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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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The Poetry of Predicament e002 – Lise Van Susteren

By Dean Walker | July 22, 2017

This is a repost of an episode of our 2016 online symposium, bringing thought leaders together to explore the predicaments we face and how best to stay present in the face of those predicaments. Lise Van Susteren is at the top of the field of addressing human mental, psychological and spiritual health in these turbulent…

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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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The Battlefield at Mother Nature. Piercing Video from Marc Haneburght.

By Dean Walker | July 16, 2017

Prolific video producer, Marc Haneburght offers us one of his most artful and grief-filled pieces to date. This is a film to watch when you find yourself numb and uninspired. Watching this piece will either invoke your appropriate rage or your grief. Either way our hearts are inspired to break open consciously. Thank you Marc.

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The Story of Stuff. The simplest version of our consumerist story.

By Dean Walker | July 16, 2017
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To fully engage in the work of Living Resilience we must have at least a basic understanding of our consumption-based human operating system. We also must be clear that our system is utterly unsustainable, in fact it is at the center of our global predicament. The Story of Stuff offers us a very gentle introduction…

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The Uninhabitable Earth. NY Magazine. July 9, 2017

By Dean Walker | July 16, 2017

  In a July 9, 2017 article in New York Magazine, David Wallace-Wells did what very few mainstream journalists are willing to do. Wallace-Wells articulated a list of impacts and symptoms that we can look forward to in the very near future, if we stay on the Business as Usual track we are on. Clearly…

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The gifts of conscious grieving

By Dean Walker | July 8, 2017
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What is the truth about grief? It’s not what our culture tells us about grief. Carolyn explains why conscious grieving is an essential life skill that heals us, heals the community, and heals the Earth and also paradoxically manifests joy and gratitude in our lives and relationships.

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