General – Mary A. Ferdig
May 23, 2023

What is Inside-Out Communication?

The power of Generative Communication rests on the authenticity of the people who are communicating, and authenticity begins with self-awareness: knowing who we are from the inside out.
April 16, 2023

Imagine with me!

We can open ourselves to an emerging WORLDVIEW of reality backed by philosophers, spiritual leaders, complexity scientists, and people who are searching for better ways to address social, economic, and environmental challenges. We can practice communicating generatively when we find a new place to stand as we deal creatively with our collective challenges. And when doing this, we help others open to a new view of reality.
March 18, 2023

Where do we go from here?

Things that appear contradictory can be true at the same time—and it is so in this case. The “radically new” mindset of Generative Communication is big enough to accommodate the both/and perspectives of the dominant paradigm and an expanded, emerging paradigm informed by the ever-evolving sciences and philosophies. For example, there is a place for positivistic science methods as we grow knowledge and understanding.
February 20, 2023

Part II: Where did the idea of Generative Communication come from, anyway?

Maybe it was the whack on the side of the head that led me to start writing. How do I convey to others this critical, new (yet grounded in ancient teachings) way of thinking about human interaction? What must I say to help people understand and utilize our inherent gifts to genuinely participate—responsibly, with an eye for much more than our individual self-interests—in co-creating the realities we long for as a human community? I’ve been writing ever since.
January 22, 2023

Where did the idea of Generative Communication come from, anyway?

For me, as close as I can figure, the idea of Generative Communication came from a slow-growing seed in the recesses of my mind, likely embedded in my DNA. Let’s call it “a propensity for challenging the status quo.”