Sami is the founder of the nonprofit organization The Resilient Activist, which provides community building and resilience tools for those who are fearful, anxious, fatigued or overwhelmed about the climate crisis.
The inspiration for developing The Resilient Activist was the increasing prevalence of emotional distress directly related to climate disruption and environmental devastation. Sami experienced this on a personal level with the 2003 suicide of her son, an environmental activist, who was overwhelmed by the extent of global environmental destruction.
The Resilient Activist is developing a new program to provide education for and partnership with mental health and wellness professionals who are committed to expanding their scope of expertise to include the emotional grief and anxiety related to climate change.
Sami is a Climate Reality Leader through Al Gore’s Climate Reality Project. She is also a yoga and meditation teacher who focuses on the emotional and physical benefits of time spent in nature and the important connection we humans have with the natural world.
Through Sami’s studies in meditation, yoga, nature-connected teachings, and the benefits of her own time spent in nature, along with her desire to guide others into a life rich in nature connection, she has created The Resilient Activist programs to build a community that will nurture, uplift, and support those who strive to live in conscious harmony with Earth.
For more information about The Resilient Activist and its mission, visit theresilientactivist.org.
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