Expressing Thrivability: Michelle Holliday

Gratitude. I want to highlight some people I feel grateful to know and experience, people who are expressions of thrivability. Today, I want to express gratitude for Michelle Holliday. She is a facilitator, organizational consultant, researcher and writer. She brings people together and helps them discover ways they can feel more alive, connect more meaningfully[…]

Expressing Thrivability: Lonny Grafman

Gratitude. I want to highlight some people I feel grateful to know and experience, people who are expressions of thrivability. Recently I saw Lonny Grafman.  Do you know him? I met him in his role as the founder of Appropedia – the encyclopedia for appropriate technology solutions. He is a Practivista. He is head of[…]

Resilience Ain’t Enough

It isn’t enough to repair the damage our progress has brought. The unintended consequences of our efforts to improve quality of life for humans has repercussions and requires action.  Yes, and. It is also not enough to manage our risks and be more shock-resistant. Now is not only the time to course correct and be more[…]

Catastrophe Thinking

I am pretty sure my entire life has been lived under the hovering cloud of the apocalypse. Sure there were moments of possibility – the fall of the wall, the election of Obama, the end of apartheid in South Africa. But mostly the global events we hear about focus on the end of civilization as we[…]

Flash Collaboration Discussion

Announcement The HUB Berkeley, Friday April 9th at noon Berkeley, CA Brown Bag lunch with Jean Russell, curator of Thrivability: A Collaborative Sketch. Jean will present and discuss flash collaboration. She used this process to involve 70 collaborators from across the world in producing an ebook in less than 90 days. The ebook was repeatedly[…]

Fund kick-off

After three years of exploration and network building, writing and discussion, planning and processing, is just about ready for kick-off. We will have a soft launch to our friends and collaborators this month (August) and will run a pilot for three to six months. While I have self-funded the development until this point, the[…]

Network Weaving: A Key to Creating Thrivability

photo credit: Aaron Escobar™ My roots are connected deep into the ground, engaged in a continuous interplay with the soil, bacteria, microorganisms, fungi, insects, and water, gathering nourishment to help me thrive.  My leaves and branches dance with the wind, the sun, with animals, birds, insects, microorganisms, bacteria, all in continual flow. My body returns[…]