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February 2012 Blog Posts (5)

Simplicity in a complex world - what does it mean?

A post on the Art of Hosting list asked, ‘What if the art of hosting and harvesting is how to be with complexity in a simple way?’ – which rang a bell!

As you may have been vaguely aware, our strapline at The Solutions Focus is ‘Simplicity in a Complex World’. (Does anyone take any notice of straplines or are they simply a way to keep brand gurus employed?)

Anyway, we were discussing the choice of straplines in a workshop at the weekend, recalling how simplicity is important so…


Added by Paul Z Jackson on February 27, 2012 at 3:58am — No Comments

Art of Hosting at 1st UU Church in Columbus

I've been talking with folks at my church about AoH and the compatibilities I see between it and the church's goals and values.  As a result, a couple of things have happened so far.

The first and so-far biggest thing is that the leadership development committee asked me to do some leadership training drawing on the Art of Hosting body of knowledge.  We formed a small core host team with myself and two others who are close friends of the church (not quite…


Added by Amy Kay Watson on February 18, 2012 at 4:54pm — 2 Comments

Navigating in Times of Transition

At home at Axladitsa Avatakia this evening, I find myself entering a depth writing weekend with the intention of completing my second book, and sending the draft to my copy-editor for the first wave of reflections and re-patterning, Monday morning.  

* Available in April


As The Order of Creation, A Book of Poems continues to move out in another wave today (30% off promotion…


Added by Sarah Whiteley on February 17, 2012 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Stopped Dead by Death on 'Burnt Thursday'

I finally took my walk with Freddie – my sweet kairos protector - who stood in front of the Apothiki looking directly at me as I sat at my computer – saying it was now time to go.  He had not had his morning walk.  I was in no mood to go – and anyway, he had gone hurtling out of the door to visit the neighbours. It was after all an hour later than his usual excursion as I had overslept due to finally getting to sleep in the early hours of…


Added by Sarah Whiteley on February 16, 2012 at 1:03pm — 1 Comment

New Story

A poem I wrote recently. Inspired by many people and many learnings. I like it as invitation to open to the new of who we are and can be.

New Story

Added by Tenneson Woolf on February 3, 2012 at 10:54pm — No Comments


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