Archive for February, 2017

Facilitator as Energy Conductor

Posted by Simone Torrey on February 20, 2017

Three years ago, I had a client situation where two people engaged in an intense conflict during a gathering I was facilitating and I felt terribly unequipped how to handle the conflict. I knew I needed more training in order to be of best service my clients amidst these kinds of intense, unexpected conflict situations. Read full post

The Wisdom Of the Fringes

Posted by tomatlee on

Dear friends, In the end, I believe that those who call forth the most collective intelligence and wisdom will be those who can manifest – and help others manifest – two vital capacities: 1. the ability to include more of what is normally overlooked and excluded and 2. the ability to use diversity and disturbance Read full post


Posted by barbarabash on February 15, 2017

I traveled to the Middle East in January to be part of a Nonviolent Communication intensive in the West Bank with 40 Israelis, 40 Palestinians and 15 internationals. We lived together for nine days, listening and speaking deeply, while the Inauguration and the Women’s March and the wild first weeks in the White House unfolded on the other Read full post

3 Ways Progressives Can Reconnect With Rural America

Posted by yesmagazine on

Anthony Flaccavento wrote this article for YES! Magazine. Anthony is an organic farmer, activist, and sustainable development consultant based in Abingdon, Virginia. His book, “Building a Healthy Economy From the Bottom Up: Harnessing Real-World Experience for Transformative Change” (June 2016) was published by the University Press of Kentucky. He writes and speaks widely on these issues Read full post

What is the purpose that would make you want to live another year?

Posted by aliciakorten on

With the loss of my husband Lorne’s father in 2016, and my own father recovering from a series of small strokes (he is doing great and back in full swing with his speaking and writing), the year was marked by a sense of mortality. Mortality is an interesting thing.  It has made me feel the Read full post