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Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Recently Bob Edelstein writes on "We are No-thing"

Bob Edelstein on his blog Authentic Engagement has a recent article entitled "We are No-thing -From no-thing-ness I discover my unique existential identity" in which he suggests an alternate paradigm to "being a somebody or something" in our culture.

"Crisis often mobilizes us to experience the transitory nature of life and our no-thing-ness. Acknowledging that we are no-thing goes against the cultural paradigm that all we are is some-thing. One must come from the space of one’s no-thing in order to be authentically some-thing." Read the full article

Bob Edelstein, L.M.F.T., M.F.T., is an Existential-Humanistic psychotherapist based in Portland, Oregon. In addition to being a therapist for over 36 years, he also provides consultation, supervision, and training for professionals, including a one-day workshop entitled Deepen Your Therapeutic Work Using an Existential-Humanistic Perspective. Bob is a founding member of the Existential-Humanistic Northwest Professional Organization and the Association for Humanistic Psychology - Oregon Community. He is a board member of the San Francisco based Existential-Humanistic Institute.

Recently at Div 32...Orah Krug Interviews Irv Yalom

Orah Krug interviews Irv Yalom at Div32 6th Annual Conference Spring 2013

JVLP releases Charter and List of Programs Including Politics of Trust Network

The Politics of Trust Network , the primary intiative of the John Vasconcellos Legacy Project, is actively building a coalition of concerned Californians to repair what is perceived by many as a broken political system, a divisive, partisan political system that is not meeting the needs of the people of California.  Working towards a politics that is more inclusive, The John Vasconcellos Legacy Project has released a Charter that includes commitments to upcoming programs that support "a politics that is welcoming and inspiring, a politics of trust." View the JVLP Charter and list of programs here.

To see some of the historical events that informed the creation of the "The Politics of Trust Network" check out this recent article. Recognizing patterns in history the JVLP has put together an intriguing article entitled "31 Developments Propelling Us Toward A Politics of Trust".
Download the "31 Developments.."article here. 

Saturday, March 9, 2013

The Politics of Trust


In 2001, recognizing that he would be departing the Legislature in November, 2004 (by reason of term limits), after 38 years representing the heart of the Silicon Valley, Senator Vasconcellos convened his brain trust to seek a way to sustain the practices and pragmatic outcomes of his collaborative, bipartisan policymaking. "As concerned Californians with a history of successful engagement within the Legislature, we recognized several downsides of term limits, including the loss of institutional memory, reduced focus on long range planning, and far less time for mentoring and the development of the experience necessary for effective reform."
Read more about the Vasconcellos Legacy Project or visit the Politics of Trust website where you can find out more about the work they are doing to help empower and mobilize Californians for effective political change.