Resources for Living

Stay Connected

​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

Crisis Help

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.

  • Healthline 811 (free, 24 hour confidential mental health support and addictions advice)
  • Indigenous Peoples Hope for Wellness Help Line     1+(855) 242-3310
  • Trans Health Navigator: For assistance in accessing healthcare needs or care coordination:  email: navigator.regina@usask.ca or navigator.saskatoon@usask.ca

  • 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

Pandemic Musings

The pandemic continues in the background of our lives, and we can feel it hovering. What combination of action and learning and listening helps you to reduce anxiety? Here are some amazing stories of resilience to lift you up on tough days.

The video How To Be At Home urges us to 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.

Kindness Calls—helping others feels good!

We try to keep in touch with each other, especially during difficult times. It gives us all a lift just to have a chat with others. Keep the phone humming with one call per day. Hearing a human voice soothes the soul.

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

Healing music to give you a “lift”…

Staying connected is one way we keep our spirits up, and music is another. This video combines music and connection in a way that feels warm and supportive.
Keep it Alight by Rev. Lynn Harrison with a national pandemic choir and Unitarians across the country, including some you might recognize.
Being Kind – performed by- Empty Hands Music / nimo
Feelin’ Groovy with Voces8
Grateful: A Love Song to the World by Empty Hands Music featuring Daniel Namod (4:58 minutes)
Same Boat – composed by Jonathan Singleton, Ben Simonetti and Zac Brown and performed by Zak Abel and Sheku Kanneh-Mason

Share spiritual resources

Spirituality

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).

Grieving

Many of us have lost people who were important to us in recent years. In this video, singers and song-writers share their experience of grieving and finding support. Listen to just a little or to the whole 2 hours. Performers include Johnny Reid, Gregory Charles, John McDermott, Michelle Wright, Fred Penner, Jenn Grant, Carolyn Dawn Johnson, Ray Legere and many more.
 
Our thanks to the Canadian Hospice and Palliative Care Association for sharing this Saying Goodbye concert held in honour of National Grief and Bereavement Day November 16, 2021. Other sponsors include the National Art Centre and all provincial palliative care associations across Canada.

 

 

To Give You a “Boost”

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: Soundtrack for the Soul — The 2021 Edition

Ordinary Day by Alan Doyle & Séan McCann might give you a boost of energy to carry on if you are all worn out at the end of the day. (4 minutes … thanks to Alan Doyle)