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4 Weeks Of Community Activism: Food Service

posted on: December 7, 2017

This week's holiday activism action is easy. But I think the reality check of all of these sort of activations remains just that- easy. And we often steer away from things that require a moment, especially when our hearts and minds are focused on the act of giving to our family. This weekend, sign up to serve food to your local soup kitchen or donate time at your local food bank.

Alternatively, make a warm meal and bring it to a neighbor in need. In Brooklyn alone, the income disparity is so great. As neighborhoods continue to rapidly gentrify, the cities poorest and richest often live within a few blocks. While a meal or food won't soothe every issue, it's an easy way to remain active and aware within your own community.

(Illustration by Emily De Nicolais for LaTonya Yvette)

5 Tips To Maximize Emotional Care This Holiday Season (From a Psychotherapist)

posted on: December 6, 2017

I love being around family during the holidays, but it does test particular parts of me I wish it didn't. I've developed a few of my own secret tools, and today, psychotherapist Astrid Schmidt is sharing 5 tips to help maximize your care. Astrid says, "Being with family for the holidays is basically asking the universe to give you “stimulating” material to work with."  Do you feel the same?

A Spin On Our Holiday Tradition

posted on: December 5, 2017

Maybe more than Christmas itself, I love the act of decorating our tree.  It's one of my favorite things, and we still have more to do. This year, the kids went upstate to cut our 9 foot tree: River picked the beauty out, and I worked on re-arranging the apartment to make space for it...

Gift Guide: Your Sister Who Just Moved To NYC

posted on: November 30, 2017

I've had a few friends move to the city, and moving in the winter during the holidays can be a funny combination of magic and disastrous. Here's a guide for that lady who finds herself on that trajectory this holiday....

4 Weeks Of Community Activism: Bring Your Own Bag

posted on: November 29, 2017

There's no better season to look at our own movement within our community, than the holiday season. Over the next few weeks, in collaboration with artist, Emily De Nicolais, we will be rolling out illustrations that inspire you to be active in your community. I believe so much of the work lies in what is in our grasp. Large movements often begin right there, lets not forget that. 

Today's form of activism is quite simple actually...