BOO133 – Cultivating Gratefulness for World Peace

Expressing gratitude knits a community together. It creates a positive ripple of connection.  It is easily done and it is one small way we can contribute to a healthy community. Resources Daily Good ...

BOO130 – It’s Contagious, Pass It On

Kindness is contagious.  People who witness or receive kindness are more likely to be kind.  It isn’t that hard. How do we bring more kindness into our communities? Resources Kindness is conta...

BOO129 – Celebrating Kindness Part 2

We do have the capacity for great cruelty and great kindness.  I’m curious how to grow the kindness side of nature.  To support that reflection, I am sharing a few local stories that celebrate...

BOO128 – Celebrating Kindness Part 1

We do have the capacity for great cruelty and great kindness.  I’m curious how to grow the kindness side of nature.  To support that reflection, I am sharing a few local stories that celebrate...

BOO124 – REPEAT – Cultivating Community

We are ahead of most communities.  We have a community that knows how to care and extend kindness.  Now to build on that ability to respectfully disagree. Resources Parker Palmer’s Habits of t...

BOBOO4 – Celebrating Kindness

“This program is funded in part by the Community Opportunity Fund of the Duluth Superior Area Community Foundation.” Some feel kindness is the antidote to hatefulness. It does knit a community tog...

BOO105 – Cultivating Caring Communities

We are ahead of most communities.  We have a community that knows how to care and extend kindness.  Now to build on that ability to respectfully disagree. Resources Parker Palmer’s Habits of t...

BOO93 – Celebrating Community

We are interconnected. We can accomplish so much more together.  And the quality of our lives is greatly enhanced when we learn how to be in community. Resources Women’s Leadership Community &#...

BOO79 – Changing the Script

Non-complementary behavior — when we response in a way that changes the script.  For example, meeting hostility with warm or empathy.  Three stories of changing the script. Resources Invisibil...

BOO64 – Hope Helps

The news is disturbing.  It is hard to hold onto hope.  This podcast explores where we can find hope. Resources Forgotten Voices Pyschology Today – Making Hope Happen Parker Palmer – Pol...

BOO56 – Finding Community

We are stronger when we work together.  Reflections on finding community all around me. Resources Habits of the Heart by Parker Palmer Full Parker Palmer Interview Power and Love show on building co...

BOO50- A Force for Kindness

How do we learn to be a force for kindness?  To not bully others and learn how to stand up to bullying forces.  Reflections on finding the courage to be stand up for civil discourse.   Resource...

BOO35 – Habits of the Heart – Habit 5

This is the 5th and final episode where we explore the Habit of the Heart from Parker Palmer’s book, Healing the Heart of Democracy.  The 5th habit is: “A capacity to create community. W...