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The Hopeful Mindset’s Values Hexagon

The Hopeful Mindset’s Values Hexagon

The Hopeful Mindset Values Need Hopeful Values Basic Physiological Needs (food, water, warmth) Vitality Safety Need Resiliency Security Need Sustainability  Membership Need Inclusive Connection/Compassion Agency (Power to Act) Need Personal...

Mindsets and Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, etc.

Mindsets and Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, etc.

I recently watched a Netflix documentary called "The Social Dilemma" <https://www.netflix.com/browse?jbv=81254224> in which a dozen or so highly qualified and experienced people working in the field of social media were interviewed. I thought I was reasonably...

Is Anyone Listening?

Is Anyone Listening?

I recently participated in a webinar entitled “What is the Earth Asking of Us?” arranged by earthliteracies.org. Although the participants came from varied backgrounds and experiences there was a general consensus that Earth needs us to learn to live in harmony with...

2 Paths Forward from COVID-19

2 Paths Forward from COVID-19

Dr Trevor Hancock of the University of Victoria proposes that, rather than bouncing back from COVID-19 we should bounce forward. What he means is that bouncing back would mean returning the practices that have got us into the global problems we now face such as...

Is There A Silver Lining to the Coronavirus?

Is There A Silver Lining to the Coronavirus?

If ever there was an unmistakable demonstration of the interdependent nature of our world it is the coronavirus pandemic. Barring the rapid development of a vaccine the virus will run its global course. With worldwide cooperation we may be able to “flatten the curve”....

Trump’s Gut

Trump’s Gut

Donald Trump has proudly proclaimed that he usually goes with his gut when making decisions because he is confident that things will work out well for him when he does so. On the surface going with your gut seems natural enough. Nature has equipped us with feelings so...