Posts Tagged ‘social change’

Friday link roundup 8/19

A Baltimore elementary school is sending children to a mindfulness room instead of the principal’s office. Through teaching them mindfulness techniques, the students learn how to navigate through conflict in mindful, rather than reactive, ways.

A Q&A with a National Geographic photographer about his work and the power of photography.

Ever felt like you lacked words when a loved one is grieving? This Upworthy article has insights on grief and ideas on what to say.

Last week, swimmer Simone Manuel won an Olympic gold medal. She is the first African-American to win a gold medal in an individual swimming event in the Olympics. This article shares why this is such a big deal, and reflects on swimming’s racist past in the United States.

Friday link roundup 8/5

Am I A Dancer Who Gave Up? A dancer and activist responds to the question: “Did you have any sort of breakdown when you gave up on your dreams?” and discusses how her dream got bigger.

Struggling with insomnia? There’s a series of ingeniously boring podcast bedtime stories specifically made to help people fall asleep.

How to Listen When You Disagree: Whether it’s about a controversial issue (as in this case, where the author stood outside the Republican National Convention and offered space to listen about anything people might want to share) or something smaller, this post gives  insight about how to listen to people’s differing opinions – and to understand that behind strong opinions, there can be very personal stories.

In this post, a disturbing train ride brings a white woman new perspective on racism and the Black Lives Matter movement.

Sometimes a career change can allow someone to “bloom” again:  Lisa Congon talks about her journey from schoolteacher to successful artist and blogger.

Friday link roundup 6/24

I’m a huge advocate for self-care, and I also think it’s important to ask for help and support. This article’s author advocates for community care.

The opposite of rape culture is nurturance culture – and ideas on steps to begin to change the cultural narrative.

The science behind the power of holding hands.

Why handwriting is still essential in this age of technology and computers.