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    Pema Chodron: Buddhism and Activism

    In high school, I was taught a body-inventory meditation, which led me to explore more formal practices in college.  I was hooked. When I traveled to both Okinawa and South Korea, I found myself studying Buddhist texts and visiting temples to ask questions of the monks.  But I’m embarrassed to admit that it took years to fully appreciate how the t...

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    Malcolm Gladwell: Outliers Have Practical Intelligence

    Malcolm Gladwell has written some incredibly influential titles in the past decade: Tipping Point, followed by Blink.  I love how he backs up his prose with solid research (my INTJ personality coming out). 2 weeks ago, I was in Little Rock meeting with sustainable business professor, Nancy Landrum.  She was brilliant and we shared similar stories of how ...

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    Opening My Heart and Removing My Filter

    I have a very real, palpable fear sharing this story.  Which is why I haven’t until now.  A part of me wants to hide my behavior, and a part of me wants to defend it.  But life is too short.  Instead, I’ll just let it be my story.  How it relates to eco-influence is very personal.  For me, it connected me to people in a way that I knew, d...

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