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Recipe for Clinton / Kaine Lemonade
Hillary Clinton's pick of Tim Kaine for VP may trigger the sea change progressives have been dreaming of and working towards for decades. Please hear me out.
Policing Is a Dirty Job, but Nobody's Gotta Do It: 6 Ideas for a Cop-Free World
It's time to start imagining a society that isn't dominated by police
Cultivating Empathy for the NEXT Crisis
A central question for this moment in history is how do we collectively navigate a crescendoing wave of crises and move toward planetary resilience and thriving?
The Four Mantras of True Presence
These simple mantras can help us overcome suffering
Post-Brexit Visions of The Possible: It's Time to Imagine a New European Community
We live in the beginning phase of a global revolution which will turn societal conditions upside down. We cannot stop this transformation, but we can influence where it will...
7 Traits of People Who Are Great at Relationships
Relating to your partner, spouse or significant other can be challenging. Here's what the people who make it work know that you may not.
Empathy: Why It's Important, Why We Should Nurture It in Our Kids
One of the most important skills we can teach our kids is empathy. Empathy is the ability to see and value what another person is feeling or experiencing. When we see someone...
15 Ways to Get Someone Out of Your Head
Expert tips to manage your frustration and get past toxic thinking.
6 Better Ways to Deal With Conflicts in Your Relationship
Intimate relationships bring up intense feelings. Conflict with a partner can feel destabilizing, and make it difficult to be articulate and openly expressive. Many people try...
Dear Straight Allies, Please Don't Come to Pride Until You've Understood These 6 Things
1. The first Pride was a police riot. We hold Pride each summer to commemorate the Stonewall Riots of 1969. At the time, most states had laws banning LGBT people from...
Dumbing Us Down: The 7 Hidden Lessons of Compulsory Education
While teaching means different things in different places, seven lessons are universally taught from Harlem to Hollywood Hills.
5 Tips for People Who Feel Like They're "Living Alone in a World of Wounds"
Profound ecologist and writer, Aldo Leopold (1887-1948), once said: “One of the penalties of an ecological education is that one lives alone in a world of wounds. Much of the...
Building a Local Peace Economy: We Have the Power
When attending meetings with peace and justice activists, I often find myself the only business person in the room. Inevitably, someone makes a comment about the evils of...
In the Absence of the Village, Mothers Struggle Most
Dear Mothers, I’m writing you today because I can no longer contain the ache in my gut and fire in my heart over an injustice that you and I are bearing the brunt of. Though...
A Do No Harm, but Take No Sh*T Guide to Dealing With Others.
Here’s how I work: I’m extremely friendly and respectful to those who obey the laws of common decency when interacting with others. However, if someone is rude to me, I have a...
On Staying Sane in a Suicidal Culture
"All you can know is your allegiance to life and your intention to serve it in this moment that we are given." - Joanna Macy
Husbandry: a Feminist Reclamation of Men's Responsibility to Care
To stop the economy’s advance towards greed and destruction, we need new metaphors and images that inspire a radically different alternative.
5 Great Ways to Expand Your World When Traveling
Take them as inspiration, accept them as challenges or follow them as rules. Just remember that the world is open to those with an open mind.
How to Find Your Power (Your Ability to Make a Difference in the World) - And Avoid Abusing It
For the past twenty years, I have been carrying out experiments to find out how power is distributed in groups. I have infiltrated college dorms and children’s summer camps to...
Commoning as a Transformative Social Paradigm
In facing up to the many profound crises of our time, we face a conundrum that has no easy resolution: how are we to imagine and build a radically different system while...
How to Bootstrap a Bossless Organization in 3 Easy Steps
My first impression at OuiShare Fest was a weird utopian blockchain mania: a poorly understood but massively hyped technology that will somehow fix all our social, political...
By Their Fruits Ye Shall Know Them
I’m dealing with massive cognitive dissonance right now. Multiple, contradictory beliefs and perceptions inhabit my mind, each compelling on its own terms. How do I...
5 Reasons the Fight for Energy Democracy Starts in Communities
It is a sunny April Saturday and I’m running late to an event. This itself is not remarkable – but this time it is because the street I’m looking for in Lambeth is not marked...
Be an Island Crystal of Hope In These Times of Profound Global Turbulence
We can all feel it — the mental disease of late-stage capitalism is causing widespread depression, an epidemic of suicides, chronic feelings of guilt and shame, and a general...
Positive Parenting: How to Raise Your Children With Unconditional Love
Parenthood lies deep within us. We are wired to help our little ones survive and prosper. Modern life, however, has removed us from our natural environment. It can be hard to...
From Floating Food Forests to Vacant Lot Crops, Urban Farming Is Taking Root Across America
More than 1,500 community gardens have been started on vacant land in Detroit alone in recent years.
Amid Election Chaos, Communities Show Where the Real Power Is
In every community I visited, I found people working hard to lay a different foundation for our society.
Yes, It's Okay to Talk About Climate Change Right Now
With the largest evacuation in the history of the province of Alberta displacing nearly 100 000 people as large sections of Fort McMurray burn to the ground in the middle of a...
For First Time Ever, a Majority of People Identify as 'Global Citizens'
People around the world are increasingly identifying as global citizens, according to a new BBC poll that shines a light on changing attitudes about immigration, inequality...
Can Love Stories Change the World?
Sharing tales of love is good for our souls, and allows us to be vulnerable with each other, writes Matt Hopwood. In his life changing journey of emotional exploration, he...
Healthy Love Vs. Toxic Love: 14 Core Differences
Love: Development of self first priority. Toxic love: Obsession with relationship.   Love: Room to grow, expand; desire for others to grow. Toxic love: Security, comfort in...
Kind is the New Cool
When I was in high school, I remember social banter consisting of a lot of subtle put-downs and one-upsmanship. The popular kids were generally not very nice, certainly not to...
We Will Dance with Mountains: Writing as an Ally of Emergence
The times are urgent; let us slow down. Bayo Akomolafe calls a virtual community to gather round the prospects of a deeper revolution, a different politics of shared...
A New Ideal: Why We Need to Reject Being "Realistic" About the Status Quo and Be Idealists
One of the most important passages in my book Engines of Domination, pages 260-262
Identity Politics and the Struggle Against Oppression
In the search for a way to fight against discrimination and oppression, many young people in particular embrace identity politics. It can be an important first step towards the...
The Gift of Presence
“Wherever you are, be all there.” — Jim Elliot
Carl Gustav Jung - the Three Births of the Human Spirit
C. G. Jung believes that we need to go through three births in our lifetime. The first is our physical birth, then the birth of our Ego, and spiritual birth of Consciousness...
The Ego - the Biggest Obstacle to Enlightenment
In your present, individual state of consciousness we identify with the thoughts and emotions that appear in our mind, so we believe that we are a separate, illusionary person...
The Secret of the Inner Voice
”Tell me, what you think about me, what is your opinion about me?” we have asked other people this question a number of times. We were, however, not interested in the opinion...
How to Heal Your Emotional and Psychological Traumas in 5 Steps
In the course of our life, we have collected a number of emotional and psychological trauma in conflicts with other people. These emotional and psychological traumas are parts...
The Power of the Conditioned Mind
The society and culture in which you have grown up programmed those fixed patterns of the mind into you, and your identity who you are and what your job is in this world, is...
The Tricks of the Spiritual Ego
The question could emerge in many of us, whether the spiritual Ego is a supporter or an obstructor of the spiritual development. Can it meddle in the process of spiritual...
Is the Ego the World's Biggest Illusion?
We live here on Earth, together with billions of fellow human beings. That we live is an irrefutable empirical fact. Similarly, the fact that other people live on Earth, too...
The Lover of the Silence
The world around us is too noisy, we are constantly surrounded by the murmur of the civilized world. We have almost completely forgotten today, how living a silent life in this...
The Evolution Process of Consciousness
There are three transformational processes within the evolution of the Consciousness. These are, in fact, three levels of development. At these different levels of development...
Who Was Born, and Who Is Going to Die?
During our spiritual Journey through the world of shapes and forms, we are often under the effect of our daily disappointments, as our “sandcastles come tumbling down,” and we...
Transform Your Life With the Power of Acceptance
As spiritual seekers we sooner or later need to face an expectation–almost a commonplace now–to accept what is actually happening to us, surrender to the circumstances, since...
QUIZ: How Is Your Emotional Pain-Body?
In Eckhart Tolle’s opinion, emotion is the body’s reaction to a certain idea, to the mental interpretation of a specific or imaginary situation. The ideas generating emotional...
In the Visible World You Are the Invisible Presence
"In the visible world you are the invisible presence"  ~Mooji By Presence, Eckhart Tolle means being free and independent of psychological time (past and future), and it is...
The Law of Attraction Vs. the Law of Oneness
Is there an universal law, the Law of Attraction, which says that everybody has the ability to attract things with his thoughts and intentions. According to this, if our...