Synergy is a word that means a great deal to me. But there are times when it just can’t be achieved by goodwill alone.
Three years ago my husband and I moved into a co-housing community....
March 11, 2012 by Catriona OCurry Under bullying, cohousing, communication, community, consensus Posted in PONDERING | Comments Off on Beyond the Utopian World of Consensus
It is a myth that eating healthy costs more money. A healthy, whole food diet is surprisingly inexpensive. Potatoes are cheaper than fries, whole chicken costs less than strips, and...
November 24, 2011 by Chris Semrick Under chris semrick, community, economy, food, HEALTH, local, value Posted in MINDFUL LIVING | Comments Off on The Value of Food
Privatize the press and education system, disenfranchise the working class, corrupt the legislative process, and debase electoral politics, and society will plunge itself into a moral...
August 3, 2011 by Tristan Shaw Under civilisation, community, corruption, critical thinking, economy, education, ethic, humanities, local, politics, press, society, sustainable, tristan shaw Posted in MINDFUL LIVING | Comments Off on Iconoclast – Why We Need The Humanities
Mandala Artwork by Nicole Shaw
Bullying is a form of abuse. It involves repeated acts over time attempting to create or enforce one person’s (or group’s) power over another person...
May 21, 2011 by Nicole Shaw Under bullying, coloroso, community, Lantzville, nicole shaw Posted in FEATURE | 14 Comments »
The fridge is a household amenity that we rarely consider removing from our lives; it is a useful appliance for storing the goods of consumerism, but it perpetuates a cold food-chain...
April 1, 2011 by Justen Boss-Moodie Under community, environment, food, industrial, local, refrigeration, system Posted in FEATURE | Comments Off on “Without refrigeration, modern life would be impossible!”
As a single person, I am aware that many singles (not to mention far too many married folk) feel especially lonely at this time of the year. Perhaps it is the long nights. Perhaps it...
January 9, 2011 by Ian Gartshore Under community, gartshore, loneliness Posted in PONDERING | 1 Comment »
Humans are very social beings. For thousands of years they have lived cooperatively in groups. Granted, part of this behaviour was simply for survival; but it is also very natural for...
December 8, 2010 by Dirk Becker Under capitalism, co-operation, community, culture, dirk becker, relationship, shift, village Posted in FEATURE | Comments Off on Looking Back to Move Forward
“Listen! I will tell you the fundamental cause of salvation. Satsang, association with the wise is the root cause of obliterating all suffering.” – the sage, Dattatreya.
November 19, 2010 by Kelly Murphy Under community, muphy, spiritual Posted in SPIRIT | 3 Comments »
Where First Nations people are included as equals and supported in contributing to everyone’s well being;
Where schools work to teach everyone, not just aboriginal students, to understand...
November 8, 2010 by Kathleen Westergaard Under aboriginal, community, culture, education, equality, federal, first nations, funding, history, native, racism Posted in MINDFUL LIVING, PONDERING | Comments Off on I dream of a community…
(Please note: this manifesto is from www.openmoney.org – I, Nicole Shaw, am reposting it here for Synergy readers!)
The problems with money stem entirely from how conventional...
July 31, 2010 by Nicole Shaw Under barter, community, money Posted in MINDFUL LIVING | 1 Comment »
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