Collects the insights of spiritual writers and leading meditation practitioners from a variety of disciplines to inspire readers to begin their own meditation practice, in a guide that includes contributions by such figures as Jack Kornfield, Ram Dass and Marianne Williamson.
Inspired by five true stories of communities who were tired of corporate political power entitlements running roughshod over their townships, Be the Change offers solutions for how individuals can stand up and take back their local governments.
Be the Change celebrates the personal transformations of men and women who, by working to change the world, changed themselves. Featuring interviews with over 1,000 volunteers, from everyday people to business and community leaders to celebrities, the book combines hands-on advice on ways to get involved with enlightening real-life stories from those who did. Inspirational yet practical, it’s the perfect companion for readers who want to stop daydreaming about a more fulfilling life and a better world and take action to do so. Includes forewords by President George H. W. Bush and Tom Brokaw
Linda Darling-Hammond,Nicole Ramos-Beban,Rebecca Padnos Altamirano,Maria E. Hyler
Author: Linda Darling-Hammond,Nicole Ramos-Beban,Rebecca Padnos Altamirano,Maria E. Hyler
Publisher: Teachers College Press
Be the Change tells the remarkable story of an innovative public high school in East Palo Alto modeled after successful small schools in New York City. Guided by the expertise of renowned educator Linda Darling-Hammond, it offers authentic and engaging instruction that has allowed students who start off far behind to graduate and go on to college in record numbers.
Your Guide to Freeing Slaves and Changing the World
Author: Zach Hunter
Publisher: Zondervan/Youth Specialties
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Most people think the average teenager isn’t capable of much beyond hanging with their friends and wasting time. But Zach Hunter isn’t your average teenager. And he’s hoping to show you that you’re not either. Zach has been trying to end slavery around the globe. Most people (maybe even you) think that slavery has been over for a long time. But sadly, there are more people bound in slavery now than at any of the times we read about in our history books. Now Zach is working to end slavery and free the men, women, and children who are being held against their will. He’s even found some friends in the fight, including Jon Foreman of Switchfoot and Leeland Mooring of Leeland. Just look around the world and on the news and you’ll find that there are plenty of things wrong with our planet—homelessness, hunger, global warming, AIDS...the list goes on and on. And we usually look at these problems and decide they’re too big for us to do anything about. But Zach is proving that one person can make a difference. And in his book, he’ll reveal the elements needed to make amazing changes in your world. In the end, he hopes you’ll find the thing you’re passionate about—and start making changes!
"At a time when teachers are the scapegoats for all that is wrong with education, Rita Verma and colleagues push back by illuminating the critical and creative roles that teachers and youth are playing to make education impactful. The examples in this book model the possibilities for anti-oppressive activism through education, and inspire."ùKevin Kumashiro, author of The Seduction of Common Sense: How the Right has Framed the Debate on America's Schools --
"Voted as “India’s most admired” and “most trusted woman” Kiran Bedi is a recognised face in India. She has been a recipient of prestigious decorations, most notable being, the Ramon Magsaysay Award in Government Service, and the President’s Police Medal for Gallantry. She was the first Indian to be appointed as Civilian Police Advisor to the Secretary General of the United Nations, in the Department of Peacekeeping Operations. She is known for her innovative, reformative and holistic approach to crime prevention and law enforcement. She holds degrees in Law, Masters, and a Doctorate. She is a Nehru Fellow and an author of several books, with a biography, entitled I Dare. She has been a National and an Asian Tennis champion. She founded and runs two Non-Profit organisations: Navjyoti India Foundation and India Vision Foundation, which serve the underserved communities in rural areas, urban slums and prisons. She has a biopic “Yes, Madam, Sir,” produced by an Australian which won accolades at several international film festivals. She is a sought after public speaker on issues she stands for. Currently, she is an integral part of India Against Corruption, a Movement led by Shri Anna Hazare. For more information on her please visit website www.kiranbedi.org, on her twitter handle @thekiranbedi or connect with her on her weekly internet radio program on www.radiowalla.in Corruption has seeped so deeply into the systems of governance in India that the common man has lost faith in every administrative process. This wide spread disease of corruption can only be cured by a total revamp of its political, investigative and prosecuting systems. What we are seeing all around us today is nothing but loot. Loot of very high scale to the extent we can’t count the number of zeros. And as this started to unfold with the Commonwealth Games exposure, it got my goat. I started to be a part of a collective voice which became louder by the day. At times very shrill, not by choice, but by compelling circumstances. But all for one common cause---a well governed India--- a better India which makes us all prosperous and our next generation secure. This is the spirit behind this collection. If the corrupt can unite for their vested interest, why we, the victims, not unite for our own selves? Be the change! Be The Change fighTing CorrupTion Kiran Bedi Kiran Bedi has been a courageous voice on police and prison reforms, women empowerment, serving the underserved communities, leadership issues in management and governance, now more focussed on corruption. She writes as she experiences, speaks from her heart and reaches out to the audience respecting their needs. Here is a compilation of some of the selected writings and speeches, in which she focussed on ‘Corruption’. These speeches and writings have a perennial inspirational value. "
This empowering title will help readers discover that they have the ability to create positive changes in their communities. Inviting text and relatable examples prompt children to learn what it means to be a citizen of a community and find meaningful ways to act for the common good. Ideas include creating artwork to brighten up a local retirement facility and donating old books to a library or reading program.
In this breathtaking companion to the award-winning Grandfather Gandhi, Arun Gandhi, with Bethany Hegedus, tells a poignant, personal story of the damage of wastefulness, gorgeuously illustrated by Evan Turk. At Grandfather Gandhi’s service village, each day is filled, from sunrise to sunset, with work that is done for the good of all. The villagers vow to live simply and non-violently. Arun Gandhi tries very hard to follow these vows, but he struggles with one of the most important rules: not to waste. How can throwing away a worn-down pencil hurt anyone? How can wastefulness lead to violence? With the help of his grandfather, Arun learns how every wasteful act, no matter how small, affects others. And in time he comes to understand the truth of his grandfather’s words: “Be the change you wish to see in the world.”
The future is in your hands - 16+ creative projects for civic and community action
Author: Eunice Moyle,Sabrina Moyle
Publisher: Walter Foster Jr
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Be the Change! gives you the tools and encouragement needed to be the change you wish to see in the world. From the popular founders of Hello!Lucky stationery, this guidebook offers instruction and guidance to spark creativity and inspire action in your local communities. First learn how to get inspired and how to inspire others, as well as the importance of embracing diverse perspectives and how to handle conflict diplomatically. Then discover how to channel your inspiration into creative outlets, such as organizing community events or meetings, using social media to affect change, and contacting your government representatives. Also get some great tips for generating creative ideas, running for office at school or getting involved with local government, and what to bring to protests. Once you learn about what it takes to effectively “be the change,” follow along with the simple step-by-step projects to promote your ideas and events, from protest posters and fundraising jars to iron-on tees and stenciled tote bags. With a little creativity and a positive outlook, you too can inspire change in the world! Includes 16+ DIY projects and templates as well as tear-out postcards and stationery designs as a fun bonus!
365 Things You Can Do for Yourself And Your Planet
Author: Julie Fisher-McGarry
Publisher: Conari Press
In Be the Change You Want to See in the World, Julie Fisher-McGarry speaks to the burgeoning eco-conscious-consumer market on how to dwell well on a daily basis. Organized by month, she includes tips on living green, where to purchase organic and fair-trade products, how to unplug from the grid, supporting local economies, and nourishing the earth and creating a sustainable lifestyle.
Creating a better world is possible. Numerous changemakers around the world are already doing so. The author has interviewed many of them and researched the scientific reasons why some people are more positive, altruistic and successful in everything they dedicate themselves to. This book takes you into the heart of greater fulfillment, engagement and meaning. It draws upon cutting-edge research from neuroscience, mindfulness and positive psychology to create a comprehensive guide that will enhance your well-being, so you can inspire well-doing and social change. This book is based on a three-element formula called ESP: Enjoyment/ Self-fulfilment/ Purpose. Using this formula, the author proposes 15 habits and offers a series of powerful tools to experience your life and work as a calling. Remember that... A SMALL ACTION CAN BE THE FIRST STEP TOWARDS A MORE POSITIVE LIFE and become THE CHANGE YOU WANT TO SEE IN THE WORLD.
What happens when a forty-five-year old therapist goes to acting school with a group of young actors? While testing her theory that the arts are the pathway to higher consciousness and a spiritual worldview, the author encounters unexpected drama. Art and life blur as she faces daily conflicts, a brush with death, life-altering neurological changes, and a classmate’s suicide. Through acting, she gains powerful insights about artistic endeavor and heightened consciousness; above all, she realizes that shifting the worldview requires following Gandhi’s wisdom: “Be the change that you want to see in the world.” Throughout her adventures, Dr. Duanita shows the reader how to co-create reality, enhance creativity, and deepen their spiritual connection. So powerful is the intention of her true story that few who read it will fail to experience a transformation of mind, heart, and spirit.
Your Guide to Freeing Slaves and Changing the World
Author: Zach Hunter
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Zach has been trying to end slavery around the globe. Most people (maybe even you) think that slavery has been over for a long time. But sadly, there are more people bound in slavery now than at any of the times we read about in our history books. Now Zach is working to end slavery and free the men, women, and children who are being held against their will. He’s even found some friends in the fight, including Jon Foreman of Switchfoot and Leeland Mooring of Leeland. Just look around the world and on the news and you’ll find that there are plenty of things wrong with our planet—homelessness, hunger, global warming, AIDS ... the list goes on and on. And we usually look at these problems and decide they’re too big for us to do anything about. But Zach is proving that one person can make a difference. And in his book, he’ll reveal the elements needed to make amazing changes in your world. In the end, he hopes you’ll find the thing you’re passionate about—and start making changes!
This is my story of struggle and triumph as I faced my toxic relationship with food, religion, death and negative self-talk while working towards my life goal of being an elite athlete. Ultimately, this is the story of how I practiced my way into a new state of being. Mental Health affects us all. I have learned that when I share from my heart and create a conversation around tools, exercises and how to practice, we all benefit and evolve into the best version of ourselves. With support and leading by example, I pave the way for you to re-frame your life's story to become a source of power and growth. We all have a story, and when we retrain our brain to align with our core - rather than who we have been habituated, programmed or traumatized into being - we get to create a unique impact that is your privilege and birth right. Welcome to my Hero's Journey.
Meet the men and women whose deeply personal philanthropy is dramatically changing the way we think about giving There are 8.6 million millionaires in the United States, and these numbers are set to rise in what will be the biggest intergenerational wealth transfer in history. As $41 trillion dollars (or over three times the national GDP) moves from the World War II generation to their baby- boomer children over the next couple of decades, it will become imperative that the beneficiaries of this wealth—even those not joining the ranks of the superrich—begin thinking about philanthropy, perhaps for the first time in their adult lives. Here they will find the personal journeys of the most successful givers of their generation. This new generation of wealth has already begun to change the face of philanthropy and to reshape the entire nonprofit sector. In Be the Change, bestselling author Lisa Endlich presents eleven compelling profiles of this twenty-first century generosity. Through candid, revealing, and often surprising interviews, readers will venture into the hearts and minds of the top names in philanthropy today—men and women who have chosen to use their immense riches and influence to meaningfully improve the lives of others in the most dramatic ways. These intimate conversations include in-depth interviews with: Melinda Gates, one of the driving forces behind the largest philanthropic organization the world has ever seen; Bob and Suzanne Wright, he's the former vice chairman of GE and longtime head of NBC Universal and their Autism Speaks has brought awareness of autism onto the national and international stage; Paul Tudor Jones, founder of Tudor Investments and the Robin Hood Foundation; Peter Bloom, founding chairman of the groundbreaking DonorsChoose.org. From Connie Duckworth, a former Goldman Sachs partner, who brings steady employment to Afghani women and education to them and their children, to Johann Olav Koss, an Olympic gold medalist who now strives to give children in the direst circumstances the chance to play, these philanthropists demonstrate that giving doesn't begin or end with a signed check. They grant Endlich exclusive access to the stories of how they learned from early failures and developed a personal, sustainable way of giving, and they also share the catalyzing moment when they saw a problem so heartbreaking they simply could not turn away. In doing so, these new philanthropists offer valuable lessons—ones that will inspire readers to start giving, keep giving, and become the change they want to see in the world.
Caring for Earth is everyones job! Readers will discover some of the different ways they can have a positive impact on the environment. From planting trees and eating locally grown foods, to pre-cycling and protecting animal habitats, children will learn to take personal responsibility for environmental stewardship. Readers will discover how they can be effective problem-solvers when it comes to protecting the planet.
Developed by leading therapist Dr. Cabouli, SEFT is one of the most easy to grasp, comprehensive, practical, to the point therapy model in the field of psychology. A Doctor in marriage and family therapist, who has achieved incredible change in her clients' life. A therapy model that promotes honesty within the family system and integrity in the therapist.
Life on 1/10th the fossil fuels turns out to be awesome. We all want to be happy. Yet as we consume ever more in a frantic bid for happiness, global warming worsens. Alarmed by drastic changes now occurring in the Earth's climate systems, the author, a climate scientist and suburban father of two, embarked on a journey to change his life and the world. He began by bicycling, growing food, meditating, and making other simple, fulfilling changes. Ultimately, he slashed his climate impact to under a tenth of the US average and became happier in the process. Being the Change explores the connections between our individual daily actions and our collective predicament. It merges science, spirituality, and practical action to develop a satisfying and appropriate response to global warming. Part one exposes our interconnected predicament: overpopulation, global warming, industrial agriculture, growth-addicted economics, a sold-out political system, and a mindset of separation from nature. It also includes a readable but authoritative overview of climate science. Part two offers a response at once obvious and unprecedented: mindfully opting out of this broken system and aligning our daily lives with the biosphere. The core message is deeply optimistic: living without fossil fuels is not only possible, it can be better. Peter Kalmus is an atmospheric scientist at Caltech / Jet Propulsion Laboratory with a Ph.D. in physics from Columbia University. He lives in suburban Altadena, California with his wife and two children on 1/10th the fossil fuels of the average American. Peter speaks purely on his own behalf, not on behalf of NASA or Jet Propulsion Laboratory.