Trusting Our Feelings
February 10, 2015 Kosmos Community News

CALL FOR READER’S ESSAYS What Makes You Feel Truly Alive?

Twice a year Kosmos invites our readers to submit an 800-word essay. We choose 2 or 3 essays to publish in our hard copy journal and publish several others in our newsletter and on our website. This is an opportunity for you to share your work and expertise with a large international audience.

We are excited about the next issue of Kosmos and hope you will participate.

The Media Consortium Conference: Is Alternative Media Becoming the New Mainstream Media?

By Dot Maver

“A story was told in one of the sessions about a local alternative print paper becoming the mainstream paper of choice as the major news outlets stopped printing. There was quite a reaction to this as the alternative print publication did not want to be mainstream. Could it be that the systems shift heralded by the growing digital technology and online media presence is actually alternative media becoming mainstream?”

The Case for Teaching Emotional Literacy in Schools

By Daniel Goleman

Naming emotions accurately helps children be clearer about what is going on inside – essential both to making clearheaded decisions and to managing emotions throughout life.

Self-awareness – turning our attention to our inner world of thoughts and feelings – allows us to manage ourselves well. An inner focus lets us understand and handle our inner world, even when rocked by disturbing feelings. This is a life skill that keeps us on track throughout the years, and helps children become better learners.

A Parent’s Resource Guide to Social and Emotional Learning

EDUTOPIA has curated a list of blogs, articles, and videos for parents about fostering skills like kindness, empathy, gratitude, resilience, perseverance, and focus in children.

Coping with Our Feelings about Climate Change

Cascadia Climate Collaborative

“Those working on climate issues and who know the urgency of the crisis face indifference, denial, or even hostility, and often suffer from isolation and burnout. As one parent said, ‘I can’t talk to my child about what I do; it’s too hard.’ The hazard is not just in the physical effects of climate change but the emotional storms that frequently attend our efforts: denial, fear, anger, despair, and grief. In light of this, emotional and personal resilience are indispensable survival equipment in the quest for a livable future.”

INTERVIEW Joshua Gorman: Generation Waking Up

Kosmos: You have been working with young people for a number of years now, Joshua. How is this generation different?

Joshua Gorman: There’s a new generation of young people waking up and coming of age all across the planet, a generation rising between an old world dying and a new world being born. We are the make-it-or-break-it generation. The all-or-nothing generation.