Going to the Oregon Country Fair this weekend? Check out our two workshops! Attendees will receive free resources for cultivating happiness and empowering their lives.
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On behalf of Mind Freedom International I'll be presenting two workshops in July at the Oregon Country Fair!
On Friday, July 8th is "You Are A Great and Powerful Wizard!" and on Sunday July 10th is "Puff Puff, Pass: The Mental Pros and Cons of Marijuana Usage." Both will be held from 3-4PM in the Community Village Tipi.
"Puff Puff, Pass: The Mental Pros and Cons of Marijuana Usage" explores the many psychological effects that cannabis products can have on users.
"You Are A Great and Powerful Wizard!" reveals the amazing powers of language, thought, and communication.
You can purchase tickets for the Oregon Country Fair here.
On Saturday, July 9th, we'll also be tabling with our many written works at the Portland Zine Fest.
The Portland Zine Fest will be held at the Ambridge Event Center from 11AM to 5PM and is free to attend.
The Rad Cat Press was accepted to table at the L.A. Zine Fest! Only 200 out of the 500 applicants made it, so we're really honored for this opportunity!
Check out our current lineup here.
We put together a list of methods of beating depression and anxiety during these cold months and beyond. Check it out!
We carry around many experiences, some good and some bad. When we associate a person with a bad experience, there is a choice to forgive or not forgive that person. Depending on the action or lack of action that happened, it is up to you to decide if forgiving or not forgiving a person is the better option. You may or may not announce that you are formally forgiving a person, but forgiveness is always a personal mental action. If you want to forgive someone, it requires two things:
APOLOGIZING TO ANOTHER
We may also associate the outcome of a good or bad experience with our own actions. Again, when we associate ourselves with a bad experience, it is up to us to decide if apologizing for it is worthwhile. You have no obligation to apologize for anything, especially not for who you are. Cultures and ideas clash. It is the beauty of the modern world that we have such diversity. Just know that not apologizing lessens the likelihood you'll be forgiven for your actions or lack of actions. Unlike forgiveness, apologies require some form of communication, whether verbal or nonverbal. There is also the option of communicating about why you're not apologizing by stating your perspectives and needs. Apologizing, or communicating about why you're not apologizing, both may save a relationship. Apologies require four things:
It is always important to forgive yourself for causing a bad experience. You can do this in the same manner as outlined above:
It may take time, and it may be difficult, but forgiving yourself or others, or apologizing to others allows your life to be lived more fully and makes it easier to live in the present moment.
As activists, volunteers, and advocates, it is easy become hyper-focused in your own work and to forget what people are doing worldwide to help protect the environment.The Public Interest Environmental Law Conference (PIELC) brings together many groups for several days of panels, keynotes, tabling, discussions, celebrations, and more. The outcome is a powerful understanding that change is possible and there are many people collaborating to help create it.
The PIELC Facebook page has posted the keynotes from this past week. I highly suggest watching them, especially March 6th's from Janelle Orsi and Severine von Tscharner Fleming talking about the Green Horns and Agrarian Trust. Their work is advancing the power of worker-owned cooperatives, neighborhood associations, and farmers to help localize money and land resources. Moreso than any other campaign I've heard about, these people are creating a practical national model that can undermine unhealthy corporate bodies and build resilient communities.
During another part of the conference, I attended a panel discussing the constructive expression of anger and sadness through a model developed by Joanna Macy called The Work That Reconnects. I mention this work in my book, but the panel was the first time I had the pleasure of practicing it. After starting the session with introductions, we began working through the "spiral" one-on-one with a stranger in the room. We first expressed gratitude and said what we appreciated in the conference. We were then given 10 minutes to honor our pain with our partner, speaking without interruption about the difficulties we personally faced in our work. It's amazing what can come out in 10 minutes, and how much you can relate to another person's pain working on similar projects. Unfortunately at this point, halfway through the spiral, we ran out of time, but I am excited to explore the work further and hope to give a better synopsis soon.
PIELC left a sense of empowerment and joy. I feel ready for the next year of work ahead and hope to come back in 2016 with my own panel on forming a resilient mind. What a fantastic week!
My name is Sage Liskey. I am an author, poet, fine artist, designer, and activist. Born and raised in Oregon, I now travel while I write and self-publish empowering books, zines, and booklets. I founded the Rad Cat Press in 2010 to help distribute my materials with a mission devoted to creating life-changing and accessible publications for the modern world. My informational guidebooks (many of which are available for free) cover topics such as alternative and radical mental health, depression, community, sustainability, art, and activism. I offer talks on these subjects as well.
My Books and Zines
November 24th - December 24th, 2017
Rad Cat Press at Eugene Holiday Market
10AM-6PM each Saturday and Sunday and some Fridays.
Lane Events Center, Eugene, Oregon
April 1st - April 30th, 2018
Digital Collage and Book Display at Townshend's Teahouse
Downtown Townshend's Tea House, Eugene, Oregon