We need to talk

We need to talk a minute folks. We need to talk about how survivors of sexual assault, sexual abuse, and sexual exploitation often feel disconnected from their bodies even long after the fact. How our minds will tell us one thing, and our bodies something else. How normal it is to “shut down” and block out all emotion and connection. […]

Save the children?

We live in a world where trafficking and exploitation of human beings happens every day. This is a reality, most of us know this if we really think about it. What we see and hear about trafficking and exploitation can make our blood boil, break our hearts, and often launches us into sudden and explosive action. It can feel good […]

Things must change

Dear Black and Brown, friends and family and followers, you deserve so much better than the way the world is now. I am deeply sorry for the part I have played, and do play, in letting it be the way it is. You are fully human, beautiful, merciful, gracious, and wise. You deserve to be treated with respect, and to […]

No Afterthought

I have been going back and forth on how I should say what I’m about to say. All the usual anxieties and old belief patterns have kept me from saying it for quite some time. Today, I checked my 2020 intentions and saw “Be LOUDer in Leadership” and realized quiet isn’t part of that. So, as an act of self-care […]

Self-Care and YouTube

Hello Friends!! I have been working on a three-part video series on self-care called “Let’s Talk: Self-Care” these last couple of weeks. All the newness and trying to make sure my family is cared for while we are going through this pandemic has caused the project to take me much longer than I hoped, but it is coming along and […]

Intention Check-In

We’re a couple weeks in now, three weeks since I closed down in-person services… Everyone I have talked to this week is starting to feel it. Feel what the rest of the world has been living with, as reality, for months. And I’ve learned some things I wish I could unlearn, been confronted with things I wish I could ignore. […]

Yeah, But Why “Learn to Thrive” as a Focus Area?

As I start getting my blog going again, I thought it would be helpful to tell you a little bit about myself and why the subject of learning to thrive is so important to me. With that in mind, please allow me to introduce myself. My name is Rachel Pointer. I am an inspirational speaker, author, resilience coach, and anti-trafficking […]

Centering Exercise for Today

It is Wednesday, but it feels like a thousand Mondays all strung together. So much uncertainty, so much change and chaos all in what seems like a short amount of time. I took a few moments today use a centering exercise I have been working on, shortly after a Zoom coloring meeting (yes, that’s a thing now, and it was […]

Notice: Change in Services

Hello all, I know that in the last few days and weeks, many of you have found yourselves deep in the messiness of trying to plan and prepare for all the unknowns that come along with COVID-19 and the impact it will have on our communities. Slowing the spread of this virus is of critical and immediate concern. Though there […]