From Darkness to Thrivability

I have been championing thrivability for almost a decade now (since February 2007). What a journey! Lately, I have felt a struggle to champion it in the face of loss and change and setbacks. I feel, even implicitly, the pushback — usually unarticulated — about “daring to talk about thriving in the face of loss and crisis.” So maybe[…]

The Thick of It

These are not quite “wicked problems” so I think of it as messy or muddy. I spoke with a co-founder of my client organization today about the work we are doing. Being in the thick of it needs to be documented, so I present you with my reflections on being in the middle of the[…]

The Critic’s Pursuit of Happiness

I totally love Žižek, of course, that old rabble rouser! And I am not a fan of chasing happiness. However, in this post, I will invert both of those. Žižek talks about happiness, here on Big Think. First, it is important to understand the tradition that Žižek comes from. His is Slovenian, the first to[…]

Join us at the Thrivable Future Salon Oct 14 in SF

When we met in 2012 at an alternative currency event in NYC, I could not have imagined today. Here it is! So exciting! Back then, he was interested in my word, “Thrivability” and led Future Salons in SF. A couple years later, while in SF, we agreed to meet again. He wanted me to talk[…]

Thrivability Reviewed

The Thrivability book is starting to see the first reviews! How exciting. The first review is from Andrea Berardi at the Open University in the UK. (be sure to see the reader review tab). Andrea gave it 5 stars. He says: Jean Russell’s book is exactly what we’ve been waiting for: a book which is realistic[…]