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



“Coming to intimately know a place as home is at the same time a way of achieving heart’s ease.”

Glenn A. Albrecht, Earth Emotions: New Words for a New World

What’s New?

  • Saturday, 7/17 10 am-noon CDT Our Human Relationship with Nature: A Joyful Conversation with Biomimicry Fellow Margo Farnsworth and Sami Aaron. Online. * POSTPONED to a later date *
  • Author Dawn Downey regales us again with “Blurred Edges” on inspiration and community through the lens of the Aspen tree.
  • Meet our newest blogger, Anne Melia, and read her first post On Accepting Myself through her meditation on the poem “Wild Geese”.
  • Tuesday 8/17 6:30-8:00 pm CDT Bring Deep Nature Connection to Outdoor Interpretation in partnership with the Missouri Department of Conservation.
  • Sundays 9-10 am CDT Resilience and Morning Meditation on Zoom Free and open to any level of meditation experience. Come join our intimate community as we explore the profound nurturing benefits of meditation.
  • Our next TerraCycle recycling drive for dental, personal, shaving waste, & empty RX bottles will end 9/18-9/19. If you’re in the KC area, save your items for drop off on that date.

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Kansas City Conservation Equity Network

The Resilient Activist is honored to be on the Coordinating Committee of the Kansas City Conservation Equity Network (KCCEN).

  • KCCEN Purpose Statement:  We are a network that offers ways to connect, inspire, share knowledge, and empower the conservation community in the Kansas City region to increase justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion in all our work.
  • KCCEN Vision:  Just as biodiversity strengthens natural systems, the diversity of human experience strengthens our conservation efforts for the benefit of nature and all human beings.  The Kansas City regional conservation community represents and reflects that human diversity, embracing it in all communities where we work, and our work to benefit communities and achieve conservation goals. 

The Resilient Activist’s full Diversity Policy.

Participate!

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

Jul
25
Sun
Resilience and Morning Meditation @ Zoom
Jul 25 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Image by Angela C from Pixabay

Join The Resilient Activist for

Morning Meditation

Sundays 9 – 10 am CDT

NOTE: There will be NO meditation class on Sunday, June 6, 2021!

On Zoom

These weekly practices are suitable for anyone – from new meditators to those with a deep and long-standing practice. They will follow the format of daily meditations we offered during the COVID-19 shut-ins. This article will give you an idea of what to expect.

Support The Resilient Activist

Classes are offered at no charge. If you’re financially secure, a suggested donation of $15 per session will help us continue to provide programs like this one!


Register here for Zoom Meeting ID:
“I come every week because it’s the only place I can go to receive a breathing practice, and I come for the community that I really value.” TH “I like the idea of community also. Especially with the virus and having to stay at home, I realize I’ve felt the need to connect with people. I love the idea of the consciousness, the awareness, and the emphasis on nature. That’s important to me.” DP “I always wanted to learn more about meditation and I’m grateful for the opportunity to come and learn. I’m getting a lot out of it. I can tell that my ability to deal with circumstances is getting better about certain things.” AM “There are not many places I can go and have this type of conversation and feel comfortable.” JG “I come to meditation because it’s like my weekly reset. Even when things get busy and flustered and whatever, if I come here and I do it, it’s like a brand new start to my week and I feel better. It’s my must.” CJ “I feel like I have friends here even though I’ve never met most of the others in person.” JB “I’m here because this is such a perfect little sangha that we have going on Sunday mornings. I meditate a couple of times a day, but this is something special because every week it’s something different and very rewarding to do.” DB
Image by silviarita from Pixabay
Jul
27
Tue
Speakers Bureau: Transformation of a Superfund Site to an Ecological Habitat @ Zoom
Jul 27 @ 1:15 pm – 2:15 pm

 

NOTE: This is a webinar presentation to the Alliance of Hazardous Materials Professionals National Conference.  

Join The Resilient Activist’s founder and Extension Master Naturalist, Sami Aaron, to hear the inspiring and unique story of the Pollinator Prairie, situated in an older neighborhood in Olathe, Kansas, and how it was transformed from a toxic waste Superfund Site to an Ecological Habitat. You’ll learn:

  • The history of the property and the remediation process
  • How this devastated parcel of land was revitalized to support pollinators while providing a delightful neighborhood pocket park for the public
  • The role of the K-State Johnson County Extension Master Naturalists in maintaining the gardens and restoring habitat at the site
  • How you can install a simple, no-dig native garden to benefit butterflies, bees, dragonflies, and more

 

Aug
1
Sun
Resilience and Morning Meditation @ Zoom
Aug 1 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Image by Angela C from Pixabay

Join The Resilient Activist for

Morning Meditation

Sundays 9 – 10 am CDT

NOTE: There will be NO meditation class on Sunday, June 6, 2021!

On Zoom

These weekly practices are suitable for anyone – from new meditators to those with a deep and long-standing practice.

They will follow the format of daily meditations we offered during the COVID-19 shut-ins. This article will give you an idea of what to expect.

Support The Resilient Activist

Classes are offered at no charge. If you’re financially secure, a suggested donation of $15 per session will help us continue to provide programs like this one!


Register here for Zoom Meeting ID:

“I come every week because it’s the only place I can go to receive a breathing practice, and I come for the community that I really value.” TH

“I like the idea of community also. Especially with the virus and having to stay at home, I realize I’ve felt the need to connect with people. I love the idea of the consciousness, the awareness, and the emphasis on nature. That’s important to me.” DP

“I always wanted to learn more about meditation and I’m grateful for the opportunity to come and learn. I’m getting a lot out of it. I can tell that my ability to deal with circumstances is getting better about certain things.” AM

“There are not many places I can go and have this type of conversation and feel comfortable.” JG

“I come to meditation because it’s like my weekly reset. Even when things get busy and flustered and whatever, if I come here and I do it, it’s like a brand new start to my week and I feel better. It’s my must.” CJ

“I feel like I have friends here even though I’ve never met most of the others in person.” JB

“I’m here because this is such a perfect little sangha that we have going on Sunday mornings. I meditate a couple of times a day, but this is something special because every week it’s something different and very rewarding to do.” DB

Image by silviarita from Pixabay

Aug
5
Thu
Transformation of a Superfund Site to an Ecological Habitat
Aug 5 @ 11:30 pm – Aug 6 @ 12:30 am
Transformation of a Superfund Site to an Ecological Habitat

Presentation to Wyandotte County Extension Master Gardeners

Aug
8
Sun
Resilience and Morning Meditation @ Zoom
Aug 8 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Image by Angela C from Pixabay

Join The Resilient Activist for

Morning Meditation

Sundays 9 – 10 am CDT

NOTE: There will be NO meditation class on Sunday, June 6, 2021!

On Zoom

These weekly practices are suitable for anyone – from new meditators to those with a deep and long-standing practice.

They will follow the format of daily meditations we offered during the COVID-19 shut-ins. This article will give you an idea of what to expect.

Support The Resilient Activist

Classes are offered at no charge. If you’re financially secure, a suggested donation of $15 per session will help us continue to provide programs like this one!


Register here for Zoom Meeting ID:

“I come every week because it’s the only place I can go to receive a breathing practice, and I come for the community that I really value.” TH

“I like the idea of community also. Especially with the virus and having to stay at home, I realize I’ve felt the need to connect with people. I love the idea of the consciousness, the awareness, and the emphasis on nature. That’s important to me.” DP

“I always wanted to learn more about meditation and I’m grateful for the opportunity to come and learn. I’m getting a lot out of it. I can tell that my ability to deal with circumstances is getting better about certain things.” AM

“There are not many places I can go and have this type of conversation and feel comfortable.” JG

“I come to meditation because it’s like my weekly reset. Even when things get busy and flustered and whatever, if I come here and I do it, it’s like a brand new start to my week and I feel better. It’s my must.” CJ

“I feel like I have friends here even though I’ve never met most of the others in person.” JB

“I’m here because this is such a perfect little sangha that we have going on Sunday mornings. I meditate a couple of times a day, but this is something special because every week it’s something different and very rewarding to do.” DB

Image by silviarita from Pixabay

Aug
15
Sun
Resilience and Morning Meditation @ Zoom
Aug 15 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Image by Angela C from Pixabay

Join The Resilient Activist for

Morning Meditation

Sundays 9 – 10 am CDT

NOTE: There will be NO meditation class on Sunday, June 6, 2021!

On Zoom

These weekly practices are suitable for anyone – from new meditators to those with a deep and long-standing practice.

They will follow the format of daily meditations we offered during the COVID-19 shut-ins. This article will give you an idea of what to expect.

Support The Resilient Activist

Classes are offered at no charge. If you’re financially secure, a suggested donation of $15 per session will help us continue to provide programs like this one!


Register here for Zoom Meeting ID:

“I come every week because it’s the only place I can go to receive a breathing practice, and I come for the community that I really value.” TH

“I like the idea of community also. Especially with the virus and having to stay at home, I realize I’ve felt the need to connect with people. I love the idea of the consciousness, the awareness, and the emphasis on nature. That’s important to me.” DP

“I always wanted to learn more about meditation and I’m grateful for the opportunity to come and learn. I’m getting a lot out of it. I can tell that my ability to deal with circumstances is getting better about certain things.” AM

“There are not many places I can go and have this type of conversation and feel comfortable.” JG

“I come to meditation because it’s like my weekly reset. Even when things get busy and flustered and whatever, if I come here and I do it, it’s like a brand new start to my week and I feel better. It’s my must.” CJ

“I feel like I have friends here even though I’ve never met most of the others in person.” JB

“I’m here because this is such a perfect little sangha that we have going on Sunday mornings. I meditate a couple of times a day, but this is something special because every week it’s something different and very rewarding to do.” DB

Image by silviarita from Pixabay

Aug
17
Tue
Bring Deep Nature Connection to Outdoor Interpretation @ Hybrid: Online & Anita B Gorman Discovery Center
Aug 17 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Image by silviarita from Pixabay

Bring Deep Nature Connection to Outdoor Interpretation

Tuesday, Aug. 17, 6:30 – 8:00 pm CDT

In partnership with the Missouri Department of Conservation

Registration:  Online     In-Person

Hybrid: Online and in-person at the Anita B. Gorman Discovery Center, 4750 Troost Ave, KCMO

This program will focus on interpretive approaches you can use for deep nature connections that will help nurture long-term ecological awareness.

You will learn:

  • mindfulness practices and nature-connection activities for use with individuals and groups;
  • the ecopsychology perspective on more than our five senses in nature
  • proactive ways to alleviate fears of nature;
  • techniques to use nature to support environmental activists with ecoanxiety and climate grief.

This program is presented by K-State Extension Master Naturalist and Climate Reality Leader, Sami Aaron, founder of The Resilient Activist.

Aug
22
Sun
Resilience and Morning Meditation @ Zoom
Aug 22 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Image by Angela C from Pixabay

Join The Resilient Activist for

Morning Meditation

Sundays 9 – 10 am CDT

NOTE: There will be NO meditation class on Sunday, June 6, 2021!

On Zoom

These weekly practices are suitable for anyone – from new meditators to those with a deep and long-standing practice.

They will follow the format of daily meditations we offered during the COVID-19 shut-ins. This article will give you an idea of what to expect.

Support The Resilient Activist

Classes are offered at no charge. If you’re financially secure, a suggested donation of $15 per session will help us continue to provide programs like this one!


Register here for Zoom Meeting ID:

“I come every week because it’s the only place I can go to receive a breathing practice, and I come for the community that I really value.” TH

“I like the idea of community also. Especially with the virus and having to stay at home, I realize I’ve felt the need to connect with people. I love the idea of the consciousness, the awareness, and the emphasis on nature. That’s important to me.” DP

“I always wanted to learn more about meditation and I’m grateful for the opportunity to come and learn. I’m getting a lot out of it. I can tell that my ability to deal with circumstances is getting better about certain things.” AM

“There are not many places I can go and have this type of conversation and feel comfortable.” JG

“I come to meditation because it’s like my weekly reset. Even when things get busy and flustered and whatever, if I come here and I do it, it’s like a brand new start to my week and I feel better. It’s my must.” CJ

“I feel like I have friends here even though I’ve never met most of the others in person.” JB

“I’m here because this is such a perfect little sangha that we have going on Sunday mornings. I meditate a couple of times a day, but this is something special because every week it’s something different and very rewarding to do.” DB

Image by silviarita from Pixabay

Aug
29
Sun
Resilience and Morning Meditation @ Zoom
Aug 29 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Image by Angela C from Pixabay

Join The Resilient Activist for

Morning Meditation

Sundays 9 – 10 am CDT

NOTE: There will be NO meditation class on Sunday, June 6, 2021!

On Zoom

These weekly practices are suitable for anyone – from new meditators to those with a deep and long-standing practice.

They will follow the format of daily meditations we offered during the COVID-19 shut-ins. This article will give you an idea of what to expect.

Support The Resilient Activist

Classes are offered at no charge. If you’re financially secure, a suggested donation of $15 per session will help us continue to provide programs like this one!


Register here for Zoom Meeting ID:

“I come every week because it’s the only place I can go to receive a breathing practice, and I come for the community that I really value.” TH

“I like the idea of community also. Especially with the virus and having to stay at home, I realize I’ve felt the need to connect with people. I love the idea of the consciousness, the awareness, and the emphasis on nature. That’s important to me.” DP

“I always wanted to learn more about meditation and I’m grateful for the opportunity to come and learn. I’m getting a lot out of it. I can tell that my ability to deal with circumstances is getting better about certain things.” AM

“There are not many places I can go and have this type of conversation and feel comfortable.” JG

“I come to meditation because it’s like my weekly reset. Even when things get busy and flustered and whatever, if I come here and I do it, it’s like a brand new start to my week and I feel better. It’s my must.” CJ

“I feel like I have friends here even though I’ve never met most of the others in person.” JB

“I’m here because this is such a perfect little sangha that we have going on Sunday mornings. I meditate a couple of times a day, but this is something special because every week it’s something different and very rewarding to do.” DB

Image by silviarita from Pixabay

Sep
5
Sun
Resilience and Morning Meditation @ Zoom
Sep 5 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Image by Angela C from Pixabay

Join The Resilient Activist for

Morning Meditation

Sundays 9 – 10 am CDT

NOTE: There will be NO meditation class on Sunday, June 6, 2021!

On Zoom

These weekly practices are suitable for anyone – from new meditators to those with a deep and long-standing practice.

They will follow the format of daily meditations we offered during the COVID-19 shut-ins. This article will give you an idea of what to expect.

Support The Resilient Activist

Classes are offered at no charge. If you’re financially secure, a suggested donation of $15 per session will help us continue to provide programs like this one!


Register here for Zoom Meeting ID:

“I come every week because it’s the only place I can go to receive a breathing practice, and I come for the community that I really value.” TH

“I like the idea of community also. Especially with the virus and having to stay at home, I realize I’ve felt the need to connect with people. I love the idea of the consciousness, the awareness, and the emphasis on nature. That’s important to me.” DP

“I always wanted to learn more about meditation and I’m grateful for the opportunity to come and learn. I’m getting a lot out of it. I can tell that my ability to deal with circumstances is getting better about certain things.” AM

“There are not many places I can go and have this type of conversation and feel comfortable.” JG

“I come to meditation because it’s like my weekly reset. Even when things get busy and flustered and whatever, if I come here and I do it, it’s like a brand new start to my week and I feel better. It’s my must.” CJ

“I feel like I have friends here even though I’ve never met most of the others in person.” JB

“I’m here because this is such a perfect little sangha that we have going on Sunday mornings. I meditate a couple of times a day, but this is something special because every week it’s something different and very rewarding to do.” DB

Image by silviarita 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