Health Care and the Spirit of America

By Robert J. Zieve, M.D. Issue: Spring 2006, Spirit & Economics in Health Care; Issue #43 As the United States undergoes rapid changes on many levels in the early twenty-first century, let us look at health care through the prism of original American values. The Declaration of Independence begins: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are ... Read More ►

Respecting the Will of the Other

Michaela Gloeckler, M.D. on Adolescence interview by Johannes Denger Issue: Fall 2006, The Teenage Years; Issue #45 Why do young people today need help? Everyone needs help – especially if they are unable or at least not sufficiently capable of helping themselves. The answer is directed to the current life situation and also the age of the person in question. ... Read More ►

Earth Is Speaking

LILIPOH interviews Marko Pogacnik Issue: Summer 2007, Climate Change; Issue #48 What are your thoughts on climate change? It is all about language. Since 1997 I have perceived deep-reaching changes going on within the pluridimensional body of the Earth. Looking at them through the eyes of the rational mind, one could speak about massive climate changes happening. These changes can ... Read More ►

Healing or Stealing?

By Paul Hawken Fall 2009: New Society - Issue #57, Vol. 14 The Commencement Address by Paul Hawken to the Class of 2009, University of Portland, May 3, 2009 When I was invited to give this speech, I was asked if I could give a simple short talk that was “direct, naked, taut, honest, passionate, lean, shivering, startling, and graceful.” ... Read More ►

Amid Turbulent Economic and Environmental Change Agrarian Initiatives Emerge as Pathways Forward

By Steven McFadden When the UN’s Millennium Project released their State of the Future study last year—based on the input of 2,700 researchers, and backed by UNESCO, the World Bank, and the US Army—it set out an appallingly grim vision of what lies ahead. The study foresaw shortages of food and goods, a harsh reality that would incite widespread violence ... Read More ►

Walter Alexander Interviews Otto Scharmer, PhD

I interviewed C. Otto Scharmer, PhD, Senior Lecturer at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Sloan School of Management in his MIT office in the fall of 2009, and conducted a substantial “catch-up” phone interview in March, 2011. He is the founding chair of the Presencing Institute1, the author of Theory U and co-author of Presence (both translated into twelve ... Read More ►

Light and Shadow

What Are You Grateful For? By Laura Grace Weldon A handmade Gratitude Tree has hung in our hallway for years. We keep the tree lively by writing on leaves made of brightly colored paper, then tape them to the tree. It’s usually filled with life affirming reminders like hugs from Daddy, going to the library, bike rides, playing cards with ... Read More ►

Worth It

A financial group is transforming the way the world works with money by fostering meaningful relatipships between investors and entrepreneurs Tammi Stein Interviews Don Shaffer of RSF Social Finance Don Shaffer is the president and CEO of RSF Social Finance (RSF), a pioneering non-profit financial services organization dedicated to transforming the way the world works with money. RSF offers investing, ... Read More ►