Tuesday, June 21, 2016

The Small Moments of Connection

'The social fabric is tearing across this country, but everywhere it seems healers are rising up to repair their small piece of it. They are going into hollow places and creating community, building intimate relationships that change lives one by one.
I know everybody’s in a bad mood about the country. But the more time you spend in the hardest places, the more amazed you become. There’s some movement arising that is suspicious of consumerism but is not socialist. It’s suspicious of impersonal state systems but is not libertarian. It believes in the small moments of connection.'- David Brooks

To read more click, 'I have no idea how a person this beautiful can emerge from a past that hard.'

“I Am What I Am Because of Who We All Are.”

'In the Ubuntu tribe of South Africa, when someone does something wrong, they take the person to the center of the village.  There the tribe surrounds the individual for two days, while members of the tribe speak all of the good that s/he has done in their lifetime.  The tribe believes each person is good, yet sometimes people make mistakes, which are actually cries for help.  They unite in this ritual to encourage the person to reconnect with his/her true nature.  The belief is that unity and affirmation are more powerful to change behavior than shaming or punishment.' - http://www.susiehayesnow.com/ubuntu/

Monday, June 20, 2016

A Place That Honors Cats, Dogs, and Mother Earth

MisiĆ³n Gaia, a jewel of an organization in a mountain village in the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, Colombia, reminds us of what is important.  Its founder and visionary Diana Benincore shares her path.  

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

How Stories Live In Our Bodies

We know in our gut when we’re hearing a good story – and science is starting to explain why.

To read more click ‘Dragons can be beaten.’