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What An Insect Can Teach Us About Adapting To Stress

Mar 29, 2020 In this short animated film, "The Locust Mystery," learn how the gentle harmless grasshopper and the devouring devastating locust are actually the same creature. And how we, also, have many differing "selves" that emerge under various circumstances. [Full Story]

Caring For Self And Others In Troubled Times

Mar 28, 2020 "Warm greetings of peace, hope, and healing to you and yours. As we navigate these perilous waters of our common life -- with all the grace and gratefulness we can muster -- you might find support in exploring these thoughts on 'Caring for Self and Others in Times of Trouble: Some Spiritual Tools and Tips'. Please share these wherever you wish, taking what you need and leaving the rest." [Full Story]

Humanity's Wake Up Call

Mar 26, 2020 "The rapid spread of novel coronavirus has prompted government, business, and civil society to take dramatic action--canceling events large and small, restricting travel, and shutting down major segments of the economy on which nearly all of us depend. It is a demonstration of our ability, when the imperative is clear, for deep and rapid global cooperation and change at a previously unimaginable speed and scale.There is an obvious desire to protect ourselves and our loved ones. But we are also seeing something more as communities mobilize to address the crisis--a sense of mutual responsibility, born of a recognition that we are ultimately bound to a common fate." David Korten shares more. [Full Story]

Canada's Caremongering Trend

Mar 25, 2020 "Just a few days ago the word "caremongering" did not exist. Now, what started as a way to help vulnerable people in Toronto has turned into a movement spreading fast across Canada. More than 35 Facebook groups have been set up in 72 hours to serve communities in places including Ottawa, Halifax and Annapolis County in Nova Scotia, with more than 30,000 members between them. People are joining the groups to offer help to others within their communities, particularly those who are more at risk of health complications related to coronavirus." This BBC article shares more. [Full Story]

Teaching & Learning From The Heart In Troubled Times

Mar 24, 2020 "The current moment calls for moral ferocity. We should not sleep well at night when we know others are suffering. We need to raise our voices with clarity and channel our anger into protest and resistance. Ferocity itself, though, holds danger. Let's not forget that some of the worst perpetrators of evil have often claimed to act in the name of the good, or God, or the national interest, or a future utopia. By claiming the moral high ground, and labeling our opponents misguided, we run the risk of doing great harm in the name of good. I suggest that we balance our moral ferocity with humility and tenderness." Rabbi Ariel Burger, an author, artist and long-time student and friend of Elie Wiesel shares more in this timely essay. [Full Story]

Love In The Time Of Coronavirus

Mar 23, 2020 "Pandemics are powerful phenomena. One moment, life proceeds per usual routines, and the next, we find ourselves scrambling over toilet paper. The coronavirus (COVID-19) has affected our lives in every way, and preventing transmission, while far from assured, appears to be straightforward. An equally daunting challenge, however, is about how we are going to interact with one another as this crisis unfolds.I remember a similar dynamic in another pandemic I lived through. The first cases of HIV/AIDS were reported when I was 19 years old." Kevin Fong shares more in this deeply personal and timely piece that asks and responds to a crucial question: "When fear and othering are the norms, how might we act with love in the time of corona? [Full Story]

Guide To Well-Being During Coronavirus

Mar 22, 2020 Greater Good's mission is to share scientific research that can help promote a happier, more compassionate society. With the recent COVID-19 outbreak, they have committed to bringing forward stories, tips, and tools for these uncertain times. The following page will continue to be updated with resources for individuals, families, and educators. [Full Story]

Connected

Mar 21, 2020 Singer songwriter Luke Dick and a talented group of young people connect in this short video to share a message of hope. With youthful enthusiasm the young conductor leads her small group through the song, enabling us to "hear that cosmic spark" of connection. As the drums, guitar, violin, keyboard and voices all combine in joyful music, we are reminded that we are all connected with all that is, with all that was, and with all that will be. [Full Story]

From What Is To What If

Mar 20, 2020 "In 'How Did We Do That? The Possibility of Rapid Transition', Andrew Simms and Peter Newell tell the story of Iceland's 2010 Eyjafjallajokull eruption, which sent fine dust into the sky that spread for thousands of miles and grounded most of the world's planes. Then what happened? People adapted. Quickly. Supermarkets replaced air-freighted goods with local alternatives. People discovered other, slower ways to get around, or decided they didn't really need to travel at all. People held business meetings online. The Norwegian prime minister, Jens Stoltenberg, ran the Norwegian government from New York... with his iPad. This isn't the only example. We might be focused these days on how we are only nine meals from anarchy, but there are stories from throughout history about how rapid transitions lead to ingenuity, flourishing, imagination and togetherness." [Full Story]

Being Resilient During Coronavirus

Mar 19, 2020 "During times like this, its natural to feel afraid, anxious, or threatened. The brain has evolved to react quickly to threats, and its easy for there to be a sense of helplessness associated with problems that appear far beyond our control. But being consumed by fear causes wear and tear on the body, which actually undermines your safety. Thats why its so important to look for ways to be effective and express our agency, even if its only through how we choose to think about things." Rick Hanson offers suggestions and resources for how to do just that during this challenging time. [Full Story]