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The Still Kickin Blog

We Don't Move On, We Move Forward

We Don't Move On, We Move Forward

At its heart, Still Kickin is a community, and that will never change. Our non-profit, which is doing great (go, Jesse!) will still be creating and giving out grants with help from a volunteer staff and board of directors.

I Love Your Boundaries

I Love Your Boundaries

We all want our boundaries to be respected, and many of us fear that a boundary will break a relationship. If we don’t reply to that email, if we don’t follow that person back, if we don’t go to that wedding even though we can’t afford it... will we still be loved, appreciated, valued?

2020 Year In Review

2020 Year In Review

Still Kickin has grown and evolved a lot since Lindsay and I sat in the basement of a co-working space in Minneapolis and pushed “publish” on a website with four t-shirt designs. We could not have done it without the community of people who have shown up for us and for one another, and we are so proud to still be here. Here’s to five more years and growing in the right ways.

Don’t Start A Non-Profit (And Other Lessons Learned In 5 Years Of Still Kickin)

Don’t Start A Non-Profit (And Other Lessons Learned In 5 Years Of Still Kickin)

What I — we — are saying with these changes is this: We are going to do business the right way, even if it means going out of business.
Happy Birthday To Us

Happy Birthday To Us

Our goal for 2020 is to increase our giving capacity to $10,000 per month. This will allow us to give more money to more people than ever before. To accomplish this goal, we need your help raising $30,000 by July 31st.

Black Lives Matter

Black Lives Matter

We're an organization that is dedicated to helping humanity face and work through the hard things in life. And to face and work through systemic racism, we need to look at all of the systems that we are a part of — including this one.

5 Books To Help You Work Through Your Grief

5 Books To Help You Work Through Your Grief

We firmly believe that stories are what helps us through. If you’re in the throes of your own grief, or trying to empathize with someone else’s losses, try these books.
When Life Gives You Lemons

When Life Gives You Lemons

When sour fruit is being chucked at my life left and right, the last thing I can think of is turning it into something delightful and filling other people’s cups. 
How To Show Up (When You Can't Show Up)

How To Show Up (When You Can't Show Up)

Grief has always been lonely. Suffering has always been lonely; it’s lonelier than ever in the era of isolation. But anyone who has ever been in crisis can tell you that there is a big difference between being there and being there
What Not To Say To A Grieving Person

What Not To Say To A Grieving Person

We always say that it’s better to say the wrong thing than to say nothing at all. And... that’s true, but there are at least a few things you should try not to say to people in grief.
What Do I Do For A Grieving Person?

What Do I Do For A Grieving Person?

Everyone wants to know what to do to support a person who is grieving. After the funeral is over, after we’ve dropped off a hot dish (that’s Midwest for "casserole") and sent a card... what do we do?

What Does It Mean To Move Forward?

What Does It Mean To Move Forward?

The grief of death is obvious. We can recognize that one when we see it or experience it. It’s harder for all of us to recognize grief in its other forms — when the subject of our sorrow isn’t the death of a person but the loss of something else.