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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.
(1 comments) SHARE 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 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.
(18 comments) SHARE 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."
(6 comments) SHARE 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.
SHARE 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 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.
(2 comments) SHARE 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 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 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 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 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.
(1 comments) SHARE 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 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%.
(2 comments) SHARE 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)
(7 comments) SHARE 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 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.
SHARE 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 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 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 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....