Category Archives: Social Sustainability

Finding True Consensus

– a guest post by Tenar Flynn In my community I find myself more alone than I would expect in a place where people are coming together to share resources, to garden, to eat, and to live close to the … Continue reading

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Update on the Art of Being Human Workshops

As ya’ll know, COVID-19 has disrupted business as usual – especially when it relates to humans being in contact with each other. That being said, the Art of Being Human team has been  working on getting these workshops up and … Continue reading

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The Art of Being Human

The Art of Being Human is a 2-3 day workshop that explores what it means to be a human being living to our full potential. We delve deeply into both individual and collective potential, as well as branching into what … Continue reading

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The Gift Economy

Over the years of working exclusively on a gift economy, a lot of questions have come our way. Folks aren’t quite sure of what it means or just what’s expected of them in terms of “completing the circle” after taking … Continue reading

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Playing the Game of Power at the Campbell Club

A few days ago I had the opportunity to facilitate at the Campbell Club again, this time using Augusto Boal’s Game of Power. In the Game of Power, we use image theater to explore how we and others exert power-over … Continue reading

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Is Our Need For ‘Empathy’ Stifling Our Personal Growth?

It’s true that all humans need empathy from time to time, and that it’s an important value to cultivate giving and receiving, but are we as a culture going a little overboard in it? Are there times when our demand … Continue reading

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The First Portland Naka Ima in Years

As many of my Cascadian friends know, there used to be this amazing personal growth workshop offered at Lost Valley Education Center called Naka Ima. Naka Ima—whose words mean “within the present moment”—was first created by Deborah Riverbend and Jaime … Continue reading

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My 7 Favorite Theater of the Oppressed Games

If you read the post, you’ll already have an idea of how and why I use theater games in my trainings and in my Forums. In case you’re wondering about which games I use most and why, I made a … Continue reading

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Back Out Into the World

Spring is nearly here, and while the East Coast swirls in storm after storm, we here on the Left Coast have been ensconced in balmy weather better fit for March or April. Here in the cradle of the Olympics, water … Continue reading

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Jungle Connections:

Building Community at Fuente Verde Last August someone mentioned that they’d like to get ZEGG-Forum down to their community in Costa Rica.  I never heard back from them, but this summer someone completely unrelated found the Living Awareness Institute on … Continue reading

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