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GRATITUDE ABOUNDS at SheVille

Thank you to all our advertisers and readers. You’re the reason we’re here scouting out the most affirming and helpful information, events, and perspectives we can find during this time of enormous change. (Actually another reason is that it keeps us relatively sane.)

PLEASE send suggestions of content you’d like to see in SheVille, and spread the word to those you know who might want to advertise – reasonable rates for great exposure …special advertising rates apply December through March for “First Timers”. Questions? info@sheville.org

And here’s a thank you gift to you.

We consider Krista Tippett a role model who shows us how to ride the wave of chaos and consternation during these times. Along with our big thanks, here’s her letter this week. 

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Dear Friend,

I believe the world we want to inhabit is emerging — one life, one conversation, and one community at a time. This is the wisdom of my conversation partners across the years. It is the reality of social transformation across the ages. It anchors what we do and how we’re evolving at The On Being Project.

These days we call ourselves a media and public life initiative. And it has truly felt — with ever greater velocity since we became an independent non-profit — that everyone in our listening/reading/lived community has been building this organization with us. Showing us what we need to do next. Affirming that it is right and good to take the questions of what is life-giving as seriously as the headlines of death-dealing. To take the great civilizational challenges of our time out of political and analytical boxes and meet them with moral imagination, social creativity, and joy. To meet the fracture of our time with the insistence that it is ours to build what common life can mean for this century. On a daily basis, our whole team is amazed, thankful, and energized by how the most beautiful array of people, projects, and places applies our offerings in ways we would never have imagined.

I am so proud of the capacity and team we’ve deepened in this past year, a beautiful foundation for innovation that is unfolding and to come. It’s hard to describe all we’re up to in a proverbial elevator speech. So, if you haven’t seen it yet, please take a look at this little booklet that begins to tell the full On Being story of now. As my brilliant colleagues innovate on digital media, through new podcasts and tools for the art of living, and in new social healing initiatives and collaborations, we are creating deeper feedback loops to walk ever more responsively in service of our tender, hurting world. This means walking more closely alongside you. We’re so grateful for what you’ve already made possible — through your letters and ideas that amaze us, through your welcome of our new inventions, and through gifts of financial support that literally keep us going. I am overflowing with gratitude.

 

Krista Tippett
Founder and CEO, The On Being Project

Here’s the OnBeing Mission:

Pursuing deep thinking
and moral imagination,
social courage and joy,
to renew inner life, outer
life, and life together.


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We are a one-of-a-kind magazine that provides local, regional, national and international information about women’s lives and education, performing and visual arts and writing, the environment, green living and sustainability and regional Western North Carolina business, people and events. “Villages preserve culture: dress, food and dance are a few examples. As villages grow in population and turn into towns, local cafes make way for large American chains. Handmade leather sandals are discarded for a pair of Western sneakers. Due to its small size, a village fosters a tight-knit sense of community. Justpeace.org explains the meaning of the African proverb, “It takes a village,” by stating that a sense of community is critical to maintaining a healthy society. Village members hold a wealth of information regarding their heritage: they know about the ancient traditions, methods of production and the resources of the land. When villages become dispersed or exterminated in times of war, this anthropological knowledge disappears. Large cities are not as conducive to growing and producing foods such as fruits and vegetables. Villages, on the other hand, usually have ample amounts of land and other resources necessary for growing conditions.” The Importance of Villages by Catherine Capozzi Our Mission SheVille.org provides readers with information important to women’s lives and well-being. We focus primarily on the areas of education & health, business & finance, the arts & the environment. We are particularly interested in local & regional resources, organizations & events.
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