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Crafting Calm for Creativity and Contemplation

Have Fun - Do Good

Maggie Oman Shannon As some of you know, I produce the Arts and Healing Network''s Arts and Healing Podcast where I get to talk with all kinds of people about the healing power of art. Maggie Oman Shannon about her wonderful book, Crafting Calm: Projects and Practices for Creativity and Contemplation.

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Seeing the United Arab Emirates

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

I spent the day before the council driving around the United Arab Emirates and a bit in Oman. I welcomed the opportunity to check out the country: it's actually not that big and by driving around all day was able to get a quick view of points east of Dubai (on the Gulf) to the Indian Ocean and drive across the border into Oman.


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To Dubai on an Emirates Airbus 380

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

My full set of pictures are on Flickr: Dubai, UAE, Oman and Airbus 380 - a set on Flickr Flying down the Persian Gulf, alongside Iran's coast, we arrived in Dubai. I headed to my hotel to get some sleep before touring the Emirates on the day I had before the Council's started meeting.

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Blog Action Day 2010: Water

Amy Sample Ward

350 action in Oman Dive Center. I hope you’ll pause at each one and think about the way water is changing the lives of those in the pictures and community around the world: 350 Rising Sea Level Campaign at Kuala Terengganu, Malaysia. Hulhumale Maldives. Cebu, Philippines. Find more pictures and stories from #101010 and

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[Reflection] Mashable #sgsGLOBAL: How Do We Get From Collective Conversation To Action To Impact?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Right now from the Social Good Global Conversation in Oman. Getting from Collective Conversation to Impact. SGSglobal…. Sharifa Al-Barami (@OmnEntrepreneur) September 22, 2012. The most amazing part of this summit was the global conversation that was taking place – not just in the room.

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Why You Should Never Feel Bad About Asking Someone To Give


1999 study led by Doug Oman, University of California, Berkeley : Research found elderly who volunteered for two or more organizations were 44% less likely to die over a five-year period than non-volunteers, even after controlling for their age, exercise habits, general health, and negative health habits like smoking.

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