This is a new era of watching war unfold. We’ve learned in these last two years about our inextricable connection to every other body in the world. The war in Ukraine has us feeling that connection anew. War, conflict, exodus, genocide, trauma has touched the lineage of every single one of us. Violence has come to shape our world, both internally and externally.
When we are unable to confront the internal toll of violence, we are apt to perpetuate it. Listening hard to the gamut of profound teachers, there is a common thread: our task is to be active in the pursuit of love. Love does not mean passivity. Love is the regenerative force of Life, it is the thing that grows us, that feeds the parts of us that actually makes the world a better place. Love makes space for each other, for our whole selves. So here we are, an herbal body care company, working with concepts like ‘Self Care’ and ‘Self Love’ that have been commodified and nearly rendered impotent. Yet these concepts are crucial to our awakening. There is a felt alignment in taking care of ourselves, each other, our world. This alignment is a channel for powerful strength. So let everything we do radiate love, especially when it’s hard. The more we do this, the more impossible war becomes. May your Self Care be in service.
Resources to support Ukraine:
Through their Conflict Response Fund, Women for Women identifies credible partners on the ground and allocates resources to help address the unmet needs of women facing this crisis.
UNICEF’s key emergency interventions include:
-prepositioning health, hygiene and emergency education supplies as close as possible to communities near the line of contact
-trucking safe water to conflict-affected areas
-supporting mobile child protection teams providing psychosocial care to children traumatized by chronic -insecurity, responding to cases of violence and abuse against children and assisting children separated from family
-working with municipalities to ensure there is immediate help for children and families in need
As the war in Ukraine escalates, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has halted normal activities and is mobilizing emergency operations. They now have teams in Ukraine, Poland, Moldova, Hungary, Slovakia, Russia, and Belarus. MSF is an independent and impartial organization committed to providing medical humanitarian assistance to people affected by the war no matter who they are or where they are.
The United Nations World Food Programme is on the ground right now providing critical food assistance for people fleeing the conflict. With your help, we can deliver food directly to Ukrainian people in dire need.
All funds will be used to help those in need, affected by armed conflict, blood collection, mobilization of volunteers and resources, and emergency activities.
CARE is providing support to partners on the ground and your help is urgently needed. Give now to send lifesaving food, water, and hygiene kits to the most vulnerable in Ukraine.
Airbnb.org is funding short term housing for up to 100,000 people fleeing Ukraine. Refugee guests are supported regardless of nationality, race, ethnicity, or how they identify.
You can help by offering temporary stays for free or at a discount through Airbnb.org, or donating to fund stays.