Entries tagged with “Community”

4 Ways Social Support Makes You More Resilient

While much of the research on resilience focuses on individual strengths, it’s social support that may matter the most.

5 Shelter-in-Place Habits Worth Keeping

From a safe-seeming 6 feet apart, a neighbor and I waved hello. As if on cue, we both asked: “How are you?” And, simultaneously, we both replied: “Fine.” White paper masks furre…

A GREAT Place to Live

Magnets attract you to a place and anchors keep you there. What are your magnets and anchors?

A Simple Act to Create a Buffer from Stress

Cultivating positive emotions is a powerful way to build mental and emotional resilience and create a buffer from the chronic stressors in our lives.

Alejandro Mandes Is Opening Our Eyes to Our Multiethnic Future

Dr. Alejandro Mandes’ book “Embracing the New Samaria: Opening Our Eyes to Our Multiethnic Future” has one ultimate goal: unity.

Book Review: Awakening Together

From climate change to white supremacy and the threat of nuclear war, the world’s alarming problems seem to be growing exponentially. That means we need to tackle them as teams, as…

Book Review: Finding Refuge

Synthesizing her work as a social justice activist, anti-racism trainer, and yoga teacher, Michelle Cassandra Johnson’s latest book explicitly sets out to empower readers to prio…

Book Review: Sit Down to Rise Up

WHAT’S THE SECRET OF LIFE? The simple, but not necessarily easy, action of showing up, says mindfulness teacher Shelly Tygielski in Sit Down to Rise Up: How Radical Self-Care Can C…

Build Community with Meal Swapping

Here's how to start a healthy meal swap.

Can’t Sleep? It Might Be Your Social Axiom

Addressing your worldview can jumpstart a feedback loop of satisfaction and better sleep.

Community Champion: Amanda Thomashow, Survivor Strong

Lansing, Michigan-based Survivor Strong founder Amanda Thomashow shares how her organization is providing tools for prevention, support, and advocacy for survivors of sexual assault.

Community Champion: Butterfly Boxes

Two Portland women are welcoming newcomers and honoring their own family history.

Community Champion: Hadassah Margolis

“You don’t have to storm the state house or the White House to be an activist. You can sit on your living room couch and knit a blanket or make two masks for your neighbor”—Brookline, Massachusetts’ Hadassah Margolis employs craftivism to make real change in her community and beyond.

Community Champion: Jennifer Botwick

Lunch Brake is a homespun effort that delivers lunch bags filled with protein-rich snacks, water, and nonperishable foods to those in need.

Create a Healing Circle

Become an “energetic activist” by joining with others to create a collective healing circle in difficult times.

Creating a Lodge for Our Time

Fraternal lodges once filled a national need—that has returned.

Deep Ties to the Earth: How One Northern Cree Tribe Finds Peace of Mind

A new study reveals that the community’s strength and resilience are tied to the people’s spiritual openness, community engagement, and connection to the land.

Entrepreneurs of Civilization

We have no wisdom traditions nearly as old as we are, and maybe that’s because we’ve buried something important.

Find a Calling, Make It Work

You may find your calling at the place where your gifts intersect with other people’s needs.

Find the Good in Grief

I couldn’t imagine why I would want to dedicate two years of my life to studying with a man who could be confused with the grim reaper himself…