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Navigating Global Crisis: Developing Personal and Collective Resilience [A Recorded Webinar]

The current COVID-19 crisis has given us a strong taste of a globally shared crisis, and yet this is likely to be just the first of a series of global crises that we personally and collectively must imminently face. Join Dr Paris Williams in this free experiential/multi-media workshop aimed at fostering personal and collective awareness and resilience.

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The Human Metamorphosis: Paris Williams

This week we have a discussion with Dr Paris Williams. We discuss the transition that took Paris from world champion hang gliding athlete, to the depths of an intense personal inner transformation and awakening that led him on a journey of exploration of the human condition.

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Life May Itself Be A Koan

The koan is a dilemma, a mystery which the rational mind cannot solve. The key to the resolution of a koan is a shift in the being of the student which allows for a new understanding of the question itself. 

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What Determines Coronavirus Survival?

What determines COVID-19 survival if you are infected? Do we have any control over it? Using periodic animations, this video covers the virus’s mechanism for reproduction, how the virus claims its victims, and how to lower major risk factors for fatality.

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On Courage

What does it mean to be courageous? This short video provides an eloquent answer through powerful images that encourage further consideration of the question.

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Sustainable Home Decor Guide: Ethical and Eco-Friendly Design Tips

Sustainable home designs can help both people and businesses avoid having a negative impact on the environment. By choosing an eco-friendly manufacturer, designer, or by simply looking deeper into the footprint and profile of the materials and companies they work with, people can reduce their carbon footprint by being more conscious of the decor they put in their homes.

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Can the Social Order Be Transformed through Personal Practice? The Case of Nonviolent Communication (NVC)

NVC can contribute to our collective ability to face and transform social conditions and systems, including, in particular, capitalism. Despite this potential, in actual practice, there is the risk that NVC, like other forms of psychotherapy and personal growth, can risk acting as a narcotic, making people happier to live in dysfunctional social systems.

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Wild Mind: Reclaiming Our Original Wholeness

It’s time to take another look at ourselves — to re-enliven our sense of what it is to be human, to breathe new life into ancient intuitions of who we are, and to learn again to celebrate, as we once did, our instinctive affinity with the Earth community in which we’re rooted.

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How to Have Difficult Conversations

Campaigners aren’t known for being contemplative. By definition they are trying to change something beyond themselves. But what if collective introspection made us into better campaigners by improving our ability to listen and learn, especially from those we disagree with?

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The Work Of Love Is To Love

My own time on earth has led me to believe in two powerful instruments that turn experience into love: holding and listening. For every time I have held or been held, every time I have listened or been listened to, experience burns like wood in that eternal fire and I find myself in the presence of love.

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How to Get Better at Thrift Shopping

“Shop second-hand” is a message often touted by eco-minded individuals, myself included. “It’s good for the planet! It’s good for your wallet!” we say, which is all good advice, but usually that’s where it ends. Fortunately, some professional guidance for navigating thrift stores is at hand.

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Tinkering with Intent

Blair realized early in life that he didn’t need a lot to live, and that money and material possessions were not important. Instead he has chosen to value happiness, creativity, and well-being. He shares those values through his public gallery, where there is the chance to be irrevocably changed.

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Wild Imagination

One antidote to the colonization of the mind is the wild imagination. Cultivating the extraordinary human capacity to imagine alternate possibilities is, I believe, at least part of an essential navigation strategy for our times of multiple crises and ecological peril.

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Why I’m Not a Vegetarian

A non-graphic, fact driven look at veganism and vegetarianism. Particularly, how basic math keeps vegetarian animal products forever intertwined with meat and a look at several studies comparing health benefits of these diets.

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6 Simple Steps for Mindful Eating

If the term “mindful eating” conjures up visions of lithe Los Angelinos in expensive yoga pants meditating over a plate of raw greens, you are not alone. But the truth is, mindful eating is so much more than that; and in fact, I maintain that it is one of the best diets out there.

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