Aurelia Jellyfish

Resources

"The way ahead will require not just the science of climate but the science of emotions, to help us balance apathy, fear and despair with efficacy, compassion and desire."
Sarah Jaquette Ray

Tips
Tips below are based on the writings and research of Lise Van Sustern, Sally Gillespie, Jylana Sheats, Larissa Dooley, Olivia Hamilton, Sarah Jaquette Ray, Britt Wray, Joanna Macy., and Sage Palmedo. These are not a substitute for professional services when needed.. Download tips as a flier.

Validation

You are not alone: all of your climate emotions are normal and valid.  "Despair and fear are not inherently bad. Hope and optimism are not inherently good."

Journal

Get a journal to help you process your climate emotions and to express gratitude, whether it's writing, painting or drawing.

Nature

Bring nature into your life.  At home, get a plant, nature photo, or visit an outdoor green space. 

Breathe

Notice and slow down your breathing. Slowly inhale and slowly exhale.. Start with a minute and gradually add more time each day. 

Connect

Talk with friends and family about your climate emotions.

Sounds

Listen to nature sounds and music that support your sense of well-being, reduces stress, and makes you feel better.  

News

Monitor your news consumption, both time and content. Seek out inspiring, positive stories of action and healing.

Gratitude and Joy

What are you grateful for in  in your life? What brings you joy? Remind yourself daily and experience them. 

Learn and Act

Learn about climate justice issues and find meaningful ways to you to use your skills to address the climate crisis, in your spheres of influence. Taking action also means taking care of ourselves and each other. 

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Books

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Podcasts

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Toolkits

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Newsletters

Films

Organizations

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