Entries by unny

Encompass Thoughts and Redistribution

I have served on the board of directors of Encompass for about two years. I mentioned a couple of months back that Encompass is closing. We’ve now written about how we’re distributing the remaining funds and recommendations for the farmed animal protection movement. In month or two, I’ll write about my personal thoughts about Encompass […]


Are you looking at the end of this year and thinking, ‘Wow, this is horrible?’ Or, ‘I need more hope in my life?’ or even, ‘What great things are happening right now?’ I’m here for you! May I suggest that you donate to one of the following nonprofits? Encompass. I serve on the Board of […]

Preventing pandemics and work

Back in February I decided to take some time off work to think about my career. I haven’t actively searched for work, but I found some anyway! Phoenix Zones Initiative was too good of an opportunity to pass. I’m doing just a little bit of temporary contract fundraising work for them, helping to create some […]


I was inspired by Lead for Minnesota to talk about the ‘mistakes’ I have made and what I have learned, both to reflect upon my own behavior and try to live differently going forward as well as demonstrating vulnerability for others to learn. One of the biggest ‘mistakes’* was my inattentiveness to relationships at the […]

Life update February 2021

What I’m doing now, as of February, 2021 Here is a non-comprehensive list of some of the activities I’ve been up to. Organizing I am planning one local and one national/international of virtual retreats with Our Wellness and Liberation, probably in February of 2021. I attend a virtual/national/international meditation group for animal advocates and coordinate accountability […]

Interview with Hope for the Animals

I was recently interviewed on Hope for the Animals! I talk about my story of how I got involved, what we need in future animal advocacy conferences, what I’m hopeful for, and much more. I also talked to Hope about the Our Wellness and Liberation (OWL) retreats that I’m co-hosting next month (February, 2021). These […]

Our Wellness and Liberation Virtual Meditation Retreats

I am organizing two virtual meditation retreats for animal advocates. The first one, on February 20, is the local retreat for folks in the Twin Cities, Minnesota area. The second one, for folks anywhere, is on February 27. Here’s a description of the retreats: During the winter of 2020-2021, we may experience ongoing suffering, anxiety, […]

My thoughts about activism and wellness

I was recently interviewed by Carly on her podcast, Consciously Clueless! Please take a listen. I have so much in common with Carly and it was great to have such an easy conversation about so many things I like to talk about. I talk about my life, spirituality, social change, and why I do what […]