Shared Experiences

By Helene Szabados “Solidarity is a beautiful word because it means that you reach out to those who are different from you and who have to cope with different circumstances because we recognize that we all share the same human needs and same values.”  -Aung San Suu Kyi, Burmese opposition leader & Nobel Peace Prize…

What do we look for in a friend?

By Helene Szabados “A friend is one that knows you as you are, understands where you have been, accepts what you have become, and still, gently allows you to grow.”  -Unknown If I have over 500 friends online, why am I so lonely? As human beings we are naturally social creatures.  According to American journalist…

Breakfast Conversation

“Out beyond ideas of wrong doing and right doing, there is a field. I’ll meet you there.” -Jelaluddin Rumi, 13th century   In our reactive society, it can be challenging to find the most appropriate ways of responding to everyday situations.  Last week, Peaceful World hosted another breakfast conversation in the San Francisco Presidio’s Rx…

Conversations over Flowers

Legacy [leg-uh-see] n: Anything handed down from the past, as from an ancestor or predecessor. With the passing of Sami Sunchild came a responsibility for the members of The Peaceful World Foundation to carry on her legacy of peace, art and connection.  Peaceful World’s Craft & Conversation event, last Saturday, was the quintessence of this…

Crafts and Conversations

Scissors cutting, beads falling and thoughts thinking are just some of the sounds that filled the air Saturday, December 12th at Peaceful World’s Craft & Conversation event. With all the planning and organizing that went into the occasion, we were full of excitement when we arrived with our equipment.Unpacking, setting up and settling down into our…

Holiday Reflections

“This life I have but once to live  These days and years are my great Treasure  I’ll give to life all that I am and ask from her in equal measure.”                  –Sami Sunchild 1953 Reading Sami’s letters as the holidays approach, brings forth in Helene and I a deep sense…