Category Archives: Climate Crisis & Ecological Breakdown

Forging Shared Reality

Street Giraffes is an NVC resources blog & free teleconference that gathers monthly as a sangha/mindfulness practice group which, on occasion, includes dialogue-lab experimentation (w/ iGiraffe). More About Street Giraffes Our Next NVC Sangha: October 13th @ 7 pm/ET Learn How to Join Street Giraffes: Contact … Continue reading

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Sea of Unspoken Words

What’s Up Next? (Mark calendars for next telepractice group) Sunday, April 1, 2018 ~ Sea of Unspoken Words Christ on the Cross between the Two Thieves Paintings by Peter Paul Rubens A thought-provoking tweet that I came across today… Inquiry: … Continue reading

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Discovering Tripwires (“News as a Spiritual Opportunity”)

What’s Up Next? Sunday, October 1, 2017  ~ Discovering Tripwires: News as a Spiritual Opportunity Daniel R. Blume via Wikimedia Commons   “History is not a burden on the memory but an illumination of the soul.”  Lord Acton  Inquiry:  How do you … Continue reading

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Calibrating the Dream/Nightmare

What’s Up Next? Sunday, September 3, 2017  ~ Re-Calibrating the Dream/Nightmare (read, ‘Houston, we have a problem…’) Martin Luther King Jr. addresses a crowd from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial where he delivered his famous, “I Have a Dream,” … Continue reading

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Atlas Shrugs? & The Power of Outrospection

What’s Up Next? August 6, 2017 ~ Atlas Shrugs? The Power of Outrospection Inquiry: How does your awareness of the living-energy of needs factor into your practice of nonviolence more broadly, such as with social change agency (i.e. how might it be utilized … Continue reading

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Crazy Like a Fox (Method to Jackal Madness)

What’s Up Next? June 4, 2017 ~ Crazy Like a Fox Ode to Joy, by Beethoven (1824) – Credit:  Kokin There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening that is translated through you into action, and because … Continue reading

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On Long Neckin’ & Anticipatory Beneficial Regret

  What’s Up Next? May 14, 2017 ~ On Long Neckin’ [Homo Prospectus] & (Anticipatory) Beneficial Regret Steve Garvie – High-rise living “We are misnamed. We call ourselves Homo sapiens, the “wise man,” but that’s more of a boast than a … Continue reading

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On Being All Ears

What’s Up Next? (Courtesy of Holger Motzkau) April 2017 ~ On Being All Ears (& the Dynamism of Universal Human Needs) Russian figure skater wins gold with program that included audio from 9/11 Vladimir Putin…cites from Russian satire:  ‘It’s boring, ladies’ … Continue reading

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More on our Learning Curves (Rounding Edges w/ Strengths)

What’s Up Next? March 2017 ~ More on our Learning Curves (Rounding Edges w/ Strengths) (Bookbinding via Simon A. Eugster) Inquiry: What are your strengths and/or (learning/growing) edges?  Have you identified which NVC skills, currently under your belt, might buttress those yet beyond … Continue reading

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Our Corners-n-Edges

What’s Up Next? February 2017 ~ Our Corners & Edges “We don’t rise to the level of our expectations, we fall to the level of our training.”  ~ Archilochos Inquiry: What are your conversational street signs (e.g. OFNR, Red/Green/Yellow)?  Rules of the … Continue reading

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Reflection & Renewal

What’s Up Next? January 2017 ~ Reflection & Renewal François Barraud – La Tailleuse de Soupe Inquiry: Do you have any New Year’s dialogic intentions?  Such as a quality of NVC consciousness that you are drawn to, perhaps wanting to cultivate and more … Continue reading

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