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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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Making Sense of the Downward Spiral: Daniel Schmachtenberger

America’s cities are ablaze with rioting after the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis. This comes in the heightened tensions of the coronavirus crisis. How can we make sense of this spiral of polarisation, and are bad actors taking advantage of the situation? This is a conversation with evolutionary philosopher Daniel Schmachtenberger hosted by Rebel Wisdoom.

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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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Politics as Usual Isn’t Working: It’s Time for a Revolution

Falling life expectancy. Rising economic inequality. Power concentrated in hands unelected elites. An environment poisoned by profits. For some, the crises present day America faces are existential. As such, the political response needs to be commensurate to the moment and nothing short of a root and branch political revolution. For others, this revolutionary impulse on the Right and Left spells disaster.

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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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So What’s Wrong with Wool?

Despite the fact that farming sheep is at least as harmful to the environment as farming cows, many sheep raised for wool are treated very cruelly. This video reveals the very disturbing treatment of sheep on an Australian wool farm, which is unfortunately considered “treatment as usual” across Australia and much of the world.

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What Animals Are Thinking and Feeling, and Why It Should Matter | Carl Safina | TEDxMidAtlantic

Carl Safina takes us inside the lives and minds of animals around the world, witnessing their profound capacity for perception, thought and emotion. And yet, we are wiping out the very animals we should celebrate; we are the flood coming for Noah’s Ark. Carl leaves us with a difficult question: Do we have what it takes to let life on earth survive?

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Can We Blame Global Warming On Sun Cycles?

Our sun is reaching the end of it’s normal 11 year cycle and is now approaching a period of minimum solar activity. This one’s being dubbed the Grand Solar Minimum. Some say it’s the real cause of climate change and that it’s going to wreak havoc with our weather systems for years to come, possibly even tipping us into a mini ice age. But the numbers tell a very different story…

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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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Mercy Beyond Borders

With operations in South Sudan and Haiti, Mercy Beyond Borders brings hope to more than 1,400 women and girls annually by providing educational, economic and empowerment opportunities where there are few options to escape extreme poverty.

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A Young Poet Tells the Story of Darfur

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Grief and resilience live together. –Michelle Obama

A Young Poet Tells the Story of Darfur
–by ted.com, syndicated from ted.com, Aug 09, 2019

I was 10 years old when I learned what the word “genocide” meant. It was 2003, and my people were being brutally attacked because of their race — hundreds of thousands murdered, millions displaced, a nation torn apart at the hands of its own government.

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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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The Rights of Nature with Mari Margil and Thomas Linzey

Communities are now passing legislation to recognize the legally binding rights of nature. This spreading network is honoring and upholding the personhood of the environment, instead of the personhood of the corporations destroying it. Featuring Mari Margil, Associate Director of the Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund, and Thomas Linzey, co-founder of the Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund.

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The Gulf Of Mexico’s Expanding Dead Zone

Bad news is flowing towards the Gulf of Mexico. The catastrophic rains that have pummeled the Midwest this spring are flooding streams and rivers with farm runoff, fertilizers and sewage runoff that will soon hit the Gulf, greatly expanding the dead zone in the fishing grounds there. Scientists say that about 8,000 square miles of the Gulf will be affected, driving away crab, shrimp and fish as the water loses its oxygen. Marine ecologist Nancy Rabalais of Louisiana State University has been studying the Gulf waters since 1985, and she joins us now on the line.

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The Climate-Health Connection: Infectious Disease

Driven by the burning of fossil fuels like coal and oil, our world is getting warmer and warmer – putting real people’s lives are in danger. But not just from the searing heat, violent storms, and rising seas most think of first when the conversation turns to our changing climate. The climate crisis is also making us sick – and it’s only just getting started.

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‘The US Has No Real Moral Authority to Talk About Freedoms’

A former US diplomat to Cuba, Wayne Smith, wrote once that Cuba “seems to have the same effect on American administrations that the full moon once had on werewolves.” It comes to mind as you hear of National Security Advisor John Bolton denouncing Cuba’s “malign influence and ideological imperialism”—to an audience including veterans of the failed Bay of Pigs invasion, no less—as the reason for renewed sanctions on the country. We’ll talk about what’s happening with Netfa Freeman of the Institute for Policy Studies.

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