THE 4 BEHAVIORS
INTENTIONALLY LIVE YOUR HUMAN NATURE
What are the beliefs that run you as an individual. What are the beliefs that run us as families and communities, as economies and governments? In particular, what’s the story with believing we’re
separate and distinct from nature?
Separate and distinct from, well, everybody, everything?
Ask is the behavior that looks into these questions.
Where did all of this come from?
What are the payoffs that keep you, and all of us, acting from me stories –
what about me? me first!
To reclaim human nature you slow to Ask. And asking contributes immediately to the health of social ecology: the relationships you have with others, and, more immediately, with yourself.
Drawing on Full Ecology,
we provide customized guidance as you as you
Stop & Ask
Grounding our work in compelling insights from cutting-edge environmental science gives groups and individuals access to powerful and reliable metaphors to guide cultural revision, responsiveness, and resilience.
Companies & Non-profits
We support planning and evaluation, leadership development and, in general, work with heart.
Colleges & Universities
We provide administrative consultation as well as week-long interdisciplinary programs combining public lectures, class visits, faculty, student and alumni conversations.
Yes, you. As a leader, as a human dedicated to the solution. You as nature, in nature.
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Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better. -Dr. Maya Angelou Here is what I know: hatred is heavier than love. -Sarah Bellamy Yesterday evening, we met with a group of people in a webinar about what the natural world has to show...
Culture is not what your hands touch, it’s what moves your hands. Tyson Yunkaporta We’re in a time of radical uncertainty. Probably, you don’t like it much. And, by now, you may be sick & tired of how reflexively you turn to your screens and click. For...
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Community - in the fullest sense: a place and all its creatures - is the smallest unit of health. - Wendell Berry Here, in the middle of the making-it-up-as-we-go-along, there are as many versions of improvisation as there are people. Nonetheless, something...
Right now, we’re in Passover. Today is Easter Sunday. And Hajj, which should have just come to a close, has been delayed to late July. Here, sheltered in place, staying away from community, wary about illness and livelihood, uncertainty is as close as skin. But isn’t...
FIRST: Thanks to all of you for taking care - of yourselves and of each other. Thanks for going on walks at a safe distance from anyone else who's walking. Thanks for staying home, mostly, and for being careful and thoughtful when it's time for a trip to the store....
3/15/2020 – Tucson, AZ Imagine a roundabout. You know, those increasingly prolific traffic management schemes that involve driving counterclockwise in a circle to proceed in any direction. Over this past week, thanks to Orion Magazine and the Omega Institute, we were...
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