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Carolyn Baker describes Resilience Coaching

By Dean Walker | November 20, 2017

These challenging and predicament-laden times call for a new and far deeper type of coaching for resilience in our daily lives and in our roles as leaders.

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Life In The Anthropocene: Field Notes From The Santa Rosa Fires, By Dianne Monroe

By Carolyn Baker | October 31, 2017

  Anthropocene: relating to or denoting the current geological age, viewed as the period during which human activity has been the dominant influence on climate and the environment. The call came a little before 5 am, the morning of Monday, October 9. I stumbled toward the phone and retrieved the message. A neighbor’s voice, “Get…

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The Wisdom Of The Dark Emotions, By Miriam Greenspan

By Carolyn Baker | October 29, 2017

I was brought to the practice of mindfulness more than two decades ago by the death of my first child. Aaron died two months after he was born, never having left the hospital. Shortly after that, a friend introduced me to a teacher from whom I learned the basics of Vipassana meditation: how to breathe…

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Climate Change And The Human Mind: A Noted Psychiatrist Weighs In, With Robert Jay Lifton

By Carolyn Baker | October 29, 2017

Reposted from Yale Environment 360 Psychiatrist and historian Robert Jay Lifton has delved deep into the some of the darkest issues and most traumatic events of the 20th century with his research into the mindset of Nazi doctors, terrorism, the experiences of prisoners of war, and the aftermath of nuclear attack, which he chronicled in…

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Barbara Ford. Hope is What You Do

By Dean Walker | October 26, 2017
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A Most Dangerous Assumption. Harvey Austin.

By Dean Walker | August 26, 2017

            A Most Dangerous Assumption “…It was amazing how many people thought money could buy them exception from the laws of nature.” S.M. Stirling Dies in the Fire, 2004, p. 5.   This is the grave mistake we make as a western culture, particularly as an American culture. We assume, because we have so much…

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Wetiko Inside and Outside: A Remarkable Teaching Moment

By Dean Walker | August 26, 2017

Wetiko Inside and Outside: A Remarkable Teaching Moment By Carolyn Baker   This thing of darkness, I acknowledge mine. “The Tempest,” William Shakespeare   In this time of extinction—whatever that means and whenever it may occur, we owe a huge debt to Paul Levy for giving us Dispelling Wetiko. In that extraordinary book, Levy writes…

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Telling the Climate Truth. Gaius Publius.

By Dean Walker | July 23, 2017

This article in Naked Capitalism and Down With Tyranny, is as strong an expression of climate realism and sober strategizing as I’ve seen. Of the now many responses to the David Wallace-Wells NY Magazine article, this one nails it for me and us here at Living Resilience.   Living Resilience readers looking for other sober…

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Assigning a Cost to BP’s Gulf Oil Spill. TruthOut. Dahr Jamail. 2014.

By Dean Walker | July 16, 2017

In April 2010, the Deepwater Horizon drilling platform exploded, causing the single largest marine oil disaster in US history. While the oil gushed from nearly a mile below the surface, BP promptly began to lowball the daily flow rate. The US government established the Flow Rate Technical Group (FRTG) led by Marcia McNutt to determine…

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2015 Video produced for MKP-NW Elders Gathering.

By Dean Walker | July 16, 2017

This video mentions many of the sources that were pivotal in the production of my recently released book, The Impossible Conversation: Choosing Reconnection and Resilience at the End of Business as Usual.

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