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The Value of Transparency

Audio • 5 minutes • 05/2009
Intermediate Skill Level
Audio
5 minutes
05/2009

In this inspiring audio, Kelly discusses the true value of transparency and "truth." He defines truth as the whole truth, including our inner experience; this could also be called self transparency.


Grief and Mourning for the World

Article • 5-7 minutes • 10/2020
Beginner Skill Level
Article
5-7 minutes
10/2020

As you witness injustices in the world, tension, anger, hopelessness, despair and more, may rise up in you. These feelings may lead to reactive thinking that doesn't contribute to healing nor wise action. Mourning is a universal need. If your culture pushed away grief and its emotional expression, you may have habits that block your access to the aliveness of grief. Read on for ways to give grief the space and support it needs.


The Needs of the Many

Audio • 11 minutes • 02/11/2012
Intermediate Skill Level
Audio
11 minutes
02/11/2012

LoraKim Joyner addresses the sense of overwhelm that can accompany holding the needs of the many. Practicing self-empathy is a pathway to living in the tension of mutually holding my needs and the needs of others.


Dissolving Enemy Images

Audio • 34 minutes • 08/16/2014
Intermediate Skill Level
Audio
34 minutes
08/16/2014

Francois shares the benefits of living in the Blame Free State, the state of the heart that has no enemies. Dissolve your enemy images.


How to Invite Shared Vulnerability

Article • 3-4 minutes • 8/2019
Beginner Skill Level
Article
3-4 minutes
8/2019

Shared vulnerability can build more intimacy, mutuality, being seen and heard, empathy, or community. Inviting shared vulnerability means earning another’s trust that you can consistently offer attentive, curious, and compassionate listening. Here are four strategies to invite shared vulnerability.


Why Can't People Just Live Peacefully With Each Other?

Article • 8 - 12 minutes • 4/2016
Intermediate Skill Levels
Article
8 - 12 minutes
4/2016

Perhaps human violence persists because we believe that violence is inevitable and there's nothing we can do about it -— even though there is notable evidence that this is likely not true. Read on for some research and theory on how cultures evolve to be collaborative or violent. Plus, learn benefits of collaboration and downsides to force, punishment, and control. These provide implications for how we might move towards a culture of more peace.


Control as a Need

Trainer Tip • 1 - 2 minutes • Circa 2007
Intermediate Skill Level
Trainer Tip
1 - 2 minutes
Circa 2007

Trainer Tip: "I often hear people say that someone did something because of a need for control. Control is actually a strategy that is often confused with a need."


Becoming a Change Agent Everywhere You Go (4 Session Course)

Audio • 6 - 8 hours • 10/7/2015
Intermediate Skill Level
Audio
6 - 8 hours
10/7/2015

Do you sometimes feel overwhelmed – or locked into passivity? This course offers you a way out. Learn to change the way you perceive leadership, and you’ll help yourself respond more powerfully and proactively every day of your life – wherever you are – and whomever you’re with!


Grounding in Interconnection and Solidarity

Article • 10 - 15 minutes • 04/2020
All Skill Levels
Article
10 - 15 minutes
04/2020

Human health is connected to health of ecosystems and other societies. Our wellness and liberation is found in our interconnection, kinship, reverence for life, and solidarity. Solidarity erodes through narratives, practices and policies that separate us from each other -- and this impacts societal functioning. The breakdown creates conditions for pandemic, racism, police brutality, exploitation in untold numbers, and extinction. Read on for how all is connected.


Navigating the Relationship Between Individuals and Political or Cultural Systems

Audio • 1 hour, 1 minute • 06/24/2013
Intermediate Skill Level
Audio
1 hour, 1 minute
06/24/2013

Please listen as we discuss and grapple with the issues of growing polarization in our world, political structures and personal relationships.


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