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Trauma Stewardship by Laura van Dernoot Lipsky, Connie Burk

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CHAPTER TENSOUTH • Building Compassion and Community

To the south we call upon the peace and renewal that come from the earth element. By developing a microculture of supportive friends and family, we create an environment that sustains us, just as the earth does. By being compassionate to ourselves and others, we ground ourselves. This is where we come out of isolation, tap into the core energies of Mother Nature, and tend to both our individual and collective health and wellness.

Creating a Microculture

Nearly every Sunday I get together with my family and we have soul food. My aunt is retired and she starts cooking early in the morning. Sometimes you can find four generations gathered together to share stories of our past and present. Over ...

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