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I'm a Licensed counselor working in OR. I teach clients to build lives based in self-responsibility using a universal model called the Life Puzzle. Its practical, tangible and fills in much of the missing information we never learn in schools. It is a family systems model.
I am a 'systems thinker'...always looking to see the interconnected parts of a system to see the 'whole'. whether it is personal, economic, financial, ecological, food--starting first with the whole in mind..then changes in small areas have context to how it impacts and changes the whole. As our current systems are now in major flux, I am working with many to explore how we can build healthier, whole systems that provide better outcomes for people and the planet.
Consumers replaced with Creatives
Consumers or Creatives: Two little words provide such a very different approach to how we live our lives. If you thought being a consumer was fun, just wait until you discover the joy in being a Creative.
Tuesday, June 22, 2010(6 comments)
The Perfect storm: what comes after it is our choice.
FESE: Financial, Economic, Social and Environmental systems are all facing major upheaval. But instead of this being all bad--we could view this as the possibility for emerging new systems. This article offers a functional solution we could begin to put in place.
Goldman Sachs = Enron x 10?
Enron's fraud was denied by CEO Kenneth Lay right to the last moment. Now, Lloyd Blankfein insists Goldman Sachs has nothing to hide as the SEC accuses them of fraud. But is Goldman Sachs just Enron all over again?
Friday, January 8, 2010
We'll have a great economy if we would all just get sick"
Health care is the growth sector of our economy--yet it requires a lot of sick people to make that happen. In the long run, this truly does not set the US up to build a thriving country. What could? Let's shift our focus on a new employment sector designed to help us thrive: The rise of the household enterprise business.
Progressives--let's move beyond squeamish
Progressives are ignored, our movements splintered while right wing groups can instantly garner their forces and make Washington pay attention. Its time for Progressives to stop being so nice! When it comes to pulling our forces together to make a difference our grassroots organizations need a new strategy. It's time to change this if we want our agendas to become reality.Here's what needs to happen....
Triple Bottom Line = Full Spectrum Economy
The triple bottom line--people, planets and profits makes sense for building a sustainable economy. But the way we currently measure our economy will need to change to make it possible. A Full Spectrum Economy does just that!
Monday, June 1, 2009(2 comments)
Full Spectrum Economy Talking Points
We know our current economy is unsustainable and needs to change. A Full Spectrum Economy enable us to include the best from our current economy while expanding to include more ways for creating wealth. Here are some basic talking points of a Full Spectrum Economy (FSE)
Thursday, May 7, 2009
Producing the next "Greatest Generation"
Its time for a 21st century "Greatest Generation" to be produced. We can take the bold steps enacted to produce the first "Greatest Generation" and do it again. Here's how.....
Partisan Politics is so passť in a Full Spectrum Economy...
Partisan politics reflects the economic model of government vs. markets. This economic system is no longer viable. It is time to build a Full Spectrum economy and in doing so, politicians can shift their attention to building systems that work instead of fighting over a system that has had its day and is now over.
Saturday, February 14, 2009(2 comments)
Working in a post-consumer Full Spectrum Economy can be an entrepreneurs' dream
Returning to the consumer economy of the last 50 years is no long feasible. Its time to expand our vision of the economy to a Full Spectrum Economy--a 6 sector economy that enables us to measure and monetize all the valuable work necessary to sustain our lives. Doing so will put millions to work and lead us into the next economy--designed to care for humans and the planet in ways that work for us all.
Transition to the Full Spectrum Economy:
The transition from the agricultural economy to the industrial economy wasn't easy--or overnight. Neither will the transtion from industrial to the knowledge/service/caring--or Full Spectrum economy be easy or overnight. But it can be done.
Full Spectrum Economy: Building an economy that counts
A Full spectrum economy is a 6 sector economy: markets, government, illegal, household, unpaid volunteer and natural sectors. It enables us to move beyond "unlimited growth and consumption/money" and build an economy around what really counts: caring for humans and the planet.
Greenspan wakes to discover the ideology on which he based the world economic system is flawed. This article addresses this and then invites Mr. Greenspan to a new ideology based on Riane Eisler's "Real Wealth of Nations."
Saturday, October 25, 2008(6 comments)
The banking system is not the economy: Painting a new picture
Building a full spectrum economy. With the banking system in crisis, global warming looming--let's stop sitting around in fear! There are other options. Let's challenge status quo with a new economy picture that would result in a great world to live in.
Friday, September 26, 2008(2 comments)
Beyond the Consumer Economy: Partnerism
Our current economic systems are failing yet we keep trying to fix them! Instead, let's create something new. Partnerism is a new term coined to describe a vibrant, full-spectrum economy that will protect our world.
Thursday, September 25, 2008(7 comments)
Look Behind the Curtain
Who owns America? 10% owns 85-90% of all the financial wealth of this country. Bailing out Wall Street is bailing out this 10% at the expense of the 90%.
An opportunity in this financial crisis
In this financial meltdown, we have an opportunity to create change in our banking system that will result in a stronger economy for everyone. The private bankers have had 200+ years to make it work--and this current financial crisis shows they can't do it. Let's make change now.
The dominator value system votes to dominate....
Recognizing the bigotry/racism are but distractions to the bigger story--the domination value system that over-rides all our systems--individual, family, community, business, politics, religion, law, economics, class and race. If we change that value--bigotry, racism would have no place.
Wednesday, May 7, 2008(7 comments)
Go all the way upstream.....
A crisis driven world needs to examine why, despite all our intelligence, we have half the world hungry, millions homeless etc. In this article, the 'domination value system' is explored as the root cause for all of today's crisis.