Thoughts On Thrivability

When Warriors Try to Weave

Living Systems, Jung’s Archetypes, and the Fullness of What’s Needed to Cultivate Regenerative Community I recently participated in a nourishing 3½-day gathering of people dedicated to regenerative, life-aligned ways of living. Presentations and conversations swirled...

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A Living Systems Lens on Blockchain: The Promise and the Peril

I recently had my first encounter with an honest-to-goodness “blockchain bro” — a young white man enamored of blockchain and cryptocurrencies and eager to evangelize their potential to transform society. This was my chance to get a personalized tutorial in the...

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The Necessary Work of This Moment

It may feel that we are being divided and conquered — men against women, black against white, rich against poor, Muslim against Christian, and on and on. And that is certainly the intention of some in positions of power. But as we witness each other’s woundedness with...

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From Purposeless Fear to Fearless Purpose

What a rich and beautiful evening! Last night, Stephane Leblanc and Jeanne Rahilly of the International Centre for Conscious Leadership gathered a wonderful mix of generous, thoughtful people to explore the role of fear in leadership, no matter what the context. The...

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The Call to Stewardship

There is a certain amount of reverence that comes when you see something - really see it - as alive. When you understand that it has a life of its own. That it exists for its own ends. That it has potential that can’t fully be known and that may or may not be...

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Reality TV and the (Even More Real) Search for Reverence

When my teenage daughter told me she was getting hooked on a cooking show, I thought that was wonderful. “It’s Gordon Ramsay,” she said. “I like watching him yell at people,” she continued, with a conspiratorial smile. In a surprised reaction, I blurted out that I...

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The Silver Lining of These Dark Days

These are wildly encouraging times. (No, really, they are.) So many of us have been horrified to realize the extent to which bigotry and intolerance still exist - and currently drive the national agenda - in the US and elsewhere. And yet, the ugliness that has been...

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