We are living in a world with overlapping crises and challenges. Many of us, most of us care a lot about that and are actively doing something to make things better for ourselves and for others.
I am deeply grateful to know many of those people and to be able to call them friends, colleagues, neighbours and family. The commitment to create a better future is inspiring. At the same time, it can be draining.
And sadly, we can’t make much of an influence – on raising the next generation of leaders, or creating justice and equality for all, or cooling the planet – when we are exhausted, depleted, and (let’s be honest) terrified. So many of us suffer from what Emily and Amelia Nagoski call “Human Giver Syndrome” where we give, give, give without taking time to fill the well first.Marna Fujimoto-Pihl – The Being Place
It doesn’t have to be this way and that is why I am super excited to join this conversation. Just like an oxygen mask during an emergency situation, we need to be mindful about taking care of our needs. That is the best way to create positive change in the people and world around us.
And the best part is that we don’t need to do this alone.
Our goal is to share our stories, experiences, approaches, lessons learned and best practices so caring for ourselves feels simpler, easier, more accessible, and so we can reframe it as the most practical and powerful thing we can do to create the change we wish to see in our world.Marna Fujimoto-Pihl – The Being Place
I won’t be posting all the details about it here. And if you want to know more and join our community, I suggest you check the Oxygen Mask page to learn the different ways you can get involved.