What has most helped me start putting pen to paper today is realizing that the world is actually exactly the same as it was a month ago. What has changed is my understanding of our reality.
If we choose, we can take meaningful action to bring about our next systems right now.
What if everyone had autonomy to serve the purpose of the organization how they saw fit, within their respective roles?
What does it say that I am willing to vote for the woman with no chance of winning, but not for the woman who can and will be our president?
In truth, there is about half as much crime in the United States as there was 25 years ago. Both violent and property crimes have dropped dramatically. We are safer than we were 30 years ago.
Can you imagine if we created a movement that both treated others with love and sensitivity AND thrived off creative tension?
We tell ourselves we are unworthy sinners. We tell ourselves that we are small and powerless. But we humans are geniuses.
How can ayahuasca be a force for healing, not only for individuals, but for humanity as a whole? How can it foster connection and community?
At its most fundamental level, Living Earth asks us to see our planet not as a big rock on which plants, animals, fungi, bacteria, and other life have sprung up. Rather, Living Earth asks us to view the entire planet – and everything on it – as one big, living organism.
Our society’s current systems are failing us. They no longer serve the common good to the extent they can and should.
We are outraged at racism and sexism. But can we reframe the story to reveal possibility when before we saw hopelessness and despair?
Will we move forward on the assumption that material wealth equates to prosperity? Or will we tell a new story: that prosperity is a much more profound, mysterious, and internal phenomenon than we’ve ever let ourselves believe?
On this episode of Kindling Radio, I chat with Danny Lampton – my good friend and founder and owner of The Light and the Weight. Danny is a musician, author, and responsible entrepreneur.
Growing support for Trump’s ideas is not that they are becoming more popular. It is because those who hold them most dearly now feel more threatened – and therefore are getting louder – than ever.
Entomophagy is not only an opportunity to expand our diets and find delicious food. In fact, it is essential for our society’s sustainability.
We talked about the ancient practice of Ayurveda and how it can be applied today – to both individuals and businesses. What does it mean for a business to have an essence? How can you find that essence? What is spirituality and why does it matter?
How do individuals – and humanity in general – evolve and grow over time? How do we learn to cope with and understand greater complexity? Are we still evolving? How might liberals and progressives deepen their moral intuitions and sphere of concern?
Food forests (or forest gardening) are a gardening or land management technique that seek to create a forest – usually in an urban environment – that is entirely devoted to growing edible plants.
How can systems thinking help us better understand an increasingly complex and ambiguous world? How can we anticipate unintended consequences? How can we develop more strategic and effective solutions to our “wicked problems”?
Americans don’t think much of atheists. According to a 2015 Gallup poll, 74% of Americans would vote for a qualified gay or lesbian for president. Only 58% would vote for an atheist. Forty percent would refuse to vote for an atheist.
If we don’t look at underlying causes and dynamics, how can we possibly find lasting solutions to our more complex problems?
How can we expect to drive real change when we are constantly underfunded and in the pockets of corporate donors?
In a now-famous video, comedian Russel Brand passionately pleads:
[British Prime Minister] David Cameron says profit isn’t a dirty word, well I say profit is a filthy word… I think the very concept of profit should be very much reduced because wherever there is profit there is also deficit.
But is profit really a dirty word?
On this episode of Kindling Radio, I sit down with Stephen Cahill to talk about men’s work, the new economy, the future of cannabis, and more.
On this episode of Kindling Radio, I talk with Lisa Pellegrino about toxic masculinity. How do we encourage a new version of masculinity?