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What Would the Buddha Do?

David Loy | Posted 04.04.2014 | Religion
David Loy

To begin with, we can't wait until we have overcome all our own suffering before addressing that of others. Events are speeding up, and they are not going to wait for you and me to attain great enlightenment.

Breaking Free From the Myth of Independence

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 02.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

One of the greatest gifts available among the many that great relationships offer, is the assistance that our partner provides in the face of the challenges that life inevitably serves up to us. We can meet those challenges with confidence, and can afford to take on those that are bigger, grander, and more exciting, resting into the assurance that we are fully supported.

Without This, a Shared Economy Is a Take Economy

Stephanie Michele | Posted 02.18.2014 | Business
Stephanie Michele

What is really at the heart of a shared economy? I find myself reflecting on this quite a bit after my friend, an advocate of the shared economy movement stayed with me for four days.

5 Values That Celebrate Our Interdependence

William Horden | Posted 09.07.2013 | Healthy Living
William Horden

Brightness is the quality of contentment and joy that the untroubled spirit radiates, while lightness is the quality of ease and buoyancy of the untroubled presence.

Declaring Our Interdependence

Rabbi Evan Moffic | Posted 09.07.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Evan Moffic

Independence is only half the story. Interdependence -- shared sacrifice and responsibility -- made America possible. George Washington would not have crossed the Delaware without his troops.

The Next Evolutionary Step: The Power of Circle

Birute Regine | Posted 04.10.2013 | Women
Birute Regine

Circle is a place women can come home to themselves and feel the support of other women. In circle, women are not "empowered." Instead, they have an opportunity to remember their power and to discover that being an agent of change is not about doing it alone.

Spare Change? The Elective Interdepence Of City Life

Lindsey O'Neill | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Lindsey O'Neill

Sandy brought with her the added undercurrent suggestion of the interconnectedness of all of our lives. It reminded us that the foundation of true interdependence does start at home, and it humbles us to know what it feels like when these things happen to "us."

Embrace Humanity With Self-Compassion

Kristin Neff | Posted 11.19.2012 | Healthy Living
Kristin Neff

One of the most important elements of self-compassion is the recognition of our shared humanity. Compassion is, by definition, relational.

Changing Independence Day to Interdependence Day: A Buckminster Fuller Vision

L. Steven Sieden | Posted 07.03.2012 | World
L. Steven Sieden

I need you as much as you need me, but this was not always the case. And many of us continue clinging to the belief that we are "rugged individualists," a false reality particularly evident in America.

The Beastie Boys and Interdependence: Adam Yauch's Civic Courage

Benjamin R. Barber | Posted 07.07.2012 | Home
Benjamin R. Barber

As we remember Adam Yauch and his pioneering musicality, we should also acknowledge his pioneering civic courage -- his identity as a punk musician and rapper for whom citizenship was a natural expression of art, and interdependence a necessary concomitant of citizenship.

Are Smartphones Replacing Human Memory?

Nancy Colier | Posted 03.19.2012 | Healthy Living
Nancy Colier

We must remember to look up from our screens, not only to avoid getting hit by oncoming traffic but because of the possibilities that looking up offers, and to remind ourselves that we are a part of a much larger matrix of life upon which we all depend.

The Declaration of Interdependence

Jim Schroer | Posted 03.11.2012 | Politics
Jim Schroer

Such has been the patient sufferance of the people of these United States of America; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former systems of political decision making and, when necessary, the actual structure and organization of its government.

Mic Check: Can You Hear Us, America?

Randall Amster | Posted 12.29.2011 | Politics
Randall Amster

We find these views to be mutually relevant... that all people, by virtue of their basic humanity, deserve the opportunity to live, work, and associate according to the dictates of their own consciences and capacities

Clinton Hopeful About an Interdependent Future

Robyn Greenspan | Posted 12.12.2011 | Business
Robyn Greenspan

Speaking to the live audience at the Javits Center, and thousands by webcast, Clinton ticked off a roster of ills faced by the world's poor.

Making an "Autoblogography": Moving From the Third to the First Person

Tiffany Shlain | Posted 11.29.2012 | Arts
Tiffany Shlain

In the 15th century, a Spanish noble woman named Leonor López de Córdoba wrote her "Memorias," which are considered to be the first autobiography....

The Life Out Loud: An Interdependent World

MeiMei Fox | Posted 11.29.2011 | Entertainment
MeiMei Fox

Connected tells the story of how, in this digital age, we are more interdependent than ever before. The wellbeing of family members depends on events happening on other continents.

Interdependence Day 2011 on the 10th Anniversary of 9/11

Benjamin R. Barber | Posted 11.12.2011 | World
Benjamin R. Barber

In a world of weapons without borders and diseases without borders and warming without borders and terrorism without borders, we must seek to develop citizens without borders, democracy without borders, and justice without borders.

Is Leaning On Others Essential To Our Survival?

Joel and Michelle Levey | Posted 09.07.2011 | Healthy Living
Joel and Michelle Levey

Life is all about relationships. As paradoxical as it may seem, the more deeply balanced we are within ourselves, the more objective, empathetically attuned we can be with others.

The Interwoven Era: The US, China and its New Aircraft Carrier

Peter Winter | Posted 09.07.2011 | World
Peter Winter

What do a rusting Russian aircraft carrier, two top-ranking military officers, mounting trade deficits and half a trillion dollars in potential oil and gas in the South China Sea have to do with world peace?

Why You Are Not Alone Here

Ed and Deb Shapiro | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Ed and Deb Shapiro

There is actually no part of our being that is a separate or independent entity from everyone we have met and everything we have done or from every part of the world around us.

Be a Vote for Ubuntu

Birute Regine | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Birute Regine

The great leaders of the twenty-first century will have ubuntu. Leaders with ubuntu recognize how their humanity is inextricably bound to others -- if others are diminished, so are they.

Independence and Interdependence: Equally Important Values

Laura Hershey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Laura Hershey

If voters are persuaded to approve Amendments 60, 61, and 101, all Medicaid programs, including the life-enhancing services for the disabled that I use, will be gutted.

Reflections on Independence

Eve Blossom | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Eve Blossom

July 2 marks the actual day in 1776 that America declared its independence from Great Britain. Coincidentally, today is also a personal independence d...

The New 4th of July: Interdependence Day

Donna Henes | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Donna Henes

There is only one side: just us folks, all of us everywhere, trying to live life as best we can, much more alike than different.

The Branding Of Wisdom

Susan Kaiser Greenland | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Susan Kaiser Greenland

We live in a world that requires a strong-branded message to reach large numbers of people, and if the message of mindfulness can transform even one child's life is it worth getting the word out?