“Nonviolence is not a garment to be put on and off at will, its seat is in the heart and it must be an inseparable part of our very being.” —Mahatma Gandhi
Saturday, February 06, 2021
Wednesday, February 03, 2021
Sunday, January 31, 2021
The campaign, which begins January 30 and ends on April 4, was inspired by the 50th and 30th memorial anniversaries of Mahatma Gandhi and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Season for Nonviolence was established by Arun Gandhi, Mohandas Gandhi's grandson. The international event honors the vision of individuals like these two and many others who have been pioneers in the nonviolent movement.
Both Gandhi and King, who both acknowledged being influenced by the teachings of Jesus, demonstrated in their movements the power of nonviolence to heal, transform and empower lives and communities. I hope that you can be inspired by their teaching and insights to do the same.
Tuesday, January 26, 2021
News Release (published in Mt. Democrat Newspaper)
Martin Luther King Jr. and Mahatma Gandhi are remembered as pioneers for nonviolence and for their social justice and civil rights movements. Yet, both of them believed wholeheartedly that nonviolence was a lifestyle.
“Many times we think of nonviolence as something that is connected to a movement,” said Zacapa, executive director of Life Enriching Communication based in Placerville and a certified trainer with the Center for Nonviolence Communication. “Nonviolence is something that we can practice everyday in our daily relationships with others. It is a practice that we can embody.”
The book helps the reader accomplish this by providing moving quotes, sayings, and wisdom that the author has developed from his own experiences with living nonviolence. At the end of each chapter there is a stimulating skill builder to help the reader integrate the principle into their life.
Sunday, January 24, 2021
Friday, January 22, 2021
When I wrote the book my hope was that I could share the timeless message of nonviolence with others to inspire people to practice those principles that guided those we recognize as leaders of nonviolence. I think that the book's focus on nonviolence is timely and essential in guiding and shaping our future, especially in the midst of all we are seeing nationally and internationally at this time.
I hope that you can pick up a copy and share the message with others! And don't hesitate to write a review on amazon.com or your favorite online retailer.
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Thursday, November 12, 2020
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Tuesday, June 09, 2020
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Carry the Vision of Peace
A Season of Nonviolence, a national 64-day campaign committed to demonstrating that nonviolence works, ended recently. I believe it does not need to end. Nonviolence is not just for a season - it is a way of life. I invite you to reflect, contemplate and/or meditate on the readings below.
Friday, June 05, 2020
The story is about seeing the redeeming qualities in others. I thought I would post it as it brought me comfort to reflect on that story again today.
Sunday, May 31, 2020
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supervisor preparing for a COVID-19
nasal swab test. Image created
by Russell Tate. Submitted for United
Nations Global Call Out To Creatives
- help stop the spread of COVID-19.
A very insightful article on grief that is related to COVID-19.
How to make a family handprint keepsake during this pandemic.
An article addressing anxiety, sleeplessness and forgetfulness during this pandemic and help with coping.
A message from former president George W. Bush on the pandemic that is heartfelt and somber.
Covid-19 Survivor story and how remdesivir might have saved him. Here is a video interview as well that was aired on News 4.
An article on why giving back matters more now than ever.
Coronavirus poem, You Clap for Me Now, on discrimination and immigration.
A very special and appropriate poem for this shelter in place time by a dear friend of mine.
How to volunteer in your pajamas during this pandemic.
A YouTube video I did on how to deal with feelings connected to COVID-19.