Here is another lovingly curated selection of music, films, poetry, resources and recipes to keep you grounded, nourished, physically+emotionally safe and engaged with what is happening in the world near and far.
May this care package take you through the remainder of the summer and we will release another package in time for September and pandemic-style return to the school year.
Be safe, care for others and have courage.
- Robin DiAngelo and Resmaa Menaken: In Conversation
The show we released with Minneapolis-based trauma specialist Resmaa Menakem in the weeks after George Floyd’s killing has become one of our most popular episodes, and has touched listeners and galvanized personal searching. So we said yes when Resmaa proposed that he join On Being again, this time together with Robin DiAngelo, the author of White Fragility. Hearing the two of them together is electric — the deepest of dives into the calling of our lifetimes.
- This time around, we share with you some lovely concerts!
Yo-Yo Ma: NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert
Jeremy Dutcher – Millennium Stage (April 24, 2019)
black hole sun | soundgarden | acoustic cover ft. jennah bell | stories
Vincent Segal & Ballaké Sissoko | Part 1 (Houdesti) | A Take Away Show
Vincent Segal & Ballaké Sissoko – Part 2 | A Take Away Show
Benjamin Clementine: Tiny Desk Concert
- Love, according to Nick Cave
- Feeling Anxious About Wearing A Mask? Here Are 5 Ways To Overcome It.
Feeling anxious about wearing a mask is actually a normal physiologic reaction. Here are some useful strategies to make mask wearing more tolerable.
- “Wash your Hands” a poem for earthlings both big and small, by Dori Midnight, a community-based intuitive healer from occupied Pocumtuc/Nipmuc territory, also known as Western Massachusetts.
And this marvellous song to accompany the poem, sung by Camille Robertson and Aaren Weiner
- Future Self Journaling article by Dr. Nicole LePera (The Holistic Psychologist)
Future self journaling works because it creates conscious awareness around your behaviors and patterns. For many of us, this exercise is the first (and only time) we’ve done this.
**You can get her free e-book about future self journaling when you sign up for her newsletter on her homepage**
- British Columbia’s Knowledge Network
Watch FREE, all of your favourite Knowledge Network programs including British dramas, inspiring documentaries, award winning Knowledge Originals – including Haida Modern – Director Charles Wilkinson’s evocative documentary beautifully explores how the artist Robert Davidson brought Haida culture back to its people.
- Overnight Oats from Oh She Glows
Vegan Overnight Oats are the time-crunched person’s breakfast secret weapon, since they take just a couple minutes to make at night before bed. When you mix together rolled oats, chia seeds, and almond milk, the chia seeds absorb the milk and the oats soften, creating an effortless chilled porridge. Place it in the fridge at night and forget about it until morning, when you’ll wake up to a cool, creamy bowl of oats that’s just perfect in the spring or summer.
Take out of the fridge half an hour before you eat it so it’s closer to room temperature rather than cold for your Spleen :)
- High Vibe Condiments from My New Roots
Summer is fast-approaching (at last!) and I don’t know about you, but to me this means grilling, eating outside, and enjoying all of the classic, warm-weather treats. But wait! Did you know that there are all kinds of funky ingredients hiding in the most innocuous places, like your ketchup, mustard and relish?! We shouldn’t have to forgo these truly classic condiments just because we’re walking on the whole foods path. No way! So I decided to do a high-vibe makeover all of the condiments that you’d find at a barbecue, picnic, or baseball game: ketchup, mustard, honey mustard, Dijon, relish, mayo and secret sauce, without any refined ingredients, colours, or preservatives. They are entirely vegan (except for the honey mustard), and taste absolutely incredible.
- Summer Strategies to Beat the Heat, by Jenny McCartney, Medical Herbalist
An older blog entry from a former H&H herbalist providing some delicious and seasonally relevant recommendations for hot summer days.
- A list of BC specific resources as an alternative to calling 9-1-1, courtesy of youthspace.ca
Calling the police may lead to the brutalizing (or even killing) of the victims themselves – as unfortunately has been on the rise in Canada and beyond. These are resources that can help in a crisis without involving the police.