Our mission is to transform how we care for ourselves and our communities through agile solutions, rich collaborations, and innovative research. We work with a variety of communities to deliver practical, evidence-based tools and educational experiences to increase people’s empathy, sense of interrelatedness, and ability to care for each other. Learn More
Our program helps people see and understand their interrelatedness, the impacts of day-to-day life on wellbeing, and discover the power of their collective capacity to help each other and impact change.Read More
The Atlas CareMap is a diagram of a person’s care ecosystem, drawn by hand, showing who cares for whom, and how. The drawing and a process for self-reflection and action, which also provides a catalyst for conversationRead More
The practice of Personal Science helps people understand and manage their lives. By discovering the emotional and practical value of learning from each other, communities are strengthened and relationships are deepened.Read More
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The Journey to Community
How did you get here? What’s an aerospace engineer doing leading community-weaving efforts?
Celebrating Care Received
To fully care for our communities we cannot simply praise the giving of care while being reluctant to praise receiving care. Seeing, acknowledging and celebrating how your community cares for and supports you is vital for healthy living. That was the heart of my message for my keynote address Seeing Care and Kindness in Everyday...
Weaving With Care
On November 17, I had a rich conversation with members of the Weave community on “Seeing the Care That is All Around Us”. It was an honor speaking with this group, as their vision of weaving a rich social fabric is so in line with our efforts at Atlas of Care. Weave: The social fabric...
Tools for Life: An exploration on the value of personal science for care, wellbeing and community in Michigan
“We need a vision of community that is relevant and future-facing. A vision that brings us closer to one another, allows us to be vulnerable and imperfect, to grieve and stumble, to be held accountable and loved deeply. We need models of success and leadership that fundamentally value love, care, and generosity of resources and...
What is Empathy, Really?
Empathy is not a state to acheive. Empathy is a continuous unfolding process of listening and our ability to connecting with ourselves is the foundational ingredient to being able empathize with others.
Visioning Exercise: A glimpse of a possible future
A vision of the future of a company that integrated the Mapping Ourselves program into its culture.
Our Impact: Mapping Ourselves in Michigan
Testimonials from Mapping Ourselves workshop participants in Michigan that speak to the impact on their lives.
Community – BLOCK: How Communities Become Gender Equitable Villages of Care
A new coalition coming together for the first time, to take on the issue of gender equity as a community building bloc, and unpaid care as the very first brick that must be laid to create a foundation of human health and resilience.
Yes, You Can Successfully Teach Empathy Online
Online Mapping Ourselves workshop participants came to learn more deeply, both about themselves and about others.
COVID Times: Youth + Loneliness
The beta Mapping Ourselves Online workshop was an opportunity to speak about the CareMap, our other Mapping Ourselves tools, and the personal science practice with the pandemic as a backdrop.