At its heart, Still Kickin is a community, and that will never change. Ournon-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.
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?
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.
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.
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 andbeing there.
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.