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Self Determination

5 Steps to Tame Our 'Lizard-Brained' Resistance to Entrepreneurial Success

KC Harry | Posted 09.16.2014 | Small Business
KC Harry

If we take time to reflect, we can notice various times during our day when we feel some type of disempowering feeling, negative thoughts or reactive emotion. All of these instances arise from our lizard brain's defense system.

A Resident-Led Approach to Realizing American Opportunity

Mauricio Lim Miller | Posted 08.16.2014 | Impact
Mauricio Lim Miller

These ten groups didn't wait for policy-makers, service agencies, or philanthropy to create an institution or program to help them. Instead, they rallied together to pool their own resources, talent, and ideas to address issues that were most important to the families in their communities.

Partition: The Only Viable Solution for the Turmoil in Iraq and Syria

Delovan Barwari | Posted 08.19.2014 | World
Delovan Barwari

The United States and the other international powers should look beyond short-term strategies for reducing violence and combating terrorism, as the failure in their quest stems from disregarding the underlying issues.

Self-Determination, Redux?

Uriel Abulof | Posted 05.20.2014 | Politics
Uriel Abulof

The West could have held the upper moral hand in the Crimean crisis, but chose not to.

Two Farewells That Inform and Inspire

David Kanegis | Posted 04.26.2014 | Fifty
David Kanegis

I confess to not knowing much about these remarkable women until reading about their deaths. Yet, as I perused the accounts of their lives, I couldn't help but notice one character trait that seemed to burn brightly in both of these individuals.

After the Holidays: Now Live It

Diann Rust-Tierney | Posted 03.04.2014 | Black Voices
Diann Rust-Tierney

This year, I found the opportunity to think deeply about the principles of Kwanzaa again and use them, as intended, to set my course for the New Year.

Voices That Deepen Our Thinking and Work in the Struggle for Educational Justice

Donna Nevel | Posted 02.04.2014 | Education
Donna Nevel

I have highlighted these individuals and groups because I believe their contributions and work are valuable for any movement that strives for educational justice, for self-determination, and for true transformation.

So What's With Libertarian and Republican Senators Voting Against States' Rights?

Elizabeth Kucinich | Posted 07.29.2013 | Politics
Elizabeth Kucinich

Last week, as it did last year, the U.S. Senate voted on an amendment supporting the rights of states to enact their own laws requiring the labeling of genetically engineered foods. The amendment was offered to the Senate Farm Bill by Senators Bernie Sanders (I-VT) but failed 27 to 71.

The Evolution of Agency

Gerard Senehi | Posted 06.26.2013 | Healthy Living
Gerard Senehi

Why you might never look at babies -- and aging -- in the same way.

Considering Caregiving

Stacey Gordon | Posted 02.20.2013 | Fifty
Stacey Gordon

When Grandma Mollie finally decided to get home-care, she found a caregiver in her community to assist her with certain tasks. In a few weeks, she fired the caregiver, after accusing her of misplacing and then stealing her eyeglasses. She found someone new.

Rising in Spite of Things in Cuba

Tiziana Dearing | Posted 06.24.2012 | World
Tiziana Dearing

The democratic reforms President Obama called for in Cuba might not be so crazy to imagine. I say that because in Havana, I saw a great deal about how hard it is to suppress people's desire to rise.

Fear Is Momentary, Regrets Are Forever

Joe Robinson | Posted 04.18.2012 | Home
Joe Robinson

Fear is momentary; regrets are forever. The reality is that fears that paralyze us today will be long forgotten tomorrow, and we'll be left with the after-effects of opting for safety -- life unexperienced, progress unmade, a truckful of regret.

Witnessing Revolutions

Ann Medlock | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ann Medlock

With all the news of uprisings, I've been rocketed back in time and space to the Congo, to Vietnam, where I got some first-hand experiences of what it's like when people make such dramatic moves.

Intifada Beyond Palestine

Ismael Hossein-zadeh | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ismael Hossein-zadeh

To sum up, the long pent-up grievances of the Arab/Muslim world are exploding not just in the faces of local dictators such as Mubarak of Egypt but, perhaps more importantly, against their neocolonial/imperial patrons abroad.

Out Of Control: Why Adults Need To Lose It More Often

Joe Robinson | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Joe Robinson

Being out of control in the service of learning, fun and growth, oddly enough, places you in control of your life, because you are self-determining its content.

The Hidden Hub Of Happiness

Joe Robinson | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Joe Robinson

We tend to think of initiative as something that only applies to careers, but it's one of the essential ingredients in life activation.

Soros on Egypt and America's Complicity in Egyptian Nightmares

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Clemons

America does not have a magic wand to turn totalitarian regimes into well-functioning democracies, but there are times when the balance in America's strategic relationships must shift toward the vital importance of popular will.

What's Right with America? Let Me List the Books

Robert David Steele | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert David Steele

I became the #1 Amazon reviewer for non-fiction [or 32/216 overall including movies, software, and fiction) quite by accident, loading 300 reviews fr...

Will Congress Tell Puerto Rico 'Sorry, You're Still 2nd Class US Citizens' Yet Again?

Jaime Fortuño | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jaime Fortuño

Being a colony has given Puerto Rico a shot at democracy and the American dream. But after 112 years, we deserve to decide whether to remain a colony, gain statehood or become independent.

Send a Valentine to Haiti

Anne Dilenschneider | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Anne Dilenschneider

For over 20 years, CCH members have supported community development in Haiti. One of the ways they do this is by teaching organic gardening, reforestation, and animal husbandry.