The Solution is So Obvious We Can’t See It.

June 5, 2024

The Solution is So Obvious We Can’t See It.

May 29, 2023

It’s been said, "The best place to hide something is in plain sight." It’s why you can’t find your car keys. It’s why you occasionally forget how much you love your kids. It’s why you search for why you live here on earth.

We face some monumental societal problems and it’s easy to feel perplexed by how we’ll solve them. As a result, we feel a sense of modern despair and helplessness. But, what if I told you that you could spend a few days with a young, native elder, a Diné woman who will rock your world and help to restore your faith in humanity? How valuable is hope to you at this very moment?

Dr. Lyla June Johnston is one of the wisest people I know. She has a PhD in Indigenous Studies and earned a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Anthropology from Stanford. Her goal is to introduce ancient knowledge that can be applied to modern problems and her upcoming MEA workshop is Indigenous Wisdom, Global Action July 16-21 at our Santa Fe campus. We still have some availability for the workshop including financial aid options (just look under the Tuition part of the workshop listing).

Her powerful TEDx talk, “3000-Year-Old Solutions to Modern Problems,” has 600,000 views and helped me to see that if we heal the soil, we can heal our soul. The ancient native practices on the land are “living heirlooms” that can help us to experience “Hózhó,” the joy of being part of the beauty of all creation. And, most importantly, these four foundational practices can help us to address climate change:

  1. Tap into the forces of nature
  2. Practice intentional habitat expansion
  3. Create non-human centric systems
  4. Design for perpetuity


I was fortunate enough to be on a non-profit board (Paul Hawken’s Regeneration.org) with Lyla June and I can tell you she’s both a force to be reckoned with and a muse to be inspired by. For those of you who are sorry you missed activist Michael Franti’s opening workshop for our Ranch or weren’t fast enough to sign-up for Richard Rohr’s sold-out week, I promise you that Lyla June’s message will lift your spirit in a way that you sorely need right now. 

-Chip

Go deeper with a workshop, in person or online.

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The Seasons of Life with Pico Iyer

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Santa Fe, USA
Jul 8, 2024
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Santa Fe, USA

The Seasons of Life with Pico Iyer

July 8, 2024
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July 13, 2024
Santa Fe, USA
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Santa Fe, USA
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Learning to Love Midlife with Chip Conley

Jul 15, 2024
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Jul 20, 2024
Baja, Mexico
Jul 15, 2024
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Jul 20, 2024
Baja, Mexico

Learning to Love Midlife with Chip Conley

July 15, 2024
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July 20, 2024
Baja, Mexico
Jul 15, 2024
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Jul 20, 2024
Baja, Mexico
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Indigenous Wisdom, Global Action with Dr. Lyla June Johnston

July 16, 2024
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July 21, 2024
Santa Fe, USA

A Lifetime of Women’s Wellness: Thriving through Transitions with Dr. Suzanne Gilberg-Lenz

June 24, 2024
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June 29, 2024
Santa Fe, USA

Navigating Transitions with Barb Tint & Jeff Hamaoui

Jun 24, 2024
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Jun 29, 2024
Baja, Mexico

Navigating Transitions with Barb Tint & Jeff Hamaoui

June 24, 2024
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June 29, 2024
Baja, Mexico
Jun 24, 2024
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Jun 29, 2024
Baja, Mexico

Navigating Transitions with Christine Sperber

Jul 1, 2024
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Jul 6, 2024
Santa Fe, USA
Jul 1, 2024
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Jul 6, 2024
Santa Fe, USA

Navigating Transitions with Christine Sperber

July 1, 2024
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July 6, 2024
Santa Fe, USA
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Jul 6, 2024
Santa Fe, USA