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Part consultancy, part thinktank, part social enterprise, Halcyon helps you prepare for and respond to personal, organisational and societal change.

Halcyon's 52:52:52 campaign on Twitter will help you address 52 issues with 52 responses over 52 weeks.

To be a catalyst is the ambition most appropriate for those who see the world as being in constant change, and who, without thinking that they control it, wish to influence its direction - Theodore Zeldin

Halcyon Inspired

What's Changing? - Reputation

Reputation

 

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July 2019

 

June 2019

What's Changing? - Meaning

Meaning

 

To live content with small means; to seek elegance rather than luxury, and refinement rather than fashion; to be worthy, not respectable, and wealthy, not rich; to study hard, think quietly, talk gently, act frankly; to listen to stars and birds, to babes and sages, with open heart; to bear all cheerfully, do all bravely, await occasions, hurry never. In a word, to let the spiritual, unbidden and unconscious, grow up through the common. This is to be my symphony - William Henry Channing

 

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What's Changing? - Disability
Disability
Halcyon Inspired 31 July 2019

 

Please see below selected recent disability-related developments.

 

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July 2019

What's Changing? - Presence

Presence

 

Please see below selected recent presence-related change.

 

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October 2018

  • One of the dangers of emotional life, notes The School of Life, is that we find that we don't feel 'in the moment': we're at a funeral, but we don't feel sad. We're making love, but our minds are elsewhere. It's our birthday, but we're not jolly. Why is it sometimes so hard for our true inner feelings to keep pace with events in the outer world? 

 

September 2018

What's Changing? - Tolerance

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June 2019

  • In parts of the developed world, young people may be growing less tolerant . For example tolerance of LGBTQ individuals has decreased in the US - a jarring turn for a generation traditionally considered embracing and open. The number of Americans 18 to 34 who are comfortable interacting with LGBTQ people slipped from 53% in 2017 to 45% in 2018 – the only age group to show a decline, according to the annual Accelerating Acceptance report. And that is down from 63% in 2016.

 

What's Changing? - Sufficiency

Sufficiency

 

Please see below selected recent sufficiency-related change.

 

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May 2019

 

March 2019

What's Changing? - Philosophy
Philosophy
Halcyon Inspired 31 March 2019

 

Please see below selected recent philosophy-related change.

 

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What's Changing? - Curiosity

Curiosity

 

Curiosity is the lust of the mind - Thomas Hobbes

 

Please see below selected recent curiosity-related change.

 

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December 2018

 

October 2018

On Podcasts

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I have listened to and would recommend the following podcasts (2015-2018 recommendations to follow):

 

2014

Talking Change - Animals

Animals

 

As long as man continues to be the ruthless destroyer of lower living beings he will never know health or peace. For as long as men massacre animals, they will kill each other - Pythagoras

Animal rights will end up with votes for oysters - Bertrand Russell

As we talked of freedom and justice one day for all, we sat down to steaks. I am eating misery, I thought, as I took the first bite. And spit it out - Alice Walker

I am conscious that meat eating is not in accordance with the finer feelings, and I abstain from it whenever I can - Dr. Albert Schweitzer -1952 Nobel Peace Prize recipient

I don't eat anything with a face - Linda McCartney

I have no doubt that it is a part of the destiny of the human race, in its gradual improvement, to leave off eating animals - Henry David Thoreau

Inspired by a dying man's legacy to the young Halcyon Inspired 8 February 2014

In the last months of his life, a physically weakened Christopher Hitchens travelled to the Texas Freethought Convention and while there, an eight-year-old girl asked Hitchens what books she should consider reading. Intrigued, Hitchens spent 15 minutes chatting with the youngster and sketching out a reading list (below). His last words to her? "Lots of love...remember the love bit..."