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IDCA: Values-based Leadership in Action

Yesterday, for the third year in a row, I attended a conference sponsored by the India Development Coalition of America. Last year, I went to the conference even though I was taking a break from traveling to India because I find the conference organizers and presenters so inspiring. They all are leaders dedicated to poverty eradication and climate mitigation in India. Continue reading

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Companioning One Another as Leaders Through Time

For many years now, I have spent New Year’s Eve joined in prayer, reflection, song and laughter with a small community of women with whom I share life’s journey.

This year, we used as a reading for our evening prayer service a reflection from the Irish author John O’Donahue Continue reading

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India Journal 2010 Part V: Random Thoughts On Coming Home

I returned home after my time in India on Friday, December 17th, after a long continuous journey in airports and airplanes from Cochin to Delhi and then on to Chicago. I became aware as I arrived that the trip for me was a personal journey from an experience of rural, agricultural living back to urban living Continue reading

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India Journal 2010 Part IV- A Happier Planet Might Mean Happier People, Too

Before leaving Bija Vidyapeeth, I finished reading Colin Beavan’s book, No Impact Man. I was deeply impressed by Colin’s sincere effort and struggle to live more lightly on our planet. As he progressed through his year-long experiment, Colin researched the environmental consequences of various aspects of our modern, urban lifestyle Continue reading

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India Journal 2010 Part III: All Rise Together

I left Bija Vidyapeeth on Saturday, December 5th, but mentally and emotionally still am processing my experiences there. It was difficult transitioning from life on the campus and Navdanya’s conservation farm to the Delhi hotel room where I spent two nights surrounded by things I had not seen or thought about in 12 days Continue reading

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India Journal 2010 Part II – Finding Alternatives To Who We Are

Some months ago, a colleague of mine suggested I read the blog, “No Impact Man,” created by Colin Beavan. Beavan is a New Yorker, who in 2007 committed his small family to a year-long experiment in making a move toward eliminating in their daily living all adverse environmental impacts. Continue reading

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India Journal 2010 Part I – Stopping to Take a Closer Look at Who We Are

I remember some years back coming across the statement, “Stop the world, I want to get off.” In a sense, I feel that way at the moment. I definitely have left behind my “normal” world, and stepped into a small haven entirely at odds with much of what I encounter on a daily basis. Continue reading

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