What resources inspire you to lead a healthy, happy life as an activist?
In the spirit of the new discussion group I started, Listen To Your Own Pulse: Tools for Balance and Self-care, I have a question: what resources inspire you to lead a healthy, happy life?
Books are one of my main sources of inspiration. I love The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle. I think it's the best book on meditation.
Also, here's another recommendation:
The Lifelong Activist: How to Change the World Without Losing Your Way
The Lifelong Activist guides progressive activists toward a balanced life. A truly substantive self-help book, its questions lead activists toward self-examination. Rettig advises mission, time, fear, and relationship management strategies for avoiding burnout. She smartly walks the line between idealism and realism. Short chapters cut to the chase and fit a busy schedule. Readers learn valuable tips on selling and marketing a cause. Most importantly she acknowledges that activists cannot sacrifice their wellbeing to their cause. They must take care of themselves, as they are the most precious resource we have for a transformed world.
— Review by Julie Fiandt