Reframing Our Declaration of Interdependence
"I couldn't be more excited about this book -- a workbook, really. It underscores what Ken Burns calls the big US and little us and the fact that everyone of us --- no matter how small our community or spot in the world -- can make a difference for the big US. This is about growth for me and for my work and I couldn't be more excited to share this book!"
PRESIDENT AND CEO OF NASHVILLE PUBLIC TELEVISION
“America Becoming offers hope and encouragement during this uncertain and contentious era in which we are living. Uhrik focuses on revitalizing American culture, rebuilding patriotic pride, and prioritizing community involvement. The book doesn’t tell you how to think, nor does it shame any specific way of thinking; instead, it encourages taking advantage of the freedom to explore options…Instead of focusing on independence, the author emphasizes the importance of interdependence, expressing how you want to live and co-exist with others around you.”
- Manhattan Book Review
Living Our Best Life
a collection of podcasts on how we live OUR best lives
Living Our Best Life as families, colleagues, and cohorts takes intention and work. After we've worked on our own independence, then we can level up to interdependence. If we stay in the questions, the answers will come. What are your questions about relationships at home, work, and in your community. I'm listening...
John and Natasha Deane and friends serving Jackson County, TN by cleaning the trails around Wildwood Resort and Marina.
Action – particularly service action – is core to the way that we grow and develop. I’m not talking about our physical selves --- I’m talking about our brains – our hearts -- our ability to see new things. We get our biggest ideas – we do our best work -- when we serve others.
As a developmental psychologist, I’ve been studying this idea since the 90s --- and there is a TON of research to support what happens when people get engaged in service.
Talking is often controversial, but helping rarely is.