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PODCASTS, THOUGHTS TO PONDER, SUMMER RECESS TIPS

Sitara in dialogue

Podcast No. 1

Alan Seale talks about Transformational Presence in politics

Podcast No. 2

Sitara speaks to Climate Change Expert Shyla Raghav about her vision for the future and other things

Podcast No. 3

Sitara speaks to Harcourt Klinefelter, Dr Martin Luther King’s former press officer, about his vision for society

Podcast No. 4

Sitara talks to Devika about her initiative ‘Vote for a women’ and her dream for political representation 

Podcast No. 5

Sitara speaks to Frank Weijers about the principles of Deep Democracy and the value for politics

Podcast No. 6

Sitara talks to Rosie Bell about the Mindfulness Initiative and the impact in politics

THOUGHTS TO PONDER
(Poland court ruling) April 15th 2021
(Fuelling creativity) April 1st 2021
(AstraZeneca vaccine) March 18th 2021
(Freedom House Report) March 4th 2021
(Belarus jails journalists) February 18th 2021
(Navalny in jail) February 4th 2021
(Biden inauguration) January 21th 2021
(Capitol Hill riot) January 7th 2021
(Gratitude) December 11, 2020
(Maradona dies age 60) November 27, 2020
(US election result) November 13, 2020
(Poland abortion ruling) October 30, 2020
(Dinosaur skeleton) October 16, 2020
(Brexit) October 02, 2020
(Presidential elections U.S.A.) September 18, 2020
(All lives matter) September 04, 2020
(Belarus unrest) August 21, 2020
(Beirut Explosion) August 7, 2020
(Tribute John Lewis) July 24, 2020
(Cancel Culture) July 10, 2020
(Black Lives Matter) June 26, 2020
(Trump photo op) June 12, 2020
(Nasa SpaceX launch), May 29, 2020
(Listening, Friday May 15, 2020
(Connection) Friday, May 1, 2020
(Covid-19) Friday, April 16, 2020
(Covid-19) Friday, April 2, 2020
(Covid-19) Friday, March 19, 2020
(Presidential election U.S.A.) Friday, March 5, 2020
(Facebook regulations)Friday, February 21, 2020
(Covid-19) Friday, February 7, 2020
(Mexit) Friday, January 24, 2020
(Australian Bushfires) Friday, January 10, 2020

No. 8 Who judges you when you speak out your heart and mind?

Poland’s top court hobbles human rights advocate - The Ombudsman has been a thorn in the side of the government.

No. 7 What can you postpone doing in order to fuel creativity and new insights in your life?

Why procrastination can help fuel creativity

No. 6 What makes an institution trustworthy for you?

EU agency says AstraZeneca vaccine is 'safe and effective'

No. 5 What's the greatest value of living in the 'free world'?

The 'free world' keeps shrinking

No. 4 What does your life's calling require you to sacrifice?

Belarus jails Belsat TV journalists for filming protest

No. 3 What are the hidden threats when you don't connect to your opponents?

Why jailing Navalny may mean more problems for Putin

No. 2 What can you do to create more unity in your life?

Biden Wants to Unite the Country. How Can He Do It? - Two dozen thinkers offer bold ideas for a new administration in a fractious era.

No. 1 What threat is hiding in plain sight in your life? What can you start today to mitigate this threat?

The Security Threat Hiding in Plain Sight - How Mob Violence Came to Washington

No. 25 What makes you grateful in this unprecedented year?

Practising gratitude may be fashionable, but that doesn’t make it any less powerful

No. 24 Who are the legends in your life and why?

World mourns Argentine football legend Maradona

No. 23 What do your head and heart need, to understand an opponent's perspective?

Not every Trump voter is racist or misled. There’s a rational Trump voter too

No. 22 What ignites the activist in you?

Poland abortion ruling: Protests continue in Poland

No. 21 What will you discover when you follow your passion?

Boy, 12, discovers rare dinosaur skeleton

No. 20 How do you respond when someone breaches an agreement? What do you learn?

Brexit/EU starts legal action against UK over deal breach plan

No. 19 Which ingrained patterns can you change for the wellbeing of future generations?

Dear news media, stop covering the US as if it’s a democracy

No. 18 Who is the antagonist you could reach out to?

Science shows the remedy for hatred and prejudice is as simple as it is revolutionary: contact with our enemies

No. 17 What is the challenge for you when you lose control?

Belarus unrest: Lukashenko steps up efforts to reassert control

No. 16 What might explode or implode in your life if you postpone taking action?

Beirut’s blast and Lebanon’s deeper crisis

No 15. What situation is inviting you, right now, to get in 'good trouble', bring good and be necessary?

Documentary Honors Civil Rights Leader Rep. John Lewis.

No. 14 How do you remain open hearted and grounded during 'hard conversations'?

A letter on justice and open debate

No. 13 What is racism really to you? (Ask your head, heart and gut separately for a reply)

What racism really is (hint: it's not your attitude or belief)

No. 12 Who do you owe a sincere apology for a recent mistake?

'I should not have been there': Top general regrets Trump photo op.

No. 11 How do you weather the storms that hinder progress in your life?

Nasa SpaceX launch: Big day called off because of weather.

No. 10 What do you learn when you truly listen to what children have to say?

Jacinda Ardern was mocked for telling kids the Tooth Fairy is an essential worker. But here's why that's politics done right.

No. 9 Who deserves your heartfelt tribute today?

Write someone's eulogy this week - I promiss they'll love it.

No.8 Which feminine leadership trait is your saving grace in a crisis?

What do countries with the best Coronavirus responses have in common?

No.7 What currently remains unfixed in your life that's calling for resolution at a deeper level?

We failed to fix a broken system after the 2008 financial crisis. Let's not make the same mistake now.

No.6 How do you choose to stay connected, now you're not allowed to touch?

Op-art: What do we lose when we stop touching each other? - The thing we are biologically programmed to need is also what can harm us most.

No.5 What do you need, to vote for the common good over your self-interest?

'Dear US Americans,don't just vote for yourselves today - vote for us too'

No.4 Which short term restrictions for you, maximize long term opportunities for all?

Zuckerberg: Big Tech needs more regulation New rules might hurt Facebook's bottom line in the short term but will help long term.

No.3 What triggers prejudice in you and what would you need to change or re-evaluate your preconceptions?

The coronavirus reawakens old racist tropes against Chinese people.

No.2 Which (hard) exit in your life opens the door to greater opportunities, happiness and love and what do you need to let go of?

Harry and Meghan's Hard Exit. - The couple's wish to carve out more 'progressive' roles has led to the loss of perks, privileges and titles.

No.1 Are there tough choices you need to make now, that will bring long term benefits for everyone around you?

The horror of Australia's fires is made worse knowing we could have prevented them.
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Bi-weekly Thoughts to Ponder

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"Leadership is not about the next election. It's about the next generation."

Simon Sinek

"No problem can be solved from the same level of consciousness that created it."

Albert Einstein

“Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.”

Benjamin Franklin

"If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader."

John Quincy Adams

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, concerned citizens can change world. Indeed it is the only thing that ever has."

Margaret Mead

“Vulnerability is the birthplace of innovation, creativity and change.”

Brené Brown, PhD, LMSW

"Leaders don't create followers, they create more leaders."

Tom Peters