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Labor and community organizers have been using a practice called the “one-to-one” conversation for generations as a way to build networks, enhance relationships, and enlist people in their work. A one-to-one can be defined as a structured conversation where you authentically share your story with another person and listen to theirs. Based on your commonalities, […]
I once heard from a Resilience Circle facilitator in Michigan that his group “hadn’t really worked out.” “What do you mean?” I asked. “Well, all we did was start a community vegetable garden.” What? I was flabbergasted. I tried to assure him that in my mind, at least, his group was a huge success. After […]
Members of Transition Newburyport and two local Community Resilience Circles are kicking off an initiative to move our coastal community past single-use plastic bags. An initial meeting will be held to discuss strategies on Saturday, June 16, 1 pm at Central Congregational Church, 14 Titcomb Street, Newburyport. Marjorie Green from Hanover, NH will be talking […]
“We take care of each other, and try to truly hear each other,” Travis Bonpietro says of Occupy DC. “In a way, it’s like a giant Resilience Circle!”
Spending seven session sessions with your circle won’t fix the national budget, or even necessarily balance your personal budget. But a small group helps us create a holistic vision for the future.
On a Thursday night around 6 p.m., people gathered for the fourth meeting of my Resilience Circle. The meeting started with a potluck…