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August 14, 2019

The Commons | July/August 2019 Newsletter

This issue includes content from Jeremy Lent, Sarah Goettsch, and more! Click here to view the issue and read on.

 

“In the traditional sense of the commons, the basic practice of life together is the practice of dialogue . . . talking through the things that are most essential.” —Sharon Daloz Parks

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August 7, 2019

Grounded Gratitude: An interview with volunteer Sarah Goettsch

I  recently connected with Sarah Goettsch, a Whidbey Institute program alumni and volunteer who comes up from Seattle whenever she gets the chance. Here’s our conversation. —Marnie Jackson

 

What got you interested in volunteering with the Whidbey Institute?

I came to know the Whidbey Institute through Powers of Leadership (POL) in 2017. That came at a time of pretty big upheaval in my life, personally and professionally. Looking back, I see that I knew at the time, “this is the place that’s going to help rework who I am becoming.” I don’t know what would have happened if I didn’t have the grounding of the Whidbey Institute and Powers of Leadership at that time in my life. One of the things I’ve found about the Whidbey Institute is that all of you—staff, participants, volunteers—are filled with generosity and care. It’s a certain way of being in the world that allows individuals to shine. I’ve felt so cared for, and without a lot of funds it made sense to consider volunteering as a way to stay involved. Read More →

July 1, 2019

Position Available-Now Hiring Land Steward

LAND STEWARD POSITION          

The Land Steward will fill a 35-hour per week position and will be responsible for care and management of the landscape, conservation forest, and public trails at the Whidbey Institute, a 501(c)(3) educational non-profit with a 106-acre campus. In addition, they will work with volunteers and service learning groups to support land-based community engagement. Read More →

June 10, 2019

A Guiding Question | June 2019 Newsletter

“What if your every action was guided by the question, ‘does this support the conditions for life to flourish?'”

—Heather Johnson
This issue includes news about the book Intrinsic Hope; an interview with Karen Schwisow of Mindfulness Northwest; photos of our June Volunteer Days volunteers and our new garden gate; and a call to action on behalf of orcas.

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June 4, 2019

A practice in presence: an interview with Mindfulness Northwest’s Karen Schwisow

A practice in presence

An interview with Mindfulness Northwest’s Karen Schwisow, by Marnie Jackson

Better health. A brighter outlook. Greater life balance. Boosted immunity. Relief from pain, stress, and anxiety. Practitioners of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) experience these changes and more—and since 1979, the science supporting MBSR for health and wellbeing has stacked up. This August, Mindfulness Northwest is offering a 5-day intensive program at the Whidbey Institute to bring MBSR practices to beginners and experts alike. Read More →

May 7, 2019

Courageous Change: May 2019 Newsletter

Click below to read our May issue, with news of GiveBIG, our 2018 Gratitude Report, and upcoming events.

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From Our Community

These resources are offered by Senior Fellows of the Whidbey Institute or other close members of our community, and are not produced by the Whidbey Institute.

Photo © Tim Snell


PODCAST BY COMMUNITY MEMBER JOEL DEJONG
Conversations with the curious, compassionate, and courageous co-creators of our desired and emerging future, inspired in part by encounters and inquiries at the Whidbey Institute.

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BLOG BY SENIOR FELLOW JOHN PALKA
Walking through nature with a neuroscientist who loves plants and ponders big questions.

Nature’s Depths


BOOKS BY SENIOR FELLOWS SHARON DALOZ PARKS AND LARRY PARKS DALOZ

Leadership Can Be Taught  “A doorway into the classroom of Harvard’s leadership virtuoso Ronald Heifetz and his colleagues—and an approach to adaptive leadership that responds to the challenges of our more complex and changing world.”

Common Fire  “Revealing how we become committed, and sustain our commitment, to the common good in the face of moral ambiguity, daunting complexity, and frequent discouragement.”

Big Questions, Worthy Dreams  “How mentors and mentoring environments will play a vital role in the potential transformations of thinking, feeling, and networks of belonging that are harbored within emerging adults.”

Mentor  “A practical, engaging exploration of mentoring in adult higher education and its power to transform learning.”

Leadership for the New Commons