Resources for Living

​Everyday, we each do the best we can. Sometimes, we feel good about that. On other days, our life journey seems hard and we need the support of others.

The Unitarian Fellowship offers opportunities to be with others (sometimes on Zoom) and supports purposeful living. May you find something that suits you on these pages and in our Fellowship.

For more information or to submit ideas for these pages, please email: ufr.secretary@sasktel.net

Being anxious right now is completely understandable. Self-care can help ease some of the negative feelings. That means getting enough sleep, fresh air (even from a window), eating nourishing meals, taking a break from the news, and connecting with loved ones by phone. It also means asking for help when emotions become overwhelming.

Some resources aim to specifically address mental health concerns:​

https://www.huffingtonpost.ca/entry/cheap-mental-health-resources-anxiety_l_5e7b8269c5b64ef9d36f01f2

Crisis Help Lines

Healthline 811 (free, 24 hour confidential mental health support and addictions advice)

Indigenous Peoples Hope for Wellness Help Line     1+(855) 242-3310

Regina Mobile Crisis Services (24/7)        (306) 757-0127    1646 11 th Ave Regina Sk    http://www.mobilecrisis.ca/

Sexual Assault Line (24/7)        (306) 352-0434 / (306) 536-1190
http://www.reginasexualassaultcentre.ca/

Suicide Help Line    Regina (24/7)        (306) 525-5333

Share inspirational prayers, spiritual resources 

The internet has a host of suggestions about how to live your life. Here is one with a balanced, reasoned approach from the Centre for Spirituality and Healing University of Minnesota (includes 5-minute nature video).

Acclaimed actress Dame Judith Dench has created an awe inspiring video that explains how she sees trees as part of her family and demonstrates with time lapse photography how trees relate to each other. It is a lovely example of the Unitarian 7th Principle:  Respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part.   Enjoy this uplifting video …
Judi Dench, My Passion for Trees (2017) about 56 minutes and well worth it.

 

What gives you a “lift” … guided meditation? healing music? 

Spring on the Prairies – Connie Kaldor 

A Place in the Choir – words by Bill Staines, performed by Celtic Thunder (It will make you smile, I promise!)

How To Be At Home – Lean into loneliness — and know you’re not alone in it. Filmmaker Andrea Dorfman reunites with poet Tanya Davis to craft tender and profound animation on the theme of isolation, providing a wise and soaringly lyrical sequel to their viral hit How to Be Alone.

HAUSER – “Live in Zagreb” FULL Classical ConcertThe human connection between cellist S Hauser and other musicians in this wonderful 1.5 hour concert is heart-warming and the musicianship superb beginning to end. No matter what kind of music you enjoy, this concert will speak to your soul.

CBC’s Tapestry is your guide through the messy business of being human. You’ll hear surprising conversations and rediscover your connection to something larger than yourself. Tapestry: your time to pause and go deep. (watch out for loud volume). For example, try:
 

2S-LGBT-QIA supports 

Small changes in our behaviour can help make a difference!

Language basics

Pronouns—Using someone’s correct gender pronouns is one of the most basic ways to show your respect for their identity. It is a simple thing we can ALL do.

Links to resources:

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7DnLAYc9FkI  Human Rights are important. Although this is an American video, it is well done and has a powerful human rights message for trans youth. Please let us know if you have a current Canadian video or link.

Need Help? Support is Available

Be part of our Kindness Calls—helping others feels good! 

We try to keep in touch with each other, especially during difficult times like the 2020 pandemic. It gives us all a lift just to have a chat with others.

If you would like to have a brief conversation monthly with a Unitarian, contact: ufr.secretary@sasktel.net

Join others who wish to take action on social issues 

Our Fellowship has many interests, based on our principles and the circumstances of our country and province. Our library focus is on reconciliation but many members are well-informed on other social issues. Join us to take action toward positive race relations and other social action initiatives. Help us get to know the realities of our world and be a positive influence.

A personal Thank You, because YOU are important

Please suggest other podcasts, books, videos … these will change over time so check back.