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Peak Moment Conversations http://www.wordpress.peakmoment.tv/conversations Thu, 11 Apr 2013 23:28:21 +0000 http://wordpress.org/?v=2.3.3 en Last Post: Peak Moment TV has a new website! http://www.wordpress.peakmoment.tv/conversations/?p=518 http://www.wordpress.peakmoment.tv/conversations/?p=518#comments Mon, 04 Feb 2013 16:58:11 +0000 robyn http://www.wordpress.peakmoment.tv/conversations/?p=518 Deprecated: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/lonebobcat/wordpress.peakmoment.tv/conversations/wp-includes/formatting.php on line 82
As of February 1, 2013, we will no longer post to this site. We’ll leave it up, so you can still watch past Peak Moment Conversations here. But we think you’ll prefer watching old and new episodes at our jazzy new site www.peakmoment.tv. Videos are higher quality, and you can subscribe to receive an email every time a new video is posted. The RSS [...]]]>
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As of February 1, 2013, we will no longer post to this site. We’ll leave it up, so you can still watch past Peak Moment Conversations here.

But we think you’ll prefer watching old and new episodes at our jazzy new site www.peakmoment.tvVideos are higher quality, and you can subscribe to receive an email every time a new video is posted.

The RSS feed on this site will no longer work. Sign up for RSS feeds at  www.peakmoment.tv (top right).

Stay with us as the Peak Moment journey continues! ~Janaia and Robin

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226 Inspiration Farm - Cultivating Nourishing Food and Creativity http://www.wordpress.peakmoment.tv/conversations/?p=517 http://www.wordpress.peakmoment.tv/conversations/?p=517#comments Mon, 21 Jan 2013 18:36:07 +0000 robyn http://www.wordpress.peakmoment.tv/conversations/?p=517 Deprecated: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/lonebobcat/wordpress.peakmoment.tv/conversations/wp-includes/formatting.php on line 82
“Changing times calls for changing lifestyles.” says Brian Kerkvliet. “So [we’ve] put more energy into the land… The more you get your fingers in the soil, the more endorphins rush through your head. You get excited by all of that.” Using permaculture and biodynamic practices, Brian’s family is endlessly experimenting and innovating to find what [...]]]>
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“Changing times calls for changing lifestyles.” says Brian Kerkvliet. “So [we’ve] put more energy into the land… The more you get your fingers in the soil, the more endorphins rush through your head. You get excited by all of that.” Using permaculture and biodynamic practices, Brian’s family is endlessly experimenting and innovating to find what works. His wife Alexandra and daughter Rosalie introduce us to the goats, pigs, and cows who are essential players in their farm’s web of life. Don’t miss the outdoor shower with water heated by microbes in the compost pile! (Episode 226). [inspirationfarm.com]

 

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225: Preparing Emotionally for the Coming Chaos http://www.wordpress.peakmoment.tv/conversations/?p=514 http://www.wordpress.peakmoment.tv/conversations/?p=514#comments Fri, 04 Jan 2013 03:01:02 +0000 robyn http://www.wordpress.peakmoment.tv/conversations/?p=514 Deprecated: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/lonebobcat/wordpress.peakmoment.tv/conversations/wp-includes/formatting.php on line 82
“The external growth of a budding economy is over. The focus on growth now needs to be on the inner world.” Carolyn Baker’s Navigating the Coming Chaos is a toolkit to prepare emotionally and spiritually for the collapse of industrial civilization now underway. First build an “internal bunker,” she suggests, to begin healing the fear, grief and [...]]]>
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“The external growth of a budding economy is over. The focus on growth now needs to be on the inner world.” Carolyn Baker’s Navigating the Coming Chaos is a toolkit to prepare emotionally and spiritually for the collapse of industrial civilization now underway. First build an “internal bunker,” she suggests, to begin healing the fear, grief and despair that immobilize many people in our “culture of numbness.” From that foundation, she invites us to look at who our allies are people, places, possessions. Carolyn observes that many people experience a level of joy by doing this work (Episode 225). [carolynbaker.net]

 

BlipTV | Janaia’s journal Carolyn Baker on Navigating the Coming Chaos | iTunes | Audio

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224: Dignity Village - A Community By and For the Homeless, part 2 http://www.wordpress.peakmoment.tv/conversations/?p=512 http://www.wordpress.peakmoment.tv/conversations/?p=512#comments Mon, 10 Dec 2012 18:29:08 +0000 robyn http://www.wordpress.peakmoment.tv/conversations/?p=512 Deprecated: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/lonebobcat/wordpress.peakmoment.tv/conversations/wp-includes/formatting.php on line 82
“No violence. No theft. No drugs or alcohol. No constant disruptive behavior. Everyone must contribute to the village.”  While finishing our tour, Jon Hawkes lays out the five agreements residents must abide by, all forged by real-world experience. What would it be like if our entire society followed these rules? Celebrating its tenth anniversary, [...]]]>
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“No violence. No theft. No drugs or alcohol. No constant disruptive behavior. Everyone must contribute to the village.”  While finishing our tour, Jon Hawkes lays out the five agreements residents must abide by, all forged by real-world experience. What would it be like if our entire society followed these rules? Celebrating its tenth anniversary, Dignity Village is an organically evolving, self-organizing intentional community and a model for others. [dignityvillage.org]

 

BlipTV | Janaia’s journal Dignity Village: Intentional Community for the Homeless | iTunes | Audio

 

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223: Dignity Village - A Community By and For the Homeless http://www.wordpress.peakmoment.tv/conversations/?p=509 http://www.wordpress.peakmoment.tv/conversations/?p=509#comments Wed, 28 Nov 2012 14:56:47 +0000 robyn http://www.wordpress.peakmoment.tv/conversations/?p=509 Deprecated: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/lonebobcat/wordpress.peakmoment.tv/conversations/wp-includes/formatting.php on line 82
“Anybody can come through our gates 8 am-10 pm and use all of our facilities. We have hot showers, a telephone, free computers internet-ready, our commons, offices, [and a free store of donated items.] Anybody has access to this.” Tour guide Jon Hawkes highlights this community’s generosity to the larger community: its residents well understand [...]]]>
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pm223_6401.jpg“Anybody can come through our gates 8 am-10 pm and use all of our facilities. We have hot showers, a telephone, free computers internet-ready, our commons, offices, [and a free store of donated items.] Anybody has access to this.” Tour guide Jon Hawkes highlights this community’s generosity to the larger community: its residents well understand what homeless people need. Visit their greenhouse, gardens, houses, and business enterprises all built with ingenuity on a city-owned site. [dignityvillage.org]

 

BlipTV | Janaia’s journal Dignity Village: Intentional Community for the Homeless | iTunes | Audio

 

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222: Applying a Peak Oil Filter to Financial Choices http://www.wordpress.peakmoment.tv/conversations/?p=507 http://www.wordpress.peakmoment.tv/conversations/?p=507#comments Mon, 12 Nov 2012 19:38:40 +0000 robyn http://www.wordpress.peakmoment.tv/conversations/?p=507 Deprecated: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/lonebobcat/wordpress.peakmoment.tv/conversations/wp-includes/formatting.php on line 82
“If peak oil occurs, it will dominate most everything else that we do, because energy drives everything.” Financial consultant Jim Hansen’s peak oil filter doesn’t just guide  investment decisions for his client portfolios. He applies it to his personal lifestyle (you may be surprised to learn what car he drives). He’s also concerned about community [...]]]>
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pm222_620.jpg“If peak oil occurs, it will dominate most everything else that we do, because energy drives everything.” Financial consultant Jim Hansen’s peak oil filter doesn’t just guide  investment decisions for his client portfolios. He applies it to his personal lifestyle (you may be surprised to learn what car he drives). He’s also concerned about community impacts when fuel prices are higher, like centralized hospitals dependent on people driving to them, rather than many smaller localized facilities. Jim makes an important point: “If I get it right but my community gets it wrong, it could overwhelm everything I’ve done personally.” [ravennacapitalmanagement.com]

 

BlipTV | Janaia’s journal Applying the Peak Oil Filter | iTunes | Audio

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221: Human-Powered Machines - Can Pedals Power the World? http://www.wordpress.peakmoment.tv/conversations/?p=505 http://www.wordpress.peakmoment.tv/conversations/?p=505#comments Mon, 15 Oct 2012 03:37:45 +0000 robyn http://www.wordpress.peakmoment.tv/conversations/?p=505 Deprecated: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/lonebobcat/wordpress.peakmoment.tv/conversations/wp-includes/formatting.php on line 82
Jump on that bike and power up the blender for your morning smoothie! Matthew Corson-Finnerty shows several machines he has developed while at Aprovecho Center in Oregon. Watch us pedal power an electricity generator, a grain mill, a blender, and a straw-chopper. Matthew notes there’s “considerable difference between the power that one person can generate, [...]]]>
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Jump on that bike and power up the blender for your morning smoothie! Matthew Corson-Finnerty shows several machines he has developed while at Aprovecho Center in Oregon. Watch us pedal power an electricity generator, a grain mill, a blender, and a straw-chopper. Matthew notes there’s “considerable difference between the power that one person can generate, and [what’s] generated by a fossil fuel engine or a coal-fired plant to provide electricity.” After watching these machines, what do you think? [aprovecho.netbikeblender.blogspot.com]

BlipTV | Janaia’s journal: Taking a Ride on Pedal-Powered Machine(s) | iTunes | Audio

 

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220: Simplicity, Joy and Social Change http://www.wordpress.peakmoment.tv/conversations/?p=503 http://www.wordpress.peakmoment.tv/conversations/?p=503#comments Sun, 30 Sep 2012 23:00:47 +0000 robyn http://www.wordpress.peakmoment.tv/conversations/?p=503 Deprecated: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/lonebobcat/wordpress.peakmoment.tv/conversations/wp-includes/formatting.php on line 82
When Cecile Andrews asked herself, “What matters?” the answer popped up: “Having time to do the things you want to do.” She simplified her life, quit her full-time job, and started simplicity circles to support others in savoring life. Now she has expanded into neighborhood stop-and-chats and a Gross National Happiness movement. Her latest book [...]]]>
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When Cecile Andrews asked herself, “What matters?” the answer popped up: “Having time to do the things you want to do.” She simplified her life, quit her full-time job, and started simplicity circles to support others in savoring life. Now she has expanded into neighborhood stop-and-chats and a Gross National Happiness movement. Her latest book advocates broadening the joy in our lives Less is More: Embracing Simplicity for a Healthy Planet, A Caring Economy, and Lasting Happiness. [cecileandrews.com]

 

BlipTV | Janaia’s journal Cecile Andrews - From Simplicity Circles to Community Building | iTunes | Audio  

 

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219: Prairie Fire - Revolutionize the Food System http://www.wordpress.peakmoment.tv/conversations/?p=501 http://www.wordpress.peakmoment.tv/conversations/?p=501#comments Mon, 10 Sep 2012 14:44:09 +0000 robyn http://www.wordpress.peakmoment.tv/conversations/?p=501 Deprecated: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/lonebobcat/wordpress.peakmoment.tv/conversations/wp-includes/formatting.php on line 82
Novelist Dan Armstrong’s Prairie Fire is a fast-paced thriller whose characters forge unlikely alliances to revolutionize the American food system. It’s spearheaded by farmers squeezed by skyrocketing oil prices while marketeers get whopping price gains. This revolution is unlikely to succeed, yet… well, we won’t spoil it! In Dan’s Taming the Dragon, climate change causes Chinese [...]]]>
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Novelist Dan Armstrong’s Prairie Fire is a fast-paced thriller whose characters forge unlikely alliances to revolutionize the American food system. It’s spearheaded by farmers squeezed by skyrocketing oil prices while marketeers get whopping price gains. This revolution is unlikely to succeed, yet… well, we won’t spoil it! In Dan’s Taming the Dragon, climate change causes Chinese grain production to plummet, bringing the world to the brink. Dan illuminates the real-world backdrop behind both novels. His solution? Localize food production. Meet farmer Harry MacCormack with exciting results in central Oregon. [www.mudcitypress.comsunbowfarm.org]

 

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218 Solving the Environmental Crises - We Can Do It! http://www.wordpress.peakmoment.tv/conversations/?p=500 http://www.wordpress.peakmoment.tv/conversations/?p=500#comments Wed, 29 Aug 2012 23:36:54 +0000 robyn http://www.wordpress.peakmoment.tv/conversations/?p=500 Deprecated: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/lonebobcat/wordpress.peakmoment.tv/conversations/wp-includes/formatting.php on line 82
Futurist Guy Dauncey’s enthusiastic determination is absolutely infectious! The author of Climate Change: 101 Solutions to Global Warming sees multiple environmental crises descending on us all at once. He points to numerous historical examples of our coming together around critical issues. “We can do this!” he insists. We can “change, adapt, innovate and build an [...]]]>
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pm218_550.jpgFuturist Guy Dauncey’s enthusiastic determination is absolutely infectious! The author of Climate Change: 101 Solutions to Global Warming sees multiple environmental crises descending on us all at once. He points to numerous historical examples of our coming together around critical issues. “We can do this!” he insists. We can “change, adapt, innovate and build an entire economy operating in harmony with nature.” Tools like the internet and cellphones enable us to amplify organizing worldwide, so we can follow our ancestors’ lead in “not wimping out.” [earthfuture.com]

 

BlipTV | iTunes | Audio | Janaia’s journal: Guy Dauncey and Joanna Macy: The Great Transition 

 

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