Alchemy of Abundance: Opening to life’s fullness with Rick Jarow, author of Creating the Work You Love. As anyone seeking to discover or develop their passion, purpose, and place in the world can attest, the quest for self discovery and personal empowerment often involves challenging passages. Through an interweaving array of concurrent paths, Rick Jarow addresses life’s big questions through sound guidance, compassionate encouragement, practical exercises, and guided visualizations.
Conscious Choice: Midwestern magazine on crafting a life that includes right liveilhood. http://www.consciouschoice.com
David Whyte: His life as a poet has created a readership and listener-ship in three normally mutually exclusive areas, the literate world of readings that most poets inhabit, the psychological and theological worlds of philosophical enquiry and the world of vocation, work and organizational leadership.
EF Schumacher Society: Applies values of human-scale communities and respect for the natural environment to economic issues. Organization has a wealth of information on local money systems, community land trusts, and other sustainable local economic innovations.www.schumachersociety.org
John O’Donohue: As a speaker John’s poetic gift is being increasingly recognized by the Corporate World of Work where he speaks to themes such as: Leadership: The Awakening of Creativity; Without Vision, The Work-Place Works Against Itself; The Gift of Encouragement in Times of Anxiety; The Art of Change: Finding the Courage for New Horizons; Coaching: The Art of Awakening Real Presence; The Intense Threshold: Holding Personal Integrity Within the System.
Lead International: International organization inspiring leadership for a sustainable world.
Marsha Sinetar: The official site of author and right livelihood pioneer Marsha Sinetar, with links to “The Center” (the helping professional’s virtual community for spirtiual study); “Professional’s Corner” (resources for professionals in fields related to contemplation), and books on vocation and spiritual growth.
The New Careers Center: Resources for Career Direction: Site provides a variety of career development resources, including The Whole Work Catalog, plus career planning and development; resume writing, job hunting and interviewing; colleges and alternatives; as well as a variety of videos. www.wholework.com
Resources for Right Livelihood from Yes Magazine: Readings, articles and sites. http://www.yesmagazine.org/article.asp?ID=420
Right Livelihood Award: Award to honor individuals who uphold values of Right Livelihood. Site also features links to many organizations in various areas of study, and publications. www.rightlivelihood.org
Seeds of Simplicity: Provides diverse educational materials on free- thinking for children and adults and coordinates the services of the Simplicity Circles Project. www.seedsofsimplicity.org
The Simple Living Network: Provides tools and examples for those who are serious about learning to live a more conscious, simple, healthy, and restorative lifestyle.www.simpleliving.net/
Success Teams: Site of Barbara Sher, author of Wishcraft and Teamworks, on creating success teams — small groups of friends and associates who help each other achieve their goals. www.SherSuccessTeams.com
True Work: Doing What You Love and Loving What You Do: Site of Michael and Justine Toms, authors of books of same title on how to make your work into a spiritually sustaining practice. Also includes a guide to starting True Work Circles. The guide is also available at: www.newdimensions.org/NEW/support-nd/twguidelines.html
Bibliography (please also see FACILITATION, LEADERSHIP & COMMUNITY BUILDING)
Paul C. Brophy and Alice Shabecoff, A Guide in Community Development.
David Brooks, Right Livelihood.
Paul Ekins, A New World Order: Grassroots Movements for Social Change.
Melissa Everett, Making a Living While Making a Difference.
Paul Ferrini, The Economy of Love: Creativity, Right Livelihood and Abundance.
Matthew Fox, The Reinvention of Work: A New Vision of Livelihood for Our Time.
Paul Hawkins, Growing a Business.
Claudia Horwitz, The Spiritual Activist: Practices to Transform Your Life, Your Work and Your World.
James Hillman, The Soul’s Code: In Search of Character and Calling.
Catherin Ingram, for. by Ramchandra Gandhi, In the Footsteps of Gandhi: Conversations with Spiritual Social Activists.
Rich Jarow, The Yoga of Work: Strategies for Right Livelihood from World Wisdom Traditions.
Robert Keegan, How the Way We Talk can Change the Way We Work: Seven Languages for Transformation.
J. Krishnamurti, On Right Livelihood.
Nicholas Lore, The Pathfinder: How to Choose or Change a Career for a Lifetime of Satisfaction and Success.
Susan Meeker Lowry, Economics as if the Earth Mattered
Mindfulness and Meaningful Work: Explorations in Right Livelihood, ed. by Claude Whitmeyer and Ernest Callenbach
Planet and Peace: The Right Livelihood Award Speeches, ed. by Tom Woodhouse.
The Power of Words: A Transformative Language Arts Reader, edited by Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg & Janet Tallman
Psyche at Work, ed. by Murray Stein and John Hollwitz.
Lewis Richmond, Work as a Spiritual Practice.
Marsha Sinetar, Do What You Love, the Money Will Follow: Discovering Your Right Livelihood
Barbara Sher, I Could Be Anything If I Only Knew What It Was.
The Soul of Business (New Dimensions Books) by Lynne Twist, David Whyte, Matthew Fox, and Carol Orsborn