Organizing For A Change – Part 1, Shifting Your Attention

Posted on May 29, 2013 by David Blumenkrantz

june1I arrived at England’s Heathrow airport early the other morning after an all night flight across the pond. Disoriented and half asleep the baggage carousel looked like a giant swiftly moving river. My bag floated by and I lunged to save it, dragging it over to the long line where I waited to clear customs. The stoic custom official’s inquisition into my country of origin jarred me into thinking about where I was from. Going from a sleepy trance to an official inquiry shifted my attention. Abruptly. I felt uncertain saying; “America.”


Posted in ROPE

The Only Thing Constant in Life is Change ♥

Posted on May 13, 2013 by David Blumenkrantz


But No One Ever Wants To Change© 1

No one goes willingly into an initiation. Leaving a place that is familiar and entering the unknown is upsetting and causes considerable anxiety. Think about birth. This is the first initiation and rite of passage from the womb into the world. It is almost always announced with the screams from the newborn. A harrowing experience. And, that’s not just for the newborn, but for the mother, father and family as well!


Posted in ROPE

Sign Up for Blog & E-News

Please enter your name and email address to receive notices of blog posts, events, and other news. * indicates required.


Read more about Youth & Community Development through Rites of Passage in the new and highly acclaimed book by Dr. David Blumenkranz.

Make A Donation

Support bringing the Rite of Passage Experience™ initiative to today’s youth, families and communities.

Learn more »

Make a Donation »

David Blumenkrantz, Ph.D., Ed.M., Founder & Executive Director, the Center for Youth & Community

What I’m Writing About

Recent Posts


Why This Blog Now?

It’t time for a Paradigm Shift – a fundamental change in beliefs, theory and approach – in developing community-centered responses to the challenges faced by today’s Youth & Community. More here>>