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The Origins of QAnon

podcast Sep 16, 2020

This week, Jeff interviews the hosts of the Conspirituality podcast – Derek Beres, Julian Walker, and Matthew Remski – on the white nationalist and anti-Semitic origins of the QAnon movement and how it uses the heart-wrenching issue of child sex trafficking as a recruitment tool. The conversation also covers how weaponized misinformation on social media is creating extremism and...

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Parenting Tip: How to Positively Deal with Your Child's Emotions

teacher wisdom Sep 11, 2020
 
Teacher wisdom from Dr. Rebecca Branstetter: 

Kids can sometimes ask for love and connection in unloveable ways.

When your child is experiencing big feelings they can't cope with them on their own, they express themselves through behavior you may not like. This behavior is actually a form of communication that you as a parent or caregiver need to tune into. In this video, Dr. Rebecca...

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Ending Racism in One Generation with Justin Michael Williams

podcast Sep 08, 2020

During this summer of reckoning on social justice, Justin Michael Williams took a step back from his social media and realized that in the flood of traumatizing news we were losing our ability to see a future bigger than our circumstances. So he wrote a long article titled Ending Racism: How to Change the World in One Generation. In this episode, he discusses that hopeful piece and reminds us...

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How to Stop Chasing Perfectionism & Approval from Others

teacher wisdom Sep 04, 2020
 
Teacher wisdom from Kimberly Snyder: 

We are conditioned from an early age to think we are imperfect on the deepest level.

This creates an unconscious chase to feel good enough based on external views and circumstances. Commune teacher Kimberly Snyder explains how you can begin to unravel this conditioning by connecting to your own inner-worth.

Want to join a new conversation about beauty...

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Parenting in a Pandemic with Dr. Rebecca Branstetter

podcast Sep 02, 2020

School psychologist and conscious parenting author Dr. Rebecca Branstetter has some advice for you in today's podcast: You are not homeschooling your child. You are supporting your child with distance learning during a global pandemic. You are not working from home. You are working at your home during a global pandemic. This mindset shift (along with many others she offers in this interview)...

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A Bridge to America's Future

commusings Aug 31, 2020

In 1898, Nathan Kiva, a nineteen-year old boy from Odessa, left his shtetl and embarked on the harrowing voyage across the Atlantic. Two months later, tempest-tost, his ship pulled into New York harbor, America’s golden door. Upon arriving at Ellis Island, he queued up and, finally, the immigration official asked for his surname.

“Kiva,” he replied.

The administrator wrinkled...

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Guest Essay: Justin Michael Williams on Ending Racism

teacher wisdom Aug 28, 2020

This essay originally appeared at this link on justinmichaelwilliams.com. Thank you to Justin for allowing us to repost it on Commune — we love supporting the work you do.


Almost every piece of work or literature that I’ve read on racism is built on one assumption: that it cannot end. 

Or at best, that it will be a “lifelong fight.” That ending racism...

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Why Understanding Your Strengths is Critical for Business Success

teacher wisdom Aug 27, 2020
 
Teacher wisdom from Sophia Amoruso:

What role are you meant to play in your business?  

Understanding your strengths gives you this clarity. No one is great at everything, and it’s smart to admit this –and it's smart, too, to take a personal and professional inventory so you're setting yourself, your employees, and your business up for success. In this short...

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Real Talk with #GIRLBOSS Sophia Amoruso

podcast Aug 25, 2020

In her early 20’s Sophia Amoruso launched an eBay store selling vintage clothing. A few years later, Nasty Gal skyrocketed to $100 million in revenue and Sophia found herself (for better or worse) as an icon of female entrepreneurship. In this episode, Jeff and Sophia discuss the triumphs and travails of rising in the business world and how to avoid many of the pitfalls new business...

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From Straw to Steel

commusings Aug 22, 2020

I am facing the daunting task of setting up three daughters for successful distance learning. I keep reminding myself that there is no playbook for parenting during a pandemic. This helps assuage the guilt I feel for engaging in petty acts of bribery. We have resorted to cajoling our kids into engaging with Zoom lessons for interminable hours by adopting a range of lovable furry animals. This...

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