RESOURCES

We at The Lia Fund believe that activists on the ground are precious resources for movement building.  And we know how difficult it is to take the time to rest, reflect, and enjoy the natural world around us.  The immediacy of the issues that face us and our constituencies are so pressing and all-consuming that we often do not notice the opportunity for deep contemplation that winter brings, the first buds of spring, the summer breeze, or autumn’s brisk arrival.  Embracing opportunities for rest and renewal are essential to building a sustainable movement.  We hope the following list of resources will encourage creating a culture of self-care.

It is our intention that this collection of resources be interactive.  If you know of an organization or a foundation scholarship program that supports the rest and renewal of activists please send the contact information to webmaster@theliafund.org and we will add it to the list.  And check back in to see what your colleagues are adding.

 

Links: Respite and Renewal Programs

Alex Haley Farm

 

Blue Mountain Center

 

Breitenbush Hot Springs Retreat and Conference Center

 

California Center for Creative Renewal

 

The California Wellness Foundation Sabbatical Program

Center for Leadership Renewal  

 

Changing Course: Burnout Solutions and the Process of Renewal

 

The Durfee Foundation: sabbatical program

 

Earthrise Center

 

Esalen

 

Fetzer Institute

 

Gonzaga Eastern Point Retreat House

 

Green Gulch Farm Zen Center

 

Highlander Center

 

Insight Meditation Society

 

James P. Shannon Leadership Institute

 

The Kalani Sabbatical

 

Kripalu Center For Yoga & Health  

 

LeaderSpring  

 

Mount Madonna Center  

 

Ojai Foundation

 

Omega Institute

 

Palolo Zen Chttp://www.diamondsangha.org/Palolo.htmenter

 

Rasmuson Foundation

 

Rockwood Leadership Institute

 

Seven Circles

 

Stone Circles

 

Southern Dharma Retreat Center

 

Vallecitos Mountain Refuge

 

Wildflowers Institute

 

Windcall

 

YourSABBATICAL.com

 

Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation

 

Articles:

“Being The change we want: A Conversation About Vocational  Renewal for Nonprofit Leaders” [PDF]

By Patricia Thompson, The Metcalf Foundation, May 2009

"Benefits of Mindfulness "

By helpguide.org

 

“Creative Disruption: Sabbaticals for Capacity Building and Leadership Development In the Nonprofit Sector” [PDF]

By Deborah S. Linnell, Third Sector New England and Tim Wolfred, PsyD, CompassPoint Nonprofit Services, 2009

“Enhancing Nonprofit Leadership Through Coaching: LeaderSpring’s Executive Coaching Project” [PDF]

BTW Informing Change, by Regina Sheridan and Kim Ammann Howard

LeaderSpring

"Preventing Burnout "

By helpguide.org

 

"Relaxation Techniques for Stress"

By helpguide.org

 

"The Sabbatical"

By Designmind

 

"Why to take a Sabbatical"

by Denise Gershein