Okay, that last entry felt a lot like hard work, so with all due respect to the men reading this post, I feel the need for a little eye candy. Seriously, listen up! We all desperately need images of what a thoughtful, satisfied, successful – and meaningful - midlife can look like, and under [...]

It is an uplifting and sea-changing sign of the times: Today’s New York Times headline – and among the ten most frequently emailed - is a must-share. Starting Over, With a Second Career Goal of Changing Society, describes an experimental - and experiential - leadership program initiated by Harvard University this week designed for [...]

The tagline of this press release is What if Tens of Millions Devoted 10-Year Encore Careers to Solving Society’s Most Pressing Social Problems? , and announces that five people over 60 who have successfully taken on a social challenge will be awarded a $100,000 Purpose Prize. The summit is sponsored by Civic Ventures, an [...]

News from The Body Shop

November 14, 2008 | 1 Comment

Many of us remember the Body Shop. It brought natural cosmetics to the mass market, was a pioneer in refusing to sell products tested on animals, and advocated for Trade Not Aid, long before it became a buzzword. I loved to walk into my local shop just to smell the delicious scents. But [...]

The quickest way to push for a more just and sustainable economy is by using our purchasing power to encourage social and environmental change. How we shop, where we bank, and the manner in which we invest our money, are key actions we can take every day to help establish new patterns of local and [...]

I am a great fan of micro-finance, granting small loans to entrepreneurs in developing communities that empower them to help themselves. Muhammad Yunus was an early innovator in making credit and technical assistance available on a large scale to people who otherwise wouldn’t have been eligible. When he won the Nobel Peace prize for his [...]