Laura LaBlanc
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I founded FullThought in 2007 to work with the transformative power multiple voices can bring to problems big and small. As a mother, stepmother and grandmother, I am committed to work that improves the world in which our children grow, develop and come of age.
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Quiet Wishes for 2013

Posted on December 30, 2012 at 7:57pm 3 Comments

Some quiet wishes for the new year:

May we have good health and happiness. May the world not get any harder on those with the least, or those already suffering. May the rest of us not fall off a fiscal cliff...or be lost to a world that honors assault weapons and envisions a police state as the path forward.

May we find happiness in our work, not in hours locked in someone else's gain. May we all find the strength of our voice, our gift.

May we tend to those around us…

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Why FullThought? Why Now?

Posted on January 3, 2012 at 8:30pm 0 Comments

FullThought is 4 years old now. I still love what I am doing and it still feels very much like pushing a heavy rock up a steep hill. In almost daily conversations I find myself addressing: Why FullThought? Why now?



One answer is that we don’t need to look far to see examples of partial thought in our current world. 



Example One: our financial crisis is the result of partial thought.
Gillian Tett of The Financial Times writes in her book Fools Gold,…

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I Met a Man Yesterday

Posted on January 1, 2012 at 8:30pm 0 Comments

I met a man yesterday; he carries a bundle that has been passed down for 19 generations. He was given this responsibility at 12. His words are select and few. He doesn’t get up in the morning and say “how do I make a living?” He worries of bigger things. We are at a crossroads. We must unify. How do we get the words of this prophecy out? How do we get the words out to a world that doesn’t even know our language? I listen to his words. They are a mystery to me but a deep powerful mystery. One…

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Beyond Unemployment: Re-Constructing Employment

Posted on November 8, 2011 at 8:30pm 0 Comments

For 24 years I worked with religious dedication to my job. It was dutiful toil punctuated with moments of enlightenment and inspiration. Then I was unceremoniously fired.  

One warm, sunny morning in 2007, I entered my office and found myself on the receiving end of a push from the universe. I was given a box with what were thought to be my personal possessions and a one sentence letter explaining that I was no longer employed. Dusting off the brutality of the moment, I…

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