Lately I have been looking for ways to combat all the negativity, fear and sometimes hatred bombarding my news streams and social conversations. Everyday life and work stress is exemplified by COVID, regular ways of decompressing and restoring my balance has become a challenge like no other. I was looking to find actions I could safely take to resist the fear mongering, as it was beginning to take a toll on my mental health.
Acts of Resistance include making meaningful connections with others who can share their hope for humanity or by helping others in small ways. I like to hang out with caring, kind and non-judgemental people to soak up positive human vibes whenever I can. Others attend church or join a dog walking club. Actively fighting back against the negativity and hopefully inspiring others to do the same helps us all to restore hope, reduce fear and restore our balance. So in March, I found a group on Facebook, I liked their message and thought about helping out. Then an opportunity presented itself and the rest is in the pictures and article below:
Thanks Gerry for creating a platform for people to come together to express their own small acts of resistance and to work together toward kindness and compassion for all people in our community. I had fun getting to know people and sharing food with them.
TOGETHER WE STAND!! founder Gerry Healy (right) and Dustin (left). Check out their story by clicking the links below.
Born and raised in Prince George, BC, I am a dedicated helper with a keen interest in gambling and gaming behaviour. I have a Master's of Social Work and also work as a Medical Social Worker with Northern Health.