Michael and I talk about a post-doom perspective, living beyond both hope and despair, embracing death, mental health during collapse, and the power of gratitude and love.
I’m grateful for this opportunity to talk to Michael Dowd and I’m honored to be a part of his Post-Doom project. Michael has interviewed such inspired voices as Joanna Macy, Jem Bendell, Stephen Jenkinson, Trebbe Johnson, Dahr Jamail, Barbar Cecil, Dougald Hine, Shaun Chamberlin, and many more.
I know a lot of you are worried. Some of you are really worried.
There’s shorter term concerns about how we and our families are going to get along in the coming weeks and months. Some of us have health issues which make us more vulnerable to COVID-19. Some of us have lost jobs or other income.
“build personal resilience and empowerment while strengthening community ties to combat despair, inaction, and eco-anxiety on the collective level.”
When I heard about it, I knew I wanted to do something like that where I live in northwest Indiana (NWI). Whenever I mentioned it to activist friends, they all seemed excited about the idea. So I joined an online Good Grief group and did the facilitator training. I’ve only facilitated two groups so far. What follows is a description of how I proceeded to create a local climate grief support group.
You can now pre-order your copy of We Live In The Orbit of Beings Greater Than Us, a new collection of interviews of 30 scientists, feminists, theorists, psychologists, journalists, environmentalists, and other important thinkers, all addressing the most overwhelming crisis of our time: climate change and the collapse of industrial civilization.
This is a monthly newsletter for AnotherEndoftheWorld.org where I introduce new friends I have met in the Deep Adaptation community, give an update on current and future projects and essay ideas, and share what I’m currently reading and watching.