Monthly Theme: Change
Go deeper into this month’s theme with reading, video and music
Reflect on CHANGE
- How good was your family at changing their minds and admitting they were wrong? And
how has that shaped you?
- What part of you no longer exists? How are you truly and radically different than your
- Sure, “they” need to change. But how might your changing something about yourself
- What changes have you not made because you don’t want to lose something that change
Quotes about CHANGE
- “Let difficulty transform you. And it will. In my experience, we just need help learning
how not to run away.” – Pema Chodron
- “I believe in waking up in the middle of the night and packing our bags and leaving our
worst selves for our better ones.” – Leslie Jamison
- “And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk
it took to blossom.” – Anais Nin
- “The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change.” – Carl
- Emergent Strategy: Shaping Change, Changing Worlds by adrienne maree brown – an
artist and activist’s view of how social change happens.
- The Righteous Mind by Jonathan Haidt – A theory about why American politics is so
- The Parable of the Sower by Octavia Butler – a novel about a young black woman
starting a religion around the idea “God is Change” in post-apocalyptic America.
- The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo – the bestseller that got
millions getting rid of things that “don’t bring you joy.”
Movies about CHANGE
- Spaceship Earth – On a radical experiment to prepare for future changes.
- Sound of Metal – An incomparable story of navigating unwanted change
- A Star Is Born – An elegy for the world of male dominion that’s on its way out.
- Groundhog Day – A cult classic and grand metaphor about how we change
CHANGE in Online Essays. Podcasts, and Videos
- “How Your Personality Changes As You Age” by Zaria Gorvett – a news article on the
- YouTube video “From not racist to anti-racist” by Ibram X. Kendi
- “Paper Straws are not Enough: Only Systemic Change Can Halt the Climate Crisis”
Podcast episode of Democracy Now
- “The Mid-Life Unraveling” a Blog post by Brene Brown
- Watch or Listen to Change related tunes on Spotify
- Watch or Listen to Change related tunes on YouTube