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I support The Transition because: the current state of things is not sustainable and we have to start building a better future NOW!

I am happiest when I'm: in the moment.

People see me as: a person without judgement.

I want to help because: our world is in need of some major healing.

My philosophy on life is: we are all far greater than we give ourselves credit for.


Intentional Community Preference: Income Sharing, Egalitarian


My Personal Reading List (All the books I am currently reading right now)


My Wish List  (Want to send me a THANK YOU gift? This is my wish list!)


Personality Test Results:

The 5 Love Languages: 

  • 7 Words of Affirmation
  • 6 Acts of Service
  • 6 Physical Touch
  • 6 Receiving Gifts
  • 5 Quality Time

The 5 Languages of Apology/ When Sorry Isn't Enough:

  • 6 Expressing Regret
  • 5 Accept Responsibility
  • 5 Genuinely Repent
  • 4 Make Resitituition
  • 0 Request Forgiveness

Strengths Finder 2.0 (Top 5 Results):

  • Connectedness
  • Ideation
  • Individualization
  • Input
  • Intellection

How The World Sees You Result:

  • The Veiled Strength


    The viersion of the pale blue dot video you have linked on the basics page is currenly unavailable.

    Official response from completed

    Try again it seems to be working for us.

  • How do I deactivate my account?

    How do I deactivate my account please? It doesnt appear as an option here. Thanks

    Official response from completed

    Common answers like this one can always be found on the right vertical menu when a website user is logged in via the FAQ page.The answer for your particular question can be found here:

  • /meet_your_point_person VIDEO

    Please seriously consider making a new video with a) lower volume b) a different more quiet-mellow backing song.

    Official response from considering

    Would you like to make one for us? Contact your Point Person and inform them of your desire to do this volunteer work for The Transition website!

  • Suggestion: fix broken links

    especially on the Our Trust page the links in the Res section either lead to nothing or just cause me to be logged out when I click it. I have had this happen with some links on other parts of the site as well.

    Official response from completed

    When suggesting we fix broken links it is important to provide the direct page you were on and inform us what hyperlinked word or phase is not working. In regards to the Our Trust page those are not broken links. Those are links you are unable to access because you have not advanced through Your Action Plan and or have not become a Contributor.

  • Searching for subjects

    It would be nice to have a place where someone can search what hie'd like without doing research. I once saw a full list of the subjects arranged by headings. T

    Official response from completed

    There is a Google Search bar on the bottom of the vertical menu of the website when you are logged in. The other page you were referring to is the Sitemap which is also found on the vertical menu. Pretty much all of the most useful pages and tools for our active website users can be found on the vertical menu when a person is logged into the website.

  • My Personal Expectations

    1. I feel by using the site I will find my "tribe" or group of people whose values resonate strongly with mine. When I do, I intend to start an intentional community with them which will help elevate the stress and need for money due to us working together reducing all of our overall costs. I feel reducing this stress will help other aspects of my life improve as well. 2. I intend to be actively engaged with Transition supporters and Contributors on a daily basis. 3. While I am not adverse to hard work and have done plenty for The Transition already I feel real momentum will happen when our team expands. 4. Yes, I truly believe carrying out this project is my life's purpose. 5. Through pooled funds of monthly contributions as well as targeted crowd-funding campaigns when tangible needs and skill-set options are not available via the site's existing resources. 6. Both 7. Yes 8. Yes 9. It has already changed me as a person in numerous ways. 10. Slow until more consistent and dependable volunteers are available. 11. Yes

  • TV Cache

    You will find a lot of these television shows are available on Hulu or Netflix which are platform typically accessible only by US residents. If you are from another country other than the US please try to find these shows on other platforms that are accessible for your home country. Once you have found those resources please send them to our Contact page along with information about what countries are able to view the film from that platform. By working together to meet our needs, we can accomplish more!

    Take Note:  Hosting viewing parties of these shows along with panels of “experts” to answer questions at the end of each episode, are very effective for community events. Talks by experts in their field regarding the topic of these shows can also be very inspiring. Articles in local papers, interviews on local radio, presentations to existing groups, including schools, are also a good way to get people aware of the issues facing our world today, and get them ready to start thinking of solutions.



  • Answer the Questions

    Loraine posted a status that expressed his deepest desire and it popped up in my Facebook feed.


    I made a comment directly in reference to that status which he "liked".


    At this time he was already aware about my personal values and how they align with his own due to being my Facebook friend. He also knew about my affiliation with The Transition since he was part of our Facebook group when we were doing research and development for our website and recruiting beta testers. However, he never became a beta tester or migrated over when we shut down our temporary Facebook group page once our website was launched. My comment demonstrates to him exactly what he needs to do to get what it is he says he wants in his status. Our website was designed specifically for people exactly like him! Everyone needs a fellow "crazy dancing person". Your Action Plan was designed to do just that! 


    Many others replied to his thread as well. One of them commented a question directly below his "call to arms"to which I replied.


    After reading my response Loraine then "liked" my comment. My one comment by default could potentially have an impact on getting Loraine back involved with The Transition and maybe inspire his FB friend Peter to get involved as well. As interest builds on this thread  many other folks may find themselves ready to take action too. When people ask questions or vent their concerns answer the "call", direct them to where they need to go to make their dreams and aspirations happen.

  • Youtube has deleted this film. Are you able to find another place this movie is available for free?

  • Featured request for Nation Builder list

    Perhaps it would be advantageous to remove; Assign Political Capital Based on Memebership Levels. Create Ability to Edit Copy on Log In Page. As these issues have been resolved. Thank you again for your tireless work to improve the site.

    Official response from planned

    Neither of these issues is in fact resolved. Nationbuilder has now moved Assign Political Capital Based on Membership Levels to 'Considering'. And Edit Copy on Log In Page has now been escalated to No Error Message When Navigating to a Page You Do Not Have Permissions to Access

  • Need a direct link when you provide issues like this please.

  • Can you please provide a specific link to the page this typo was found on? Our website has over 180 pages and counting!

  • ImagiNATION CO-OPeration tab logs non-contributor out.

    I am new to the site and clicked on the ImagiNATION CO-OPeration tab and it logged me out. I contacted the Help Desk who explained that I need to be a Contributor to access the page. IMHO, most people will think that it is a glitch and leave the page. From a usability standpoint, a message that tells the user that they need to be a contributor to access the content of the page, and have the contributor sign up appear on the page. (or at the very least, a link to the contributor sign up page)

    Official response from submitted

    We are unable to do anything about this issue as it pertains to aspects of the site only Nationbuilder has control of. We have submitted it as a problem and are waiting for them to pick up this issue and work on a resolution. You can see said request here:

    We also have a page that we ask users to go to periodically (usually brought up during Phase 0 Review Session) that lists all issues we have submitted to Nationbuilder see:

    Please go to this page and follow the hyperlinks to theirs registering and marking these items as "Important to Me" the more our users do this the more likely they will work on them sooner.

  • Micro Job Site Project Lead, Volunteer/Consultant- The Transition Team

    The Transition is in need of a project leader for a Micro-Job site that we would like to have for our supporters to utilize.  We were thinking of using the software that is here, however, we are open to alternatives.  We expect this project to take around 80 hours to setup and continuous support for 1 year as our supporters learn how to use the software.  The requirements of this position include the following:

    • Able to communicate effectively with the The Transition team
    • Knowledge of setting up and configuring complex web applications
    • Can put together a schedule and follow through with it
    • Can commit to supporting the software, which includes bug fixes or other issues that may arise, for up to 1 year

    Please do not apply if you only have book or internet knowledge and have no prior experience in actually setting up and configuring complex web applications. You will be expected to have a portfolio of your work and references. To get more information and apply please contact The Transition Team Seed: Nicole Bienfang

  • Video Editor/Maker, Volunteer/Consultant- The Transition Team

    A Contributor using the site has asked that we exchange the video You the People Have the Power ( we currently have up in The Basics for another one where Charlie Chaplin's voice is used as a voice over more current images that illustrate the words he is saying. This is a Volunteer/Consultant position. This person will be expected to meet all requirements of being a Transition Team member if their desire is to become a full time Transition Team member. Their duties include, but aren't limited to, the following: Finding stock video footage to use Supplying their own software to make the video that is needed Determining technical requirements Creating back up files Providing high quality and well produced finished product Please do not apply if you only have book or internet knowledge and have no prior experience in actually making or editing video footage for short videos. You will be expected to have a portfolio of your work and references. To get more information and apply please contact The Transition Team Seed: Nicole Bienfang

  • Avatar Compassion Exercise

    Here is the website about the Compassion Project. If you would like to use an image of the Compassion Exercise somewhere on the site, I can seek permission from Star's Edge, the publisher of the card on your behalf.

    Official response from planned

    Yes, the Compassion Project is very much in alignment with The Transition's Values and we would love to feature the Compassion Exercise in our Meme Portal and possibly other sections of the site as well. :) If you could get permission on behalf of us that would be very helpful. Thank you!

  • A New Story of Us

    Happiness: it’s what we all want. And contrary to the messages advertisers want us to believe, we cannot buy it. So how do we find happiness?

    We can start by looking at the way society is currently structured. Do our systems help all of us meet our human needs? Do they foster our sense of compassion? Is everyone treated fairly and justly? Are there widely established mechanisms for building relationships of trust?

    We can also look at our view of humankind. Do we hold a positive understanding of who we are and what we are here to do?

    Metta Center’s short video “A New Story of Us” answers these questions, highlighting a path to the happiness and peace we’re all seeking.

    We Are All Contributors

    How can you contribute to creating a happier, more peaceful society? In what ways might you be able to share the new story of us? To get some ideas, explore the key topics touched upon in the video:

    • Restorative Justice
    • Unarmed Peacekeeping
    • New Story
    • Roadmap

    Where to Go From Here

    Ready to take concrete action? Here are a few things you can do right away:


    Sources: Metta Center: What is a Road-map

    Contributors: Metta Center

    Recommended Books: Metta Center: What is a Road-map 

  • Store Supplier

    Hi Nicole! Wow! The Transition site is looking good! Congratulations! I am working with Bituen Organization and we're helping local craftsmen/women to market their goods. May I submit to you samples of these goods if necessary to be sold at this site with Transition getting a percentage of it like etsy/darby, or will photos and descriptions suffice (like the shops I mentioned)? All profits are returned to our projects Reading caravan (free books disirbution to marginalized children), and Sustainability & 3Rs Forums and workshops (free workshops for gardening, livelihood, etc). in the Philippines. Thank you! Marge

    Official response from considering

    Hi Margaret! This is something we know our supporters and Contributors have wanted to do we just didn't know how much interest there was for it. Now that you have submitted this inquiry we are looking into it more thoroughly. Since we have a small team that is volunteer based we are looking for the cheapest options available to make this happen. We will keep you posted on this the minute we find a solution that best meets the needs of those of you we serve.  We also have a Contributor Businesses portion of the store we will also work on building once we come back from the Twin Oaks Communities Conference.

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