Category Archives: Empowerment/Activism

Easy actions you can take to help create a better world – such as online petitions, sustainable lifestyle alternatives, etc.

To make you feel better…

Here are some of the most exciting news about huge wins for sustainability, justice and a better world all around. Fossil fuel divestment is taking off like wildfire around the world. This global divestment deluge is set to heavily disrupt the fossil … Continue reading

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What do we say to the Pope?

Progressive Pope? Really? Well…what passes for “progressive” in the Vatican – a global Power not renowned for its savvy on children. You’ve heard the Pope’s oxymoronic gaffe about hitting your children with dignity. The permanent self-defeat that afflicts those lumbered with Old Testament … Continue reading

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One kid deals political corruption a HUGE blow

I want this kid to come to Australia! In fact, why can’t he travel to all ‘democracies’? He’s brilliant!! Get this: he is a 16 year-old computer whiz, in USA. He programmed a plug-in that allows any American with a … Continue reading

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First Asian nation to ban corporal punishment of children!

Congratulations to the Phillippines! And a very happy Christmas to Phillipino children. As of this week, it is no longer legal for parents or teachers to hit children in the name of ‘discipline’.  So interesting what is happening in the … Continue reading

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Spanking banned in Nicaragua! Viva Nicaragua numero 46!

Does it seem like progress on this issue is speeding up? Is it starting to seem weirder and weirder that people think it is OK to spank children? Just like people thought it was OK for  husbands to smack their … Continue reading

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BLOODFUN – When Violence is Entertainment

Today thousands of Australians are celebrating that K-Mart and Target have stopped selling the viciously violent                       Grand Theft Auto-5 (GTA5). Petitioners stared, the retailers blinked. This game won its … Continue reading

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The Peace Code in the Human Brain – my talk at TedX, Pittwater, Australia

This is why I do the work that I do. This is at the heart of what drives me. I hope you enjoy my TedX talk, it is my best brief condensation of a big message. Sadly the sound quality … Continue reading

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My (free) Skype interview with Luminous Youth.

In this lively conversation with Erica Nettle-Chik of ‘Luminous Youth’, we talked about how changes in parenting and education are changing the world, we talked about the first five rites of passage in early childhood development, we talked about how some … Continue reading

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Great News! Ozone hole is mending!

Finally, the Ozone hole is showing early signs of thickening – thanks to the sustained, global ban on CFCs. This is a triumph for co-ordinated, global, government-sponsored action.  It demonstrates that when governments show the political will to restrain and … Continue reading

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Your Child and Climate Change – free video

Concerned about how your children feel each time they hear about effects that global warming has begun to have? It’s frightening stuff, that’s for sure. So, how can we help them to be empowered in the face of this fear? … Continue reading

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