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What Makes an Activist

What leads someone to become an activist? Research shows parental beliefs, individual personality and a sense of community can all prime someone for a role as an activist. We all recognize the protestors among us: neighbors who circulate petitions for clean-air bills, animal-rights groups in the subway harassing elderly women…

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Live a Life of Greatness

Life that contributes to the whole. We are all part of something bigger and we have a role to play. By contributing to the whole, we are then building a world collectively that is better than the world we came in with. Can you overcome these obstacles and contribute something…

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Politics vs. Governance

“It’s just politics.” No one ever says, “it’s just governance.” Politics is organized sparring about power, without much regard for efficacy or right or wrong. Governance is the serious business of taking responsibility for leadership. Over the last twenty years, the mass media has shifted, from “here’s the news,” to,…

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Survival Strategies for the Activist

When I started being more vocal about how I felt on different issues, I quickly became aware of how tiring it could be.  Even just a conversation with someone regardless of the direction it was going, was exhausting.  Sometimes I found myself getting angrier and angrier.  Sometimes I found myself…

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Critical Thinking in Everyday Life: 9 Strategies

This article was first posted here. Most of us are not what we could be. We are less. We have great capacity. But most of it is dormant; most is undeveloped. Improvement in thinking is like improvement in basketball, in ballet, or in playing the saxophone. It is unlikely to…

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Luxury or Nourishment?

The post Luxury or Nourishment? appeared first on and was written by Anahita Joon. As I write this, I am nine months pregnant and I just hired the last person on my birth-care team, my postpartum doula. . . Incase you don’t know what a postpartum doula does, she cares…


Synchronicity: Creating Your Own Luck

Humans are split between two worlds: The first is the world of space and time, cause and effect, energy and matter; the second is the world of histories and futures, stories and meanings, memories and hopes. The happenings of the first world can be measured and predicted as a way to understand the…

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Bioneers: A REVOLution from the Heart of Nature

I discovered Nina Simons during the 2019 Iconic Leaders Rise Summit. I was so inspired by her interview, I had to know more.  She is an award-winning social entrepreneur, visionary thinker, and the co-founder of Bioneers.  The mission of Bioneers is to inspire a shift to live on Earth in…