Happy New Year everyone! It’s 2019 and time for a fresh start! When one has the opportunity to sit down and reflect on the course of the past year, it’s amazing to realize everything one's experienced over the past 365 days. New friends. New places. New thoughts and ideas. New opportunities! All too often though, … Continue reading Time for a Fresh Start
Sometimes long hours and many road miles aren't as bad as they might seem. Building the future is energizing work, if we choose to let it be.
Well-Being and its Importance for Community
Community structure can influence our ability to achieve our aspirations. We explore how barriers to personal, ecological, and social well-being affect our ability to create community and achieve our needs.
Community, Regional Collaboration, and Local Well-Being
Working across social, political, and geographical boundaries to address issues can be a difficult, frustrating, and time consuming process. Community and well being are two of the ways we can foster regional collaboration.
“It’s Not About Jobs, It’s About People” – Jeff Yost
With an increasingly mobile workforce, the quality of a place becomes an important factor in where people chose to reside. We highlight a recent article by Jeff Yost as an exploration in abundance thinking and development of community.
The Tradition Trap
The Tradition Trap can lead to unquestioning action which often leads to wasteful activities, can prevent innovation, or can create communities where entrepreneurs and new residents are not welcome. Breaking out of The Tradition Trap takes time and effort (and a lot of questions) but it's critical to evolve and grow.
Tau vs. Pi, or, Making Something From Nothing
Manufactured controversy - whether from the right or left - perpetuates myths, stereotypes, and controversies which ultimately tear communities apart. It can't survive without YOU - so what are you going to do about it?
In vs. Of
How two simple words make a huge difference where we live - and why we should care!
Turn on the TV or radio and it’s highly likely you’ll hear a story about something that has been lost in your area – businesses, jobs, youth, young families, history, elderly residents – and so on and so forth. It can seem really bleak at times. Focusing on these bad things becomes far too […]
Understanding interactional community can help us understand how to leverage resources in our neighborhood.
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