Archive for Culture

To Love Water is to Celebrate Life

Expressing love is the best way to nurture relationships of all forms. When we love our garden we will spend time with it, this will make our plants bloom with vibrancy. When we express love to [...]

An Open Letter to California’s Marijuana Industry from the Arts

Dear Members of the Marijuana Industry of California, We recognize that many young artists, cultural organizations and communities benefit greatly from your contributions to the arts and your support of young and emerging artists across many [...]

Comics in the Classroom, Environmental Lessons Made Fun

Stories shape us, our beliefs and our culture. Those seeking to create a better world must engage in self-reflection and explore the narratives that guide our lives. As we recently learned from Robin Grille, the time [...]

A Love That’s Louder Than Rage: the Beautiful Revolution

At first I thought… The most powerful thing that you can do for your people, your future, your land, your air, your water is to fight and die for what you believe in. But it’s not [...]

Violence is a Preventable Brain Disorder

‘Think of a world without war, a world of social justice, a world of ecological sustainability.’ This is how Robin Grille starts his talk at TEDX Pittwater. Robin is a psychologist, author, educator and advocate for [...]

The Grateful Phish 50th Anniversary Show, Fare Thee Well

I have been derailed all day unexpectedly. I heard the rumors flying for weeks and actually never really thought it would stir such deep feelings. Today the 50th Anniversary Show has been announced for the Grateful Dead with [...]

Eagle and Condor: A Story of Hope

Emergent stories that create hope, and inspire people to action are of the utmost value at a time when many traditional systems are failing. The Eagle and Condor Prophecy is multi-layered with diverse people from many tribes [...]

Global Meditation Celebrates World Spirit Day on December 21

It’s as if humanity has fallen into a great amnesia, forgetting our connection to the land, to each other, to the future and to the past. Organizers of The Unify Global Meditation at 3:03 pm PST on [...]

Indigenous Kogi on Global Webcast: Restore Balance or Perish

We have seen the metaphor played out in recent films like Avatar and more recently Interstellar but now it is time to recognize that it is actually happening in real life. Human beings with all of [...]

Uplift Festival Inspires Global Solutions

Our planet and its citizens are quickly approaching a cross-roads where the need to confront emerging crises invites us to collaborate in ways that we have never done before. UPLIFT Festival has been dubbed the “Visionary TED” for bringing [...]