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Next Resilience Circle will be Tuesday September 9th, 6 – 8pm, at the home of Tom Slab.Tom has a wonderful wildscaped yard with pond to show us! Please bring food to share, your own plate / utensils, friends/ family/ neighbors and your ideas and enthusiasm. I think August was a little early for a plant swap so lets […]
Resilience Circle Offers Unique Approach by Jef Rietsma in the Stugis Journal As he learned more about the ideals behind resilience circles, Matthew Mosher wondered if the concept would draw a following in St. Joseph County. Read the article here!
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 […]
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 […]
“People are so busy and over-committed, but meeting in a home with friends and food to talk informally – that can really be a game-changer.”
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.
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 […]
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.
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 email@example.com.