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Carolyn and Andrew discuss collapse.

Living Resiliently

Carolyn’s Latest Books

VIDEO: Join Me At The Age Of Limits Conference, 2013

The Age of Limits directly addresses our developing understanding of the core issues relating to the emerging decline of the western industrialized model and the practical adaptations and preparations that apply on the personal, family and local levels. In-depth conversations with John Michael Greer, Carolyn Baker, Guy McPherson, Gail Tverberg, Albert Bates, and Dmitry Orlov–May 17-22, 2013

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Resilience: Why So Many Parents Today Are Getting It Wrong, By Annie Lussenburg

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You see, resilience comes out of a struggle. That’s it, there’s no other way to get it. Take the wrong bus and end up at the wrong stop will build you resilience but only if you aren’t able to place a rescue call for someone to pick you up. Failing math and having to try harder: There’s a good one. Having to go to another soccer game and try again because the last time you mucked up and everyone is mad at you. Realizing that a course or activity you thought you’d enjoy is just terrible but sticking with it anyway, even though you’re sometimes miserable. . . . → Read More: Resilience: Why So Many Parents Today Are Getting It Wrong, By Annie Lussenburg

What’s The Big Deal About “Resilience”?, By Torie Bosch

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One of the really important things about resilience thinking is that it links together so many domains that we typically only looked at singly. Our thinking over the last 200 years has become very siloed, in part due to university structures, university careers, but also due to reasons beyond that. I think one of the really interesting things is that resilience crosses a lot of those boundaries between disciplines, because the general concept has applications in business and in the environment, but also in social communities. A really interesting part of resilience thinking is that you bring communities closer together so they have more options and can be more creative in responding to stress. . . . → Read More: What’s The Big Deal About “Resilience”?, By Torie Bosch

Four Misconceptions About The Simple Life, By Duane Elgin

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It is important to recognize inaccurate stereotypes about the simple life because they make it seem impractical and ill suited for responding to increasingly critical breakdowns in world systems. Four misconceptions about the simple life are so common they deserve special attention. These are equating simplicity with: poverty, moving back to the land, living without beauty and economic stagnation. . . . → Read More: Four Misconceptions About The Simple Life, By Duane Elgin

Finding Rootedness In The Age of Vulnerability, By John Cavanagh and Robin Broad

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ORIGINAL ARTICLE

In a world increasingly vulnerable to external shocks, we’re searching for rooted communities—and what we can learn from them.

It seems that almost everyone we know is feeling vulnerable these days—whether they are rich or poor, employed or unemployed, their lives are feeling fragile. So we are setting out to discover . . . → Read More: Finding Rootedness In The Age of Vulnerability, By John Cavanagh and Robin Broad

Slow Money: Reconnecting The Economy To Soil, Biodiversity and Food Quality, By Woody Tasch

ORIGINAL ARTICLE

The following is an excerpt from Inquiries into the Nature of Slow Money: Investing as if Food, Farms, and Fertility Mattered by Woody Tasch (Chelsea Green, 2008). Tasch presents an essential new strategy for investing in local food systems, and introduces a group of fiduciary activists who are exploring what should . . . → Read More: Slow Money: Reconnecting The Economy To Soil, Biodiversity and Food Quality, By Woody Tasch

Is The Collapsing Empire and Its Police State Worth Fighting For? By Simon Black

ORIGINAL ARTICLE

In 43 BC, over 2,000 years ago, warring consuls Antony, Lepidus, and Octavian were duking it out with each other over control of Rome following Julius Caesar’s assassination the prior March.

Each had legions at his disposal, and Rome’s terrified Senate sat on its hands waiting for the outcome.

Ultimately, the three men . . . → Read More: Is The Collapsing Empire and Its Police State Worth Fighting For? By Simon Black

10 Skills Needed To Thrive In A Post-Collapse World, by Jeffrey Green

Knowledge is something that no one can take from you. It’s the eternal wealth that will help you thrive in a Post-Collapse world.

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Some experts see the perfect storm emerging for a dramatic collapse of Western civilization claiming we’ve reached environmental, economic, and geopolitical tipping . . . → Read More: 10 Skills Needed To Thrive In A Post-Collapse World, by Jeffrey Green

Survive Anything–Food Crisis

By Giordano Bruno

Neithercorp Press – 11/29/2010

Food production is one of the most essential concerns of any society. Without direct availability and ease of consumption, without the consistent flow of agricultural goods, every nation existing today (except the most primitive) would immediately find its infrastructure crumbling and its people in a furious panic. . . . → Read More: Survive Anything–Food Crisis

The Evolution of Transition In The U.S., By Michael Brownlee

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The emergence of the Transition movement in the last four years or so is one of the most hopeful signs in the early 21st century, and Transition may yet turn out to be one of the fastest-growing, most inspiring, and most significant social change movements we have ever seen.

For those of . . . → Read More: The Evolution of Transition In The U.S., By Michael Brownlee