Our Mission is Cultural Competence
MAY ALL WHO COME FIND WHAT THEY ARE LOOKING FOR…
The name Essential Touchstones comes from the Cairns “Scottish Gaelic” and “Zen” symbol, which, to us, means “Balancing Life’s Essentials.” What are the essentials needed in our life for balance and good mental health?
“It is time to teach people early on that in Diversity there is strength and beauty.” — Maya Angelou
Our offices are decorated with Native American relics from the collection of Billy Ellis, Dr. Killebrew’s father. Among the items on display are a Sioux Bear Society Shield and matching tomahawk, a buffalo horn breast plate, Indian arrow heads, and Indian war bonnet, a bust of Hiawatha, a buffalo society shield, a 100-year-old Ishi inspired rattle snake skin bow and arrows in a badger skin quiver, a stone tomahawk and a dinosaur egg.
The Native American Indians believe in the great circle of life. Many of the relics in our office symbolize the spiritual healing embraced by the Indians.
CHEROKEE INDIAN POEM
An old Cherokee told his grandson, “My son, there is a battle between two wolves inside us all.
One is Evil. It is anger, jealousy, greed, resentment, inferiority, lies and ego. The other is Good. It is joy, peace, love, hope, humility, kindness, empathy and truth.”
The boy thought about if, and asked, “Grandfather, which wolf wins?”
The old man quietly replied, “The one you feed.”
— author unknown
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