While celebrating Black History Month, I was reminded of Exodus 19:4, when God instructed Moses to remind the Israelites how […]
Mindful LeaderCecilia B. Loving is Deputy Commissioner/Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer at the NYC Fire Department. She also served as an attorney for the NYC Commission on Human Rights, and was a litigator at Patterson Belknap; Kramer Levin; and the Legal Aid Society. She is founder of the Mindfulness Group at FDNY, as well as Co-Chair of the NYC Bar’s first Mindfulness and Well-Being Committee. In addition to obtaining her Juris Doctor from NYU School of Law, Cecilia obtained her BFA from Howard University, MFA from UCLA and M.Div from NY Theological Seminary. She has written several books, including Prayers for Those Standing on the Edge of Greatness; God is a Brown Girl Too; God is a Lawyer Too; and Seeing Myself as God Sees Me. She also writes blogs and articles, including “Mindfulness: Being in the Now Without Bias, Blame or Shame” (Catalyst, April 19, 2018).
WHAT’S HAPPENING WITH THOSE RESOLUTIONS?
I was walking down the street the other day, when I learned an invaluable lesson from a little boy, who […]
WHAT HAVE I DONE FOR ME LATELY? PUTTING THE YEAR IN PERSPECTIVE
Remember when Janet Jackson sang “What Have You Done For Me Lately?” As we end 2013 and begin 2014, it’s […]
SEEING OURSELVES AS GOD SEES US
When we read the book of Genesis, we gloss over one of its most important points – that we were […]
THE TRIUMPH OF PREPARATION, PERSISTENCE AND PATIENCE
When Diana Nyad reached her goals, not only did she triumph, so did we. Her grueling preparation became our own. […]
FAITH IS ONLY FAITH WHEN IT IS TESTED
In the book of James, the 1st Chapter, Verses 2-4, it says to “[c]onsider it pure joy . . […]
READING THE BIBLE – COVER TO COVER
Last year, we embarked upon a 21-day meditation challenge, after which we completed a 40-day meditation challenge. This year, we […]