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Andrew Lang - The Wednesday 1-2-3

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"Centering" isn't what we often think it is: The Wednesday 1-2-3

Happy Wednesday Reader! On Monday, I sent you a special email letting you know registration for the May Inner Work Cohort is now open! I hope you'll check it out and see if it feels like a fit for you. I'm also hosting a free inner work roundtable event this weekend – you can see more details at the bottom of this email! Here's 1 teaching, 2 questions, and 3 resources to explore this week: 1. Teaching What does it mean to “center yourself” or “become centered?” A phrase I’ve often heard at...
4 days ago • 2 min read

🎉 Special Monday Announcement!

Hey Reader, I know it’s Monday and I don’t usually send emails on these days, but I wanted to let you know that registration is now open for our May Inner Work Cohort! In short, here’s who this cohort is for and what it's all about: This cohort is for you if you feel like you’re just going through the motions and want to deepen your experience of meaning and presence in your life. Over the course of 30 days, we’ll: identify and engage a daily practice that brings together who we are and our...
6 days ago • 1 min read

What are you actually reacting to? (The Wednesday 1-2-3)

Happy Wednesday Reader! We’re just four days away from the Embodied Liberation workshop I’ll be co-hosting this Sunday with licensed therapist and purity culture researcher Jenny McGrath. If you're working to untangle narratives about sexuality and bodies that were handed to you in religious spaces, I hope you’ll join us. (And check out the exciting announcement at the bottom of this email as well!) Here's 1 teaching, 2 questions, and 3 resources to explore this week: 1. Teaching For the past...
11 days ago • 3 min read

We've been told lies about our bodies: The Wednesday 1-2-3

Happy Wednesday Reader! I wasn't sure where in the email to put this, so I'll put it here: Longtime friend of The Wednesday 1-2-3, James A. Pearson has just published his first book of poetry titled The Wilderness That Bears Your Name — and it is an incredible gift to read. Please check it out and pick up a copy if it resonates with you. (I've featured his poetry several times in The Wednesday 1-2-3: here, here, and here.) Onward to our week's teaching, questions, and resources: 1. Teaching...
18 days ago • 2 min read

“What should I do?” and the 5 Ds of Bystander Intervention: The Wednesday 1-2-3

Happy Wednesday Reader! Today's teaching is a bit longer, but I sincerely hope you spend some time with it. I've included a note about why I feel it's so relevant given our political context at the bottom (along with another Community Question for you!) Here's 1 teaching, 2 questions, and 3 resources to explore this week: 1. Teaching A few weeks ago, I shared a big-picture framework from Gabes Torres on how we might stay engaged when faced with injustice and oppression. You can read it at the...
25 days ago • 4 min read

We have more than 5 senses: The Wednesday 1-2-3

Happy Wednesday Reader! I'm trying a little experiment for the next few weeks and including a Community Question for you at the bottom of this email. Check it out and hit "reply" if it brings anything up in you! Here's 1 teaching, 2 questions, and 3 resources to explore this week: 1. Teaching The idea that we have five senses – sight, smell, hearing, taste, and touch – dates back over 2,000 years to Aristotle. And every year in schools, more and more children are taught about these senses....
about 1 month ago • 2 min read

Do not disconnect in the face of terror – instead, oscillate: The Wednesday 1-2-3

Happy Wednesday Reader! About 14 months ago (and 62 editions ago!), I began sending the Wednesday 1-2-3 as a way of passing on the insights, teachings, frameworks, and questions that had been shifting and shaping my inner work. It has been unbelievably life-giving for me, especially as I've gotten to hear how it's supported those of you reading it each week. If you know someone in your communities who would benefit from these weekly teachings, I'd really appreciate if you could pass it along...
about 1 month ago • 3 min read

Resilience doesn't mean to "bounce back" : The Wednesday 1-2-3

Happy Wednesday Reader! Here's 1 teaching, 2 questions, and 3 resources to explore this week: 1. Teaching Having resilience doesn’t mean to “bounce back.” And yet many of us have been given this default understanding of what it means to be resilient – to recover from harsh changes and challenges so we can keep moving forward. This is a problem. Dorcas Cheng-Tozun notes this default understanding implies “the resilient person bounces back quickly, mostly unharmed and unchanged, from any...
about 2 months ago • 1 min read

What Does it Mean to Be "On the Hook?": The Wednesday 1-2-3

Happy Wednesday Reader! Here's 1 teaching, 2 questions, and 3 resources to explore this week: 1. Teaching What does it mean to be “on the hook?” The usual response sounds something like this: to be “on the hook” is to be responsible for something or someone. When we’re given a task at work, we’re “on the hook” for its completion. When we’re caring for toddlers at home, we’re “on the hook” for their safety. But what if being “on the hook” isn’t just about being responsible for something or...
about 2 months ago • 2 min read

Mary Oliver's One Wild and Precious Life: The Wednesday 1-2-3

Happy Wednesday Reader! Here's 1 teaching, 2 questions, and 3 resources to explore this week: 1. Teaching In her poem “The Summer Day,” Mary Oliver wrote perhaps her most famous line: Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life? If you’ve ever heard this quoted by someone before, I invite you to think back to the context of that moment. For me, I've mostly heard this quote used by others to be inspirational – something akin to Robin Williams’ carpe diem monologue...
2 months ago • 1 min read

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