By Cheryl Charles, Bob Samples

In a time of unusual switch and isolation, this ebook makes a speciality of easy methods to create environments the place extra contributors can consider loved, effective, and fulfilled. suggestions are instructed for tapping into one's inventive capability and placing that expertise to paintings, leading to higher future health and stability in relatives, enterprise, tuition, social, and civic settings. issues addressed comprise the ability of phrases, metaphor, ordinary publications to neighborhood development, studying kinds, intercultural studying, middle personalities, and how one can lessen tension and prejudice.

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Not yet a science, it is an emerging discipline. An interdisciplinary group of scientists and scholars from diverse fields has been working for the past decade to identify and understand the connections within systems of many different kinds—the patterns that connect—in whole and systemic ways in order to make predictions and understand phenomena more fully. In this case, technology has helped. Computing capacities are part of the process, especially when predictive software is applied to determine the characteristics of the complex adaptive systems.

We lack a sense of the common good. We struggle without recognizing the need for civic virtue on a small planet. 30 | COMING HOME: COMMUNITY, CREATIVITY AND CONSCIOUSNESS PA RT T W O COMMUNITY Your heart to mine, my heart to yours, talk about opening windows, talk about opening doors. My heart to yours, your heart to mine, love is the light that shines from heart to heart. John Denver Heart to Heart com mu’ ni ty, noun. a body of people having common organization or interests or living in the same place under the same laws; an assemblage of animals and plants living in a common home under similar conditions.

Now list the elements you think are essential to the health of this community. List those you think are essential, in some significant way, to the health of any community. Imagine what it will take to create and sustain more communities of health, for more people, over time. 2: COMMUNITY | 37 38 | COMING HOME: COMMUNITY, CREATIVITY AND CONSCIOUSNESS Characteristics of Human Communities The traditional community could boast generations of history and continuity. Only a few communities today can hope to enjoy any such heritage.

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