Getting A Grip 2 Clarity, Creativity and Courage for the World We Really Want

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  • Edition: Revised
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  • Copyright: 3/30/2010
  • Publisher: Small Planet Media

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Her much-beloved 3-million copy Diet for a Small Planet continues to change lives. Now, Getting a Grip 2 rewritten for the new dacade speaks to anyone seeking direction in a challenging time. Busting through the political and cultural deadlock, Lapp offers an original, surprising pathway forward. Book jacket.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgementsp. xiii
Opening Notep. xv
A Species Grows Upp. 3
what is our problem?p. 5
and our not-so-lovely potencial?p. 19
standing up for ourselvesp. 23
big mind, big problem…or not?p. 25
when a tree fallsp. 27
Where Did Our Power Go?p. 31
the spiral of powerlessnessp. 32
speeding the spiralp. 35
elections plus a market…that's democracy?p. 37
lizzie's lessonsp. 38
thin democracy's dangersp. 41
thin democracy, the victor? not reallyp. 42
New Eyesp. 55
the pathp. 57
of means and endsp. 61
an ecology of democracy: five qualitiesp. 63
speeding a spiral of hope in actionp. 74
What Democracy Feels Likep. 77
nine dimensions: some glimpsesp. 78
why now? four revolutionsp. 106
Power Invisiblep. 117
one choice we don't havep. 118
mirrors in our brainsp. 119
power isn't a four letter wordp. 122
relational power's under appreciated sourcesp. 124
drops countp. 127
The Art of Powerp. 129
democracy's artsp. 131
the power of simply listeningp. 132
conflict as creativep. 135
kids learns conflict is okayp. 138
Talking Democracyp. 141
finding our wordsp. 145
anti-capitalism or anti-plutonomy?p. 145
globalization on global corporate power?p. 146
free market-free trade or fair market-fair trade?p. 148
regularions or standards?p. 149
consumers or buyers?p. 149
engaging in the dialogue of democracyp. 150
Seize the Momentp. 157
trapped and springing freep. 158
a rude shockp. 161
letting go of illusionsp. 163
When Fear Means Gop. 165
fear as pure energyp. 167
fear and conflictp. 168
as it isp. 171
old thoughts, new thoughtsp. 173
inner applausep. 174
Sanity in Motionp. 177
remembering how we got herep. 178
seeing pattern, I can beginp. 180
a cautionary tale: the danger of good intentionsp. 182
changing course—issues versus entry pointsp. 183
breaking die spellp. 209
an internal checklistp. 210
justice, please meet democracyp. 213
justice and democracy—soft-wired partnersp. 214
bold humilityp. 216
civil couragep. 217
our momentp. 220
An Invitationp. 223
Recommended Readingp. 225
Endnotesp. 229
Indexp. 243
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