10-Steps to Personal Resilience & Empowerment in a Chaotic Climate

…Because how we live in this time and place matters. The Good Grief Network’s unique 10-Step program aims to help build personal resilience and empowerment while strengthening community ties to combat despair, inaction, and eco-anxiety on the collective level.

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Sign up today if you’re interested in participating in our next round of “10-Steps to Personal Resilience” specific to parents. We’re planning to start October 6, 2019 at 6:30pm MST/8:30pm EST.

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If You’d Like To Bring Our Program To Your Community, Consider Purchasing Our Manual Below.

Bring the “10-Steps to Personal Resilience & Empowerment” Manual Home To Your Community.

This e-manual will be emailed to you after the donation comes through. Included with this purchase is two hours of digital facilitation help from cofounders LaUra Schmidt and Aimee Lewis-Reau.

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Resources To Dig Deeper Into Each Step

We’ve curated a wide variety of writings, audio, and other media we specifically recommend for those at each step in the 10-step program. Below are some examples, our more updated and expansive list is included with the purchase of our e-manual.

Overall Recommendations

Quotes

  • “There must be those among whom we can sit down and weep and still be counted as warriors.” ―Adrienne Rich
  • Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.” ― Howard Thurman
  • “It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.” ― Jiddu Krishnamurti
  • “If you don’t like the way the world is, you change it. You have an obligation to change it. You just do it one step at a time.” — Marian Wright Edelman

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Spotify Playlists:

Step 1: Accept the Severity of the Predicament

Quotes

  •  “Acceptance does not mean surrender. It does not mean resignation. Acceptance means I am finally available to the entire spectrum of creative responses.” Trebbe Johnson in Radical Joy For Hard Times
  • “(The) unwillingness to face the truth about our time is another form of silencing. Before we can fix our troubled relationship with nature, we must be willing to look at it.” ―Derrick Jensen

 

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Perspectives on Recent IPCC Findings:

 

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Step 2: Acknowledge I Am Part Of The Problem As Well As The Solution

 

Quotes

  •  “Ours is not the task of fixing the entire world all at once, but of stretching out to mend the part of the world that is within our reach.” ―Clarissa Pinkola Estes

  • “The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any.” —Alice Walker

 

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Step 3: Practice Sitting With Uncertainty

 

Quotes

  • “No one can possibly know what is about to happen: it is happening, each time, for the first time, for the only time.”James Baldwin
  • “One way to open your eyes is to ask yourself, ‘What if I had never seen this before? What if I knew I would never see it again?’” —Rachel Carson

 

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Step 4: Confront My Own Mortality And The Mortality Of All

Quotes

  • To be fully alive, fully human, and completely awake is to be continually thrown out of the nest. To live fully is to be always in no-man’s-land, to experience each moment as completely new and fresh. To live is to be willing to die over and over again. —Pema Chödrön
  • i don’t pay attention to the world ending.
    it has ended for me many times and began again in the morning.
    —Nayyirah Waheed

 

 

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Meditation

Step 5: Do Inner Work

Quotes

  • “Only if we can stop the terrorism in our own hearts will we be able to stop the terrorism in the world.” —Alice Walker
  • “It is not half so important to know as to feel.” —Rachel Carson

  • “Should you fear that with this pain your heart might break, remember that the heart that breaks open can hold the whole universe. Your heart is that large. Trust it. Keep breathing.” ―Joanna Macy & Chris Johnstone

 

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Step 6: Develop Awareness of Brain Patterns & Perception

Quotes

  • “We do not see things as they are, we see things as we are.” —Anais Nin
  • “Your assumptions are your windows on the world. Scrub them off every once in a while or the light won’t come in.”—Isaac Asimov

 

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MindValley.com

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Step 7: Practice Gratitude

Quotes

  • “Finding beauty in a broken world is creating beauty in the world we find.​”​​ ​Terry Tempest Williams
  • “The more clearly we can focus our attention on the wonders and realities of the universe about us, the less taste we shall have for destruction.” —Rachel Carson

  • “Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts. There is something infinitely healing in the repeated refrains of nature – the assurance that dawn comes after night, and spring after winter.” —Rachel Carson

     

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    Step 8: Take Breaks & Rest (As Needed)

    Quotes

    • “Caring for myself is not a self-indulgence, it is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare.” Audre Lorde, A Burst of Light
    •  “Every person deserves a day away in which no problems are confronted, no​ ​solutions searched for. On that day we need to withdraw from the cares which will not withdraw​ ​from us.” Maya Angelou

     

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    Step 9: Show up

    Quotes

    • “The moment that you feel that, just possibly, you’re walking down the street naked, exposing too much of your heart and your mind and what exists on the inside, showing too much of yourself, that’s the moment you may be starting to get it right.” – Neil Gaiman
    • “It took me quite a long time to develop a voice, and now that I have it, I am not going to be silent.” —Madeleine Albright

    • “Be brave enough to start a conversation that matters.” —Margaret Wheatley

    Books

    • Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking by Susan Cain

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    Brene Brown‘s (TedTalks): 

    Step 10: Reinvest Into Meaningful Efforts

    Quotes

    • “Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the
      world needs is people who have come alive.” ―Howard Thurman
    • “If you don’t like the way the world is, you change it. You have an obligation to change it. You just do it one step at a time.” —Marian Wright Edelman
    • “Start by doing what’s necessary; then do what’s possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible.” —St. Francis of Assisi

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    Organizations

    350.ORG

    Black Lives Matter

    Citizens’ Climate Lobby

    Climate Reality Leadership Corps

    EarthJustice

    Extinction Rebellion

    Greenpeace

    New Moon Rites of Passage

    Pachamama Alliance

    Radical Joy For Hard Times

    Sierra Club

    The Climate Mobilization

    Writers In The Schools