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How You Can Help Prevent Future Standing Rocks – It’s Not What You Think!

One of the most frustrating things about halting pipelines and other fossil fuel infrastructure projects through protest and civil disobedience – beyond the enormous amount of effort needed and the state-sanctioned violence that sometimes must be endured – is that these hard fought victories can be fleeting. Once the political tide changes, these climate exacerbating infrastructure deals pop back up …

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Managing Temptations on the Border of Self-Control

I was reading this post and this paragraph stood out: ‘People who are good at self-control … seem to be structuring their lives in a way to avoid having to make a self-control decision in the first place,’ Galla tells me. And structuring your life is a skill. People who do the same activity — like running or meditating — …

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I Wanted to Be a Cowboy for Halloween

Earlier this month, I attended the Immersive Industry Summit at Esalen organized by Alison Raby and James Hanusa of Digital Raign. It was billed as an AR/VR for Good event, and it was noted that diversity and inclusion would be on the table. Mid-summit, Alison, Melissa Sutor, and Ashara Ekundayo led an evening discussion about diversity and inclusion for the broad …

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Join The Inner Peace Revolution

Join the Inner Peace Revolution! Check out the new film from our friends at Uplift Connect. Excited to be able to share my perspective along with my friend David Nicol. Thanks Mark Heley for inviting me to be part of the project. Great job behind the cameras Mark Arellano and John Wolfstone!

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How Do We Midwife a Dream Culture?

What’s it gonna take to create the world we want to live in? How do we midwife the rebirth of a dream culture? How does the secret history of dreaming become history? How does dream culture become culture? How does dream culture become cool’ture? Does it have be competitive or sexualized or violent to get our attention? Do we need …

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c 1850-1860
This beaded bag is made from two pieces of brain tanned hide that are joined together with a green felt welt. The floral design uses both opaque and translucent seed beads. The beaver foot-shaped tab on the lower right is buckskin and four leather strings at top make up the closure. This bag has the same beadwork design on both sides.
Hide, glass beads.
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The Story Medicine We Need

At this time of simultaneous awakening and destruction, we need a set of story forms or motifs that fully support and empower those who are awakening to “re-story” humanity and restore balance to the planet. My intention is to convene a conversation with other shift-shaping storytellers to explore the development of a story medicine taxonomy that life on the planet. The main elements of the …

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My Green Dudes Radio Talk

I had the pleasure being interviewed by Meg of Green Divas/Green Dudes Radio about the launch of Pacha’s Pajamas and how the stories we tell can change the world.

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The Origin of Bay Localize

Bright and early Saturday morning, my animator Allah and I made our way to Bay Localize’s ten year anniversary celebration. After several beautiful acapella songs by Desiree and a benediction by Rafael Jesus Gonzales backed by Gera Marin, Aaron Lehmer and I kicked off the program by sharing an abbreviated story of origin of Bay Localize. We had only 5 minutes. Below is a more …

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The mystery of storytelling: Julian Friedmann at TEDxEaling Talks

I found this video particularly helpful for another way of thinking about storytelling. Julian suggests that the audience is the most important consideration for telling great stories. Storytellers need to focus on taking the audience on a sequence of emotions, which seem akin to an emotional rollercoaster. He speaks of Aristotle’s formula for telling stories that captivate the audience. The key is to evoke this sequence of emotions …

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The Reunion of the Eagle and Condor is Unfolding

Early in my awakening journey, I was introduced to the story of how the Pachamama Alliance was formed after a meeting between indigenous elders in Ecuador and group of people from San Francisco. At the time, I did not realize that this was the beginning of the latest chapter of an ancient prophecy. The Achuar are an indigenous tribe deep in the Ecuadorian Amazon that …