*Let's start with the term "antiracist," since I know this term alone causes many to go on the defensive. A common thing I hear from people: "Hey, I'm not racist! Are you saying I have to be explicitly not racist or else you're going to label me racist?! That's ridiculous." First, I hear you. Truly.
I am taking the Science of Well-Being course through Coursera and Yale (free! highly recommend!), and a valuable reminder it offers is that doing things for others significantly increases happiness. For the first time, we're forced to think about how to practice this at a distance. Here are 7 practices to increase your happiness by being kind to others from a distance:
For a few years, this was my favorite holiday. I loved when it was started to combat the rampant materialism and capitalism that follows Thanksgiving in the US, and I love that it's grown into a global day for charitable giving and sharing. Plus, I appreciate fundraising and campaigns; I like being able to move… Continue reading It’s #GivingTuesday!
I don't know how to respond to this question. In the day-to-day, I'm fine. But in truth, I'm struggling too.
A land acknowledgement is sharing a statement of appreciation for, and history of, the land on which you are standing. It is often done by way of a greeting or opening when welcoming people into a shared space. It grounds the engagement to come in the place itself, and often evokes feelings of gratitude and grounding.
Without accountability, it's easy to cite too little time, too much to do, insufficient resources, the wrong context, an initial "no", or any number of other factors as a good enough reason to not advance a goal. An accountability buddy is a free, easy, and enjoyable way to built accountability into your life.