This “Mantra” Is a chant or a reminder to our collective consciousnesses, to take a personal responsibility for the wellbeing of plants, sentient beings and the resources on planet earth, on which we depend. Three simple verses can potentially motivate our psyche and activate our physical activity, resulting in the purposeful human act of providing […]
Save the planet, easy as 1-2-3: Plant edibles – Preserve Harvests – Compost (Repeat)
Want to have a conversation with your partner? Don’t write a note on black paper with black ink.
What is a real conversation? One in which both people can speak and hear each other. Unfortunately, much of what passes for conversation does not meet this simple standard. This becomes more true as unpleasant emotion increases, with people often simply hearing what they expect to hear and acting from their own reactive scripts, some […]
John Gottman’s Four Horsemen of a Relationship Apocalypse are criticism, contempt, defensiveness, and stonewalling. Replace these with healthy halos — complaints, self-compassion, realistic thinking, and negotiated breaks — for a better relationship.
They bug me! 4 things you can do, only 1 of them is healthy.
Top 5 Lessons for Village Living: (1) Without interaction between people, there is no village: (a) Allocate time for relationships. (b) Live in physical structures that encourages interaction and get the right balance between public and private space. (2) Invite those who can (a) skillfully hear and express their truth even when there is unpleasant emotion and (b) are willing to continually improve at this. Best way to know: you’ve had disagreements and come out the others side. (3) Be free! Learn from failure and communicate instead of creating too many rules. (4) Small is beautiful. Empower the smallest decision-making group possible for the decision at hand. (5) Welcome people, build goodwill, and be clear about a coherent vision and process.
By using intimacy strategies rather than simply focusing on avoidance strategies we can live healthier lives for ourselves, our loved ones, and the planet.