Entries tagged with “Community”
While much of the research on resilience focuses on individual strengths, it’s social support that may matter the most.
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…
Magnets attract you to a place and anchors keep you there. What are your magnets and anchors?
Cultivating positive emotions is a powerful way to build mental and emotional resilience and create a buffer from the chronic stressors in our lives.
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…
Here's how to start a healthy meal swap.
Two Portland women are welcoming newcomers and honoring their own family history.
“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.
Lunch Brake is a homespun effort that delivers lunch bags filled with protein-rich snacks, water, and nonperishable foods to those in need.
Become an “energetic activist” by joining with others to create a collective healing circle in difficult times.
Fraternal lodges once filled a national need—that has returned.
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.
We have no wisdom traditions nearly as old as we are, and maybe that’s because we’ve buried something important.
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…
Seed libraries are sprouting all over the country, saving varieties that might otherwise go extinct while propagating a sense of community among members.
Edible forests offer a new approach to food security.
"This is a challenging time worldwide, yet I have great faith that our spiritual communities can become true refuges of love, integrity, and compassion. We can focus on what connects all of us, with honesty at the forefront. Until recently, not many spiritually based organizations had even thought about inclusivity or multiculturalism, or even talked about racism. This has been a facet of the diamond of spiritual life left unpolished for many years."
What surrounds your home is important to wellbeing.
"We each have gifts that we can share with one another. Sharing them with someone at their rock bottom might be just what they need to stay afloat."
On the heels of her new book, How We Show Up, community activist, advocate, and author Mia Birdsong gives advice for creating and maintaining deep communal relationships and a sense of belonging.