I Want My Child to Listen to Me... But Do I Listen to My Child?


"One of the most sincere forms of respect is actually listening to what another has to say." ~ Bryant H. McGill

I hear it so often I can barely stand listening to it anymore (pun intended). Parents regularly complain that their children never listen to them...never. Besides the drama of that statement, I find it challenging because I see and hear how many of us, as parents, don’t listen to our children.

We are distracted by so many things: a phone call, our to-do list, work, tomorrow’s activities, tonight’s dinner...the list could go on and on.

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Breaking the Cycle with buildOn

buildOn is breaking the cycle of poverty, illiteracy and low expectations through service learning programs in many of America’s most under-resourced high schools and by building schools in some of the world’s poorest villages.

Jim Gilliam: The Internet is My Religion

At Personal Democracy Forum 2011 (#PdF11), developer, CEO of NationBuilder and activist Jim Gilliam gave this inspiring talk about his life, his battles with cancer, and how he found grace in the networks and connections that the Internet makes possible. Find out more at www.theinternetismyreligion.com. and for more from PdF, visit at www.personaldemocracy.com.

THE SPACE "Between" US By Ron Friedman


What happens when we come together? What happens between us and inside us? Is it only our physical bodies that meet and our five senses that bridge the gap to one another and the perceived reality around us?

There must be more, much more happening in the space we inhabit. I have always wondered what drives us to noisy restaurants where conversation is almost impossible, or to sit quietly in a large darkened room with a crowd around us, watching a movie. Is some free-floating energy present that we are somehow able to ingest? What is it about a dog or cat that fills a need for companionship? Is there a living presence that they emanate? A moment of deep feeling shared by one of us can embrace and unify a group instantaneously. How does that happen?

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Nahko Bear (Medicine for the People) ღ Aloha Ke Akua

Beautiful artistry!  Nahko ~ and Medicine for the People Bless yourself with eleven minutes of magnificence:



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Seeds of Peace: SEEDS Documentary Trailer

What if you had the chance to spend three weeks living with someone you've always considered your enemy? Could you coexist? Would you live in peace? More at www.seedsthemovie.com.


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What is Synergy Forum?

Synergy Forum is an international initiative dedicated to empowering a wave of awakening and collective action around the world. Humanity is navigating a critical evolutionary transition in our present time. We seek to contribute to its healthy navigation by delivering events around the world that integrate the freedom of spiritual awakening with the passion of global and local action.

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Casita Verde ~ Greenheart Ibiza


Situated in a beautiful valley near the village of San José on Ibiza, Casita Verde is the flagship project of Ibiza Ecologic (a non-profit Association) and can be seen as an eco-education centre, showcasing sustainable living and alternative energies.

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Consuming with a Conscience ~ Blog by Tieg Alexander, Greenheart Transforms


With every purchase we make we choose to make a political statement.

You don’t need to stand on a picket line, lobby for a campaign, or engage in fierce debates to be political.

With every fair-trade, cruelty-free, vegan, and eco-friendly product we purchase, we make a statement that we value people, other beings, and planet over profit, and we choose to support companies with like-minded values.

On the flip side, with every purchase we make that is not fair-trade, cruelty-free, vegan, or eco-friendly we make a political statement that we value our hard-earned dime over other people, other beings, and the planet—and we choose to support companies with corresponding values.

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Women for Women

Since 1993, Women for Women International has helped nearly 420,000 marginalized women in countries affected by war and conflict. We directly work with women in 8 countries offering support, tools, and access to life-changing skills to move from crisis and poverty to stability and economic self-sufficiency.

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Mindfulness & Education By Daniel Rechtschaffen

Voices from The Circle of Wisdom Keepers


“Mother Earth is shaking us up now. People with roots can make the difference and hold us together. An antidote to the current focus on money and power are grassroots groups acting from love for Mother Earth and each other.”  —Diane Longboat

At the recent Hidden Seeds of Natural Healing and Curing gathering, wisdom keepers experienced themselves as people rooted. They experienced actions rooted in Spirit. They answered the following questions:

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CARAVAN launching The Bridge in Cairo


The Bridge is “an unparalleled gathering of premier and emerging artists focusing on what they hold in common through their cultures and creeds” 

In the midst of the increasing chasm of discord and misunderstanding that exists between the Middle East and the West, the 7th CARAVAN Exhibition of Visual Art titled The Bridge will open on April 4 in Cairo, Egypt, after its launch in Paris, France during the United Nations World Interfaith Harmony Week.

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Maia Earth Village teaches Resilence, Wholeness


Maia Earth Village and Mandala Earth Story Project

Drawing members from a mixture of diverse cultures, nationalities, and spiritual practices, Maia Earth Village (Cooperation Circle with United Religions Initiative) and Mandala Earth Story Project help people work alongside each other as earth stewards in order to bridge cultural differences. Since the ongoing ecological crises affect all communities, building sustainable earth practices together simultaneously helps build sustainable peace.

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Rainwater Harvesting Pioneer

On October 2, 1985, Rajendra Singh, a young ayurvedic doctor, sold all his earthly possessions and traveled to the poor state of Rajasthan with a small group of friends. He started a medical practice in the village of Bhikampura but soon realized that the main problem of the local population was the lack of water. 


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"Human Flourishing" ~ Rising Women Rising World's Vision of Health and Wellbeing

Imagine a world where we looked at health from an integral perspective, when we had achieved a positive shift in our thinking  - from health and wellbeing as a mere physical notion to taking account of the whole person.  Imagine health care systems designed to answer the question: ‘what does it take for a human being to flourish?’. Imagine if our medical and health practitioners saw disease as dis-ease, and worked to heal and restore a person to their wholeness - physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually.  This will require an evolutionary step and a breakthrough in consciousness across the medical and pharmaceutical sectors, reflected in the treatment of the individual.

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Peace from the Quantum Level with quantum physicist Dr. John Hagelin

"There are over 300,000 books on peace -- who wants to read another book about peace? We want to create peace." Quantum physicist Dr. John Hagelin explains a uniquely effective approach to creating world peace.

The Education Energy Movement with Jonathan Fritzler

The Education Energy Movement
A nearly fatal accident inspired Jonathan to leave a positive impact on humanity. He founded AMP - Aloha Movement Project - a breakthrough educational program while a student at University of Hawai'i at Mānoa. The accredited internship encourages students to harness "Education

The More Beautiful World Our Hearts Know is Possible

This video was produced as a gift to humanity by Sustainable Human (sustainablehuman.me). Visit us to find out how you can support and create videos like The More Beautiful World Our Hearts Know is Possible in collaboration with a global team of volunteers. Together, we can change the story of the world.

CLEAN ENERGY MOONSHOT: 100% Renewable Energy in 10 Years

Clean Energy Moonshot:  Community Microgrids and Hydrogen Storage Make 100% Renewable Energy Possible, Practical, and Profitable

In the past few years groundbreaking work has established the viability of a world powered by 100-percent-renewable-energy using existing technologies for a very reasonable financial investment. BUT no implementation pathway currently exists. 

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