Meet Kristine Claghorn, a.k.a. @claggie, a creative producer, sustainability expert, and educator of compassion and mindfulness. When she’s not involved in compassionate activism, how is she showing compassion to herself? Some meditation, a good book, and starting each day with an intention.
What are some ways you stay Idle?
Some of my favorite ways to stay idle include meditating every morning when I wake up and winding down with a good book and a cup of tea before going to bed each night.
What does being Idle mean to you?
I've adopted the practice of starting every morning with an intention, and being present is one I try to stick to. I'm a naturally anxious person, so reminding myself throughout the day to take a breath and stay present helps me slow down and clear my mind.
Lots and lots of podcasts.
I like to have fiction and non-fiction on hand at all times. I recently finished two novels I really enjoyed (based on true WWII stories): The Ragged Edge of Night by Olivia Hawker and Resistance Women by Jennifer Chiaverini. I'm also reading All You Can Save, edited by Ayana Elizabeth Johnson and Katharine Wilkinson, a book about women's voices in regards to the environment and climate change.
I've been cooking lots of soups and curries this season. I love making a big batch of warming soup that lasts a couple of days.
Name three things you need to relax?
Something cozy (hellooo Idle robe,) a good book, and a good cuddle with my pets and fiancé.