The Power of Small Acts with Trathen Heckman

We all need a dose of optimism at times. I’d been yearning to see how I could make a difference and affect some much-needed change in the world. But the stakes feel so high and the problems feel impossibly complicated and far-reaching. Before this interview, I wanted to know: what can I do? And how can I stop feeling so powerless and hopeless? I found the answers to these questions and more inside Take Heart, Take Action: The Transformative Power of Small Acts, Groups, and Gardens by this week’s guest, Trathen Heckman.

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Trathen Heckman is an award-winning nonprofit leader with over twenty years of experience cultivating grassroots groups and community networks. He is the Founder and Director of Daily Acts Organization, which specializes in unleashing the power of community to address the climate crisis. Trathen lives in the Petaluma River Watershed, where he grows food, medicine, and wonder while working to compost apathy and lack.

Learn more at dailyacts.org.



Kristen Manieri is a coach who works with teams to increase both productivity and wellbeing. She also helps individuals navigate transition with clarity and confidence. Her areas of focus are: stress reduction, energy management, mindset, resilience, habit formation, rest rituals, and self-care. As the host of the weekly 60 Mindful Minutes podcast, an Apple top 100 social science podcast, Kristen has interviewed over 200 authors about what it means to live a more conscious, connected, intentional and joyful life. Learn more at kristenmanieri.com/work-with-me.

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