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What Ruby is reading now

April 18, 2019 Published by

Words Can Change Your Brain: 12 Conversation Strategies to Build Trust, Resolve Conflict, and Increase Intimacy by Andrew Newberg is absolutely amazing with the amount of research it has about the brain. Newberg has an approach he calls “compassion communication” with 12 steps. For example, our conscious mind can only…

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Getting Ahead mental model from Ruben Perez and Phil DeVol

April 10, 2019 Published by

aha! Process national consultant Ruben Perez and Getting Ahead in a Just-Gettin’-By World author Phil DeVol have developed a new mental model for Getting Ahead. In this short video, DeVol walks you through the model. Share this with anyone thinking of implementing Getting Ahead in their community. Bridges Out of…

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United for a Fair Economy spotlight on Phil DeVol

April 9, 2019 Published by

Phil DeVol was interviewed by the nonprofit United for a Fair Economy (UFE) about the role their work plays in Getting Ahead. “I use UFE’s materials in each of my Getting Ahead books and workshops. The UFE activities using bodies to represent data are a great way to generate discussions,”…

What is Ruby reading?

March 26, 2019 Published by

The book iGen: Why Today’s Super-Connected Kids Are Growing Up Less Rebellious, More Tolerant, Less Happy—and Completely Unprepared for Adulthood by Jean Twenge talks about students born after 1995. These students are currently in middle school, high school, and college. Twenge looked at four “large, nationally representative surveys of 11…

Getting out of poverty with Investigations into Economic Class in America

March 12, 2019 Published by

I recently had the privilege of interviewing a graduate of Investigations into Economic Class in America. The following interview shows her growth and understanding. Ruth Weirich: Welcome. This interview is about you taking the college course called Investigations into Economic Class in America. Please tell us your name and where…

What is Ruby reading?

February 27, 2019 Published by

Payoff: The Hidden Logic That Shapes Our Motivations, by Dan Ariely, examines what motivates us and what kills motivation. Motivation is linked to: Meaning Doing things for others A longer time frame that is greater than us and takes longer to achieve when overcoming adversity Identity The need to be…

‘It is a part of me, but it does not define me’

February 25, 2019 Published by

When my son filled out his college admission forms, he was required to write an essay about himself. He did not mention being gay. I asked him why, and he said, “It is a part of me, but it does not define me. When you write an autobiography of yourself,…

Podcast: Bridges goes legally blonde!

February 12, 2019 Published by

Treasure McKenzie and Sherry Sides discuss the impact of having a lawyer available to Getting Ahead participants and others in the Bridges Out of Poverty community of practice in Muskogee, Oklahoma. Listen to the podcast.

Ruby Payne introduces Michelle Kalish

January 23, 2019 Published by

In this video, Ruby Payne introduces Michelle Kalish from the aha! Process main office. You can call Michelle with any questions you may have about Ruby Payne or aha! Process and the work that they do.