Austin, TX - For Suicide Prevention Week, Dr. Naya Jones facilitated a keynote talk and meditation on September 25, 2018 at the University of Texas at Austin. Titled “Get Rooted: Reimagining Self-Care”, the keynote discussed an approach to self-care and suicide prevention that emphasizes community, connection, and social justice.Read More
I usually blog about what I've already done.
My style's been retrospective for the most part. But after months of being in transition, moving from one state to another, and starting new opportunities, what I have to share is pretty much undone. Much of what I'm working on is very much in progress, especially because academic publishing can be very slow. Also, what's become an extended sabbatical from facilitating meditation has led me to reflect on how different aspects of my life fit together (or not). In short, for the past year, really, reflection has been my action. How to re-focus on process rather than product?Read More
About a month ago I attended the American Association of Geographer's (AAG) meeting in New Orleans. At this year's AAG, I presented as part of the Geographies of Land//Liberation paper session sponsored by Black Geographies. I also attended the panel by the same name. How would I describe these sessions? Dynamic, provocative, inspiring. Here are my takeaways . . .Read More
As someone who works at the confluence of spirituality, social justice, and academia, it's been challenging for me to find a "place" (and funding). In a recent interview on Profellow.com, I shared how the Culture of Health Leaders program helps me articulate my path, grow relationships nationwide, and learn from 39 other scholars, practitioners, and activists. I share the link to that interview below. But first, a few notes . . .Read More