Welcome to our official page of recommended resources that can increase your personal mindfulness. Art, writing, journaling, and photography are all creative avenues that can help lead you to a deeper understanding of yourself and of the world. We encourage you to discover what you care about and find a way to express and act on the change you hope to create. You will inspire others to join the movement. Engage your passions! Express them to others! Change the world! Dan’s adventure started with a journal and a camera, how will you start yours?

Suggested Books:

mixed-media artistThe Mixed-Media Artist: Art Tips, Tricks, Secrets and Dreams from over 40 Amazing Artists

Author: Seth Apter

Presents and analyses the work of over 40 artists and describes the steps leading to effectively activating and discovering oneself through artistic expression.

artist journal workshopArtist’s Journal Workshop: Creating Your Life in Words and Pictures

Author: Cathy Johnson

Offers a beginner’s guide of creating an art journal through providing works of international artists and guidelines for constructing a journal from which the reader learns to activate personal creative expressions.

One Drawing a Day
one drawing a day

Author: Veronica Lawlor

Encourages a 6-week long exercise of producing one drawing each day including professional tips from illustrators and exercises to spark creativity.

Drawing from Life: The Journal as Artdrawing from life

Author: Jennifer New

Presents a breadth of daily journaling styles to encourage the practice of daily expression and to demonstrate the exemplified results of continuing this practice.

journal junkiesThe Journal Junkies Workshop: Visual Ammunition for the Art Addict

Author: Eric M. Scott & David R. Modler

Presents an array of methods through which self-expression through art journals is encouraged to discover your creative voice and style.

The Making of an Activist the making of an activist

Author: Lekha Singh & Friends

Depicts creative expressions of a global youth who are educated and empowered through the Free The Children program and instills a desire to activate your own innovation to change the world around you.

1000 Artist Journal Pages: Personal Pages and Inspirations1000 artist journal pages

Author: Dawn DeVries Sokol

Offers over 1000 journal pages that provide a range of journaling techniques and demonstrate the infinite discoveries that daily journaling may evoke.

Photojournalism: The Professionals’ Approach photojournalism

Author: Kenneth Kobre

Provides multiple interviews with professional photojournalists, insight into current camera technology, important new laws affecting photojournalists, present multimedia trends, numerous pictures, essential ethics, and key laws pertaining to wartime censorship, that introduce the world of photojournalism.

Photography as Activism: Images for Social Changephotography as activism

Author: Michelle Bogre

Describes the powerful impact of photography in inciting social and environmental changes in the world.


Author: Sebastian Junger

Presents a collection of Junger’s reports on nature and human nature in locations spanning the globe, demonstrating the importance of journalists and the powerful impact they can create.

Suggested Films:

Dying to Tell the Storydying to tell the story

Director: Kyra Thompson

Presents the bravery of photojournalists through interviews with multiple reporters who devote and risk their lives to share stories of worldwide adversity in hopes to change it. To further prove the necessity of photojournalists and the courage to which they must cling amidst danger, the film expounds upon the untimely death of Dan Eldon while he was reporting on the war in Somalia.


Director(s): Sebastian Junger & Tim Hetherington

Introduces you to the trying circumstances of soldiers on the frontlines of war through the directors’ yearlong immersion into an Al Qaeda and Taliban stronghold, Korengai Valley. Provides a glimpse into the important role of journalists in accessing and displaying the truth, even when in the midst of war.

front lineWhich Way is the Front Line from Here? The Life and Time of Tim Hetherington

Director: Sebastian Junger

Traces Hetherington’s works through the many battlefields he documented in efforts to honor the value of the innovation he brought to the field of photojournalism.

If you have a book or film that should be on this list, please email Sara! We’d love to check out your suggestions  and add them to our recommended resources!