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What are you drinking?

Non-alcoholic options We’ve been exploring the connections between alcohol and activism, and a number of writers have shared their perspectives on drinking and sobriety. But when you decide to walk the sober path, or just cut down for a night, what are your beverage options? Liz Shield lays it out for us. What do you […]

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Art, Anxiety and Activism

Activism and anxiety are frequently associated. What can activists do to reduce feelings of worry and anxiety? Jessica Harwood shares some simple art therapy exercises for mindfulness, relaxation and anxiety management. Activists do not choose an easy life. It takes a special sort of person to look at all the issues that grate against our […]

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Wet><Dry: Juggling drinking/user rights AND sobriety

Sunny Drake contributes to our series on alcohol use with a post about creating spaces during celebration events to support drinkers and sober folk alike. This post focuses on Pride month in Toronto, since the warm season is now coming up for Southern Hemisphere there is plenty of great advice to consider for events Down […]

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Intuition and goal-setting

Jessica Connor-Kennedy shares tips for setting goals with a focus on feelings and intuition. Firstly I want to acknowledge you for choosing to read this article and considering how to better yourself, aka thrive, in some way. Well done! Holly provided great support in the Setting Goals and Changing Habits blog and here I’ll share […]

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Advice for the kiddies: Maintaining wellbeing during protests

This week we are pleased to be able to publish a post from some very special Nannas who have some tips for the kiddies on how to maintain your cool and avoid burnout during a protest action. Aspiring Nannas take note!  The Northern Rivers region of New South Wales (NSW), Australia is becoming well known for its […]

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Setting goals and changing habits

This time last year I was deep into my New Year’s Resolutions. I was exercising regularly and eating healthily. A little over a year later I’m still exercising regularly and eating healthily – but it’s all feeling a lot easier. I’ve changed up some of my routines and reset my goals, but I don’t feel […]

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Coming down from stress

Plan to Thrive conveners are going on a holiday! Here are some parting tips from Holly Hammond. Have you slogged your guts out all year? Just about ready to collapse? Here are some tips for getting the  most out of your break. If taking leave isn’t an option for you, many of these are relevant […]

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Activist retreats for resilient communities

It’s the time of the year when activists are grateful to be taking some time off for seasonal celebrations and family holidays. With the warmer weather in the Southern hemisphere, its also a perfect time to start organising an activist retreat for the people you care about- with a bit of forward thinking and planning, […]

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100% Shared Lunches

Taegan Edwards shares simple and fun tips for shared lunches from the campaigners at 100% Renewables, an Australian campaign for renewable energy. Not only are these lunches low-cost, but the act of sharing encourages the whole team to take time-out to prepare and eat healthy food together. We reckon this is a great strategy for […]

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Emotional Resilience

Well facilitated group-work is absolutely essential to healthy communities and thriving social movements. To be good facilitators in our work as activists and campaigners rests on developing emotional resilience; facilitator and trainer Sarah Norton of the Groupwork Institute of Australia shares some valuable tips for budding and experienced facilitators alike. How easily can you pick […]

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