TOOLKITS AND RESOURCES
These are rough times. We are able to get through by building community, by being kind to ourselves and others, and learning to take action by being informed of what vulnerable communities actually need. I hope these resources are helpful to you.
HOW TO FIGHT AGAINST RACISM USING MINDFULNESS ARTICLE
This article is part of a larger discussion in the book The Inner Work of Racial Justice by Rhonda Magee. When we are asking what are capable of to change and make the lives of Brown and Black communities, we have to look inside first.
A Quote I Love
"If you can sit quietly after difficult news;
if in financial downturns you remain perfectly calm;
if you can see your neighbors travel to fantastic places without a twinge of jealousy;
if you can happily eat whatever is put on your plate;
if you can fall asleep after a day of running around without a drink or a pill;
if you can always find contentment just where you are:
you are probably a dog."
– Jack Kornfield
RACISM IS A HUMAN ISSUE
How to Think and Talk about Racism
ACLU OF SD RESPONDS TO MURDER OF GEORGE FLOYD
Native Sun News Today provides an article covering details of the response of heartache that SD residents are responding to.
THE DISCOMFORT YOU'RE FEELING IS GRIEF
This article from Harvard Business Review brings attention to the fact that most of us will be in a perpetual process of grief through the pandemic.
Meditation and Mindfulness are for Everyone-Personalize it
HEADSPACE & SESAME STREET
Andy from Headspace guides Cookie Monster through Mindfulness. We could all use some playfulness in our lives, why not learn a new skill from a child's perspective.
Mindful Self-Compassion is key to developing a voice of kindness to turn down the volume on the inner critic and turn up the part that drives our authentic self.
This organization has a great variety of free meditations on YouTube and also has a great App with free meditations and a breathe timer. This meditation is for grounding.
This website provides a huge range of mindful activities and practices, as well as, meditation practices for people with all levels of experience. They also provide emails and events that help remind us to engage in our practice in a gentle, compassionate mess sort of way.