SCL The Word

The Sustainable Culture Lab
A weekly newsletter that dives into philosophical words and stories to help enlighten and empower your week ahead.
Created 07 Dec 2020
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  • A Word for the Crushing of Spirit
    03 Oct 2021 • 5 min read
    Geistmord • noun • (guy-sst-morrd) Definition: The killing of soul, spirit, intelligence, and mind Origin: The Sustainable Culture Lab To help sustain and grow The Word with Barrett Holmes Pitner we h...
  • A Word for Creating Life
    26 Sep 2021 • 7 min read
    Naissance • noun • (nay-sahnss) Definition: Birth Origin: French To help sustain and grow The Word with Barrett Holmes Pitner we have introduced a subscription option to the newsletter. Subscribers wi...
  • No Newsletter Today
    19 Sep 2021 • < 1 min read
    Due an unanticipated family emergency—Don’t worry, everyone is okay and healthy—there won’t be a newsletter this week. Please take this time to rest and spend time with your community and loved ones. ...
  • A Word for Celebrating the End of Work
    12 Sep 2021 • 4 min read • 1 0
    Feierabend • noun • (fiya-ahh-binnd) Definition: evening celebration, the end of the work day, quitting time Origin: German To help sustain and grow The Word with Barrett Holmes Pitner we have introdu...
  • A Word for the Complexity of Freedom
    05 Sep 2021 • 5 min read • 1 0
    The Dizziness of Freedom • noun • (thuh dizz-ee-niss uhv free-dum) Definition: the anxiety, fear, and uncertainty that comes with freedom Origin: Danish (Søren Kierkegaard) To help sustain and grow Th...
  • A Word for Our Indescribable Uniqueness
    29 Aug 2021 • 4 min read
    Je ne sais quoi • noun • (juh-nuh say qwahh) Definition: “I don’t know what;” an expression of our existence beyond language Origin: French To help sustain and grow The Word with Barrett Holmes Pitner...
  • A Word for an Unsustainable Place
    22 Aug 2021 • 5 min read • 1 0
    Dystopia • noun • (dis-toh-pee-uh) Definition: an unsustainable, bad place Origin: English To help sustain and grow The Word with Barrett Holmes Pitner we have introduced a subscription option to the ...
  • A Word for Inescapable Noise
    15 Aug 2021 • 4 min read
    Total Noise • noun • (toe-tull noy-ze) Definition: the cacophony of sounds, distractions, experiences and infinite possibilities that consume our daily lives as we exist and make choices in the world....
  • A Word for a Destructive Person
    08 Aug 2021 • 6 min read
    Salaud • noun • (sahh-low) Definition: someone who devalues or dehumanizes the existence of others and/or their own existence. Origin: French To help sustain and grow The Word with Barrett Holmes Pitn...
  • A Word for Uncovering Knowledge
    01 Aug 2021 • 5 min read
    Apocalypse • noun • (uh-paw-cah-lips) Definition: a prophetic revelation, especially concerning a cataclysm in which the forces of good permanently triumph over the forces of evil. Origin: Ancient Gre...
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