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Paolo Soleri: Architecture as Salvation
Paolo Soleri was a visionary. Over decades, he influenced thousands of young architects. He called his vision arcology (architecture + ecology). The city as city occupied his thought. How could it help us reach our potential as human beings? Decades ago, he realized that we are drowning in a sea of data -- information-- and we don't seem to be able to find the time to transform it into knowledge. ... posted on Jun 23 2018, 388 reads

 

Creating a Compassionate Economy
Clair Brown is a professor of economics and director of the Center for Work, Technology, and Society at the University of California, Berkeley. Her recent book, Buddhist Economics: An Enlightened Approach to the Dismal Science, draws upon simple Buddhist ideas to argue for an economic system based on environmental stewardship, shared prosperity, and care for the human spirit.... posted on Jun 22 2018, 2,053 reads

 

Top 10 Insights from the Science of a Meaningful Life
Greater Good shared its top 10 insights from their "Science of a Meaningful Life" report. The team created the list from the most provocative and influential findings over the last year. Themes include emotional experience, mindfulness, sense of purpose, and more. ... posted on Jun 21 2018, 7,556 reads

 

Nicholas Winton: Father of 669
Greta Winton was surprised and confused when she uncovered a scrapbook containing the names of 669 children. Her husband, Nicholas Winton, had kept this book in their attic for 50 years. Nine months before the Second World War broke out, Nicholas assisted in removing Jewish children from Nazi-occupied Czechoslovakia and transporting them to Britain. Nicholas wondered what had happened to the child... posted on Jun 20 2018, 1,994 reads

 

The Soul in Depression
We're fluent in the languages of psychology and medication, but the word "depression" does not do justice to this human experience. Depression is also spiritual territory. It is a shadow side of human vitality and as such teaches us about vitality. And what if depression is possible for the same reason that love is possible? Dive into this interview from On Being and hear rare, brave, and helpful ... posted on Jun 19 2018, 6,397 reads

 

The Strangest Social Justice Story
Though many know the story of Mahatma Gandhi, very few have heard the powerful story of his successor, Vinoba Bhave. Vinoba's loving spirit was responsible for "the biggest voluntary land donation project in the history of mankind" which many argue demonstrates that humanity is not exclusively self-interested. Instead, "if love is nurtured and valued as the bedrock of community, then seemingly imp... posted on Jun 18 2018, 5,174 reads

 

Looking for the Light in Vulnerability
Sarah Kay, a 29 year old spoken word poet from New York City touches audiences with her realistic portrayal of life, while focusing on 'finding the light' in life. In this interview Sarah discusses how her parents influenced her childhood with art, photography, and poetry, and how she in turn, influences students, teachers, and audiences around the world - encouraging them to listen to one another... posted on Jun 17 2018, 4,621 reads

 

Be Still, Life
'Be Still, Life' is a book written for the child in all of us -- the child in you who stares out the window when you should be working and wishes you had the day off. Author Ohara Hale has captured the childlike dreams we all have in whimsical illustrations and thoughts to embrace the moments that are before us. Hale reminds us of the wonder of nature through a child's eyes in such simple images a... posted on Jun 16 2018, 3,905 reads

 

The Unplanned Organization
A traditional concept in organizational leadership is that people resist change, so the standard antidote is for strong leadership to manipulate change. Yet in this article, Margaret Wheatley upends this idea of control and shows that humans are similar to natural ecosystems with an inherent impulse to grow. Life always wants to emerge, create and evolve both on the individual level and within lar... posted on Jun 15 2018, 3,968 reads

 

Milan Rai: The Butterfly Effect
"One day I was thinking, and suddenly, I noticed this tiny butterfly in my studio. I was drawn to it and managed to capture it. I'd heard a Native American proverb that said if you capture a butterfly and whisper your wish and let it go, it will take your wish to the greater spirit and your wish will come true. So I made a wish and without expecting my wish to come true, I just let it go. That was... posted on Jun 14 2018, 4,058 reads

 

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