In national and international stories about migration, it’s not uncommon for statistics, policies, and political leaders to star as lead characters. Meanwhile, many of us encounter a very different migration story in everyday life — one that centers our friends, neighbors, communities, or perhaps ourselves. Two U.S.-based writers are inviting us to look at the … Continue reading Theme Overview: Migration
Streetside Conversations reflects on conversations past and present as we ring in the new year and bring on a new team.
Written by Cyanea Poon and Johanna Depenthal // “There is a time for self-care,” said Jay, getting up from the pile of blankets on the floor of the student union. “Let’s go.” I checked my phone and looked at Jay questioningly. It was the fall of 2014, a turbulent time in the United States, and … Continue reading Practices of Flourishing: Self-care in Ordinary and Crisis Conditions
Written by Laurae Coburn // Each of us is charged with the responsibility of taking care of our bodies, minds, and hearts. Restoring and maintaining balance in our systems and in our lives can be a challenge, and for those of us involved in helping others, this task is both increasingly important and exponentially challenging. … Continue reading Restoring Balance Through Mindful Self-Care
There are two easy reactions to the concept of self-care. The first is to dismiss it as a clichéd modern buzzword; the second, to recommend it to others. From a position of humility and self-acknowledged hypocrisy, our authors open a more nuanced conversation about self-care, exploring its complexities with regard to privilege and justice work, … Continue reading Theme Overview: Self-Care