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#SoftHeartSessions - Create your new year - Day 4

howdy y'all, 

It's time for Day 4 of Create your new year, a series of #SoftHeartSessions. You can find the whole series here, or go back and start from Day 1.) Remember that if you miss a day any time, that's okay, just start again -- we are all human after all, and the best thing we can do is expect mistakes and just work through them. 💜

Now, find yourself 15 minutes and some space to write or record yourself as you work through today's prompt.

Now widen your scope. What place does community care have in your life? How do you feel about others caring for you? Do you accept care as something you deserve as a member of your community? Explore the ways you have accepted care and support or your feelings around why you haven't.

Especially in the US, our society is very focused on individualism and the idea that we can (and should) do it alone. But y'all: this just isn't true! We live in a society for a reason. Humans are social creatures, and we all do better Together. Rebuilding patterns of community and kinship is an integral part of successfully creating a world that doesn't alienate us from each other.

It is a human need to give and receive care. But that may feel frightening at first, as we work to reprogram our thoughts around "individual" achievement (as if anyone truly achieves anything alone). Today is all about exploring your feelings around that.

Leave a comment if you have any thoughts you'd like to share about what your explore with today's prompt. Maybe you want to share some of your favorite forms of self care -- it's always nice to hear from other folks to get new ideas for ourselves. Though of course, there's no pressure to share anything 🤗

If you'd like to work through these prompts in a more social space, you can join the Soft Heart Society Discord group here. The Soft Heart Society is an open group I run for caring creatives, and within it we have a section for folks participating in Soft Heart Sessions, so you can share about any feelings the prompts have brought up for you and have folks who have also worked through them to chat with. You're welcome any time 💖

And if you aren't signed up to receive the whole series directly to your email, sign up here, so you can get each prompt emailed directly to you and won't miss any days. 💜 When you sign up, the prompts will start from Day 1, so you're able to start your three week session fresh 💜

As always, 
with love,
riles

Thank you for being here 👋 I'm a queer artist who has intentionally built a life where I can work remotely and travel the world. Along the way, I'm trying to figure out how to be a good human.

I want to work together to help you create the world you want to live in. I write, make art, and create community spaces for us to to share thoughts, feelings, & opportunities for us to explore together. Being human is hard, but we can make it easier for each other. I believe in us. 💜

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