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What if depression was a form of amnesia?

'The most authentic thing about us is our capacity to create, to overcome, to endure, to transform, to love and to be greater than our suffering'. Ben OkriI want to preface this with an opening line we use in our presentations, nothing I'm about to say is scientifically proven, instead, I'm drawing on my own experiences as someone who struggled with the darkness, came through and now devotes much time and purpose to not living 'untruths'. I don't always succeed but thats why we called our social enterprise The Possibility Project (not the 'Positivity' project) because a purposeful existence is one where there are many paths home, not just a happy one. The focus of our social enterprise is mindset...

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Act with Dignity - For a Change.

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has. Margaret Mead The United Nations Declaration of Human Rights was written nearly 70 years ago and at its core is the recognition that when we value the inherent dignity (from Latin; dignitas: worthiness) of every human we will create a world of freedom, justice and peace. Little wonder it is the most translated document on earth, its message holding universal value. But whilst the tenets of the Declaration are paramount to a life worth living, they also reflect a thinking that has reached its limit. When the Declaration was written it was enshrined in a belief that a person's...

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The Freedom Frock & Love the Skin You're In. A renaissance dress code.

There is a renaissance happening, and it's happening now! There is a definite re-birth of the conditions which allow for the highest expression of people's creativity. Although the mind will do its best to convince you that you don't have what it takes to be creative, if you bring heart to your mind, you will realise that being creative is your natural state of being. Three years ago, Kath and I were sitting at breakfast in Jaipur, a seed of creativity was germinating between us and I asked Kath "if you were to visualise what slumwear108 might look like, what would it be?" She lightheartedly scribbled the above on a piece of paper. The essence of this conversation greatly influences the...

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For What It's Worth

If we are to experience the possibility within every human condition then we must nurture a mindset of true worthiness, in the seen and unseen. Although it is simple to recognize the value in known quantities, ‘it’s only real if it can be measured’ is a narrow belief that cripples the potential for growth in our homes, work spaces and communities. Imagine what Real GDP, the barometer of a nations economic health would look like if it included the impact of kindness and shared joy between each other. Our work is about scaling the mindset of possibility, rather than scaling our slumwear108 range made through vocational training programs in the slums of Jaipur. Conventional business practise would focus on selling product...

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Nurture possibility: Embrace the mystery not the myth.

Social Justice is created when we nurture engagements that realise the fullness of any experience. When The Possibility Project talks about ‘fullness’, we talk about using every resource we have to create outcomes that demonstrate both material and non-material benefits, seen and unseen. We want all exchanges to reflect as much wealth and worth as possible, we named our label slumwear108 for this very purpose, to bring to life the potential of a situation by demonstrating the joy that also exists within the darkness. One of the greatest lessons we have mastered through our collaborative work with communities that live below poverty line, was to remove judgement of what we had initially believed possible with the resources we had. This...

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