Managing The Guilt of Rest

I keep looking over at my laptop, my mic and audio interface thinking this would be a great time to work on producing or writing songs, but I just don’t have it in me.

Looking around the apartment, I’m taking note of all the things to get rid of knowing I won’t be able to do any of it safely until next month.

This is how I occupy my mind when I feel helpless.

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Ehlie Luna
Hypnotherapy

Therapy.

In my household(s) - (there were many) this word was never uttered. When I experienced trauma or stress induced fainting spells which I’m learning is something called vasovagal syncope - my mom could be heard yelling something like “met fanm sou ou!”

That’s kreyol for the female equivalent of “man up!”.

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Ehlie Luna
The Poison On Our Plates

“I started noticing how often I would pick up a snack bar, or some kind of chips and little by little I saw the patterns and unconscious rituals my body would go through without much of my mind involved.

We’ve all been guilty of treating food as entertainment, as relief, as a reward. It really becomes something to pay attention when it becomes a lifestyle.”

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Ehlie Luna
Haiti Cherie, Perle Des Antilles

Haiti and Haitians can be proud and rightly proclaim, "We are the light of the world. We are humanity's proof that people can break the shackles of bondage and indignity. We, Haiti, have done something that not one nation, living or past, can ever claim. We have broken the chains and claimed the land that we suffered under as our own."  

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Ehlie Luna