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...]

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...]

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...]

Best of Peak Moment TV 2010

A Young Couple Find Freedom in Simple Living, Tammy Strobel and Logan Smith The Crash Course - Exponential Growth Meets Reality, Chris Martenson The Sacred Demise of Industrial Civilization, Carolyn Baker Your Money, Your Life, Your Happiness, Vicki Robin Four … [Read more...]

Peak Oil Blues — We’re All Bozos on this Bus (199)

"My own reaction seemed so crazy to me," says psychologist Kathy McMahon of her response to Peak Oil. Wondering if she was the only "wacko", she started the Peak Oil Blues blog to explore her own and readers' responses. As the "Peak Shrink," Kathy formulated a delightfully … [Read more...]

Peak Moment meets Peak Shrink Kathy McMahon

October 10, 2010, part 3. Robyn and I transformed the RV's living area into the Peak Moment studio, where we taped a conversation with Peak Shrink Kathy McMahon in the evening. I've wanted to tape Kathy since reading her tongue-in-cheek blog about Panglossian disorder … [Read more...]

The Sacred Demise of Industrial Civilization (169)

As a historian, Carolyn Baker has a keen eye for current events that are indicators of the collapse we’re seeing all around us. But she's also a former psychotherapist concerned about how we personally navigate the turbulence and find meaning within it. The author of Sacred … [Read more...]

The Waking-Up Syndrome (150)

Ecopsychologist Sarah Edwards, PhD, explains stages people often go through when facing the implications of climate change and resource depletion. She outlines various aspects of Denial, Anxiety, Awakening, Despair, Powerlessness  and eventual Acceptance. Differentiating … [Read more...]

Finding an Ecovillage / Sacred Activism — Love, Grief, and Empowerment (148)

Diana Leafe Christian, author of Finding Community: How to join an Ecovillage or Intentional Community, zeros in on how to find an ecovillage. Once you determine what you want, what are the criteria to explore whether an ecovillage is a good fit/match for you? … [Read more...]

Looking at The Big Moral Question (116)

"What's going to happen to our kids?" When Bruce Anderson read "The Limits to Growth' in the 1970s, he learned that nothing in nature grows forever -- including the human economy. As we rapidly use everything up, we're now reaching those limits and entering a crisis of … [Read more...]