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The good news: the changes we must make to avoid ultimate collapse are identical to the changes we must make to create the world of our common dream.”    

 ~David Korten

Articles from the Magazine Rack

The Magazine Rack offers articles on topics of interest to the Goodenough community.

Creating and Empowering a Social System--Ours! by John L. Hoff
An essay on John and Colette Hoff's approach to community development and a statement of appreciation for the field of “whole systems design” –a contemporary approach to building organizations.

Seasons and Cycles in Evolving Community by John L. Hoff
A perspective on our times and the untold stories of real people passing forward the goodness of authentic life.

Where Did We Come From - Understanding the Communitarian Movement
The word community is used in a variety of ways, sometimes referring to people and other times to a place, and still more often as a spiritual glue that holds people together around ideas and causes.

An Old Teaching About Kinds of Time
An Old Teaching about Kinds of Time: This two page article describes four kinds of “Indian” time.

Could The Goodenough Community Be Considered A Dharma Community?

Learning To Be Truly Kind by Mildred Murphy Pond
Continuing to emphasize the basic importance of Goodwill.

Organization: Creating A Culture of Compassion

Reversal of Fortune

The formula for human well-being used to be simple: Make money, get happy. So why is the old axiom suddenly turning on us?

Sahale Summer Camp 2009 by Joan Valles

Phases of Human Development

A tabular compilation of works by Erikson, Keen, Wilber and others.

The Game: Learning Games Work
This community utilizes game design in most of their programs This article describes how games work in programs and organizations.

The Role of Mental Health in the Goodenough Community and Convocation

Transpersonal Psychology Applied
In the year 2000, our community was invited to demonstrate how transpersonal psychology and the viewpoint of Ken Wilber has shaped the way we organize and present programs.

Why We Have a Women’s Culture

Who is John Hoff?

2008 True Holidays Address




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