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Sustainable Civilization: Integrated Individual and Societal Health

March 19, 2013

“Before it’s too late, we need to make courageous choices that will recreate a strong alliance between man and Earth. We need a decisive “yes” to care for creation and a strong commitment to reverse those trends that risk making the situation of decay irreversible.”

~ Pope Benedict XVI

What is societal change? We often think of it as something outside ourselves, as society itself exists outside our being. How we function, however, creates society.

Our views, values and behaviors create society. When we change these, we change society. Our internal psychology corresponds to our external social behaviors individually, as our internal culture corresponds to external social institutions societally.

Exploring this interaction offers innovative insight into the current state of affairs and the evolutionary path to a robust, dynamic and diverse sustainable civilization.

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Over Consumption and Under Response: Crisis – Now What?

March 12, 2013

“The world is a dangerous place to live; not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don’t do anything about it.”


Sometimes we see it coming, sometimes we don’t–no matter what, crisis strikes at some point.

Who’s responsible? How did it happen? What are the repercussions? How do we clean up the mess? When will it be cleaned up?

Whenever there is a major mishap, say the economic crisis in 2008, these questions get a lot of attention. They are justified and answers are necessary, but the most important question is missing.

We could forget all these questions and replace it with one inquiry to render the most significant effect.

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Lessons From the Subway: Joshua Bell and the Cues of Life

March 6, 2013

What you see often is not what is.

Cues in life direct our daily split-decision making moments, allowing us to move forward without dedicating ample time and energy to figuring out our surroundings in drowned out stimulation.

Many social cues of life are universal, where no matter what language you speak you’re likely to make similar assumptions in a given situation. Take, for instance, when one of the world’s greatest Read more…

The Entrepreneurship Bug: Mingling Business and Humanity

March 1, 2013
Social Business

flickr by ecstaticist

“Creativity, entrepreneuship, and the disrire to make the world a better place–these are feelings that millions of people share. And those feelings are all you need to want to start a social business.”

~ Muhammad Yumus, Awarded 2006 Nobel Peace Prize

The entrepreneurship bug is rapidly circulating with a potent presence. Whether you’ve taken an idea and dove into the world of risk and possibility or continue racking your brain contemplating what to do, the dream of autonomy is in the air.

With technology advancing at an ever-increasing pace, the opportunity to create and make something of yourself online is becoming an achievable reality. Millions are attempting this feat, and as seemingly easy as it is, it does require hard work and dedication save few exceptions.

It’s demanding. Do you have what it takes? Is it really what you want to do? This realm of internet possibility strikes with intrigue and I’d love for you to share your insight in the comments.

While using your passion, time, energy and intellectual drive to produce something; however, there are other possibilities to consider.

We all want to make the world a better place, and using that drive to start a social-based business is more achievable than you might think.  Anyone with a desire for positive change and dedication can create a social business.

With the entrepreneurship bug on high, the more people who realize viability in the social realm, the more changes we will see, the more jobs and benefits will be created and the more the world will connect, collaborate and innovate in a for-benefit business world.

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You’re the President: The Worldwide Weapon You Carry Everyday

February 23, 2013

Flickr Creative Commons, nicomachus

The President, of any country, has to carry around a bag of responsibility weighty and wide enough a dump truck would have trouble getting down the street with.

Decisions everyday affect their nation, the people and the world over. They have a support team providing resources and information that run through checks and balances, but they make the executive decision.  When it comes down to crunch time, it’s on them.

They choose to launch the worldwide weapon of destruction and they choose the policies that improve people’s lives, create jobs, promote innovation, advance education and lead environmental and sustainable change.

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Liebster Blog Award! Q+A and New Nominee Info

February 15, 2013

First and foremost, big thanks to The Gatekeeper of The Mind for nominating SolisticeSon’s Celebrational Servings for the Liebster Award. I’m grateful for the nomination and opportunity to pass it on.

Here’s how it works: I answer 11 questions, list 11 random facts about me, then propose 11 questions for my nominees to answer. Enjoy.

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Ignite the Child Within: Snow Storm Side Effects

February 9, 2013

Snow storm January 2013

Remember When…

When I was a little one we used to get far more snow every year than today, or I was just tiny in relative measure. We did have a lot of snow though, and every storm was as much exciting for the snow as the possibility of school being called off.

We had numerous snow days every year where I lived, enough that our 5-day acceptation was always surpassed and extra days had to be added on in the summer. The end of the year water balloon fight would Read more…

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