12 Principles for Supporting Healthy Community

I own these amazing cards, 12 Principles for Healthy Community Change, part of Berkana’s Engaging Community Toolkit. But sometimes I go to reach for them and they are not where I am. I find them inspiring reminders for aligning how we go about creating change with the change we’re trying to create. So, I’m nabbing […]

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Sitting in Stillness

Searching back through archives for some process design ideas and came across this reminder of the value of inviting people to sit in the silence, the stillness. From Stephen Mitchell’s 2006 translation of the Tao de Ching, Chapter 15: Tao Te Ching #15 The ancient Masters were profound and subtle. Their wisdom was unfathomable. There is […]

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Heart Egging You On

A little exchange on Marianne Knuth’s blog, jamming on her post and mine from last night. Marianne wrote: And what an apt reminder to not hold on so tightly to the hope for change, but do whatever it is we do, because it is the right thing to do. And not, I think, from a […]

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Giving Up on Changing the World

Tonight I read Marianne Knuth’s recent post “Reflections on our participation in a world gone wrong”. Having just heard Rob Stewart share his message about the impact humans are having on the planet (hint = not good) and then watching his documentary Sharkwater this weekend, this topic of our participation in a world gone wrong is circling in […]

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