Ecologist, activist, entrepreneur, artist, teacher.

How to build a home in a house

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Women in general are told innuendos about perfection and overachievement. “To break the glass ceiling” does not mean “be yourself, you’re fine” it means “be a man, you are not good enough”. This is ingrained in our cultures, from general society to eco-communities, to workplaces to family dynamics.

The need to be pretty, to be neat, to be perfection in assemble, to at least appear perfect by other women or men who are incredibly confused about what perfection is, is the biggest perils of womanhood.

There is a comparison that goes on inside women’s minds, rather subconsciously for those who do not wish to have it, rather conscious for those who like it. Constant comparison between what another does best, what another is best, what another feels best, what another embodies best. …


My favorite english sentence: “If you’re a hammer, all you see is nails.”

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I’ve been digging for the positive, and let me tell you, I rather not be a tool. Pun absolutely intended, quite literally in fact.

I follow a wonderful website called Beautiful News. It’s much better than following Trump’s temper tantrum at losing to the democratic process. In this website, we can see how honest of a work we’ve been doing as individuals and as a collective. …


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There are two main factors that maintain the visual hierarchy of a graphic design piece: contrast and value. These two primarily pop out as the maintenance provided in the scale of color, line, form, and texture of some artistic (or not) piece of design.

These principles weren’t exactly defined as such, there wasn’t anyone who set the order or the directive, simply arose out of the organic nature of graphism, of someone being a creator and another being a spectator.

Before we move on, I’ve been diving into indigenous art lately and one particular beautiful woman (Marcia Kambeba) spoke about the importance of graphism, not only as a means of conveying a message but also as the deeper energy a piece invites and what it says behind what is there. …


Definition of dissociation

1: the act or process of dissociating: the state of being dissociated: such as

a: the process by which a chemical combination breaks up into simpler constituents

especially: one that results from the action of energy (such as heat) on a gas or of a solvent on a dissolved substance

b: the separation of whole segments of the personality (as in multiple personality disorder) or of discrete mental processes (as in the schizophrenias) from the mainstream of consciousness or of behavior

2: the property inherent in some biological stocks (as of certain bacteria) of differentiating into two or more distinct and relatively permanent…


These accounts are not particularly well-known. A lot of it is not being discussed by mainstream media, or the media we are used to. What is once said can be dismissed by lack of popular approval. Isn’t the term “racism” provocative enough? The soundbyte of this piece is to provoke thought and self-awareness, not into behaviors, but its predecessor: thought and knowledge.

PART I

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Some of what we know about the history of colonialism, we can pin-point the exactness of the start of it with the first expansions of European monarchies. Portugal and Spain started waltzing around the World, what we call the “discoveries” and meeting strange cultures. …


This book by Jeffrey P. Kahn provides an in-depth analysis of how Western society deals with mental health in the bridge towards how indigenous and ancient societies have dealt with it. How we can shift gears not only towards a more inclusive society, but as well towards a much healthier global mindset regarding what are said to be mental phenomena. It’s interesting to look at it from a Permaculture Ethics point of view, analyzing current anti-colonialist, anti-racist, and anti-patriarchal social activism.

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“Some twenty percent of us are afflicted with common Anxiety and Depressive disorders. That’s not just nervous or scared or sad — that is painful dysfunction without obvious benefit. …


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Vivemos numa realidade a entrar no pós-distópico. Quando a maioria da pertença humana se sente a abraçar um real que se adequa à natureza da qual o homem faz parte e não o seu contrário.

Uma humanidade em reconstrução quer-se sábia em não repetir os erros anteriores de demagogias bacocas e hegemonias cristalizadas na irrealidade. A fase distópica está a passar, porque assim se quer uma realidade humana que não transcende a natureza mas faz parte dela.

A realização da insignificância do individuo e do colectivo passa pela aceitação da importância da acção.

A “descultura” que vemos presente homenageia o horror. Somos contra o horror. O horror que pereça onde faz parte, do vazio de amor, da ausência de compaixão, da intolerância ao bem. …


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Conflict Resolution for Holy Beings
BY JOY HARJO

I am the holy being of my mother’s prayer and my father’s song

— Norman Patrick Brown, Dineh Poet and Speaker

1. SET CONFLICT RESOLUTION GROUND RULES:

Recognize whose lands these are on which we stand.
Ask the deer, turtle, and the crane.
Make sure the spirits of these lands are respected and treated with goodwill.
The land is a being who remembers everything.
You will have to answer to your children, and their children, and theirs —
The red shimmer of remembering will compel you up the night to walk the perimeter of truth for understanding.
As I brushed my hair over the hotel sink to get ready I heard:
By listening we will understand who we are in this holy realm of words.
Do not parade, pleased with yourself. …


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How to connect deurbanism, creative industries, regenerative practices, solidarity economies and social entrepreneurship?

Currently, there’s a movement called the Creative Economy, based on the principles of urban creative hubs — like the LX Factory in Lisbon — that is the base foundation of a healthy culturally rich city.

One of the biggest problems with this is the designation of what is Art, what is Creativity, and how these hubs define a genre of creative endeavor through multiplicity and publicity. And how Design and Marketing no longer hold hands in a partnership on the deciding on how to be a person in a post-consumerist society. The issue of defining an urban person is a bone to the dogs of the creative industries, they see bones and we see dogs. Creativity allied with marketing has caused more harm than good to our societies. …


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The concept of a Kindness Circle is beginning to take hold in a lot of places, from schools to communities, social volunteering and even in social work. It’s interesting how a simple act of kindness can multiply itself into thousands of good deeds in a short time, but how does that happen?

To start a Kindness Circle, you have to have a small number of people commited towards doing kind actions towards others. In a number of ways, the widespread of kindness can only help humanity to be better towards itself and the environment.

Kindness circles can also be found in the form of Time Banks, where you exchange your time for someone else’s towards a specific goal, which is considered an alternative form of economy. For example, some online schools are accepting Time Exchange instead of tuitions. Ecodemia is one of those schools, with it’s name on the Time Republik time bank. …

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