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Tess Giles Marshall
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Some excellent observations in this article about new models of leadership being shown by Nuns today.
"Women religious have taught us how to be church not simply in the work they do with the marginalized, but in the way in which they organize and lead themselves.
They have set an important precedent, especially for new generations who are exploring ways to develop forms of leadership that are trustworthy, who want to do faith-based, social justice organizing that is free of an evangelical agenda, and who are looking for a tradition that will ground their beliefs and deepen their spiritualties."
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Big brother just become micro-doctor! Shudder...
 
So how does this digital pill work? The sensor itself is made of a tiny silicon chip containing trace amounts of magnesium and copper. When a patient swallows it, the pill generates slight voltage which responds to digestive juices. The voltage sends a signal to a patch worn by the patient, which transmits relevant information to a healthcare provider’s mobile device. #singularity  
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Great discussion of the difference between co-dependence and interdependence in environmental terms. +Lynn Fang, you might like this.
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"We don’t come to God (or truth or love) by insisting on some ideal worldly order or so-called perfection, but in fact we come 'to knowledge of salvation by the experience of forgiveness' (Luke 1:77)—of reality, of others, of ourselves. One reason why I am so attracted to Jesus and then to Francis is that they found God in disorder, in imperfection, in the ordinary, and in the real world—not in any idealized concepts. They were more into losing than winning. But the ego does not like that, so we rearranged much of Christianity to fit our egoic pattern of achievement and climbing."
                                       From today's daily meditation by Richard Rohr
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Common sense prevails - hooray!
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Beautiful way to turn loss into art
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Intermittent fasting as a means of improving blood markers and longevity - interesting.
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Lammas blackberries

Happy 1st August to everyone. Lammas, or Lughnasadh, is the first harvest festival of the year in the Northern hemisphere, so how appropriate that I was able to pick the first few autumn fruits from the wild brambles that have colonised my garden.
Blackberries warmed by the sun and sprinkled with a little sugar, they were delicious!
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Yummy to look at, and I bet they were really yummy to eat :)
Happy August to you, too.
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Are we noisy readers?

Yesterday, +Luke Storms shared an interesting post by Anna Wood about the beauty and restfulness of silence, in the context of a group retreat.

One of the lines "When you're not preparing your next remark, your hearing capacity expands, too..." has stayed with me overnight and made me think about our reading and commenting habits here in social media land. 

Reading is (usually) done in silence, and yet our minds chatter away. We get skittish. We click away in the middle of reading to something else then something else, and tumble down all kinds of tempting on-line rabbit-holes.

We are often "preparing our next remark" while reading, not focusing on the words themselves, no matter how carefully crafted, perhaps wanting to display our wit and wisdom in public with a pertinent comment, or rebut a detail of what we've read.

Assuming I'm not the only one afflicted by noisy reader syndrome, I'm wondering how we can take a step back and take a more meditative and internally silent approach to our reading.

What do you think? Any ideas?
 
Silence is radical. When sustained, it has an effect on your perception comparable to that of any number of chemicals with which you might seek change. Your vision transforms, to start with; you suddenly find yourself absorbing what’s on the periphery, massive amounts of once-invisible data assailing your pupils. When you’re not preparing your next remark, your hearing capacity expands, too: the changing rhythms of the wind; the muted thud of a teardrop hitting the wooden floor; your neighbor’s beating heart. And taste, and smell, they’re amplified and shifted, as well—a cup of tea sipped without the surrounding dialogue (Earl Grey. You don’t? How about English Breakfast, then? No, no sugar, thanks. Watching my weight. Do you have one of those carrying trays? Wow, that sure is hot.) is a more intricate cup of tea. Silence gives you the opportunity to know any number of an object’s facets that typically disappear behind the verbal screens we erect constantly, unthinkingly, between our selves and our environments. And surely the power of wordless touch is one each of us knows; I need not expand on that.
–Anna Wood
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I find it increasingly difficult to focus on one thing when I'm on my computer. I dot back and forth between Facebook, Twitter, Google+, my emails, the document I'm supposed to be working on. I pretty much have to be out of my office to be able to read quietly - a physical book or an e-book. But how to find a silent space in an information buzzy world? Noisy reader? That's me!
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I do a lot of things. I get paid for some of them. Recruitment for MacIntyre, a British non-profit; Writer for women growing older on our own terms; Enneagram teacher; Fledgling mixed-media artist.
Employment
  • MacIntyre
    Recruitment Officer, 2012 - present
  • Project manager, HR interim, Coach
    Project manager, HR interim, coach, 2009 - 2012
  • White & Case
    Senior HR Manager, 2005 - 2009
  • Allen & Overy
    HR Project Manager, 1999 - 2004
  • PSD
    Support Services Manager, 1997 - 1998
  • Farrer & Co
    IT Services Manager, 1989 - 1997
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Growing older on our own terms
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Recruitment Officer for a leading British charity supporting people with learning disabilities.
 
Writer and Enneagram teacher, based in the UK.

I help women growing older on our own terms. Come join us at my site, Pilgrim's Moon.

I also run a British non-profit, the Wholesome Food Association, promoting local food for local communities.

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  • Really good recruiters
  • Dark arts of HR practitioners
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  • Non-profits
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  • Simplicity geeks and greenies

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