Context: Personal Well-Being and Community Well-Being are interrelated. A healthy and happy community leads to healthy and happy individuals and taking shared responsibility for the well-being of each community member results in a healthy and happy community.

When raising well-being in the west a targeted approach is normally taken: "I'm going to lose weight." Someone loses a few pounds but at the same time starts fighting with their partner because doing so brings up repressed feelings. Then they "smooth things over," only to discover that doing so brings them back to the diet that adds weight. Someone starts saving money for the future and starts getting irritable that their short-term cash-flow is reduced and they can't buy the $6. latte's every morning. In short, it is common to move well-being around in this narrow-band thinking without increasing the net-volume of well-being. To respond to this common experience it is important to track well-being in all dimensions simultaneously, using an app to show trends and spot patterns that we avoid seeing by choosing to avoid them.

Goals:

  • Increasing net personal well-being over time for all community members, objectively and subjectively.
  • Bringing larger trends into view for response.
  • Facilitating support between community members by making these patterns transparent.

Strategy:

  • Daily measurement of key metrics of well-being.
  • Weekly measurement of our entire well-being.
  • An app that tracks both objective and personal levels of well-being (i.e. I feel 10% more boredom, but now have health insurance and 30% more savings.)
  • Make these numbers transparent so that the community can celebrate the successes and support/grieve the failures in different areas of well-being.

Protocols:

  • Key movements are honored/grieved by the community in a monthly gathering.
  • Every member agrees to enter their well-being data daily/weekly so that everyone else knows how they are doing.
  • Well-Being is Measured As Follows:
  • Desired Goal ("I want to weigh 145lbs")
  • Actions I can take to achieve this goal (friends can add to this list for any community member).
  • Actions I took to achieve this goal (a check-mark and % for each action taken and an alert sent to ones key supporters so they can celebrate with you).
  • Current position in relationship to the goal ("150lbs")
  • % of increase/decrease since yesterday, last week, last month, last quarter, last year ("Up 5% for the day, down 3% for the week, up 20% for the month, up 2% for the quarter, up 5% for the year.")
  • Any areas you need help from others? (This goes out to support people, anyone you notify and can be viewed by anyone who checks.)
  • ​Well-Being is Measured in the Following Areas (how much is done weekly, daily and monthly will require some experimentation to find the exercise that motivates without being tedious):
  • Objective:
  • Desired Savings.
  • Desired Investments.
  • Desired Emergency Fund.
  • Desired Health Insurance.
  • Desired Purchases: (list them)
  • Desired Weight.
  • Desired Skills: (list skills)
  • Desired Knowledge (list things you want to know):
  • Desired Income:
  • Desired Hobbies:
  • Bucket List:
  • Desired Level of Safety:
  • Fire prevention.
  • Water reserves.
  • Food storage.
  • Access to communication.
  • Access to friends who will stand by in an emergency.

  • Desired level of body health:
  • Energy level:
  • Functioning limbs:
  • Relaxing sleep:
  • X Personal issues resolved:

  • Levels of waste/pollution/consumption:
  • Carbon footprint:
  • Levels of non-recyclbable waste:

  • Personal Home Meeting These Specs:
  • Walls painted white.
  • Other.
  • Subjective:
  • Levels of aliveness:
  • Levels of boredom:
  • Levels of meaning/purpose:
  • Levels of enthusiasm:
  • Levels of love and belonging:
  • Levels of sexual fulfillment:
  • Levels of trust:
  • Levels of trustworthiness:
  • Levels of kindness:
  • Levels of tenderness:
  • Levels of traumatic reaction:
  • Levels of inner peace:
  • A personal relationship with divinity:
  • Levels of safety to express all feelings:
  • How seen, understood and valued I feel:
  • Levels of partnering I feel with reality:
  • How much do I like myself?
  • ​10) A Church that honors psychedelics particularly: LSD, Mushrooms, Iauscha, and MDMA.
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