Archive | May, 2017

Review: Hope in the Dark by Rebecca Solnit

Rebecca Solnit first wrote Hope in the Dark in 2004. Here Matt Ross reviews the American author’s arguments for keeping the faith in times of despair. Sitting in a hipster yoga retreat in Bali, sweating and occasionally scratching the red mosquito bites clustering on my ankles, I met Nick Davis. Nick was a shirtless and […]

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Mental health of activists at work: An OH&S matter

Workplaces have a responsibility to ensure the health and welfare of their staff. Amal Cimino shares how she is using Occupational Health and Safety (OH&S) legislation to help her workmates advocate for protection of their mental health at work. For far too long workplaces have pretended that psychosocial issues such as burnout, stress, anxiety and […]

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Review: Inclusive Yoga

Anu and Laura Gilmartin On Sunday 7 May Anu led a two-part session of Inclusive Yoga at Dance of Life Centre of Yoga and Healing in Fitzroy. Some of the session’s resources are provided here. Session one: Standing in your Power. Anu asked us to recall an intention we are currently have or to create […]

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Planning for aid workers to thrive

Humanitarian aid workers are at significant risk of burnout and trauma. Martina Nicolls explains the challenges unique to aid workers and the fight for recognition and effective change so far. Humanitarian aid workers worldwide want better work conditions and improved wellbeing in the workplace. Aid workers often work in high-stress situations and environments, including conflict […]

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Workshop: Putting Pen to Paper

Sunday, June 4, 2-5pm Save the Children, 33 Lincoln Square South, Carlton Writing and drawing can be powerful ways to process and express what’s happening in our lives, including our activism. It gives us a chance to reflect and respond to the world around us. When was the last time you took time to put […]

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