You Have the Power: Choosing Courage in a Culture of Fear

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Penguin, Apr 21, 2005 - Self-Help - 240 pages
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Frances Moore Lappé-author of the million-selling Diet for a Small Planet-and Jeffrey Perkins offer the radical notion that our fears can be a source of energy to create the lives and the world we want.

Now more than ever, it seems, our lives and the lives of our loved ones are at risk. Our normal response is to retreat. But what if fear were not a negative force but a positive one-a source of energy and strength? Sharing their own intimate journeys with fear, as well as the experiences of others, the authors offer seven liberating notions that can help unleash your power to walk into the unknown and create a more fulfilling, authentic life.
 

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Challenging the "official word" that has proclaimed fear an essential attribute of patriotism, Lappe (Diet for a Small Planet; Hope's Edge) and Curious Minds workshop founder Perkins share portraits ... Read full review

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Contents

On Hearing Fear as a Signal
On Facing the Void
On Showing Up with Fear
On Creating with Conflict
On Enemies as Teachers
On Choosing Our Tribe
On Multiplying Courage
Ideas for Discussion and Action
Ideas for Courage Circles
A SPIRITUAL PATH TO HIGHER CREATIVITY
AN INTIMATE HISTORY OF HUMANITY
COMFORTING WISDOM FOR LIFE
A Sampling
The Authors Work
Helping People Learn to Transform Conflict into Creative Action
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Frances Moore Lappe, author of fifteen books, has received seventeen honorary doctorates and was the fourth American to receive the Right Livelihood Award, called the Alternative Nobel Prize. She is cofounder of Food First, the American News Service, and the Small Planet Institute, www.smallplanetinstitute.org.

Jeffrey Perkins is the founder of Curious Minds, a non profit organization dedicated to helping young people clarify and enter their life's work. He lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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