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Active Peace, Reconnecting with Nature and Humanity

Scott Brown, author of Active Peace: A Mindful Path to a Nonviolent World, spoke with Rob about his personal transformation from environmental warrior to peacemaker.  Scott’s initial work for Greenpeace and his anti-war activism was very confrontational.  A turning point came when he was forming a coalition to protect moose habitat in Nova Scotia. Scott began to realize that we really are all in this together! Scott describes how the belief in separateness is the root cause of what ails us individually and collectively. The remedy he presents is to follow a path of active peace that includes mindfulness, nature-based practices, interpersonal skills and tools, and a restorative approach to activism. It’s a path that offers direct experiences of the interrelatedness of everything. For more information, dwell awhile in Scott’s website www.4activepeace.com

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Scott Brown is a life and relationship coach, youth mentor, and trainer who has applied his skills as a restorative justice facilitator and program coordinator, a divorce mediator, a wilderness rites of passage guide, a meditation instructor, and as a mentor to youth both in and out of the criminal justice system. Scott worked for over 15 years as a campaigner with organizations including Greenpeace, the Idaho Conservation League, and the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society. Scott holds a Master’s degree in Ecopsychology and Transpersonal Psychology from Naropa University, and is the founder of Active Peace, LLC and cofounder of the Colorado Center for Restorative Practices. He co-hosts the Restoration Dialogues podcast, and lives in Boulder, Colorado. Scott’s blog, podcasts, and contact information can be found at www.4ActivePeace.com