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New Circle! Duluth, MN

Posted April 27, 2014

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Membership in the new Resilience Circle in Duluth (starting May 5th, 2014) is for those who are coping with the challenges of long-term unemployment (26+ weeks). The learning and mutual aid components of our RC will offer strategies to restore personal well-being and confidence, and ways to improve economic security through freelancing and entrepreneurship. Social […]

Lakewood CO Spring 2014 Updates

Posted April 2, 2014

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The April Resilience Circle will be Wednesday April 2nd from 6 – 8pm (email SustainableEiber@gmail.com for the location). We  will be discussing the  possibility of Sustainable Eiber pursuing 501c3 nonprofit status. This will enable us to apply for grants and could lead to bigger and better things! Lois Witt, our resident ‘legal eagle’ will lead the discussion. Please […]

How to Win Friends and Influence the New Economy

Posted August 27, 2013

Loneliness is as strong as smoking or alcohol abuse as an indicator of premature mortality. When Lisa Cook found she had no one to help her put her cat down, she decided to act.

The “Transition Track” at the Slow Living Summit

Posted May 13, 2013

Thursday, June 6 10:30 – 12:00 Workshop: Introduction to Transition, with Tina Clarke & Paul LeVasseur 3:45 – 5:15 Workshop: Transition Across Race & Class, with Carlos Espinoza-Toro & Orion Kriegman 7:00 – Transition Gathering, Centre Congregational Church, 193 Main Street Friday, June 7 8:30 – 10:00 Transition Plenary, featuring Tina Clarke, Gus Speth & Chuck Collins […]

What if we all enjoyed meaningful social connections?

Posted May 6, 2013

Watch Resilience Circle facilitator Lisa Cook’s excellent TEDx Talk! Lisa talks about the increasing problem of American loneliness and isolation, including her own personal story. Around 6:40 into the video, she talks about how Circles can help folks create community.

What is “Community Resilience”?

Posted May 1, 2013

In the coming months, we’ll be looking for input about what defines “community resilience.” What indicators would you use to measure it? How close is your community to achieving it? If you have thoughts about this question, please post them in the comments here, or email info@localcircles.org.