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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.

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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, April 26, 2010
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?
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, October 25, 2008
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.
(16 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, December 29, 2009
Is Web of Debt being censored at Why can't I get a copy of Web of Debt from Its currently 'under review' after being sold for over 2 years. Is it being censored?
(18 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Atlas Farted 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."
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, September 9, 2008
Privatize profits and socialize loss? Time for taxpayers to profit too.... Taxpayers don't need to absorb the debacle of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac while its top managers walk away rich. There is another option--public banking could solve the problem and benefit taxpayers too.
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, June 22, 2010
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.
(7 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, March 18, 2009
The "either/or" Days are Over. Let's Give Ourselves Permission to Try Something New Let's stop the 'either/or' game of markets vs. government, capitalism vs. socialism. None of these will solve the problems of the 21st century! Let's try something new--a Full Spectrum Economy
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, December 20, 2008
What if we stop consuming? (96 million more jobless?) Our 70% consumer economy employs 96 million people in this country. But we know we have to change our consumption patterns....where will we work instead? A Full spectrum economic model answers the question.,
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, February 14, 2009
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.
(13 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, April 30, 2008
Food shortages--grow your own and create a caring economy Solutions to food shortages--grow your own. Self-watering container gardening provides a solution even if you don't own land!
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, September 26, 2008
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.
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, June 3, 2009
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!
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, November 30, 2008
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.
SHARE More Sharing        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.....
SHARE More Sharing        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.
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, May 21, 2010
Thomas Friedman: Tell Lydia she can grow up in a Triple Bottom Line world with full spectrum employment. Thomas Friedman's recent editorial supports the shift to a Triple Bottom Line economy---which could lead us to full spectrum employment. This is a major shift for Friedman and the world economy--a benefit for all :)
(16 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, November 24, 2008
Job creation solved-and it's been right in front of us all along! We've overlooked the greatest source of 'new jobs' available to stimulate the economy--the household. It could add 17 million new jobs and 656 billion to the economy.
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Friedman unknowingly discovers why a Full Spectrum Economy makes sense and is the wave of the future. Thomas Friedman, NY Times columnist, writes about the problems in Afghanistan--and shows that the solutions start with caring for children. This is the argument the Full Spectrum Economy makes for why we need to add the "household sector" as a measured and monetized work sector in the FSE
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, December 10, 2008
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.
(7 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, September 25, 2008
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%.
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, December 3, 2008
Try something else! A Full Spectrum Economy Current economists keep trying to fix the old economic system. Its not working so let's try something new--A Full Spectrum economic model.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, June 1, 2009
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)
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, July 15, 2010
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.
(7 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, May 7, 2008
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.
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, February 19, 2009
Partisan Politics is so passÚ 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.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, July 18, 2008
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.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, May 28, 2008
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.
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, September 10, 2009
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....

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