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[5 Tips] How To Cope With Activist’s Fatigue

I think one of the hardest things about being part of a movement–or even just aligning with your values–is trying to deal with the inevitable moments of exhaustion that come with going against the grain. Activist’s Fatigue–also known as Activism Fatigue or Activist Burnout–is…

[11/2] Mindful Journaling

These journaling exercises is intended to give examples of how one may go about writing mindfully. Utilizing the senses and letting thoughts drift as they may, mindful journaling is a great way to slow down and experience the moment as it is. If you…

Mindful Mondays: Letting Go

“Letting go helps us to to live in a more peaceful state of mind and helps restore our balance. It allows others to be responsible for themselves and for us to take our hands off situations that do not belong to us. This frees…

The Lit List: How Not To Die

Name: How Not To Die by Michael Greger, M.D. Best Features: Extremely informative, wide plethora of sources, academic yet approachable, can skip around Possible Pitfalls: Long read, info-heavy, controversial Overall Rating: ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ [5/5] Discussion: This book has changed my life. It has become…

Mindful Mondays: New Beginnings

“The chief beauty about time is that you cannot waste it in advance. The next year, the next day, the next hour are lying ready for you, as perfect, as unspoiled, as if you had never wasted or misapplied a single moment in all…

Mindful Mondays: Awareness

“Awareness is like the sun. When it shines on things, they are transformed.” — Thich Nhat Hanh One of the most soothing, the most helpful, The most grounding efforts one can make in their mindfulness practice, is awareness. Beth Berila dives into this quite…

Vegan Thoughts: How Do We Advocate?

I often think about how exactly I should explain Veganism to others. It’s not like it’s not an extremely important topic to me. It’s not like it doesn’t define my life in a crucial and mind-bogglingly-all-encompassing way. It does. But determining my style isn’t…

[EDITED] Series Update: Eco-Friendly Fridays Going Monthly

After much deliberation, I’ve decided that EFF should be reduced to once a month. I believe that this is for the best, since it would allow for a more in-depth post about eco-friendly topics. Every other week, despite giving me more time, still felt…

Thoughts: On Lost Time

You know, It’s been a  while since the FYF team has posted anything. A shame on our part, really. Time management is probably one of the hardest things to work around. Partly though, it must be because of how we’re organizing our priorities. It’s…

Mindful Mondays: Suicide

“I do not believe that sheer suffering teaches. If suffering alone taught, all the world would be wise, since everyone suffers. To suffering must be added mourning, understanding, patience, love, openness and the willingness to remain vulnerable.” – Joseph Addison The tone of this…