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Envision This: Neighbors Helping Neighbors in Resilience Circles

Posted September 20, 2012

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The Change Agent: Tales of Resilience

Posted September 18, 2012

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What inspires us to try to respond to and recover from difficulties? What actually enables us to respond and recover? In this inspiring issue of The Change Agent, writers explore how our communities and families often rally to soften or deflect a blow…and perhaps even change the conditions that created the blow. Read stories about […]

Hope Is Not for the Faint of Heart

Posted September 17, 2012

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By Janine Brunell-Looker Resilience Circle Member See the full Post on Yop! Out Of a great need We are all holding hands And climbing. Not loving is a letting go. Listen, The terrain around here Is Far too Dangerous For That. Hafiz It’s been a rough summer for climate change deniers. Well, for all of us […]

Did You Know that We’re Hard-Wired for Community?

Posted September 13, 2012

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We’ve known all along that Resilience Circles are a great way to have fun and build community resilience. Now, it turns out they’re good for your brain, too. Mainstream culture tells us that deep down, the human person is self-interested, greedy, and out for himself. We’re told that the best way to build a society […]

Resilience Circle is Aimed at Encouraging Community and Sustainability in Lakewood’s Many Neighborhoods

Posted September 12, 2012

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DenverPost.Com: Lakewood Program Works to Grow Community in Neighborhoods August 29, 2012, by Emilie Rusch In a lush, backyard garden in Lakewood, a group of neighbors was talking about how to attract hummingbirds. Try planting agastache, suggested Tom Slabe, an expert in backyard wildlife habitats. It’s also known as hummingbird mint. The group was gathered […]

Communities & Banking: Resilience Circles Born in a Struggling Economy

Posted September 7, 2012

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by Sarah Byrnes, Institute for Policy Studies Communities & Banking, a Publication of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston Fall 2012 Think back to September 15, 2008. Lehman Brothers had just crashed. No one was sure what it meant. Would other banks go too? Would the economy unravel, even collapse? In the midst of the […]