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An Invitation to Dance: Transformative Leadership for Social Change
by Edward Cardoza and Perry Dougherty
Still Harbor

“Never enough” cultures within organizations and movements too often thrive on shame, which creates deep-rooted fears of the very vulnerability that will be needed to achieve the collective change being sought. What could be accomplished with leadership on every level that realizes and raises up the more subtle inherent inner power of all those serving and being cared for? Read more of Ed and Perry’s reflections on Transformative Leadership for Social Change here.

This Simple Meditation Video Will Convince Even The Non-Believers To Start Practicing
by Lindsay Holmes
Huffington Post

Have you always wanted to start a meditation practice but never known where to begin? Or maybe you’re a meditator having trouble sharing your practice with loved ones, colleagues, or friends? This brief video offers a nice introduction to meditation practice and it’s benefits for overall wellbeing. Check it out.

The Moral Bucket List
by David Brooks
The New York TImes

Rachel Levit. Photography by Tony Cenicola/The New York Times

Rachel Levit. Photography by Tony Cenicola/The New York Times

You have likely send this article in your twitter and facebook feeds—it made the rounds earlier this week. David Brooks explores how certain people develop the deep inner qualities of authentic being that we tend to admire and seek. He writes, “I came to the conclusion that wonderful people are made, not born — that the people I admired had achieved an unfakeable inner virtue, built slowly from specific moral and spiritual accomplishments.” He does not stop with that insight, however—instead, he invites us to understand what some of those specific moral and spiritual accomplishments are in his understanding. Check them out here if you haven’t already.