Bring me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, the wretched refuse of your teeming shore.

~ Emma Lazarus, an excerpt from Statue of Liberty Poem (from New Colossus)

We are making a video!

Our first effort is a media video project titled "In My America" to launch our campaign, Self-care for America. This uplifting video will feature Americans from all over sharing a piece of their ideal vision for America.

It's about Americans caring for Americans; coming together in celebration of what we share in common.

We all have voices; we all have power.

When we get beaten up, burnt out, battered down and overwhelmed, we retreat and find rest and rejuvenation. Americans, millions of Americans, are feeling overwhelm and helplessness. And that the opportunity for the brilliance of our nation may be slipping through our fingers. And so, we feel like we don't have a voice; and I had been feeling that way. But we do. We all have voices. And we all have power.

~ Christine Powers

Count me in to uplift America!

What is this Self-Care Campaign for America?

We're creating an inspirational video featuring Americans from all 50 states and U.S. territories to bring healing and upliftment to our nation.

This is for the millions of us who are exhausted.

You know, us in the middle, the ones who are in pain over families and friendships splitting apart. We're tired of the political arguments, the shouting, the name-calling. We are tired of feeling helpless and overwhelmed. We're scared that our nation is falling apart at the seams. And we feel so unheard.

It's not just us that's exhausted.

America, the nation herself, is exhausted and needs TLC from her people. Our nation is bruised, battered, and burnt out.

So, what if .....

What if we could have our voices heard ~and~ see each other beyond the divisive labels ~and~ bring much-needed healing to our nation and each other?

Is it possible?

We know it is.

And, it is so simple. But it requires YOU. The video project, "In My America" is born from the asking within each of our hearts and souls to be heard, to heal, and be healed.

"In My America" is a healing balm.

It is a virtual adventure to find each other again in a creative space that is not charged, not political, not judgmental.

We're focusing on our common ground.

What is that?

Let's get super basic. We love our children, our sisters, brothers, moms and dads, grandparents... Americans love our families. We all fervently desire to protect and provide for our families and have the opportunity for happy, healthy, fulfilling lives. We love our sports teams. We love weekend barbeques. We love freedom. And we love being connected.

Common ground. And there is more, but let's focus here.

father and toddler
Family dinner

When we bring this common ground to the front of our awareness and see how we are the same in just these few places, it allows us to begin "see" each other with our hearts, not our judgments or labels. Tensions ease. The caricatures and stereotypes that have been built in our imaginations begin to melt away.

When we come together focusing on what unites us, in this spirit and energy, we bring care for each other, and bestow grace upon each other.

We uplift heaviness, heal divisiveness, peel off exhaustion, and create a space where we can look at each other face-to-face, directly in the eyes, and see beyond politics, and labels, and colors, and creeds, and ages, and... and... and.

We are America.

Through this creative video project, we will find each other once again.

The moment we begin to do this, America will begin to find her way.

It begins with us, each of us until it is all of us.

How to get involved


We want YOU to be part of our inspirational video! It's super easy, you only complete one sentence. You can do it on your iPhone or even Zoom! Details will be released in a few days. So make sure to keep an eye out!

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Get involved in and instantly uplift your life. We already have a volunteer team of over 10 people but creating this video will take a small army to spread the word, cultivate content and edit into a video, then share our finished video far and wide.

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Join our private Facebook group to stay in touch with how our video is coming along, be with uplifting people, and hang out in a safe space. We will be asking you to share our video far and wide!

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This video project is mostly volunteer and we also need to secure professional assistance in many technical and content development areas. Donations of in-kind services and cash* are welcome! Please let us know if you are able to help in anyway! Anything is appreciated!

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How beautiful our spacious skies.

Rio Grande River, Texas

America is a poem in our eyes; its ample geography dazzles the imagination, and it will not wait long for metres.

~ Ralph Waldo Emerson, American Essayist, Poet & Philosopher, 1803 - 1882

Our waves of grains and plains.

Wheat fields, Kansas

How wonderful it is to be an American. We have known the best of times and the worst of times.

~ Maya Angelou, American Poet Laureate, Activist & Author, 1928 - 2014

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Accept the invitation...

Embark on this enlightening and fun journey with Americans from all over. Be part of a project to activate personal and national restoration, and side by side, let's explore what is possible when we come together - indivisible. There are three ways to be involved!

  • Contribute and be in the video (don't worry, we'll give you clear instructions!)
  • Volunteer to help create the video and then share it far and wide.
  • Donate any amount to help our team complete this project where we do not get volunteer support. (Note: this is not a non-profit entity, but we are not seeking to make a profit. Any overflow funds will be donated to Philosophers Camp, LLC's scholarship fund. Donations are not tax-deductible.)
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Current list of volunteer areas:

  • Video editing and production
  • Scriptwriting and copywriting
  • Editing and proofreading
  • Facebook moderation
  • Participation tracking of all states and territories
  • Project admin support
  • Website updates
  • Videographer on the loose!
  • PR and social sharing


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Our purple mountains' majesty and shining seas.

Mountain and sea, Alaska

We're Americans, with a capital A. You know what that means? Do ya? That means that our forefathers were kicked out of every decent country in the world. We are the wretched refuse. We're the underdog. We're mutts! But there's no animal that more faithful, more loyal, more loveable than the mutt.

~ Len Blum, Dan Goldberg, and Harold Ramis, writers of the movie "Stripes", 1981

Collie carrying American flag

Let us shed grace on one another.

Chimey Rock, North Carolina


Bring some self-care to America!

It's so easy. We will give you one sentence to complete with a phrase that represents the highest ideal of what America means to you. You can use your mobile device. Instructions to come in a few days; we are dotting our "i"s and crossing our "t"s. And remember, we are seeking multiple people from all 50 states and territories.

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About Christine Powers

"Self-care Campaign for America" was created by Christine Powers, founder of the modern-day Philosophers Camp, in response to the pain and division racking the American soul and psyche collectively and individually. Christine specializes in building sanctuaries and eclectic, sublime transformational experiences of all kinds.

Christine is a fierce guardian of wonder and wisdom. A former marketing, advertising, crisis PR, and fundraising executive for large non-profit organizations including the American Red Cross, today she is a healer, embodying deep resonance with the fullness of life. She activates and opens hearts with her soul-voice as a classical and operatic soprano, enlightening speaker, writer, spiritual teacher, and creator of rejuvenation retreats and workshops. She holds certifications as a Reiki Master-Teacher as well as Death Doula and Ordained Minister.

Christine Winter