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IFG UPDATE: Week 1 – Am I Aware?

Song of the Week:NONAME – Shadow Man (Ft. Saba, Smino, & Phoelix) “We can’t change every little thing that happens to us in life, but we can change the way that we experience it.” – Andy Puddicombe This week in IFG we explored our present awareness in two ways: Others: Are you aware of your peers, your host […]

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This past Thursday, a young Senegalese man died of a heart attack while running away from police. When we think of a young black man running away from police, we “know” that something illegal, possibly criminal happened. He is considered illegal before he’s considered anything else. While the police have the right to ask anyone […]

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IFG: Visita a Lavapiés

Lavapiés / La Tabacalera Madrid multicultural Lavapies Se abre a partir de las 18:00 todos los dias Martes, 20 Marzo 20:00 (tour y cena con mentores) Lavapiés es ahora el barrio más de moda de Madrid. Como uno de los más antiguos, ha transitado por muchas identidades diferentes, antes de su renacimiento actual como centro […]

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IFG Update: November 28th

Your visions will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes. ― C.G. Jung For real change to occur we must have courage to look within. These past few months have given each of you a tremendous opportunity to do just that, to use […]

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IFG Update: November 23rd

Cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes to you, and to give thanks continuously. And because all things have contributed to your advancement, you should include all things in your gratitude. ― Ralph Waldo Emerson In this week’s IFG sessions we took the opportunity to focus on gratitude. We discussed […]

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IFG Update: November 16th

Whatever you’re doing, you´re doing mindfully or mindlessly and the consequences of being in one state of mind over another is enormous. -Ellen Langer This week we’ve discussed the difference between mindfulness and mindlessness. The quote above is from Harvard social psychologist Ellen Langer whose groundbreaking work on mindlessness lead to some amazing insights into […]

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IFG Update: November 9th

Love is not just the intention to love, but the capacity to reduce suffering, and offer peace and happiness. The practice of love increases our forbearance, our capacity to be patient and embrace difficulties and pain. Forbearance does mean that we try to suppress pain. ― Thich Nhat Hanh In light of the recent tragic […]

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IFG Update: November 2nd

What is freedom? It is the moment-by-moment experience of not being run by one’s own reactive mechanisms. Kevin McLeod, Freedom & Choice This week because of the holiday only the SOC IFG met. In this session we focused on freedom. We started our discussion by listening to two songs: Nina Simone´s “I Wish I Knew […]

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IFG Update: October 26th

“One must have chaos in oneself to give birth to a dancing star.” -Friedrich Nietzsche The week´s Skidmore campus lockdown was a stark reminder of the ways in which we are detached from most our society’s most entrenched problems. And how these problems while ubiquitous can still seem very abstract unless we are directly confronted […]

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IFG Update: October 19th

I think that what I have been truly searching for as a person, as a writer, as a thinker, as a daughter, is freedom. That is my mission. A sense of liberty, the liberty that comes not only from self-awareness but also from letting go of many things. Many things that weigh us down. — […]