He only earns his freedom and existence who daily conquers them anew.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Finding support when we desperately need it can be very difficult.
Sometimes we are afraid or ashamed to reach out.
We may feel that it’s too hard, or even impossible, to find a person who can empathize with our unique position.
This page is the start of a tiny library of ideas and support that might capture the right words or sentiments to reach diverse people in a myriad of life’s challenging situations.
The information on this page, like all information on the Fair Shake website, is not advice or even suggestion. We offer options for you to explore to see if they feel relevant to you.
Please remember, too, that your body needs nourishment to serve you well. Drink lots of water and get outside to clear your mind with fresh air when you can.
As always, I would love to hear what you think, or any suggestions you’d like to share! You can find me at sue (at) fairshake (dot) net!
How and why to spend more awareness in the present.
Appointment with the Here and Now.
Thich Nhat Hanh
from Mindful Magazine
Simple, Calming Breathing Exercise for Anxiety, Stress and Panic
Place: Anywhere you can make yourself physically comfortable.
Time: 5 min
Let your breath flow as deep down into your belly as is comfortable, without forcing it.
Try breathing in through your nose and out through your mouth.
Breathe in gently and regularly. Some people find it helpful to count steadily from 1 to 5. You may not be able to reach 5 at first.
Then let it flow out gently, counting from 1 to 5 again, if you find this helpful.
Keep doing this for at least 5 minutes.
Provided by the Digital Therapeutics Group
Self-guided webinars to support you in addressing the challenges of addiction.
If you live in New Mexico, you can participate in the free program! https://nm5actions.com/
THICH NHAT HANH
and others. These videos are generously shared by Plum Village.
The Tutu Foundation aims to nurture the courage to heal through conversations.
SELF-Therapy For People Who ENJOY Learning About Themselves
Freely browse through the topics and explore those that are relevant to you now. Everything is easy to understand and to use. Self-disclosure is never needed. Completely confidential.
by Tom Asacker
Become Fiercely Authentic in a Delusional World
A self-guided, free study guide to help you “infuse your life with power and possibility”. Tom presents a way to learn “the most important skill that nobody taught you” through 19 short and powerful videos.
You can also consider many of the concepts in the videos through this short and powerful book:
Your Brain on Story: The Destructive Seduction of the Hero’s Journey
Tom’s description: https://www.tomasacker.com/personal-books
Buy online: https://www.amazon.com/Your-Brain-Story-Destructive-Seduction/dp/B093RP214R