Life-Affirming Models for Embodied Partnership

Life-Affirming Models for Embodied Partnership

October, 2018 by Beth Wilson, CPS Partnership Community While working for the U.S. Congress, and later, for Silicon Valley start-ups, I came to realize how different my thinking was from the norm. While others recognized the value of my contributions and rewarded me generously, rarely could they articulate the “unique” approach I took as a leader, bridge-builder, innovator and problem-solver. Thankfully, after reading The Chalice and the Blade, what I did know was that the values with which I approached my work, my parenting, and my life were rooted in what Riane Eisler…continue reading →
Religious Patriarchy and the Next Supreme Court

Religious Patriarchy and the Next Supreme Court

October 2018 Amber Johnson, CPS Partnership Community “Keep the faith. Don’t get rattled by all of this. We’re going to plow right through it and do our job. In the very near future, Judge Kavanaugh will be on the United States Supreme Court.” Mitch McConnell’s pep talk to a crowd of conservative Evangelicals salivating at the prospect of judicial theocracy was on point. Senate Republicans did just that; plow right through human decency to achieve their end goal. Religious power and control. As a woman, and a former Evangelical, I am not alone…continue reading →

Women CPS Alumni leaders: Partnership in action

This summer, Center for Partnership Studies program alumni are putting their Partnership values into action as loving parents, community service for social justice, and spiritual mentorship for women leaders. As Riane would say, "Brava!" to all of you manifesting your passions in real-world actions that make a difference. Kathleen Fleming is a graduate of the Changing Our Story, Changing Our Lives: Riane Eisler's Cultural Transformation Course. She is the owner/founder (and "Mama Bear") of Majestic Unicorn, an Asheville, NC based lifestyle brand dedicated to nourishing women, body and soul. On her website, she writes…continue reading →
Baltimore: innovative partnership-based coaching brings positive grassroots change

Baltimore: innovative partnership-based coaching brings positive grassroots change

August 9, 2018 Angie Dabbs is a graduate of CPS' Changing Our Story, Changing Our Lives: Riane Eisler's Cultural Transformation Course."Angie and her colleague, Janet Ladd wrote in to share ther work in an innovative coaching/social justice community initiative that highlights the power of partnership values. Angie writes: In recent years, Baltimore, Maryland, has been facing an increasing homicide rate. In 2017, that number reached 343, its highest ever. The oldest victim? 97. The youngest? Just one. In 2015, Baltimore made worldwide news with an eruption of civil unrest after the death of Freddie…continue reading →
Ariana Newcomer announces the new Wise Woman Immersion program

Ariana Newcomer announces the new Wise Woman Immersion program

August 9, 2018 The Center for Partnership Studies is excited to share the announcement of Partnership Practitioner Ariana Newcomer's new program The Wise Woman Immersion.  The Wise Woman Immersion is a deep creative spiritual journey into your inner wisdom, next level of personal healing, healing of the collective, and your latest sacred reinvention of yourself. These times are calling us strongly into the next level of our soul’s evolution. We are being challenged to step up, speak out, and act to heal our collective shadow and help elevate human consciousness. It is time for…continue reading →
What I’m Learning About Partnership Education

What I’m Learning About Partnership Education

August 4, 2018 by John Creger When I met Riane Eisler at a conference in 2000 and began reading her books, I was ten years into my career as a high school English teacher. My own high school education had been dissatisfying and disheartening for me, its emphasis on competing for spots in Ivy League colleges precluding the more personal kind of learning I hungered for. So, intuitively, I had made my own classroom a place for my sophomores to solidify their academic development with self-discovery, and formed myself into what I would…continue reading →
Liz Copeland to lead workshop: Paradigm Shift: The Work of Riane Eisler

Liz Copeland to lead workshop: Paradigm Shift: The Work of Riane Eisler

July 31, 2018 Liz Copeland, certified Caring Economy leader active in caring policy advocacy, will be teaching a 90-minute workshop on September 24th, 2018 through Albuquerque's Oasis educational program. In this class, "Paradigm Shift: The Work of Riane Eisler", Liz provides an introduction to the extraordinary cross-disciplinary thought of Riane Eisler, JD, PhD, human rights scholar, feminist, and author. Riane's contributions, including The Real Wealth of Nations: Creating a Caring Economics, provide a new lens for thinking about economics, social hierarchy, and the possibilities of human beings moving forward towards a more peaceful…continue reading →
Brie Mathers: talking with young women and men about gender – being your whole self

Brie Mathers: talking with young women and men about gender – being your whole self

June 26, 2018 Brie Mathers, outspoken Partnership leader and founder of Love the Skin You’re In, is interviewed by Daphne Wallbridge in this 8-minute interview. Brie’s resiliency project empowers young women to think critically about their place in society, and about the popular and social media messages they are receiving about body image, sexuality, and self-worth. Brie’s message deeply resonates with the students that receive her vibrant presentations in schools in the US, Canada and Europe. In this interview, Brie has just given a presentation to a large all-male student group in a…continue reading →

Partnership leaders are making waves this summer!

June 13, 2018 Social Media Leader Valerie Young expands CPS’ Reach Valerie’s expertise voicing the message and mission of the Center for Partnership Studies is invaluable to support the outreach of our programming worldwide. Valerie is a proficient writer immersed in public policy as it pertains to women's status and family care. She has written for The Shriver Report, Brain/Child Magazine, and is frequently featured on BlogHer.com. We couldn’t do what we do without you Valerie! Victory! …and on to November: NC Senate Candidate Ginger Garner CPS is excited to announce that Caring…continue reading →
An Intersectional View of the Roots of Violence: Gender, Race and Partnership

An Intersectional View of the Roots of Violence: Gender, Race and Partnership

June 13, 2018 by Sharon Sund "If I had an hour to solve a problem, I'd spend 55 minutes thinking about the problem and five minutes thinking about solutions.” -- Albert Einstein We live in a violent society. Violence against women, racial violence, violence against children, violence against sexuality differences, against different gender expressions, against different religions, against nationalities, and on and on. Is there a solution to this perpetual and seemingly endless violence? Before we get to the solution let us understand the problem. However, understanding the root of violence is extremely complex.…continue reading →