Dr Christine McDougall lives
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light to truth, expanding world
views, and being a model of
integrity in action. She
specifically designs, teaches
and embodies new models of
relationship; to self, to work, to
business and business
systems, and to the larger
systems that underpin
everything. She currently works
with complex, multi
stakeholder systemic change
issues with a group of brilliant
and diverse masters from
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From Rosh, " What if you created a different standard format for your blog? What if your standard format reflected your energetics/motion/power what would it look like? What if the body of an empty page were a living breathing entity, how would it express itself?
" And.."Be as bold as your individuality in life choices when you write, change it up, see what happens. Experiment.
" From Susie "Less Words and more focus on small pieces of information ....a less is more approach would make what you are saying way more powerful
." And this.." I believe your writing and your gift are to move people not only to the next level but to open windows of possibility never experienced.
" And also this " You would need to take the seriousness out of it and start playing a little."
I loved it all...the general consensus was that the newsletter every 2 weeks with article links was great. I am working to be more creative, spicy, not so wordy, or serious always, and definitely more BOLD.
The winners of the 1 hour of FREE coaching are Rosh and Susie. Yes I decided to award 2 people...because I value the time you have taken to both read my work and comment. As this is my feedback game, if anyone does fill out the feedback form and it causes me pause...to go...this is brilliant...raw..honest...gutsy.. I will be happy to gift an hour of coaching.
Welcome to new readers...the feedback game is open to you too. Anytime.
Don't forget the next FREE Speak the Truth teleclass in Monday February 13th, 2012 at 7 pm EST USA time
, which is Tuesday February 14th 2012 at 10 am Queensland Australia time
have been going well. You can download the FREE audio's of the 2 classes we have had so far. For your audio download, the link is:http://christinemcdougall.com/wp/audio-downloads/
And the password is: compassion
. If you would like to participate in one of these calls and get 1-1 facilitation around the 7 step process, the next class in is February. You can sign up for it here
We are working to have the Speak the Truth available on Amazon for kindle download...excited about that. And my annual review PDF that I mentioned in the last newsletter will be available in the next few days, as a download. It is not short, 7 pages in a word doc. And, while it is deeply personal, it is something that many people will relate to, and find inspirational and empowering.
On a personal note, on the weekend I was witness to 2 swim races held at my local pool that had some of the fastest swimming times to be seen anywhere in the world, bar the Olympics. Our coach Denis Cotterell, known as the best distance coach in the world, is working with three Chinese provincial teams for 3 months, including Sun Yang, the current world record 1500m holder. Denis coached SunYang to his first gold and world record. All I can say is the Chinese swim team will dominate the Olympics. 3 men, one a 16 year old all swam under 3.46 for the 400. SunYang swam 3.42, on a 70 k training week. At a local meet. The womens 200 fly was also a knock out. The photo shows the 3 Chinese men, with Sun Yang in the middle.
Till next time,
Feature Article - The Death of Wisdom...learning from experience is a faculty we fail to practice
Lets look at the facts. We no longer study history. Or those who do are kept in dusty corners of old Universities. How do I know this? There has been historical precedent to a collapsing economy, not just in the 1930’s but going back time and again from the beginning of time. There has been historical precedent for pretty much every version of war, going back to when man first sneezed. Even when we look at climate change, there is countless examples throughout history of humanity of the perils of treating nature and natural systems with disdain. Is any of the ‘expert’ voices out there referring to what history has taught us?
....the call...Take a stand for your own wisdom. Cultivated over a lifetime, seeded by your ancestors, attended to daily. The world will thank you for it. ...more...
SOPA, The Year of the Dragon, WWIII - Black Swans and no this is not what you think.
2012 will be the year of people. Regular people. Mothers, fathers, youth. Tax paying, hard working, making ends meet kind of people. People from wealthy countries, not so wealthy countries, black people, white people, gay and straight people. People will find their inner dragon.
It started loudly as the Arab Spring, and then it shifted to the USA and the Occupy movement. In Europe the fastest growing political group is the Pirate Party, started in Sweden, made up of mostly 18 to 30 year olds against online censorship. It will move at the speed of light, in totally unexpected ways. Because people are waking up to the power they always have held as a collective.
The perfect metaphor for this time is the lone man standing against the tank in Tiananmen Square. Each of us holds this potential, to stand up to. On this day, January 23rd 2012, the dawning of the year of the Chinese Water Dragon, we the people are called on to find our inner dragon. Lets hear the ROAR....more...
Resources, Tools and People We Would Love to Share
on some of the truths behind the global economy that the 99% don't know about. Become the 1% who know.
Few people really understand money. Charles Eisenstein
and his book Sacred Economics
is one of the clearest voices.
Great article on the power of introverts, the forgotten people in modern society.
Where in the World is Christine?
I have to suffer a trip to Byron Bay to work...so hard, so hard..then Brisbane, then Sydney x 2. A run up a mountain on the weekend, elevation 1000 m. Yep, that will hurt. And be fun. Strange creatures us distance trail runners.
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