Reconnect With Self

Is climate change driving you to despair? Sara S. Moore

(To read this article in Ensia) Sara S. Moore offers some strong resilience guidance for the collapse aware. Sara S. Moore @stripeygirlcat Climate change adaptation researcher September 19, 2017 — The damage climate change does in terms of loss of life, health and property has been under the microscope of researchers for many years. Only…

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How can we talk about global warming? Renee Lertzman.

(Read this Article in Sierra Magazine) BY RENEE LERTZMAN | JUL 19 2017 Now that climate change has finally registered on the mass-media radar—thanks, in part, to the Trump administration’s showy efforts to prove just how much it doesn’t care about rising temperatures—it seems no one quite knows how to talk about it. Can fear…

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We need an ecological civilization before it’s too late. Jeremy Lent.

(To read this article on Jeremy Lent’s site) In the face of climate breakdown and ecological overshoot, alluring promises of “green growth” are no more than magical thinking. We need to restructure the fundamentals of our global cultural/economic system to cultivate an “ecological civilization”: one that prioritizes the health of living systems over short-term wealth…

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The Greatest Danger – Joanna Macy – YES Magazine

(Read YES article here) Some of Joanna’s best writing in this compact piece in YES magazine. The Greatest Danger If you’re really paying attention, it’s hard to escape a sense of outrage, fear, despair. Author, deep-ecologist, and Buddhist scholar Joanna Macy says: Don’t even try. Joanna Macy posted Feb 01, 2008 How do we live…

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Zhiwa Woodbury – Healing Our Trauma Together in an Insane World.

Click here to access this on Zhiwa’s Blog Healing our trauma together in an insane world… I was privileged to participate in Carolyn Baker & Dean Walker’s month-long symposium on-line recently, and wanted to follow up on a question from one of the participants that came near the end, and deserves a more considered response.…

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Will we know what counts as good leadership if Things Fall Apart? Johnathan Gosling

Click here to read full original article. Jonathan Gosling University of Exeter, UK Abstract Leadership 2017, Vol. 13(1) 35–47 ! The Author(s) 2016 Reprints and permissions: sagepub.co.uk/journalsPermissions.nav DOI: 10.1177/1742715016680675 lea.sagepub.com Suggestions that change can be handled through ‘adaptation and resilience’ assume continuity of cultural norms and value judgements, but here we explore what might happen…

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The Five Stages of Awareness

This piece is an excerpt from one chapter of my next book / workbook combination, due out Winter of 2018-2019… I have added just a few brief comments to Paul Chefurka’s clear and useful model for utilizing systems-thinking as one faces our predicament-laden world…Dean Walker. _______________________________ Five Stages of Awareness One of the most potent…

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Introduction: Dean Walker’s New Book (Fall 2018)

NEW BOOK: INTRODUCTION Dean Spillane-Walker July 2018   My frustration with these greedy, lying bastards is personal. Human-caused climate disruption is not a belief – it is one of the best-studied phenomena on Earth. Even a half-wit can understand this. As any father would, anyone threatening my family will by on the receiving end of…

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