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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. "If you only have five minutes [to craft] that''s long enough to lift your heart, to raise your inspiration." ~ Rev.

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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. I went to Dubai for the first ever Summit on the Global Agenda.


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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 FlickrMy current business trip started by heading for Dubai, United Arab Emirates. I had been invited to attend the Global Agenda Council meeting organized by the World Economic Forum. It was easier to say yes than usual: I'd never been to Dubai or the region, and the government of Dubai and Emirates airline offered to fly me there business class!

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Blog Action Day 2010: Water

Amy Sample Ward

350 action in Oman Dive Center. More people have access to a cell phone than to a toilet. Today, 2.5 billion people lack access to toilets. This means that sewage spills into rivers and streams, contaminating drinking water and causing disease. As hand-held mobile devises connected to the internet spread to cities, villages, remote communities around the world, we need to continue finding ways to use these tools to make a positive impact.

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Why You Should Never Feel Bad About Asking Someone To Give


Do you ever worry about “intruding” before you send out a fundraising appeal ? Do you get heart palpitations when you pick up the phone to make an ask for a philanthropic gift? These feelings come from a sense you’re “taking” rather than “giving.”. 5 Benefits of Giving.

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

Beth Kanter

Right now from the Social Good Global Conversation in Oman. I was in NYC over the weekend and Monday to attend and speak at the Mashable Social Good Summit , a three-day conference featuring discussions and presentations with global social activists, organizations, and new media experts. Held during UN Week and Clinton Global Initiative, the speakers and agenda was diverse, interesting, and inspiring.