Episode 4: How Personal Grief Shapes Activism

In this episode, Aimee and LaUra share some tools they use to re-engage in activism when the despair seems suffocating. The question was prompted from a listener, Brooke. They explore what activism means, a correlation between mental health issues and activism, and what they’ve learned about the importance of tending to individual grief before tackling collective grief.

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“The doors to the world of the wild Self are few but precious. If you have a deep scar, that is a door, if you have an old, old story, that is a door. If you love the sky and the water so much you almost cannot bear it, that is a door. If you yearn for a deeper life, a full life, a sane life, that is a door.”  Clarissa Pinkola Estés

 


RESOURCES

Poetry:

Terrance Hayes – “Lighthead

Mary Oliver – “Summer Day

Steve Roggenbuck – Poet

Articles:

Good Grief Network – “This is the start of a revolution

Clarissa Pinkola Estés – We Were Made For These Times

Book:

Bessel Van Der Kolk – The Body Keeps Score

Exercise:

 Joanna Macy – “Breathing Through

TV Show:

Jason Silva – “Brain Games

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