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Posted By Changemakers blogs
On 12 December 2015 - 8:14pm

“Knowledge is not only in the books — youth have many skills and talents that we should grow and expand in the real world,” he said. “People are already trying to make ends meet, so a practical education can help them survive, as well as prepare for their future.”

“Knowledge is not only in the books — youth have many skills and talents that we should grow and expand in the real world,” he said. “People are already trying to make ends meet, so a practical education can help them survive, as well as prepare for their future.”

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Posted By Addictions UK
On 6 July 2015 - 9:00am

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Posted By Bubb’s blog
On 2 July 2015 - 11:18am

The National Trust is one our country's most loved charities and yesterday I was having an NT day by visiting two of their much loved houses, Greenway and Coleton Fishacre.  Greenway is a stunning Georgian house set into the wooded hills overlooking the Dart river, just downstream from Dartmouth.  The best way to arrive as did my brother, father and old fiend John, is to take the ferry up river and get off at the Greenway landing.  This old house was the much loved home of Agatha Christie and was gifted to the NT by the daughter and grandson of Dame Agatha.  It contains much of the contents of the house as it was in her day. You can walk into her bedroom and still hear her talking (an old radio interview playing from a Roberts radio!).  Clever lot the NT. 
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Posted By Addictions UK
On 2 July 2015 - 9:00am

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On 1 July 2015 - 5:05pm

Hands holding a gift box isolated on black background

Mentally, I sometimes Let It All Go, Each Day. I literally picture myself moving, and it impels action! You realize as your day unfolds how many things you have which you feel iffy about, or just ok. And that’s when they go in the give away bag.

I actually have a giveaway bag now that has its own shelf with the label “Le Don.” That’s French for “The Gift.” So most every week, I am giving something away, which I hope will be considered a gift eagerly used and appreciated by someone else.

I have found Letting It All Go — helps others, and helps my home and heart become simpler, clearer… It’s a gift all ways around.

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Posted By Changemakers blogs
On 1 July 2015 - 4:12pm


(Photo credit: Heart of Man)

WHO? Marcus Noel, 29, the founder of Heart of Man.
WHAT? Heart of Man is an immersive education program and brand that teaches middle and high school students STEAM through entrepreneurship and design.
HOW? Glad you asked.

We’re actually going to not only bring the real world to the classroom but bring the classroom to the real world.

My big vision for this is to create the next generation of innovators and creators.

Three out of four students are telling you that they want to become an entrepreneur and want to start something one day and we don't have an education system to fulfill that. ...more

Posted By Ed Mayo's blog
On 1 July 2015 - 9:35am

CoverThere is a longstanding tradition of alternative economic strategies in the UK.

Many have been at the macro policy level. I have written a few myself in my former time as Director of the New Economics Foundation. They are important as beacons, lighthouses for a different set of policy prescriptions.

But the most important perhaps have been those that have emerged out of practice, and inspired practice in its turn, because they have the chance to be embedded and owned by social movements… the Lucas Aerospace Plan led by Mike Cooley, which inspired a generation of work around technology exchange; the work of the Greater London Enterprise Board (GLEB), with its long term venture funding; or the Highlands and Islands Enterprise Board, backing ...more

Posted By Bubb’s blog
On 30 June 2015 - 5:52pm

Assiduous readers of the Blog will realise it's that time of year again, when the Bubb's decamp en mass to Hope Cove in Devon.  I'm here for a long weekend with my siblings, parents and assorted nephews and nieces.  Hope Cove is a gorgeous spot, an idyllic fishing village surrounded by the rolling lush hills of the Devon countryside.  The cliffs are particular spectacular and what's more, they are third sector cliffs.  Owned by the National Trust, which is one of our most treasured environmental charities.

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On 30 June 2015 - 5:05pm

Life is Sharing
“There is a wonderful mythical law that the three things we crave most in life – happiness, freedom, and peace of mind – are always attained by giving them to someone else.” – Peyton March

Peyton Conway March (December 27, 1864 -1955) was an American soldier and Army Chief of Staff.  He had enormous influence in preparing America for World War I, and was highly committed to upholding freedom.

March was the son of Francis Andrew March, who was a founder of modern comparative linguistics in English.  He was among the first professors to advocate English be taught in universities.

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On 29 June 2015 - 5:05pm

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In 1919 Armenian George Gurdjieff founded the Institute for the Harmonious Development of Man in Tbilisi, Georgia, in order to serve men in peace.  Yet Mr. Gurdjieff’s commitment to helping others began with himself. It was about complete self awareness; absorption in meditation; and pushing oneself to a higher attunement to the Spirit.  In so doing, we are then able to be conscious of our own spirituality as foremost in thought.

From that standpoint, we can then go on to help others.  We see everyone connected in spirit.  We wish the best for others as we strive for peace and perfect alignment for spirit for ourselves.  So we focus first on our own spiritual commitment, before we focus on helping other’s spirit, in this wonderful ...more