Tool (Etymology): “instrument, implement used by a craftsman; to manage skillfully; prepare; make ready; cultivate”
Below is a brief list of some tools and people that have helped me along the way. The only kickback I get from sharing these sources is the true joy of being touched and shaped in meaningful ways by their work. I am very thankful for the work and offerings of these creators.
Grief Work & Healing:
Martín Prechtel’s work. Grief specific: “The Smell of Rain on Dust: Grief and Praise.” “Rescuing the Light” is also full of short contemplative treasures.
Francis Weller’s work (many podcast conversations with him). Book: “The Wild Edges of Sorrow.”
*A short list, but all these individuals have deeply shaped the way I see the world. Many conversations, books, and interviews with these thinkers available on the web:
General Self Care:
Create Art. Dance. Move the Body in playful and creative ways that engage the senses.
Gaze wide-eyed at the horizon for 6 minutes
Volunteer. Give Someone a Gift. Engage in an act of kindness for a loved one or stranger. Get in touch with the world in a loving way, as an act of connecting to something bigger than yourself.
Sing, hum, yell, play music, speak aloud poetry; make your words are eloquent as possible. Vibrate out whatever is being felt within
Connect with Nature. Go for a walk. Garden. Listen and talk to the natural world. Get near water. Think Little. Read This.
Be seen or give someone the gift of being seen: Vibetraits.
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