Yan Budman, Director of Marketing at crowd funding site Indiegogo, has accidentally started a "pay it forward" style gifting movement built around twitter. Teach someone to give, and they'll make a difference for a lifetime. Read the story on TechCrunch. Continue reading
We’ll need to become skilled at walking the line between urgency and hope, maintaining our balance in a world out of balance. I’m convinced that out of the crucible of crisis, the greatest love story on earth could be born. Nice piece by filmmaker Velcrow Ripper on reframing our Story as a great love story. (thanks to Gail Davidson for the link) Continue reading
Nice piece about how MailChimp (who we use to send out emails from this site) worked with Archbishop Desmond Tutu and his daughter Mpho Tutu to promote forgiveness. MailChimp is a great service to use, and it's great to see them supporting a project like this. Continue reading
This excellent 15 minute video is well worth watching if you have ever wondered how technology is shaping our societal future. Much of what he covers sounds like science fiction, but it's not. Technology is replacing human jobs at an unprecedented rate - not just industrial revolution style manual labour, but white collar and creative work too. The conclusion is that before long there will be very few jobs which need humans and which can't be done better and more cheaply by machines. We are … Watch video
A heartwarming but potent reminder of some of the things I take for granted in the developed world. via Huffington Post Watch video
Fascinating and inspiring video about how the reintroduction of wolves to Yellowstone national park increased biodiversity and changed the path of rivers. Watch video
A beautiful story from storyteller Georgiana Keable. Watch video
From the event's Facebook page:- We are hoping to inspire the largest synchronized meditation in history. Deepak Chopra and Gabrielle Bernstein will be leading a lesson and overview in meditation, as well as a guided meditation. India Arie will be performing live at the event as well. We’ll also bring in questions about meditation and peace from participants all over the world for Deepak to respond to. You can register here for the meditation (so they can track how many people are … Continue reading
We cannot separate. This is the lesson of climate change. We, as a race, are being called upon to understand compassion, to understand solidarity, and to understand that what happens in the Sub-Sahara happens here. I firmly believe that climate change as a physical reality has been given to us as an important call for us as the human race to stand up for our highest purpose.
The most noble aim is to speak honestly and authentically, and there is no greater achievement than making an emotional impact on another human being.