Are You An Innerpreneur?

Are You An Innerpreneur? Where the Word ‘Innerpreneur’ Came From I didn’t make it up. The book, Karma Queens, Geek Gods and Innerprenuers, by Ron Rentel, was the first, to my knowledge, to use and define the term innerpreneur. The book is an exploration of the nine most interesting consumer types evolving today. ...more

The Journey of the Spiritual Activist: An Interview with Marisa Handler

"The world of activism, can be rigidly secular. It felt to me like coming out of the closet when I began talking about spiritual practice with my activist friends"--Marisa Handler ...more

I can still hear him quacking

Do you think George Bush is watching as you walk into CVS to pick up your prescription for birth control? ...more

Sing it with me: R-E-S-P-E-C-T

My friend Laurie Ruettimann of Punk Rock HR tipped me off to the Family Violence Prevention Fund's (FVPF) latest initiative called RESPECT!. If you haven't heard of the FVPF before, I encourage you to read about them at their site as well as Charity Navigator, where they have received a four-star rating (meaning they exceed industry standards and outperform most charities in the same "cause" category). ...more

Changeblogger Meme: Pass it on

The Changeblogger movement is growing! SocialButterfly took the bloggers listed on my post, Changebloggers List + Wanna Meetup Up? and set up the Changeblogger Wiki, Changeblogger Twitter feed, and the first Washington D.C. Changeblogger meetup. ...more

Funding Personal and Social Transformation: Paula Sammons, Seasons Fund

In a previous post, Spirituality, Religion and Activism: What's the Connection?, I mentioned the work of the Seasons Fund for Social Transformation. The Fund supports organizations that are using "inner work" to inform their activism.  ...more

Thanks bexband.  I've also had the more

Putting One Foot In Front of the Other

The first two weeks of school have passed us by. Smoothly, with no big hurdles to jump…except that part where I got talked into accepting the role as a home room mom. Yeah. It’s a tippy-toe dip back into my pre-Peyton-cancer life. Before she got sick I was all about the PTA, volunteering to read in the classrooms, bringing the baked goods, making photocopies, cutting out stuff, doing whatever to keep the teachers happy because happy teachers mean happy classrooms. ...more

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Giving to Others, Giving to Myself

I'm going to be honest with you. I'm a little burned out on do-goodness. August 19th is not only my 39th birthday, but also the 3rd birthday of when I started blogging about social change and nonprofit-y things, and I've hit a wall.  All I want to do is read cookbooks, do yoga, and spend time with my husband. ...more

I"m doing better since my post.  I have been reading fiction books, cooked two new things ...more

Justice for LaVena Johnson

Thanks to my rss subscription to the Electronic Village, the creation of my good friend Wayne Hicks and fellow net-activist, I learned for the first time about Ms. LaVena Johnson. This 19 year old honor student upon graduating from high school enrolled into the army. In 2005, she was the first soldier to die from Missouri, though her death was non-combative. ...more

Spirituality, Religion and Activism: What's the Connection?

"No matter how many projects and campaigns and initiatives and alliances we set in motion, we won't find fundamental solutions to societal ills until we learn how to approach this work with greater awareness, compassion, and humility." - Seasons Fund for Social Transformation ...more

I completely agree with you bexband.  I just listened to a great interview with yoga teacher and ...more