Losing an activist job

Losing an activist job

Zetty Brake shares her experience of being made redundant from a social change organisation and her strategies to cope with the impact.   Earlier this year I was made redundant from my job. I was one of those lucky people who got paid to do their activism. When I...
Health vs Capitalism

Health vs Capitalism

Melbourne’s Plan B collective recently hosted a forum on the topic of “Health vs. Capitalism”. John Zoidberg reports.   On November 12 2014, Melbourne’s Plan B collective hosted a panel discussion and forum at the Victorian Trades Hall on the topic of...
Travel well

Travel well

Holly Hammond shares tips for healthy and lower-stress travel – and the value of staying on the ground for a while.  Some people love travel and get itchy feet if they’re grounded too long. Me, not so much. I’m a homebody – I tend to be at my...
Celebrating social change

Celebrating social change

Helen Cox celebrates the art and skill of activist celebration, including three inspiring examples.  Celebration is an often under-rated tactic of social change and community building, and no wonder, modern Western cultures often view leisure and celebration as a sin...
Healthier living through technology

Healthier living through technology

With inspiration from David Sedaris, Anna Chang discovers the value of a ‘wearable device’ to promote health and wellbeing.    Anyone who knows me knows that I am, perhaps, the slowest walker in the world. Slower even, than the Google-maps man....
Ecotherapy

Ecotherapy

Michael Apáthy explores the connections between environmental and psychological health, and offers ecotherapy as a sustaining practise for activists.  How deep does your connection to nature go? This is a question I often ask myself. Do we have any conception or...