Thoughts On Thrivability

Singing in the Dusk

Singing in the Dusk

Last week, I facilitated a virtual summit on the need and opportunity for profound change in how our society cares for its elderly. And as so often happens in my work, there were lessons for all of us, as we look for wiser, more compassionate ways to care for each...

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The Past, Present and Future of Freedom

The Past, Present and Future of Freedom

Last week I kicked off a month-long series of discussions with members of New Hampshire Businesses for Social Responsibility. Our topic is “Live Free and Thrive,” a twist on the state’s strident “live free or die” motto and an exploration of the meaning of freedom in...

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Learning to Fly

Learning to Fly

Suddenly, everything is up in the air. The ground has fallen out from beneath us. That vertigo we feel is real. Like the coyote in those old Road Runner cartoons, we’re suspended just beyond the edge of the cliff, waiting with equal parts denial and dread. Between...

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The Opposite of Regeneration and The Need for Healing

The Opposite of Regeneration and The Need for Healing

[Be advised: this article makes reference to sexual violence.] Many years ago, when I started talking publicly about thrivability and regeneration (words I use interchangeably), people struggled to understand what I was talking about and what it could mean for them....

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A Climate of Curiosity

A Climate of Curiosity

[This article originally appeared in the Ecological Farmers Association of Ontario November/December 2019 print newsletter, in advance of EFAO's annual conference at which I spoke. The theme of the conference was "A Climate of Curiosity."] What will it take to grow...

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Travel to Tomorrow: An Emerging Vision for the Tourism Industry

Travel to Tomorrow: An Emerging Vision for the Tourism Industry

“Could tourism possibly create more value with fewer visitors, giving them the space to discover the things we want to share, the things that make us unique?” This is the provocative question offered by Peter de Wilde, the director of regional tourism authority Visit...

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La création d’une organisation, moment béni

La création d’une organisation, moment béni

[This is the translation of a post called The Blessed Creation of an Organization. Traduction généreusement faite par Raphaël Souchier, auteur du livre Made in Local (en français)] J'aurais dû être très concentrée, me préparant pour l'événement que j'organiserais...

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