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Ten Keys to Staying Positive When Facing Animal Abuse

by Lisa Levinson

  Sustainable Activism Webinar (Thursday, August 6) As animal activists, how can we stay positive, happy, and effective while working to stop the enormous amount of animal abuse that we witness every day on the front lines, in the media, online, and on Facebook? In this webinar, “The World Peace Diet” author Dr. Will Tuttle […]

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Cultivating Gratitude

by Lisa Levinson

  Our Sustainable Activism Tip of the week comes from “The World Peace Diet” author Dr. Will Tuttle, who shares the importance of cultivating an attitude of gratitude to maintain ongoing, effective advocacy for animals. An internal appreciation for our breath, the beauty of this earth, and the inspirational work of other animal activists can […]

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Surviving Compassion Fatigue & Grief

by Lisa Levinson

  Sustainable Activism Webinar, Thursday, July 23 As an animal activist, a shelter worker, or a practicing vegan, our work is sacred, making a real difference in the lives of sentient beings. Despite many rewards, we may experience deep heartache and loss while helping animals. Witnessing the cruelty, ignorance, apathy, and lack of compassion towards […]

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Supporting Activists

by Denise Papas

IDA invites you to join our free, monthly Vegan Spirituality Online Gathering with hosts Peace to All Beings author Judy Carman and IDA’s Sustainable Campaign Director Lisa Levinson. We welcome guest speaker Lisa Kemmerer, animals and world religions scholar, this Sunday, July 12th from 5-6pm PST. Register for the call here. For more information about […]

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Animal Liberation in Process

by Lisa Levinson

  In IDA’s seventh Sustainable Activism Tip, life coach, speaker, author, and Helpline Counselor, Phyllis Levinson reminds us that animal activists are making progress, despite the endless nature of animal advocacy. When we feel frustrated or defeated, history can help us gain perspective on the bigger picture. Like other social justice movements, the animal rights […]

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Exercise Helps Activists

by Lisa Levinson

  IDA’s sixth Sustainable Activism Tip comes from “The World Peace Diet” author Dr. Will Tuttle, who shares the importance of physical exercise as a self-care tool for activists. Exercise reinvigorates the senses and maintains our physical health, which balances the intense emotional and intellectual activity we do as animal activists. Vigorous exercise also provides […]

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“Beating Burnout” Teleseminar Replay

by Lisa Levinson

  Thanks to those who attended our Sustainable Activism Teleseminar, “Beating Burnout: Sustaining Ourselves to Sustain Our Movements,” with long-time activists Dallas Rising and Paul Gorski, who shared their insights on community care and research on activist burnout. We are grateful to Dallas and Paul for offering their expertise to help fellow activists thrive. These […]

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Balancing Your Activism

by Lisa Levinson

  IDA’s fifth Sustainable Activism Tip comes from Peace to All Beings author and co-founder of the Circle of Compassion, Judy Carman, who encourages activists to restore inner peace after witnessing animal suffering. Judy suggests laughing and connecting with happy animals as effective antidotes to our constant exposure to animal cruelty. She recommends playing with […]

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Calling All Activists to Beat Burnout & Heal

by Lisa Levinson

  Join Us for Two Upcoming Events! Join IDA for our second Sustainable Activism Teleseminar, “Beating Burnout: Sustaining Ourselves to Sustain Our Movements,” with activists Dallas Rising and Paul Gorski and win free tickets to our first Activist Healing Retreat featuring “The 30 Day Vegan” author Colleen Patrick-Goudreau! Both events are great opportunities to practice […]

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Effective Animal Advocacy

by Dr. Will Tuttle

  By Dr. Will Tuttle IDA’s fourth Sustainable Activism Tip comes from The World Peace Diet author Dr. Will Tuttle, who shares the importance of surrounding ourselves with positive, like-minded people. Watch the video here. For self-care tips, emotional support, and activist resources, contact our Animal Activist Helpline: www.idausa.org/Helpline. IDA also invites you to read […]