Author Archives: Karen Barnes

About Karen Barnes

To change the world we live in, we first must change ourselves. Insightful cultural commentary and innovative approaches to behavior change all in service to a more sustainable, equitable, peaceful world.

What’s ON my head, instead of inside it

This little titmouse landed on my head three times today collecting my hair for her nest 🙂

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Why science is rejected by conservatives

Why science is rejected by conservatives.

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Why science is rejected by conservatives

A quick post today with a few wise words from Chris Mooney: “Science is, let us remember, one of the most destabilizing forces on the planet. It is relentless in its constant driving of change – change not only in … Continue reading

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The growing void

We humans have long wrestled with understanding our purpose – asking the eternal ontological questions: why are we here? What does it mean to be? What reality are we living in? And in the past, religion and science have been … Continue reading

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What do cultural shifts look like?

So far in our journey, we’ve discussed why we need to shift our collective consciousness and what kinds of shifts that might mean. Now it’s time to explore what those shifts look like in our daily lives, as we look … Continue reading

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What kind of a shift are we talking about?

There’s been a lot of conversation in the last several years about the shifting sands of our culture. The flagging economy precipitated a shift in values from materialism to pragmatism. Political loyalties are shifting from the two major traditional parties … Continue reading

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The way ahead: transcend or devolve?

Our world is changing, perhaps with speed and intensity like we’ve never known. The institutions, systems, beliefs and our ways of behaving and thinking – the ones that have gotten us this far – may not take us much further. … Continue reading

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The rumblings inside

Hello world! Welcome to the inside of my head, where things are constantly whirring, colliding and synthesizing in unexpected ways. I think a lot about our culture, what makes people tick, and how to inspire change that benefits people, business … Continue reading

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