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The HeArt, Soul and Science of Saying Yes to Life
Curated by Larry Glover
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We’re All Doomed: Using Your Smartphone Before Bed Can Cause Cellphone ‘Hangover’

We’re All Doomed: Using Your Smartphone Before Bed Can Cause Cellphone ‘Hangover’ | Wild Resiliency | Scoop.it

"So, we already knew that using our smartphones too much alienates usfrom actual human beings. Here’s another reason we should probably chill out with our smartphone obsessions"


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Just in case you're not sleeping well... not waking up refreshed?

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Dopamine and Teenage Logic

Dopamine and Teenage Logic | Wild Resiliency | Scoop.it
Young minds are often portrayed as stews of hormones and impulse; but the decisions they make are often deeply rational and deserving of greater consideration.
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The Mindful Revolution

The Mindful Revolution | Wild Resiliency | Scoop.it
Finding peace in a stressed-out, digitally dependent culture may just be a matter of thinking differently
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The invaluable skills of mindfulness continue to enrich our lives and help us wake up to who we are.

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Climate Change: The Wrong Top Priority for Environmentalists and Conservation Professionals

Climate Change: The Wrong Top Priority for Environmentalists and Conservation Professionals | Wild Resiliency | Scoop.it

"While climate change is a legitimate threat, prioritizing climate change was driven largely by (relative) political convenience and the constant jockeying for agency funding, NGO membership dues, and foundation grants. Meanwhile the failure to prioritize economic growth, the mother of 21st-century threats, is driven by shallow political thinking and the personal interests of "leaders" getting paid the big bucks at the heads of government agencies and environmental NGOs."


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Willy De Backer's curator insight, January 25, 2014 3:13 AM

Controversial but absolutely correct analysis by Brian Czech on why the debate about the conflict between economic growth and sustainability should be the real framing for the transition debate.

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The Top 10 Insights from the “Science of a Meaningful Life” in 2013

The Top 10 Insights from the “Science of a Meaningful Life” in 2013 | Wild Resiliency | Scoop.it
The most surprising, provocative, and inspiring findings published this past year.
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One of my primary presentations in 2013 was "Discovering a Literacy of Meaning and Wholeness through Nature." I thus delight in discovering this top 10 list.... This is a rich list, often incorporating video resources as well. I consider this literacy of meaning to be one of the cruxes of our time: Where and how do we get it? You can read more about my presentation and catch a video summary of my presentaiton to the International Conference on Meaning here: http://bit.ly/1bR8Ebl

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The Simple Path to Mindfulness

The Simple Path to Mindfulness | Wild Resiliency | Scoop.it

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So the truth is that we only know about 10 percent of who and what we are. That's where mindfulness comes in. The practice of mindfulness is about discovering the other 90 percent -- your inner world. It is a return to the entirety of your being."

 

"Here are five things to understand as you practice mindfulness:"


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How climate change destroys human rights

How climate change destroys human rights | Wild Resiliency | Scoop.it
Environmental destruction caused by people is poised to become the "most massive human rights violation ever".

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Addressing climate change is the moral imperative of our time.

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The Power of Addiction and The Addiction of Power: Gabor Maté at TEDxRio+20 - YouTube

Canadian physician Gabor Maté is a specialist in terminal illnesses, chemical dependents, and HIV positive patients. Dr. Maté is a renowned author of books a...
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Living in a world of addition... beautiful perspectives

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Climate Change Disbelief Rises in America

Climate Change Disbelief Rises in America | Wild Resiliency | Scoop.it
The number of Americans who believe global warming isn't happening has risen to 23 percent, up 7 percentage points since April 2013.

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Unbelievable! The human psychic at work. 

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Many Large Predators on Brink of Extinction - Living Green Magazine

Many Large Predators on Brink of Extinction - Living Green Magazine | Wild Resiliency | Scoop.it

Scientists looked at 31 predator species and found 75 percent of them are in decline....These facts, combined with the importance of resiliente cosystems, indicate that large carnivores and their habitats should be maintained and restored wherever possible. Preventing the extinction of these species and the loss of their irreplaceable ecological function and importance will require novel, bold, and deliberate actions.

Larry Glover's insight:

Resilient ecosystems require the presence of these historical large carnivores... and human resilience is hinged to the health of the ecosystems we too are dependent upon. We are not separate.

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The 20 Minute Morning Routine Guaranteed to Make Your Day Better

The 20 Minute Morning Routine Guaranteed to Make Your Day Better | Wild Resiliency | Scoop.it
Medications, meditations, or chugging coffee not required.

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Yep, good exercise strenghtens your dimensional resilience. I particularly recommend the outdoor variety, and those that promote flexability and balance and mindfulness.

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Tom Wojick's curator insight, January 9, 2014 8:44 AM

How to start your day resiliently! 

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The Dark Side of Emotional Intelligence

The Dark Side of Emotional Intelligence | Wild Resiliency | Scoop.it
In some jobs, being in touch with emotions is essential. In others, it seems to be a detriment. And like any skill, being able to read people can be used for good or evil.
Larry Glover's insight:

I have spoken and written for years about what I call the 'shadow side of resiliency.'  My point is essentially the same as what is presented in this article: these are potential intelligences residing in the ecological field of our being and, as with brain plasticity, are neither inherently positive or negative. Viewing EI/EQ and resilience in this fashion allows us to deepen our appreciation of what it is to be human. Goldman's response can be found here: http://www.linkedin.com/today/post/article/20140105235705-117825785-an-antidote-to-the-dark-side-of-emotional-intelligence?trk=eml-ced-b-art-M-0&ut=0nc-D5U6pclm41

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Australian Psychological Society : Understanding the psychological barriers to climate change action

Slowly but surely word is getting around that psychology does indeed have a lot to offer in dealing with climate change. Having over 50 environmental psychologists gathered in Melbourne at ICAP 2010 certainly helped.

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This article explores the "Seven Dragons of Inaction." It's a model useful in personal, business and national systems levels.

 

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Conversations on compassion: Jon Kabat-Zinn

Conversations on compassion: interviews with individuals who have contributed to changing the world.


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craig daniels's curator insight, January 29, 2014 10:14 AM

When I think about compassion I see in my mind a window openning and the world rushing in. Practicing compassion will have the effect of  expanding your world of wonder and surprise.

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, January 29, 2014 2:02 PM

This is a long video, but I am looking forward to watching it. I saw him present a year ago and it was great.

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Large sharks and rays could go extinct in coming decades | EarthSky.org

Large sharks and rays could go extinct in coming decades | EarthSky.org | Wild Resiliency | Scoop.it
"Losing these fish will be like losing whole chapters of our evolutionary history." - Nick Dulvy
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The loss of such species is a wound to the human soul. Waking up to the sorrow of our times... and to the delightful joy of being alive is our hope for the future.

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Behind Every Great Woman Is a Great Man

Behind Every Great Woman Is a Great Man | Wild Resiliency | Scoop.it
Reports, panel discussions and media reports still focus overwhelmingly on measuring the participation of women in what has traditionally been the world of men.
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"We need an infrastructure of care..."  How true, that only when we value caring as much as 'bread winning' will we have a humane world. And since men are more frequently in the caring role in the home, are we in for a shift of values?

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Want to save the world? Share!

Want to save the world? Share! | Wild Resiliency | Scoop.it

'In a world of hyper-individualization—in which we each have our own phone, musical play lists, privately bottled water, and cars—sharing our stuff with friends or strangers can be a political act.'

Larry Glover's insight:

I love the phrase, "collaborative consumption." Think I'll go borrow my neighbor's ladder again. I'll bet I can haul her trash to the dump in my truck while I'm at it.

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Why Is It So Hard to Unplug from the Digital World?

Why Is It So Hard to Unplug from the Digital World? | Wild Resiliency | Scoop.it
Our digital virtual world may be overshadowing our real personal world.

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Susan Taylor's curator insight, January 13, 2014 9:19 AM

When people are asked to unplug for 24 hours, there are typically two responses: (1) Most are unwilling to unplug; and (2) Most are functionally not capable of it.

 

Why is it so incredibly difficult to unplug from our virtual world?

 

According to Ray Williams, we are wired for success.  It's not that technology has forced us to be dependent or addicted to technology as if we are victims to it.  What Williams has found is that people "have redefined their identity with the belief that you can only be successful and important if you are plugged in 24/7."

 

With this, "an equal amount of time and energy has not been spent developing greater self-awareness" and inner connection.  The results?  A sense of feeling lost.  A search for greater meaning.  And not being sure who you really are.

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, January 14, 2014 1:36 PM

Do we want to use words like addiction to describe our dependence on useful tool? Or do we need to learn when and what makes technology useful in a particular context?

 

Watch the adults using technology. What role model do they provide? It is not enough to talk. We need to show the way.

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5 Scientific Insights Into Creating A Meaningful Life

5 Scientific Insights Into Creating A Meaningful Life | Wild Resiliency | Scoop.it
By Jason Marsh, Devan Davison, Bianca Lorenz, Lauren Klein, Jeremy Adam Smith and Emiliana R. Simon-Thomas The past few years have been marked by two major trends in the science of a meaningful life.

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Ah... we are beginning to discover a literacy of purpose and meaning. 

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Development: Time to leave GDP behind

Development: Time to leave GDP behind | Wild Resiliency | Scoop.it
Gross domestic product is a misleading measure of national success. Countries should act now to embrace new metrics, urge Robert Costanza and colleagues.
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Time to learn to measure, to pay attention to..., the more beautiful world we know is possible.

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Beijing residents watch sunrise on giant commercial screens

Beijing residents watch sunrise on giant commercial screens | Wild Resiliency | Scoop.it
The smog has become so thick in Beijing that the city's natural light-starved masses have begun flocking to huge digital commercial television screens across the city to observe virtual sunrises.
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What might this portent for our collective future? 

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Climate change: So much for Plan B …

Climate change: So much for Plan B … | Wild Resiliency | Scoop.it
Geo-engineering was our safety net — and now it’s in trouble

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A change in human consciousness, in our fundamental identity, remains our best hope for the future.

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Lack of male friendships could affect health

Lack of male friendships could affect health | Wild Resiliency | Scoop.it
Studies show that people with good social connections are healthier and happier.
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Short video dealing with the natue of male friendships, contrasting them with female to female relationships. Interesting and worth the few minutes. What are your male friendships like?

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An Antidote to the Dark Side of Emotional Intelligence

An Antidote to the Dark Side of Emotional Intelligence | Wild Resiliency | Scoop.it
Let’s not idealize emotional intelligence. Like any other human skill set – IQ, hacking skills, strength – it can be used for self-serving ends or for the common good, as addressed in Adam Grant's
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Here Goldman offers concise descriptions of the kinds of concern that can protect us from the manipulative use of EI. There is no mention here however of the growing use of neurology in the field of advertizing... to manipulate our emotions. 

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Mentally Strong People: The 13 Things They Avoid

Mentally Strong People: The 13 Things They Avoid | Wild Resiliency | Scoop.it
Editors' Note: Following the huge popularity of this post, article source Amy Morin has authored a Dec. 3 guest post on exercises to increase mental strength here.
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Great list for sustaining our resiliency.

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