Archives for November 2011

Educate Yourself About Social Change

  These are 3 organizations actively working to educate folks about different aspects of social change. Use what they have to offer as resources to fuel discussions or new ideas. Global Oneness Project Global Oneness Project encourages people to take action to change the world by presenting countless interviews with leaders, visionaries, and activists around […]

A Few Good Blogs

Here are a few good blog posts from a few good organizations. These sites cover centered social justice work, reproductive justice, and the benefits of mindfulness. Interaction Institute for Social Change (IISC) “IISC stands with a global community of skillful visionaries, grounded in love as a force for transformation, achieving social justice for all and […]

My Insecurities Are Animals

My insecurities are animals. Butterflies to be exact. They take up physical space in my body. I can be going along comfortable in my day, feeling clear, and minding my own business. But as soon as an event happens that excites them – an awkward exchange, a subtle reprimand from my supervisor – I notice […]

Grab a Little Peace of Mind

  The mere idea of thinking positive thoughts and reciting affirmations personally gives me the willies, but the following resources give smart space for optimism. Not only do they encourage folks to be “positive,” they also give sound reasons why that’s a wise choice. And science backs them up. The Empathetic Civilisation Jeremy Rifkin believes […]

december 2011

WEST COAST fearlessMeditation I | Practice of the Body CXC | Center for Transformative Change | Berkeley, CA Friday | December 2, 2011 | 7:00-9:30pm Register   The Art of Leadership | Rockwood Leadership Institute Westerbeke Ranch | Sonoma, CA January 23-27, 2012 Deadline to apply is December 12, 2011 More Info   Building a Social Media […]

Annie Leonard | The Story of Broke

A few years ago,  Annie Leonard came out with the Story of Stuff, which explained how all of our junk affected our lives, our environment, the lives of folks in other countries, etc. Her latest movie, the Story of Broke takes a look at the economy and why our government says it has no money […]

Helping Hands for Grant Seekers

  Sometimes the best way to go forward is to take a look at where we’ve been. These resources give grant seekers a chance to evaluate, tweak, revise, and review the way they’re approaching the process. Demystifying Grant Seeking  Larissa Golden Brown and John Martin Brown teach you to follow a system that will get […]

Jonathan Haidt | Moral Roots of Liberals & Conservatives

From TED Talk site: Psychologist Jonathan Haidt studies the five moral values that form the basis of our political choices, whether we’re left, right or center. In this eye-opening talk, he pinpoints the moral values that liberals and conservatives tend to honor most. Watch the video 

Occupy’s 2nd Anniversary in Sebastopol

Written & Contributed by Shepherd Bliss  We celebrated Occupy Wall Street’s (OWS) second monthly anniversary in small town Sebastopol, with its less than 8000 residents, in Northern California on November 17. We packed a City Council meeting where over two-dozen people spoke in favor of Occupy Sebastopol (OS) and the five-member Council supported it. Though […]

Alternative Medicine at the Hospital

Not all that long ago, you could guarantee that your doctor wouldn’t even think about suggesting alternative medicine to treat you. But these days, even hospitals are offering things like acupuncture and reiki.  Hospitals are going alternative. Forty-two percent now offer at least one type of complementary or alternative medicine treatment, according to a recent survey by […]

Claude AnShin Public Talk

Race & Occupy Wall Street

The diversity of OWS is in question, and at the same time, in many cities throughout the country, there are Occupy movements that have been more inclusive. Let’s consider how to maintain diversity throughout all the Occupy movements so that we aren’t recreating a new divisiveness in seeking to make real change. The incident is […]