Thoughtful Thursdays, strategies, and Adulting

Like WikiMedia, our society needs a long-term plan, if we want to move coherently from here to a better place.  Looking back at this set of suggestions from four years ago, now I think I can safely say that I would suggest the more inclusive project of The Four Freedoms movement, but here’s how IContinue reading “Thoughtful Thursdays, strategies, and Adulting”

Mindful Mondays, Einstein, and NVC via libraries

Libraries are a vital part of any democracy, and of Phase I of the Four Freedoms movement.  I got a book, which I did not write down more than my thoughts, unfortunately, in France I think, from a library, and noted on teaching that: – Interesting, that Einstein grew up around clock parts and railwayContinue reading “Mindful Mondays, Einstein, and NVC via libraries”

Thoughtful Thursdays, teaching math via NVC, and emotional Health education

Health Care is part of Phase I of the Four Freedoms movement. Emotional health care and communication as part of that are vital ingredients in any class room.  I wish I had understood that twenty years ago: – Let’s start with how Not to teach non-violently: “If you don’t learn math, you won’t get aContinue reading “Thoughtful Thursdays, teaching math via NVC, and emotional Health education”

Great Greek Wednesdays and more connecting for self-Health Care

And Universal Health Care would help with self-health care, but I digress (only a little): Some years ago I was stuck in my habit of “over-complying,” as one person put it, and trying to meet the needs of everyone else rather than my own.  Against the background of increasing world lack of connection, it seemedContinue reading “Great Greek Wednesdays and more connecting for self-Health Care”

Turkish Tuesdays, and Being an American when it hurts

The Turkish book I’m currently reading is mentioned below the short incident on Judging on the Side of Merit. —   I was thinking of an episode of a show, Magnificent Century, from Turkey that has been quite popular in many Spanish-speaking countries, and how much I love an early episode showing the entry ofContinue reading “Turkish Tuesdays, and Being an American when it hurts”

– WE can do MORE… Nosotras podemos hacer màs…

Click here for English… “¿Una mujer con un alto cargo? ”                                                                                                                EMdT No es una cooperativa de trabajo, pero casi se parece. Empresarias trabajando juntas, ayudando y convirtiendose en amigas. Project ConcernContinue reading “– WE can do MORE… Nosotras podemos hacer màs…”

– The Bright side of PTSD: become a Body Guard?

Smells, noises or lights can suddenly awaken some of us, and refuse to let us sleep until identified. Long-lasting childhood traumas can leave your Inner Child reluctant to come out from under the coffee table. Some ideas, illustrated by examples from historical and fictional sages, may help your Inner Parent to teach safety and trustContinue reading “– The Bright side of PTSD: become a Body Guard?”

– Wonder Woman: The Ugly, The Cool and The Hopeful

Originally posted on Inspiring Critical Thinking and Community via Books, Lessons, and Story:
I’m still emotionally buzzing from the end of episode 21 of El Ministerio del Tiempo and Amelia’s incredible courage, and character arc !! More than just one protagonist, though, she stands in a line of female main characters (not always lead or…

– Relating PTSD, homelessness and debt to lessons not learned in youth: do we need studies?

What we need our children to prove, for recognition of adulthood, is not their prowess in battle or the hunt, not their virility, not their adeptness at social maneuvering, but their ability to contribute meaningfully to society by teaching another person, from level 0, how to do something that is both difficult and absolutely neccessaryContinue reading “– Relating PTSD, homelessness and debt to lessons not learned in youth: do we need studies?”

– Black and Jewish Americans fight together for human dignity… in Spain…

As we discussed my all time favorite show, El Ministerio del Tiempo (sorry B5!!), a friend recently told me that one of her relatives had fought in the Spanish Civil War as part of the Lincoln Brigade which turned out to have been known officially as the Lincoln Batallion. Looking into the history of theContinue reading “– Black and Jewish Americans fight together for human dignity… in Spain…”

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