Teaching Peace thru Play…
United Nations Headquarters in New York
Our vision is that peace can be taught - through playful activities, experiences, books and activities... and also through meditation, dance, song, and service.
Our Cultural Keepsakes Store reflects this vision. It contains links to vendors which produce items that positively impact the cultural sources and inspirationally reflect peacemaking methods. In addition to presenting links, we also showcase our own growing collection of products that teach peace. Check back often for great global souvenirs and inspirational materials.
THE CULTURE COMPANY'S OWN PEACE PRODUCTS
DIVING FOR PEARLS: Inspirational Essays and Accompanying Discussion Guide, by Judith Lavori Keiser ©2014 - $15.00
Our lives are like pearl necklaces, made of hundreds of experiences, unique and rare. This collection of essays by the president of The Culture Company honors the pearls of wisdom gained from the author's mother. After each essay the author invites a continuing conversation with readers about their own version of that Pearl, and there is space at the end of the book for readers to describe their own pearls of wisdom for life.
A GIFT OF PEARLS - A copy of DIVING FOR PEARLS and an accompanying pearl bracelet $25.00
This special Mother's Day collection, packaged with a gift bag and tissue paper, contains a copy of DIVING FOR PEARLS, together with a handmade pearl bracelet to use as a reminder that every day presents another opportunity to create a pearl for your own life. This would be a great Mother's Day gift for a special role model in your own life.
THE SEEKER SNAIL - $15
Deceptively simple stories to soothe children to sleep and awaken their parents: These delightful short stories are like zen meditations in story form. Read aloud to wakeful children, they soothe and relax. Pondered by wakeful adults, they enlighten and calm.
THE PEACEFUL HOLIDAY CALENDAR - ©2011 - $10.00
This perpetual calendar provides an activity, inspirational thought or other tip for peaceful living for each day in December, the month that seems to pack too much celebrating into too few days (not to mention end-of-year tax planning!). Think of it like an Advent calendar for the year's end - after 31 peaceful days, you can look back with satisfaction, and ahead with a clear conscience and a calm heart.
ORIGAMI PEACE CRANE PINS large $7/small $5
Handmade from recycled materials, these origami peace crane brooches speak peace and hope. Can be worn as hat decorations or as lapel pins, or can grace gift bags and cards. Each pin comes with a summary of the story of Sadako, the japanese girl whose story inspires millions of children to pray for peace in the world.
COMING SOON: More Pearls:
1. THE PERPETUAL PEACE CALENDAR - $20
This full-year version of the Peaceful Holiday Calendar provides a whole year of personal peacemaking tips and activities, along with references to peace-related holidays and commemorations. You can start using the calendar on the date that is most significant to you, whether that date is in January, autumn, on your birthday or on some other special day that's just right for begninning to practice being the peace you want to see in the world.
2. PREPARENTING PEARLS - $20
A collection of parenting essays for expectant biological and adoptive parents. Organized into three sections corresponding to the three trimesters of pregnancy, the book combines anecdotes with advice for enjying every step of the journey to a changed life. Sections include understanding what's to come, acknowledging and letting go of life as a onparent, and practical preparation for the newcomer.
3. COMING OF AGE PEARLS - $20
What does it mean to be an adult? How can a young person prepare for the series of transitions from high school to higher education, to increasedindependence, and to the future of making decisions on their own? A combination of anecdotes and advice creates a great mix of inspiration and practical knowledge for walking a prepared and peaceful path thorugh the lands of adulthood.
4. RELATIONSHIP PEARLS - $20
What should you be looking for in a mate? How can you judge whether this is "The One" for you? This collection of essays and stories helps you identify character traits in a prospective mate that will bring out the best in you. Includes values clarification so you know how to be ready to share our life and discern who will enhance and improve you as you enrich and teach your partner.
5. LEGACY PEARLS - $20
Living a prepared life includes doing advance planning: making a will, providing for disposition of our bodies, and considering our legacy. What Pearls of wisdom would you like to share with your loved ones as you make your preparations for departing this life? What do you really care about and why?
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