participatory culture

peacemaking

FOCUS ON CONNECTION: How to heal the seeds of terrorism

FOCUS ON CONNECTION: How to heal the seeds of terrorism

Terrorism begins with people who feel a profound sense of anger, hurt, loss and isolation (a lone shooter; individuals who are...
December 30, 2015 × 1 comment

communication

WELL THIS IS AWKWARD: How to deal with racist relatives

WELL THIS IS AWKWARD: How to deal with racist relatives

It’s game time for people who care about social justice issues. For most of the year we can work on being better activists and...
December 6, 2015 × 1 comment

communication

BEAUTIFUL CONVERSATIONS: 5 ways to communicate and connect better

BEAUTIFUL CONVERSATIONS: 5 ways to communicate and connect better

If you were a rock, improving your ability to communicate would not be in your list of priorities. However, as a human being in...
November 4, 2015 × 0 comments

alternative education

YOU’RE ACTUALLY NOT GOOD ENOUGH: How self-esteem boosting at school actually holds students back

YOU’RE ACTUALLY NOT GOOD ENOUGH: How self-esteem boosting at school actually holds students back

There’s a growing body of research that suggests that the self-esteem movement that’s dominated education systems for the...
November 2, 2015 × 0 comments

volunteerism

WHITE PONY EXPRESS: A prototype solution to the problem of community hunger

WHITE PONY EXPRESS: A prototype solution to the problem of community hunger

It’s fairly common knowledge that approximately 40 per cent of America’s potential food supply ends up in dumpsters. However,...
October 26, 2015 × 4 comments

participatory culture

CANADA VOTES: 5 tips to keep yourself encouraged about voting

CANADA VOTES: 5 tips to keep yourself encouraged about voting

With the Canadian federal election going on, party leaders from all political spectrums are desperately vying for your vote. If...
October 18, 2015 × 2 comments

communication

4 Reasons Why Our Words Don’t Convey the Message We Intend

4 Reasons Why Our Words Don’t Convey the Message We Intend

In the last couple of weeks I participated in several communication training seminars. As a trainer I have a huge responsibility...
October 5, 2015 × 0 comments

communication

PRISON PHONE CALLS: When capitalism incapacitates its most precious capital–people

PRISON PHONE CALLS: When capitalism incapacitates its most precious capital–people

She has slept away her first five days here, awakening only to fret, face swallowed up in full furrowed brows, swollen eyes and...
September 29, 2015 × 6 comments

participatory culture

How to Stay Tuned in to a Long Election Campaign

How to Stay Tuned in to a Long Election Campaign

Elections are important. Love elections. Elected officials are much better than that old system where if you were wealthy you...
September 26, 2015 × 2 comments