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Re: 21) Inspiring News
« Reply #15 on: February 01, 2017, 09:17:11 pm »

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Nashville Teens Mapped Their Daily Routes—And Got a New Bike Lane as a Result
http://www.yesmagazine.org/issues/50-solutions/nashville-teens-mapped-their-daily-routes-and-got-a-new-bike-lane-as-a-result-20170103

Creating an LGBTQIA Safe Space in Rural America
http://www.yesmagazine.org/people-power/creating-an-LGBTQAI-safe-space-in-rural-america-20170105

Worried About Rent Hikes, 301 Families Came Together to Buy Their Mobile Home Park
http://www.yesmagazine.org/issues/50-solutions/worried-about-rent-hikes-301-families-came-together-to-buy-their-mobile-home-park-20170109

What It Takes to Get Women Out of Prison—and Stay Out
http://www.yesmagazine.org/issues/50-solutions/what-it-takes-to-get-women-out-of-prison-and-stay-out-20160112

Nader Calls for a Different 1 Percent that will expose “conditions of deprivation and abuse” and champion “basic fair play”
http://www.yesmagazine.org/people-power/nader-calls-for-a-new-1-percent-20170113

This Small Town Refused to Settle for Wal-Mart When Its Last Local Grocery Store Closed
http://www.yesmagazine.org/issues/50-solutions/this-small-town-refused-to-settle-for-wal-mart-when-its-last-local-grocery-store-closed-20170102

What It Looks Like When Communities Make Racial Justice a Priority
http://www.yesmagazine.org/issues/50-solutions/what-it-looks-like-when-communities-make-racial-justice-a-priority-20170116

From Grocery Stores to Labor Unions, Cooperatives Were the Answer
http://www.yesmagazine.org/issues/50-solutions/from-grocery-stores-to-labor-unions-cooperatives-were-the-answer-20170123

Tribes Find New Ways to Keep Pipelines—and Their Oil—Out of the Great Lakes
http://www.yesmagazine.org/planet/tribes-find-new-ways-to-keep-pipelines-and-their-oil-out-of-the-great-lakes-20170131

Ten Inspiring Moments from 2016
http://greatergood.berkeley.edu/article/item/Ten_inspiring_moments_from_2016

What Does a Compassionate Workplace Look Like?
http://greatergood.berkeley.edu/article/item/what_does_compassionate_workplace_look_like

How to Reduce Rudeness in the Workplace
http://greatergood.berkeley.edu/article/item/how_to_reduce_rudeness_in_the_workplace

Why 2016 Was Actually One of the Best Years on Record
http://greatergood.berkeley.edu/article/item/why_2016_was_actually_one_of_the_best_years_on_record

The Four Keys to a Meaningful Life
http://greatergood.berkeley.edu/article/item/four_keys_to_a_meaningful_life

Can Empathy Bridge Political Divides?
http://greatergood.berkeley.edu/article/item/can_empathy_bridge_political_divides

How to Combat America’s Creativity Crisis
http://greatergood.berkeley.edu/article/item/how_to_combat_americas_creativity_crisis

How Adults Communicate Bias to Children
http://greatergood.berkeley.edu/article/item/how_adults_communicate_bias_to_children
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Re: 30) Inspiring News
« Reply #16 on: March 11, 2017, 10:57:35 am »

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Visual learning lesson will get students thinking about solar power and unbelievable inventions
http://www.yesmagazine.org/for-teachers/curriculum/visual-learning-keep-it-light

Los Angeles Finally Decriminalizing Street Vending
http://www.yesmagazine.org/peace-justice/in-finally-decriminalizing-street-vending-los-angeles-preempts-trumps-deportation-plans-20170202

6 States With Criminal Justice Reform Wins to Celebrate
http://www.yesmagazine.org/issues/50-solutions/6-states-with-criminal-justice-reform-wins-to-celebrate-20170203

University of California Next In Line To Dump Wells Fargo Contracts
http://www.yesmagazine.org/new-economy/university-of-california-next-in-line-to-dump-wells-fargo-20170203

To Survive, the Democratic Party Needs to Stand Up to Wall Street and Global Corporations
http://www.yesmagazine.org/issues/science/to-survive-the-democratic-party-needs-to-stand-up-to-wall-street-and-global-corporations-20170220

Black Communities, not Trump Executive Orders, Will End “Carnage”
http://www.yesmagazine.org/peace-justice/black-communities-not-trump-executive-orders-will-end-carnage-20170213

This Town Adopted Trauma-Informed Care—And Saw a Decrease in Crime and Suspension Rates
http://www.yesmagazine.org/people-power/this-town-adopted-trauma-informed-care-and-saw-a-decrease-in-crime-and-suspension-rates-20170222

We Aren’t So Different—3 Steps to Overcome Hate and Fear
http://www.yesmagazine.org/people-power/we-arent-so-different-3-steps-to-overcome-hate-and-fear-20170224

The Woman Giving Refugee Kids Free Lawyers
http://www.yesmagazine.org/issues/science/this-former-baseball-executive-left-his-job-to-help-immigrants-20170227

Why Defending Human Rights Is Women’s Work
http://www.yesmagazine.org/people-power/why-defending-human-rights-is-womens-work-20170308

This Invention Lets Rural Hondurans Clean Their Water—And Own the Treatment Plants
http://www.yesmagazine.org/people-power/this-invention-lets-rural-hondurans-clean-their-water-and-own-the-treatment-plants-20170309

Defunding Police—How Antiracist Organizers Got Seattle to Listen
http://www.yesmagazine.org/peace-justice/defunding-police-how-antiracist-organizers-got-seattle-to-listen-20170309

How to Nurture Empathic Joy in Your Classroom
http://greatergood.berkeley.edu/article/item/how_to_nurture_empathic_joy_in_your_classroom

New research reveals how we learn to lie for the benefit of other people
http://greatergood.berkeley.edu/article/item/whats_good_about_lying

Why You Need More Nature in Your Life
http://greatergood.berkeley.edu/article/item/why_you_need_more_nature_in_your_life

What You Can Learn from Polyamory
http://greatergood.berkeley.edu/article/item/what_you_can_learn_from_polyamory

Can You Change Your Personality?
http://greatergood.berkeley.edu/article/item/can_you_change_your_personality

How to Help Students Feel Powerful at School
http://greatergood.berkeley.edu/article/item/how_to_help_students_feel_powerful_at_school

Why leaders can be so dismissive of creative ideas—and how to change this mindset
http://greatergood.berkeley.edu/article/item/why_your_creative_ideas_get_ignored

How Dogs Help People Get Along Better
http://greatergood.berkeley.edu/article/item/how_dogs_help_people_get_along_better

How women’s voices can benefit business and society
http://greatergood.berkeley.edu/article/item/are_women_more_ethical_than_men

Why Don’t We Prepare Enough for Disasters?
http://greatergood.berkeley.edu/article/item/why_dont_we_prepare_enough_for_disasters
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Re: 30) Inspirational Articles Monthly
« Reply #17 on: March 20, 2017, 09:59:59 am »

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(Recent article titles & links are posted above.)

My Latest Inspiration: (Update below)
Daily Family Communication


Start each supper with communication: ask everyone to share about how they can help the family be happier.

+ Step 11 + God concept
http://www.lebanonpaaa.org/read-the-big-book-12-12-online
Big Book page 62: Selfishness—self-centeredness! That, we think, is the
root of our troubles. ... First of all, we had to quit playing God. It didn’t work. Next, we decided that hereafter in this drama of life, God was going to be our Director. ... When we sincerely took such a position, all sorts of remarkable things followed. We had a new Employer. Being all powerful, He provided what we needed, if we kept close to Him and performed His work well.

I agreed about the problem of selfishness, but my Reaction to that last sentence was: Yeah, right. God provides what we need IF we perform His work well. But God can always say, too bad, you didn't quite follow my directions as I intended. You didn't do your work well enough, so I won't be providing you what you need. Then I realized that's how Dad acted as my former employer: judgmental, hard-nosed, unfriendly. I then tried to improve my God concept, since I knew God wasn't like Dad, but it took me 2 or 3 years to find a better believable concept. I had been living in Denver a couple weeks and going to meetings often. Walking to a meeting one day I felt lonely, since I was still living alone and had no close friends. I had previously thought that the feeling meant I needed to find companionship, but this time I asked myself if there might be any falsehood behind that emotion, since there usually is falsehood behind most unpleasant emotions.

As soon as I asked, I realized there is falsehood behind it. Since God is always with us, I realized we're never really alone. So the feeling of being alone is an illusion. So I asked why I felt alone. Again the answer came immediately. It was because I was leary of getting close to God, because I still felt like God is judgmental, hard-nosed and unfriendly. And then I realized God isn't like that at all. God doesn't want to be a slave driver or make life miserable for us. God only wants to be our friend, help us find true happiness and give advice any time we ask for it. And it made sense then to ask God for advice as often as possible. Since then I've tried to ask God's advice often each day. And I learned later to ask for what I may need by thanking God in advance for it.

+ Roadblocks to communication
While trying to have daily family communication during supper, it's best if everyone watch out for common roadblocks to communication, at least when someone has an unpleasant emotion.
-- http://parenteffectivenesstraining.blogspot.com/2009/02/some-notes-on-12-communication.html
-- https://www.advocatesforyouth.org/parents/138?task=view
- Ordering, Directing: "Stop feeling sorry for yourself..."
- Warning, Threatening: "You'll never make friends if..." "You'd better stop worrying so much or..."
- Moralizing, Preaching: "Life is not a bowl of cherries..." "You shouldn't feel that way..." "Patience is a virtue you should learn..."
- Advising, Giving Solutions: "What I would do is...", "Why don't you..." "Let me suggest..."
- Persuading with Logic, Arguing: "Here is why you are wrong..." "The facts are..." "Yes, but..."
- Judging, Criticizing, Blaming: "You are not thinking maturely..." "You are just lazy..." "Maybe you started the fight first..."
- Praising, Agreeing: "Well, I think you're doing a great job!" "You're right!--that teacher sounds awful."
- Name-calling, Ridiculing: "Crybaby--", "That's stupid to worry about one low test grade."
- Analyzing, Diagnosing: "What's wrong with you is..." "You're just tired." "What you really mean is..."
- Reassuring, Sympathizing: "Don't worry." "You'll feel better." "Oh, cheer up!"
- Questioning, Probing: "Why..." "Who...?" "What did you...?" "How...?"
- Diverting, Sarcasm, Withdrawal: "Let's talk about pleasant things..." "Why don't you try running the world!?" Remaining silent, turning away
-- Two things to know about "Roadblocks":
- These are roadblocks when the person is experiencing a problem or strong feelings (The Other Owns the Problem). When the relationship is in the "No Problem Area" many of these are not roadblocks (e.g., joking, asking questions, etc.). Some, like name-calling and ridiculing are always risky and cause problems.
- You are not a "bad" parent because you use roadblocks. You are doing what you have been taught to do to help others. P.E.T. will provide you with more effective alternatives to begin using instead of these common roadblocks.

+ Communication differences between men & women
-- http://www.healthguidance.org/entry/13970/1/Communication--Differences-Between-Men-and-Women.html
- In communication between a man and a woman:
- the man should listen for the woman's emotions, not for solutions to her problems unless she asks and not try to remember all the details of her statements.
- The woman should make her statement clear and to the point. If making a large and complicated point, break it down into chunks that he can fully understand before moving onto your next point. Also try not to interrupt him when he's talking.

Update:
New Relationship:

Dear prospective GF, if you like to help people, would you like to discuss ideas for a non-profit organization, or a non-profit hospital, or something like that (after our first date)?
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