How to Find Wellness in Indigenous Wisdom with Chelsea Luger & Thosh Collins
Chelsey Luger is a writer and wellness advocate originally from North Dakota, an enrolled member of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa and descendant of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe. She got her undergraduate degree at Dartmouth College, concentrating on comparative histories of global Indigenous cultures, and later earned an M.S. in Digital Media at Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism. She is the co-founder of Well For Culture. Her writing has appeared in the Atlantic, Huffington Post, Yes! Magazine, and other outlets.
Thosh Collins is a photographer, board member for the Native Wellness Institute, and co-founder of Well For Culture. He is On Akimel O'odham, Seneca-Cayuga, and Osage, born and raised on the Salt River Reservation. He serves on the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Land Board, and remains politically and culturally active within his community.
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Chelsea Luger & Thosh Collins and I Discuss How to Find Wellness in Indigenous Wisdom and ...
- Their book, The Seven Circles: Indigenous Teachings for Living Well
- Beginning everything with gratitude is a key to our wellness journey
- Accepting the challenges and finding balance
- Chelsea's story of the dust storm and teaching resilience
- Focusing on solution based thinking for indigenous cultures to heal and thrive
- Expanding the common narrative of indigenous cultures to show resilience rather than brokenness
- Understanding the harm of cultural appropriation
- Keeping their cultural and spiritual practices private and sacred
- The seven circles include our connections to food, sleep, movement, ceremony, sacred space, community, and land.
- How the symbol of the medicine wheel represents interconnectedness of mental, physical, spiritual, and emotional
- Finding ways to integrate the circles of wellness
- Connecting to land is about remembering that we are not separate from nature
- Noticing and acknowledging the natural elements of this earth
- Adapting a subsistence world view
- How connecting emotion to day to day rituals creates the element of ceremony
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