Michael Field - Sustainability Professional, the psychology of positive behavioural change (Ultimo)
posted Thu September 18th 2014 @ 1:10 PM
Between 2% and 6% of society are actively engaged people - movers and shakers are change agents that have huge energy - they have very strongly held beliefs - they are very hard to influence, because of their own strong belief systems. ... very engaging and being ethics based. You also have the fast followers another 10% or so.
At the other end of the scale you have the actively disengaged again between 2 and 6% of society, though you would think that they were very dissimilar from the former, however, in many ways they are two sides of the same coin. These people, basically oppose things, because that is who they are ... they are also quite noisy and we focus a lot of energy endeavouring to change them, when in many ways there is no point. You also have the disengaged group, not quite as bad as the actively disengaged, which make up around another 10%.
HOWEVER, the best is to focus on the other 68% of society, they are the neutral group.They don't necessarily have strongly held belief systems and they are the ideal audience because they are by far the easiest people to influence because of a lack of strongly held belief systems. Read More »
Jonathan Quintin - Cosmologist, Artist & New Zealand Taonga (Ultimo)
posted Thu September 11th 2014 @ 12:48 PM
Jonathan, well known overseas as a gifted metaphysical artist and cosmologist, creates computer graphics on the big screen presenting leading edge mathematics and geometry, unveiling to us both the unity and diversity of existence including the majestic tapestry of universal patterns.
Today our world is in a flurry of a hurry, with survival and the outside world impinging on our everyday life - finance, crime, war, job, family, housing, weather - that so much information is being pumped in to our living rooms and lounges, that for many of us, we are in information overload.
Time to take an in-breath and inhale the invisible that we all share and which keeps us alive. It has become very noticeable over the last 20 years that the pace of life has left us little time to catch up on what constitutes existence and to figure out our particular place in the world. Read More »
Dr James Wilson ~ World Authority on Adrenal Fatigue (Ultimo)
posted Thu September 4th 2014 @ 12:50 PM
World authority Dr James Wilson discusses how to prevent or better manage stress and serious fatigue with John Coombs from Global Health Clinics.
Discover how we can usually overcome even debilitating fatigue conditions and go on to live highly productive lives by stimulating our adrenal glands with proven natural medicine systems which have helped thousands of New Zealanders already.
This involves a simple recovery program which also prevents us sliding into much more serious or chronic states of health.
Dr Wilson a busy Dr with a 9 month waiting list did his 3rd Doctorate degree researching chronic fatigue. He recognised this was affecting most of his clients and was primarily caused by overloaded adrenal glands. He called this Adrenal Fatigue and developed a highly functional system to overcome even severe fatigue using a combination of vitamins, minerals and herbs, as well as glandular extracts. This combined with leading a more balanced lifestyle can lead to high levels of vitality and a high quality of life. Read More »
Emily Garden from the Auckland City Mission: What perpetuates the cycle of poverty? (Ultimo)
posted Thu August 28th 2014 @ 2:49 PM
What keeps people in poverty? Aren’t the minimum wage and the benefits enough to live off? Why are there 285,000 children in New Zealand being raised in poverty? Surely it is mismanagement of money, and the fact that people have too many children. People are lazy and want to stay on government hand outs.
These are the excuses that some New Zealanders trot out to excuse turning an uneducated blind eye to the suffering of our fellow countrymen / women.
Where is the understanding and compassion that should come in an egalitarian society, where we all respect and care for each other?
Emily Garden is the Project Officer for the Family 100 Research Project – a ground-breaking project that followed 100 Auckland families living in long-term hardship. Family 100 seeks to give a voice to these families in order to understand what factors work to keep people in hardship while others are able to move on to lead more secure lives. Emily has a Masters in Sociology from Goldsmiths College, University of London, and a background that includes tertiary teaching and community mental health.
Emily explains that many of the Family 100 Research Project participants spoken to describe having to choose between keeping warm or eating. One of the clients described it as a juggling act. One mother tells that she and her husband went without meals many times, just for the fact of knowing that their kids are fed. “We always put the children first. If it means we have to go without so they can have it, well so be it”. Another client described the stress that she goes through, and the everyday feeling of being overwhelmed. She said “I more or less thought there was no light at the end of the tunnel, I felt like I was knocking my head against a brick wall”. Read More »
Tuma Hazou, Palestinian Christian & Middle East Analyst, with Lisa Er on Israel/Palestine situation (Ultimo)
posted Thu August 21st 2014 @ 1:50 PM
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NZ Election 2014 Dirty Politics! (Ultimo)
posted Mon August 18th 2014 @ 4:32 PM
It’s election time again here in Aotearoa, New Zealand. Since its first election in 1853 New Zealand has been world-leading in voting rights. All Māori men were able to vote from 1867 and all European men from 1879 Then in 1893 New Zealand famously led the world by ‘giving’ women the right to vote.
Thus it was the first country to give indigenous peoples the vote as well as all women. New Zealand 'was' probably the most democratic country in the world.
Cut to today, and we have lost our way, the global malaise of a dumbed down society has burrowed its way into the lobotomised minds of our once cherished egalitarian NZ society.
What we have now is a circus, of one-liners, promises, innuendo, double entendre, slush money and an orchestrated litany of unconscious parody, masquerading as truth and good will.
Main stream media, MSM, is totally controlled by market forces of the ‘status quo’ that tell us ‘of a bright future’ and when we look at the other British Commonwealth countries, at Australia, Canada, and Britain -- all have conservative governments, we realise just how clever the media is at manipulating our minds. Read More »
JJ & Desiree Hurtak - ‘Keys of Enoch’ Decoding our Blueprint and our Upward Spiral (Ultimo)
posted Thu August 14th 2014 @ 2:45 PM
Famously known over 40 years ago for his mystical journey up beyond this 3rd dimensional plane into what is perceived as the ‘angelic hierarchy or realms’, James Hurtak continues to share insights and information to awaken us to our life’s purpose as well as connect to our higher self and more.
Covering vast themes as futurism, archaeology, theology, quantum realms, sound, remote viewing and the development of consciousness, this seems at odds to the nightly news of political intrigue, crime and the terrible mayhem and savagery that’s happening in so many countries on earth today.
Yet, both he and his wife Desiree acknowledge, like many of us, that there is also an upward spiral taking place in the field of consciousness and expanding ones awareness … and they see NZ as being a mystical island country, that initiated the template for woman to gain the right to vote, freeing up the divine feminine and anchoring this much needed - balancing archetype.
Also, that NZ being a country that instituted so many early social reforms that in many ways due to our isolation from the rest of our planet, allowed us to become an embryonic catalyst for new ideas, consciousness and spiritual insight. The emerging microcosm for the planetary macrocosm. Read More »
Richard Margesson talks about rewiring your brain with Mindpath (Ultimo)
posted Thu August 7th 2014 @ 10:41 AM
John Coombs interviews Richard Margesson on the new Mindpath, rewire your brain programs, discussing Richard’s life and work.
Richard has led an adventurous life.
Brought up between a dairy farm in upstate New York and the bustling streets of Manhattan, he gained a BA (Hons) degree in the UK before joining an elite infantry Regiment in the British Army.
He has paced through the halls of Buckingham Palace, marched in the Queen’s Birthday Parade, trudged through the sands of The Gulf, led humanitarian convoys in Bosnia, started a restaurant in a war zone, rehabilitated former child soldiers in Africa, married his Yoga teacher, lost his boots to a dingo at Ayers Rock, built up two hypnotherapy clinics and slept under cabbage trees while walking the length of New Zealand.
Adventures can come at a cost, however. Read More »
Julio Bin, Brazilian Consultant, Professor and Speaker on Sustainability and Business Development (Ultimo)
posted Thu July 24th 2014 @ 7:35 PM
There is no PLANet B.
Sustainability is not just to do with the environment, but also our culture or society, how it thinks and what it does en-masse on a daily basis. Imagine - if our society is living sustainably and we are ‘consciously’ not creating consumer waste; that all our purchases are based on quality products, for example ‘clean food’ that everything is biodegradable, on how little waste (packaging) there is, we will be making huge progress.
That reducing our intake is also at the forethought of our minds, that all things are being recycled or reused and that everyone is mindful that we all are part of a ‘closing the loop’ culture our ‘knowingness’ will automatically realise that we are part of a greater whole.
This holistic notion, that we are embedded in the greater dynamics of the biosphere - of us all elegantly cycling ‘through’ everything and being aligned with nature as in ‘Cradle to Cradle’ the idea promulgated by William McDonough, we will be on our way home to being more ‘at one’ with the planetary ecology that we are embedded in.
At present we are far from it, as this is not being languaged from any level of Government, who at present have no intention of empowering the community to become more 'conscious' - solely because they are not.
This interview with Julio covers his upbringing in Brazil, where it’s the disparity of social economics, that widens the gap between the many poor people just subsisting and not really living in a healthy highly educated community. Read More »
Julie Timmins on Hunger, Housing, Heating, Health ~ the Child Poverty in New Zealand (Ultimo)
posted Thu July 17th 2014 @ 11:23 AM
Hunger Housing Heating Health – the Child Poverty in New Zealand – with Julie Timmins interviewed by Lisa Er.
We live in a society of benefit bashing. This is not only done by the uneducated, but by a wide range of people which includes the attitude of successive governments. This has resulted in the creation of a flawed in work tax credit, worth up to $60 a week, that while good for some families with working parents, discriminates against beneficiaries and so only assists some of the poor.
Our leaders have created a system that has left 27%, or 260,000 of our children being raised in poverty and a large percentage of those children come from families of beneficiaries.
This is basically the choice and the will of the people of New Zealand who are sufficiently hardhearted to say, Go get a job! Where are all the jobs! And where are jobs with appropriate hours for parents, especially women with young children?
How many of our political parties have made child poverty an election issue? Read More »