In a provocative video, Michael Cartier offers a snapshot of four possible worlds in which we may choose to live.
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What is Dying to be Born?
A few weeks ago, when I checked my inbox, there was an email from Lianne Raymond. Her request: I am asking you, as one of the women I look to for thought leadership, to contribute your idea of “what is dying to be born” in the world right now- maybe it is already inContinue reading “What is Dying to be Born?”
Mind & Body, War & Peace
I’ll be writing a series of posts on something that is troubling me — our personal and collective dialog about health. We seem to be using the language of war, and our greatest opportunity is to seek peace. We speak passionately about what we don’t want, and the joy is in the aspiration,Continue reading “Mind & Body, War & Peace”
FIRST + Dean Kamen = Inspiration
FIRST stands for: For Inspiration and Recognition in Science and Technology. By 1992, Dean Kamen was becoming increasingly concerned about our ability to effectively compete in business given our declining ability to educate students in science and technology. Kamen and his friend, Dr. Woodie Flowers, had a wild idea: create a competition–now a “coopertition”–where teams ofContinue reading “FIRST + Dean Kamen = Inspiration”
National Lab Day: Creating a National Learning Community
When Jack Hidary told me about National Lab Day, I got chills. The tag line for National Lab Day is: A National Barn-Raising for Hands-On Learning. Using the internet and social computing technologies, with the support of the White House and the business and scientific communities, National Lab Day reaches out to the education community, providing a toolContinue reading “National Lab Day: Creating a National Learning Community”
Finding Ourselves Through Play
The book that had the most impact on my thinking in 2009, was: Play: How it Shapes the Brain, Opens the Imagination and Invigorates the Soul, by Stuart Brown and Christopher Vaughan. It inspired me to chat with Nobel Laureates, last June, at a gathering in Sweden, about their play patterns as children. WhenContinue reading “Finding Ourselves Through Play”
Screens R Us: When to Take a Break
The challenge is, most of us, especially the brainy future thinking high tech types, tend to favor the inclinations of the mind. The mind, for many of us, is often tyrannical towards the body. “Just stay up 3 more hours. One more all-nighter. A Red Bull or two and I’ll meet this deadline! No walk until this paper is done…”