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.

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FREE ONLINE MEDITATION RESOURCES FOR TIMES OF SOCIAL DISTANCING / COVID-19

These are continuously updated meditations that are free to all to help us be present and mindful in the ongoing suffering of these times.

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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.

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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

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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.

https://www.nativesunnews.today/articles/aclu-of-south-dakota-responds-to-george-floyd-protests/

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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.

https://hbr.org/2020/03/that-discomfort-youre-feeling-is-grief

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CREATING SELF-CARE DURING COVID-19

The International OCD Foundation provides this great kit to help develop self-care during these trying times.

https://iocdf.org/covid19/self-care-during-covid-19/

 
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MEDITATION

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. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J9nE4RE8uiQ

SELF-COMPASSION

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.

https://self-compassion.org/category/exercises/#guided-meditations

MY LIFE

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.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zoCfRlKg3nM

MINDFUL EXERCISES

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.

https://mindfulnessexercises.com