Tag Archives forMake a difference

Get Off the Bus

Get off the Bus

About a 7 to 8 minute read
15th November, 2021

In this article, the “bus” I’m talking about is entire populations of people all gabbling without listening to one another and without thinking clearly. The bus is hurtling toward a cliff, with no-one in the driver’s seat. The opinions, the conflict, the angst, are all fueling the bus.

Here’s how to understand what’s going on, and how to disengage from the insanity.

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3 Ways to Bring Ourselves Home

3 Ways to Bring Ourselves Home

About a 4 minute read
8th November, 2021

Last week, I wrote a post in which I explained what I mean by the term, "empowered thinking." One of the things I said about "thinking," is that you have a limited amount of mental space and it's up to you to choose what to fill it with. In this post, I'll share 3 practices for using our thinking to "bring ourselves home."

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Empowered Thinking for Deep Change

Empowered Thinking for Deep Change

About a 6 minute read
1st November, 2021

We're so in the habit of controlling each other/being controlled that we've forgotten how to think for ourselves. We're so overwhelmed by the challenges we face that we assume there's nothing we can do (and it's all our fault).  And we assume that controlling each other is necessary and failing was inevitable because humans are just basically bad.

Let's re-examine these habits and assumptions.

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The ​3 ​Skill Sets ​​​We Need for a ​​Kinder Culture

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The 3 Skill Sets We Need for a Kinder Culture

(about a 6 minute read)

There are three core skill sets that I believe can help us be more effective in holding space for more compassionate, just, sustainable, and enjoyable ways of living and doing business.

Until I think of better names for them, I’m calling them: Internal Self-parenting Skills, Sustainable Living Skills, and Relationship Skills. In this article I summarize each of them.

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Carbon Accounting Isn’t Working

Carbon Accounting Isn't Working

This post is about a 2 minute read

The climate movement is engaging the world in the wrong discussion1.

The problem with focusing on carbon accounting is that it leads people on both sides of the debate into thinking that so long as we emit less carbon/sequester more carbon, business can otherwise continue as usual and everything will be ok.

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Why We Doubt Our Intrinsic Worth

Why We Doubt Our Intrinsic Worth

This is a super-short post; just a few seconds to read

Our culture measures the worth of children in “good behavior” that reflects well on parents, caregivers, and teachers.

We measure the worth of adults in terms of visible wealth, status, followers, beauty (defined by very narrow criteria), youth, and power.

No wonder we have difficulty seeing and identifying with our own intrinsic worth.

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