Today marks an ending for me. While we as a society are great about celebrating beginnings (weddings, births, new jobs, new home, etc.), we aren't so great at marking the end of something. Even graduations are focused on what comes next, rather than a pause to reflect, a celebration of what was, or perhaps even a time to grieve what is being lost--even if the loss is by choice.
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.