Shelly Tygielski is the author of Sit Down to Rise Up and founder of the global grassroots mutual aid organization Pandemic of Love. Her work has been featured by over 100 media outlets, including CNN Heroes, The Kelly Clarkson Show, CBS This Morning, the New York Times, and the Washington Post. A trauma-mindfulness teacher and a Garrison Institute Fellow, she has been called one of the “12 Powerful Women of the Mindfulness Movement” by Mindful.org and teaches self-care and resilience at organizations around the world.
Visit her online at http://www.shellytygielski.com.
Link to her book’s product page on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/1608687449
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ABOUT HER NEW BOOK
The practice of mindfulness is most often touted for its profound mind, body, and spirit benefits. In Sit Down to Rise Up, self-care activist Shelly Tygielski shows that mindfulness can also be a powerful tool for spurring transformative collective action.
“The premise of this book,” Shelly states, “is fairly simple: When we are interconnected, when one of us heals, we all heal.”
Organized in three sections—Me, We, and Us—SIT DOWN TO RISE UP sheds light on:
Why self-care — a commitment to taking an active role in safeguarding our mental and physical wellness — isn’t self-centered but truly a selfless act — and ways to expand our view of the “self” to include our family, community, human beings across the globe, and the natural world.
How we are each born with a sense of agency — the ability to rise up, assert ourselves, and become an agent for social change, regardless of our circumstances — and ways to uncover and nurture that seed within us.
Why positive thinking as a consistent habit is downright impossible — and how to find simple, unconditional happiness that is not in opposition to negative experiences through conscious action and connection with others
Why self-care — a commitment to taking an active role in safeguarding our mental and physical wellness — isn’t self-centered but truly a selfless act — and ways to expand our view of the “self” to include our family, community, human beings across the globe, and the natural world
The power of showing up, taking baby steps, and making incremental change — and an arsenal of tools to help anyone create circles of influence for serving others and doing good, sparking a ripple effect that continues to reverberate and inspire people of all types everywhere.
Why we urgently need to extinguish the stigma attached to asking for help and support the concept and reality of equity, how to set up your own mutual aid network…and more.