in social justice communities. This post is directed mostly towards my white allies.  ‘White tears’ is an ever popular word being used in social justice media these days. As a therapist I have…

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Why white people can’t dance: they’re traumatized

NOTE: When I say ‘white’ this doesn’t equal European. I understand that there are long and unique histories of European peoples that I can’t speak to as I am not the expert. For me white begins in the ‘enlightenment’ era where reason came to the forefront of European society. From this understanding, I believe that…

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