It can be difficult to take care of ourselves while we work towards change, but it is vital. Wellness needs to be reclaimed and as people working to create change we need to understand that our emotional, physical, and spiritual well-being is intrinsically connected to the sustainability of our communities and movements. We must hold spaces for healing, building accountable and authentic relationships, addressing conflict , and transforming the ways we work together. We must integrate collective models of wellness into our work cultures so that we can maintain wellness both within and outside our change work.
It is with this in mind that we offer this Wellness Resource Guide as a tool to help mainstream wellness into our movements and our lives.
In addition – take a look at this publicly crowdsourced google doc on various forms of self care practices – from popping bubble wrap to reading resources on dealing with power.