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Matching Resources to Needs: Learning to Receive through Participating in “Money Piles”

Matching Resources to Needs: Learning to Receive through Participating in “Money Piles”
July 13 / 2018

Embracing the consciousness of togetherness, of caring for the whole, of interdependence, is immensely challenging in cultures that are not based on these values, regardless of where we are positioned on the power map of the world. Most especially, I find that those of us living in modern settings are …

Stepping off the Line into Freedom and Interdependence, Part 2: How

Stepping off the Line into Freedom and Interdependence, Part 2: How
May 15 / 2018

In my last blog post, I introduced the idea of stepping off the line we all live on, where most of us are constantly trying to get ahead, and described the value I see in aiming to step off the line and what we can gain by doing it: reclaiming …

Stepping off the Line into Freedom and Interdependence, Part One: Why

Stepping off the Line into Freedom and Interdependence, Part One: Why
April 27 / 2018

One of the potent images of our modern, competitive era is that of a long line we are all trying to get ahead in. Our spot in the line determines our access to resources to sustain our bodies, souls, and families. On a recent Facing Privilege call, one caller I …

Stepping into Leadership: the Magic of Self-Acceptance

Stepping into Leadership: the Magic of Self-Acceptance
March 17 / 2018

A Hassidic story tells of a rabbi Zusha who summons his students on his deathbed and tells them that when he gets to the other side, he won’t be judged for not being a good Moses; he will only be judged for not being a good Zusha.

This story captures, …

Transcending Barriers while Life Meets Death

Transcending Barriers while Life Meets Death
February 21 / 2018

In this time, so full of pain and challenge, I was unexpectedly nourished by an email I received from someone who is consciously, purposefully trying to live applied NVC and Conflict Transformation in work and life, currently doing it in Eastern Sri Lanka. I am sharing an abridged version of …