blm in Australia
The NSW Police have had the protest declared illegal due to the health crisis, despite the fact thousands of people are out in public interacting every day, and distancing is fairly lax due to having 0 new cases for days and low single digits for a while before that. They’re even approving having crowds at sport games again, making this a pretty thinly-veiled attempt at suppression & intimidation.
And one that indigenous activists I know accurately predicted back in early March.
Free online event:
Wed, 24 June 2020
12:30 PM – 1:30 PM AEST
"Presented by Andrew Farrel, Indigenous Early Career Academic Fellow, Department of Indigenous Studies , Macquarie University. Andrew's research is multidisciplinary with a focus on #Aboriginal LGBTIQ gender and sexualities, media and online studies, and drag performance."
Reading and reflecting on Public Libraries are safe (and neutral spaces)…when people aren’t in
Why you should be careful with hashtags: https://www.buzzfeed.com/benhenry/lil-nas-x-blackout-tuesday-black-lives-matter-hashtag
I personally prefer to use all the free resources out there. There are so many free audio and video that I can simply google the type of mindfulness I want and the time and get what I want.
cont.. I have some issues with Ross Harris: He has some very negative opinions about autism. I also think he is prescribed as the be all and end all, and if people don't find his approach to mindfulness helpful then they are blamed for not trying hard enough.
Q5 I read Ross Harris’s The Happiness Trap which illuminated the whole concept of sitting with emotions and how this could be a key for living a life more in line with our values.
Qs 3 and 4 are too personal so I'll skip them
Q2 I’ve been asked to run mindfulness sessions for staff. I was a little hesitant because mindfulness is not harmless. For some people, especially those with certain mental illnesses, mindfulness can actually trigger them rather than help. I feel an inexperienced leader like myself could at the least turn people off a potentially useful tool, and at the worst aggravate someone’s mental ill health.
Q1: Mindfulness is a skill that involves focussing on the present. It’s about experiencing all that life offers, including the painful stuff. There’s a common misconception that it’s about relaxation: that’s not true. Relaxation is about calming yourself. Mindfulness is about feeling all your feelings, not just calm. It’s about learning to tolerate sadness, fear, worry, anger, irritation and uncertainty. This is a valuable skill for resilience, particularly during this time.
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