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Sirena Smith I have been doing great with weaving. I have shared what it means to weave in the community. To be able to listen and learn of someone else’s experience and thoughts is and can be motivating.πŸ¦‹ [ more ]
Sirena Smith I am really excited to be apart of such an awesome organization. [ more ]
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Share your Story of Self with weavers
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Elizabeth Dishman Thank you for sharing your story, Rachel! I'm struck by the difference between "mold" and "weave" that you intuitively pursued. Lots of complex threads you've integrated so skillfully (and stubbornly πŸ™‚ . Bravo. [ more ]
Rachel Cannon A little of my story of self. I didn't belong. I didn't fit the molds that others cultivated or expected. My life often has felt like a confluence of paradoxes. A small girl who loved every sport I could find. A quiet athlete who thrived in roles of directing how the team played. An athlete who went home to devour everything I could learn from encyclopedias, sat in the bleachers before the game doing AP Calculus work, or taking a university engineering exam while teammates relaxed on the... [ more ]
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What are the gifts you bring to your community?
Avi Dey Key weakness about bringing **gifts** to a community, be it via neighborhood free or small cost, resources as the local branch library and the community center, is being able to connect to others in a small group , food sharing events over a long period of time. An attitude of learning new and applying what is known to a shared challenge , connecting to philanthropy resource execute a worthy project requires talent leadership. For us, here at. Fairfax County, VA , local music before or... [ more ]
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Toinette Neube Hello Everyone, Great to hear how others bring their gifts to their communities. I feel I bring the gift of Empathy and kindness to my community. I am a born empath (which is sort of like an achilles' heel), but I have learned to set boundaries but still work in my gifting. I feel kindness can be a by-product of empathy and it definitely is a characteristic I strive to walk in daily. I currently work in several capacities in my community from homelessness to running my non profit Nurture... [ more ]
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DINA GREGORY
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Kate Towle Congratulations on getting this up so that your wonderful voice can be heard more broadly to spread radical hospitality! [ more ]
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Get $50,000 for your small town weaving space
Ursula Kleinecke ❀️
Jeudy Mom ❀️
April Marie Doner Thank you for sharing! I've passed this along to the Solidarity Economy network listserves I am on. [ more ]
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Find a buddy to work through Atlas CareMap module together
Kathy Solberg I welcome an accountability and exploring partner if someone is interested in having a buddy to work with. [ more ]
Maria Oah Hi @Angela Pancella and @Lauren Weinstock ! Thanks for your interest in having a buddy to work through the Atlas CareMap module. Might you two be interested in being each other's buddies? πŸ™‚ If so, Here are instructions for how to send a private message . Could be worthwhile to connect before the first session on March 14. Happy weaving! [ more ]
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What have you learned when conversations get hard?
Maria Oah That's a really great learning, @Carol Wilson . There's so much power in slowing down and noticing what's happening in a conversation. [ more ]
Carol Wilson I have learned that it is helpful to be an observer of the conversation, even when a participant, which allows me to stay curious and interested in the other and direct my personal investment to our relationship rather than to my participation and position. [ more ]
Roger Gustafson One major learning I've received in difficult conversations is my tendency to close down or defend when conflict arises. I need to be alert to this tendency and challenge myself to stay with the conversation when I sense it rising up. Another learning is the freedom to choose how I see a hard conversation. I can choose the perspective of seeing it as an unpleasant exchange or as an opportunity to learn. [ more ]
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Share your experience of sharing your CareMap with weavers
Rajiv Mehta Hi @Andy Swindler . Thanks for posting your reflections. I'll be sure to share your comments with Alison, Susannah and Luke. I'm sure they'll be delighted to know they've had such an impact. It is often eye-opening to share your CareMaps with others in our web of care, especially if you remain open to discovering that their perspectives differ from yours. Like your experience I think we're often surprised to learn how much positive impact we're having on others. Perhaps we just don't speak... [ more ]
Andy Swindler First, reflecting on the videos from this section: Alison Wagner - I felt a profound sadness when she talked about her and her friends' realization of how little care was flowing back into them as mid-life mothers caring for two other generations. I can relate in my own life how easy it is to feel like I'm giving more than receiving care. And then I was heartened when she talked about how they used this realization to redefine their friendships and provide more care for each other. Susannah... [ more ]
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What have you learned through the Circle process?
Maria Oah Hi @Karen Altergott Roberts ! We're so glad you're interested in joining a Circles group! πŸ™‚ We're in the process of organizing new groups and hope to have some up on the calendar in the coming weeks. Stay tuned for an update post in the community! [ more ]
Karen Altergott Roberts Sad that all circles seem to be full for the next few months....at least that's what it looks like when I searched the calendar on line for an available beginners circle. [ more ]
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Charles Perry
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Charles Perry Thank you Ms. Griffin it is truly a blessing to do something you love by impacting the lives of others. We never know how a kind word or jester of love may change a persons life in that moment in time. I just want to do good that is all Peace & Love. [ more ]
Tina Griffin Mr. Perry I would first like to acknowledge, how you allowed the Prison system, to turn your life completely around, a true sign of what the devil meant for evil, God turned it into good for his Glory. You are such an inspiration to many people, and a excellent father to your children Your willingness to go out into the communities, and share your story, to try and influence people, to bring someone up, says a lot about your character, and integrity. May you continue to be inspired, and... [ more ]
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Nikki Stokes - Baltimore, MD
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Sam Smith You are Amazing!! [ more ]
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Vanessa Elias - Wilton, CT
Vanessa Elias Hi @jaimefisher - Thrilled to meet a fellow CT weaver! Going to send you a private message so that we can connect. My email is thrivewithaguide@gmail.com X [ more ]
Jaime Fisher I'm from Meriden CT, and would love to connect with your to hear how your block parties and other efforts are going. My name is also Mrs. Fisher. Perhaps sometime I can bring you a pie. πŸ™‚ [ more ]
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Daniel "DJ" Joseph - Boston, MA
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Maria Oah Hi @Carol Steinfeld - I just tested the search and see that Daniel Appears. You will need to do an advanced search using the "search" in the member tab. Then, click "Search By Geographical Data (Postal Code and Country)". From there, I typed in your zipcode listen on your profile 02025 and did a 50 mile radius. Daniel appeared in the search results, linked here. Hope this helps! [ more ]
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Arica Gonzalez
Hello from Sai Gon - Vietnam
Mary Ann Boe Hi Fae, How exciting to be building community in cities around the world. I've heard that Viet Nam is so beautiful. Hope to hear more about your work. Are you familiar with Cormac Russell - Nurture Development? He is a favorite leader of mine in community development. Just thought I'd share. Best to you! Thanks for joining WEAVE. --Mary Ann [ more ]
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On Being Serious
Rebekah Olsen I really love this! I'm a serious 22-year-old who has often felt insecure about my inability to squeal over anything. Can't wait to check out the community on β€œThe Serious Type”! [ more ]
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It’s Still A Wonderful Life
Michael Vanderburgh Thank you, Nancy! [ more ]
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Fiction as a Tool for Empathy
Laura Marshall Hi Kate, thank you for sharing. As an aspiring author it gladdened my heart to read the statistics about the impact of reading on empathy. That makes so much sense as reading invites us to imagine what it feels like to be someone other. I look forward to reading your book. [ more ]
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Who am I, really? The answer makes weaving possible
Mary Ann Boe πŸ‘ ❀️
SUZANNE MILLER Hello Greg. I love your art. So many of your painting speak directly to my life. While those with a nautical theme depict calm water, they all take me back to my days on research and fishing boats off the Alaskan coast. The one that first appears with the red and white and all the radio equipment take me back to days spent on Coast Guard vessels. The First Day of School takes me to the Big Hole Valley of Montana where split rail fences are the norm. The black lab with the wood duck, the red... [ more ]
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What Is Loneliness, And How Do We Fix It?
Philip Javellana β€œ We are only alone if we fail to respect and listen to each other’s stories…” - this is a great thing to remember. Curiosity about each other is so important, especially in the type of online environments we can find ourselves in. [ more ]
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Re-Envisioning Foster Care In America
Judy Cockerton Thank You Ashley! It means so much to me that you find my blog post spot on. I hope we can connect to talk about Re-Envisioning Foster Care in America in the near future. [ more ]
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Frederick J. Riley
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John Stanley Hello Frederick, it’s John Stanley from SW Wisconsin. Having now joined the network, spoken to Kate in MN, Megan in NE and had John Noltner for dinner a week ago here in our home, I wonder if I could find time on your calendar. Why? It might be fun to talk about the Y since we both have that history and I’m curious about how Weavers intersect with what wants to happen in my part of the rural heartland. I’m now in my encore season, only doing what I’m best at and with those I love. I’ve... [ more ]
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Mind your manners? What manners?
KATHLEEN Ann ONEILL ❀️ πŸ‘
Barbara Stolp Once I muttered under my breath the word, "please" because a passenger on a bus called out to the driver, "Yo! Back door!" Then I realized I was treading on dangerous ice. It's on the public buses that I find rudeness can often be a matter of quietly ignoring a senior or handicapped person who needs a seat. I have often spoken gently to the crowd, "Do any of you young, strong and beautiful folks want tp give a seat to ...?" Usually gets someone up. I have also encountered a couple folks who... [ more ]
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A podcast testimony about community thinking
Michael Skoler I updated the link in the main post so it goes straight to the interview now. [ more ]
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America, Tear Down This Wall
Marc Wong I use safe driving not just as a metaphor, but also an action plan to solve our problems. We know how to get along on the roads. We can inspire people to get along in society. Teach everyone to listen (yield), check biases (blind spots), and reject ideological rage (road rage). Safe driving is proven, familiar, and not favored by any β€œside”. We have lots of agreement in the need and the ways to make sharing roads easier. We can tap into this shared goodwill and culture to introduce much... [ more ]
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