5 stages an example
The stages described in many communites 1 should be considered part of a journey to community. Each stage is distinct and though one can flow into the other, the intent of this description is to help the reader to differentiate the different kinds of community in their lives.
These five principles are the foundation by I which I hope to propose a unique way of looking at the experiences of community in our lives. Rather than seeing community as an ideal state of being or as something I have or do not have in my life, I would like us to consider community as a continuum of experiences.
My summer journey
This summer I am going to explore the relationship between joy and community and write about it as often as I can here at seeking community. Do join me – I would LOVE to hear your wisdom and experiences to help fuel my journey.
So I've recently started cycling to my office. It's part of my be-healthy-help-the-environment-save-on-TTC-fare plan. It's working well so far. Not only am I able to appreciate the different neighbourhoods that I pass through as I roll around the city but I also have the opportunity to pass along...
Involving community in the pledging of vows
What we did know was that we wanted it to be fun, we wanted our friends to be there, and we wanted to dance.
Work, life, friends, family and taxes - how can we fit it all in? Is community time about quality or quantity?
When does caring for oneself equal caring for everyone?
Urban life means sharing spaces, whether it be hallways or front yards or streets. I've been so lucky here in Toronto to find a building filled with friendly faces and kind conversation....
Finding community in a concert hall
As the audience and band intertwined and made eye contact, with everyone singing these uplifting lyrics, a feeling of hope rose in me.
Lets make 2011 about community
<p>For me seeking community is grasping the possibilities that lie within: the possibilities that lie within each of us to care and be cared for, and the immense possibilities for good that we can do when we work together on behalf of others to build a better world.Need your help...</p>
Hope - 3 movements fueling local connection
Three of the fastest growing movements in the world give me hope that I am not alone in wanting more community in my life and in the world. The slow food movement, Transition Towns and the simplicity movement.
Visiting communities and communitarians. Follow blogs January 7th – 15th
A good friend and amazing communitarian Will Winterfeld has invited me to go on a road trip with him to visit intentional communities in Memphis, Atlanta and Georgia. I’m going to blog often as we visit places where community seekers are working together for a better world. Follow my musings and adventures in my...
An Interview with Raising a Village
Lets build a great learning community
My longing expressed - when pictures are easier then sentences
spending time together with…
colleagues and associates
…just about anyone is such joy
To play, to visit, to eat, to sing even to pray …