As shared in Reboot – Community (Part 1 of 2), IMPROV is the community I “discovered” in 2014.
Within the larger improv community, The Letters is an indie improv troupe which I value and of which I became part of in 2014. We are co-creating and co-developing our form that is built on a philosophy of fostering a shared culture of fun. is a favorite of mine.
This post is about –
PROMPT. … What community would you like to join, create or more deeply connect with in 2015?*
This post is part of Reverb – 2014 Reboot.
In 2015, I would like to further my involvement and connection with any of the following –
- GlobalNiche (GN) Community
- Left + Right Brain Improv Fringe
- Meaningful Involvement for the Environment
- Aging with Wellness and Wisdom
For the GlobalNiche (GN) Community, I am looking forward to being a study group peer-leader as part of sharing GN’s on-line, self-paced course. Here is a discount for free access to the on-line GlobalNiche method.
Left + Right Brain Improv Fringe
What does this mean? I do not clearly know, yet, but I do know there is something and someone(s) out there who are part of this community. (I have already met a few.)
There is the applied improv community, and then there is, what I perceive, a twist on this – an unconventional applied improv approach that also is out there. Right now, I’m calling this idea a left + right brain improv fringe – an unconventional applied improv approach. This fringe comes from a lunch conversation I had with fellow improviser and friend Chrysteena Lairamore and from a business-related conversation with Behavior Design Boot Camp and Tiny Habits® Coach buddy Liz Guthridge.
Meaningful Involvement for the Environment
Short version – a community that shares mutual, environmental goals irrespective of his/her work title. This was part of my December 2010 response to Reverb10 –
“… helping those who care of the environment and who work in environmental positions keep his/her voice regardless of the work setting. For whatever reason, I am surprised at the distinction, bias, and prejudice that comes along with people who immediately label those that care for the environment as one that is more owned by community, non-profit members, government and municipality, and not a trait (of caring for the environment) attributed to people in the for-profit, free market setting. Whatever this community is – one that is interested in infusing a sense of authenticity and acceptance that whatever “hat” a person wears, s/he can care for the environment – I want to be part of this.”
– and while I have a few friends who share this perspective, finding and/or creating a larger community is on my radar. With regards to meaningful involvement, I learned this term as part of environmental justice basics for which the USEPA describes it as –
Meaningful Involvement means that:
- people have an opportunity to participate in decisions about activities that may affect their environment and/or health;
- the public’s contribution can influence the regulatory agency’s decision;
- their concerns will be considered in the decision making process; and
- the decision makers seek out and facilitate the involvement of those potentially affected
Aging with Wellness and Wisdom
I’m older, and I know it. Fortunately, I did not make too many bad decisions about my health as I was growing up. That said, I am looking forward to connecting with those involved with –
- Integrative holistic health as pursued by the Academy of Integrative Health & Medicine. Already, I have met people associated with the Fremont Holistic Center.
- Katy Bowman approach to wellness and her Restorative Exercise Institute. Thanks to a dear friend who shared this after I talked with her about some general joint pains.
I am realistic. Age happens, genetics happens, and life happens. I am looking forward to being part of a community with wellness in mind, amidst the aging process.
Online or otherwise – Community … What community would you like to join, create or more deeply connect with in 2015?
*prompt from Reverb10, Author caligater