“At the end of your day … ask yourself, ‘What can I put down? … What don’t I need to carry with me for another day?’

Laura van Dernoot Lipsky,
Trauma Stewardship: An Everyday Guide to Caring for Self While Caring for Others

What’s New?

Rose Quartz Kuan Yin

Check out our Silent Auction

You are invited to join our silent auction, open until October 30, 2021. This statue was a gift from our founder, Sami Aaron, to her friend and teacher, Patricia Gray. Patricia passed away earlier this year but had requested that the statue be used to benefit The Resilient Activist, whose mission she supported wholeheartedly.

This auction, for this mesmerizing Kuan Yin statue, representing the Goddess of Compassion, is not just beautiful but has heartfelt meaning imbued throughout its rose quartz shimmer. Check out the auction page for details and to place your bid.


We’d love to have you join us at our upcoming events.

Our Human Relationship with Nature: A Joyful Conversation @ Anita B Gorman Discovery Center hybrid On Zoom
Oct 30 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Join Sami Aaron

in an informal conversation with

Biomimicry fellow

Margo Farnsworth

Our Human Relationship with Nature: A Joyful Conversation

Sat. Oct. 30, 2021 10-noon

On Zoom and In-Person

Register here:
“Really, my connection morphs with the landscape and its related cast of characters.  I’m most at home on rivers but feel comfortable wherever one can escape the crowding of too many buildings.”   ~ Margo Farnsworth
At The Resilient Activist, we think about how, why, and when we feel a deep connection to the natural world. We’ve been wondering what our felt nature sense is based on. How much comes from our culture and education vs. what our intuition and gut feelings inform us through our own experiences? In this special Climate Conversations program, Margo and Sami will explore their own moments of awe in the natural world, as well as the concept of man (vs. woman) vs. nature vs. reciprocity. And we may just touch on how centuries of witch-hunts and witch burnings, in Europe as well as the United States, have stymied our innate abilities to learn from and interact with plants, wildlife, water, and soil – our non-human kin. Join us to share your own powerful experiences with nature and gather with a community that gets you! Margo Farnsworth Our guest, Margo Farnsworth, is a nature writer, educator, Biomimicry Fellow, and author of “Biomimicry and Business: How Companies Are Using Nature’s Strategies to Succeed”. Margo can be reached at www.margofarnsworth.com.   Image by analogicus from Pixabay 

“The best way to take care of the environment is to take care of the environmentalist.” ~ Thich Nhat Hanh, The Sun My Heart

Introducing our Speakers Bureau

The Resilient Activist’s Speakers Bureau offers educational and inspiring presentations and workshops designed to help audiences better understand how they can be a part of creating a healthier planet in ways that also support our wellbeing.  Check out our Speakers Bureau Presentations page for a detailed list of topics.

Speaker Tobi Holloway: Self-care in nature

“Activism is the art of taking action to support, nurture, and protect what we hold dear.” ~The Resilient Activist