Whether we are taking a digital detox, a walk through the woods, or a yoga class, it seems we are all on the endless quest for being truly present. To be aware, to feel, to witness a single moment takes practice and mindfulness, given the breakneck pace of our daily lives. But what does mindfulness even mean?Read More
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I yearn for levity. Sustainability pursuits are intrinsically barrier-laden. The trick is to never lose sight of appreciation and possibility. When my grasp of those elements begins to slip, the free fall dreams start to surface. Wordsworth comes to mind: The world is too much with us. Last week, the Foresight staff slipped up to a borrowed, high altitude Colorado house to consider the organization’s trajectory.
My foot still hurts. Hope for a quick solution has faded. But I am learning to listen better, and figure out the combination of approaches that appear to be making a positive difference, including acupuncture and altering my exercise regime. Still, I wish I could just take a pill. Easy. I’m often struck by the desire for a single answer to multifaceted challenges, and the difficulty of learning to resist it.
A group of four unsuspecting teenagers in southern France made a remarkable discovery in September 1940: the Lascaux Cave paintings, ancient works of art that had survived nearly 20,000 years. They are a reminder not only of the vastness of history, even for our own relatively young species, but also of the innate creative spark and need for self-expression that has always been a part of humanity.
A running guide of what NOT to do. The first iteration of Tim's Ta-Don't List was a goodbye gift from Foresight's summer staff person Rachel Young, left behind on my whiteboard. Now, I'm keeping it going with weekly updates, in the spirit of better, more impactful change-making.
69. DON’T say pratfall when what you meant was pitfall. Remember that time we hosted a multi-stakeholder convening and you slipped on a banana peel?Read More