Seeking the Happy Story, part 2 – Reality Ain’t What You Believe (234)

"If you really grasp the idea that this is not suddenly going to turn around, in six months or a year, you begin to look at your life very differently," says Dr. Kathy McMahon, clinical psychologist and self-named "Peak Shrink." Despite government silence, she declares, the … [Read more...]

Living with the Predicament – Ivey and Me

You asked for it! After we had our Connect the Dots: Systems in Collapse video panel discussion, some Peak Moment TV viewers asked to hear more of my perspectives. Host and producer Ivey Cone said sure, so she and I did Take Two. Ivey and I got on a roll in Living with … [Read more...]

Seeking the Happy Story, part 1 – But What Do You Feel? (233)

We live in a culture that wants only the upbeat response, the story with the happy ending. We marginalize people who express anger or grief about the impossible predicament we're in — societal and ecological collapse. Clinical psychologist Kathy "Peak Shrink" McMahon, uses … [Read more...]

Connect the Dots: Systems in Collapse (Video)

Our close friend Ivey Cone hosted and produced Connect the Dots: Systems in Collapse, a panel discussion with Nevada City, CA activists Terra Nyssa, Tom Grundy and myself in late March, 2013. It's a courageous discussion about some of the issues we face at this time of … [Read more...]

Chris Hedges: The Destroyers

And I add: Big Ag destroys food, and Monsanto destroys life … [Read more...]

Preparing Emotionally for the Coming Chaos (225)

"The external growth of a budding economy is over. The focus on growth now needs to be on the inner world." Carolyn Baker's Navigating the Coming Chaos is a toolkit to prepare emotionally and spiritually for the collapse of industrial civilization now underway. First build … [Read more...]

Practice Collapse Now and Avoid the Rush

 I piled the laundry basket into the wheelbarrow and headed towards the Lone Bobcat Woods house. We'd agreed with our renter to share the washing machine. As I pushed the 'barrow about a quarter mile to the house in the warm sun, I thought of John Michael Greer's recent … [Read more...]

Dreams by Derrick Jensen

Dear Derrick, Over the past several months, I've read your book Dreams not just once, but twice. It has been more than an intellectual foray. It has been an experiencing, a journeying, a nightly rendezvous for communications from "other sides." I didn't want … [Read more...]

Best of 2011 – Pushing the Boundaries (vol 1)

Our top choices from the 2011 Peak Moment TV conversations (volume 1 of 2). The Vegetarian Myth, Lierre Keith How the West Has Won, Derrick Jensen Awakening the Village Heart and Mind, Brandy McPherson Portable House, Simple Life, Dee Williams Four conversations, … [Read more...]

Best of 2011 – Innovations and Insights (vol 2)

Our top choices from the 2011 Peak Moment conversations (volume 2 of 2). Peak Oil Blues - We're All Bozos on This Bus, Kathy McMahon Oil Puts the Squeeze on the Economy, Chris Martenson Local Investing Made Easy, James Frazier, Kees Kolff, Matthew Daly How to Boil A … [Read more...]