Dig Where You Are

How One Person's Effort Can Save a Life, Empower a Community and Create Meaningful Change in the World

Author: Nan Alexander Doyal

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780997320312


Page: 246

View: 4303


Dig Where You Are speaks to the potential in each of us to make a difference in the world by taking what we already know how to do and using it to make a meaningful change for the good. It is about seeing the opportunity right in front of us to make something better and then doing something about it. It is not about wishing we are someone we're not, but about recognizing and using the talents we have and including those around us in an effort to bring about change. Dig Where You Are is about seven remarkable men and women who have done just exactly that. They have solved some of the biggest challenges facing our societies today. From the slums of Mumbai, the mountains of Tibet, the villages of northeast Thailand, the inner city of Philadelphia and a ghetto outside Stockholm, Dig Where You Are tells of an artist, a surgeon, a teacher, a criminologist, an economist, a community organizer and a general physician each of whom saw a way beyond suffering and injustice, took responsibility for the wellbeing of others and ended up transforming lives and communities across the world. Who are they and how did they do it?These are the stories of everyday people armed with a belief in the potential of others, a passion to change things for the better and a healthy dose of grit and persistence. Their lives are an inspiration for anyone who wants to make a difference but is not sure how to start. They remind us that it is small groups of committed and caring people--not large institutions and governments--who really change the world.

Gradido – Natürliche Ökonomie des Lebens

Author: Bernd Hückstädt

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1471703746

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 181

View: 6123


Gradido - Naturliche Okonomie des Lebens ist ein Geld- und Wirtschaftsmodell nach dem Vorbild der Natur. Es bietet ein Grundeinkommen fur jeden Menschen, einen reichlichen Staatshaushalt fur jedes Land und einen zusatzlichen Ausgleichs- und Umweltfonds zur Sanierung der Altlasten. Das selbstregulierende System halt die Geldmenge und damit die Preise stabil. Der sanfte Ausgleich zwischen den bisher armen Landern und den Industrienationen fordert den Frieden. Erfahren Sie die ermutigenden Ergebnisse aus der Wirtschafts-Bionik-Forschung! Die Natur ist genial. Wenn wir im Einklang mit den Naturgesetzen handeln, werden wir weltweit Wohlstand und Frieden erleben. Dies ist die Kernaussage dieser durch und durch positiven Gebrauchsanleitung fur die Zukunft. Information unter: http: //gradido.net/Book"

Climate Action

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Climatic changes

Page: 195

View: 6433


The publication features a range of articles that encourage the sharing of best practice and the development of new technologies and initiatives and illustrates the opportunities for business and governments to reduce costs and increase profits while tackling climate change. This edition is focused on three themes: mitigation and adaptation, technology, and finance. It also describes positive actions organizations can take to reduce their carbon footprint and thereby their costs. Some of these actions require little investment in time or money, while others require substantial time and capital. But what they all require is a commitment to succeed.--Publisher's description.

Disrupting the Status Quo of Senior Living

A Mindshift

Author: Jill Vitale-Aussem

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781938870828

Category: Life care communities

Page: 184

View: 8664


With 10,000 baby boomers turning 65 each day, the need for senior living is growing at a steep rate, and the aging services field has been hard at work preparing for these new customers. Current practices aim to bring the kind of comfort and amenities enjoyed at hotels and resorts to the settings we create for older adults to live in. But what if these efforts are misdirected? Interweaving research on aging, ideas from influential thinkers in the aging services field, and the author's own experiences managing and operating senior living communities, Disrupting the Status Quo of Senior Living: A Mindshift challenges readers to question long-accepted practices, examine their own biases, and work toward creating vibrant cultures of possibility and growth for elders. Shining a light on her own professional field, Jill Vitale-Aussem exposes the errors of current thinking and demonstrates how a shift in perspective can effect real cultural transformation. Her book delves into society's inherent biases about growing older--where ageism, paternalism, and ableism abound--and provokes readers to examine how a youth-obsessed culture unconsciously impacts even the most well-meaning senior living policies, practices, and organizations. Deconstructing the popular hospitality model, for example, Vitale-Aussem explains how it can actually undermine feelings of purpose and independence. In its place, she proposes better ways to create opportunities for older people to exercise choice, autonomy, and self-efficacy. Filled with empowering stories of elders who find purpose and belonging within their senior residences, Disrupting the Status Quo of Senior Living builds on AARP's disrupt aging work and demonstrates that to truly transform senior living, we must dig deeper and create communities that promote the potential and value of the people who live and work in these settings.

The Answer to how is Yes

Acting on what Matters

Author: Peter Block

Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Pub

ISBN: 9781576752715

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 202

View: 7130


A compelling guide to personal growth teaches readers how to reclaim their freedom and creativity, revealing the secret to fashioning a life with meaning. Original. 30,000 first printing.