Earlier this year I heard about the University for Peace (The U.N. Mandated Graduate School of Peace and Conflict Studies), and this was like a childhood dream come true. The University celebrates its 30th Anniversary this year (began 1980) and I found myself feeling this is such a positive initiative for Humanity and our Planet.
If you would like to know more about the University for Peace, follow the link: http://www.upeace.org/
It also stimulated me to write some musings on Peace, which I would like to share.
A childhood dream
A childish dream
An adult dream
A dream for adults
No dream at all
It is possible
A world where we truly communicate
A world where we have Peace budgets
As opposed to Defence budgets
A world where conflict and war is measured as economic loss
A world where peace is measured as an economic gain
I would also like to add a quote from Eleanor Roosevelt on Peace:
“It isn’t enough to talk about peace. One must believe in it. And it isn’t enough to believe in it. One must work at it.”
- Eleanor Roosevelt (1884 -1962)
Alexia’s career began in banking and then moved via advertising to a major career change in 1980 to Adult and Transformational Education. She has been privileged to share this incredible journey with 1000’s of like minded souls through her extensive experience as a facilitator, trainer, life coach, therapist, and mentor. She managed her own training company in Victoria during the 1990’s, and during this time was the Course Leader for a training program from which the Banksia Environmental Foundation formed.
Alexia has acquired further education in Adult Education in Training; Somatic Psychotherapy; Life Coaching; Conflict Resolution; plus Accreditation in many behavioral and culture change models. She is an Associate of EcoSTEPS, a niche Sustainability consultancy, which supports her love of the natural environment.
She will be co-facilitating an 8-week meditation course for the Quest for Life Foundation in Sydney called ‘Meditation for Life’, commencing 28th June, 2010. Alexia will also be co-facilitating a program for Quest in Bundanoon, called ‘Take a Stand for Life’ from 23rd August to 27th August, 2010.