sustainability

communication, voluntary simplicity

PAGES OF OUR CHILDHOOD: What children’s stories can teach us as adults

PAGES OF OUR CHILDHOOD: What children’s stories can teach us as adults

There are so many stories and books in the world today, but which do we pay attention to most? The classics, like Charles Dickens;...
July 25, 2015 × 0 comments

environment

ENVIRONMENTAL VIOLENCE: How harming the environment literally harms us

ENVIRONMENTAL VIOLENCE: How harming the environment literally harms us

It’s not news for anyone to hear that beating the living hell out of our natural environment isn’t a good idea for humanity:...
July 9, 2015 × 0 comments

environment

WARNING FROM ISHMAEL: The right way to live

WARNING FROM ISHMAEL: The right way to live

The books by Daniel Quinn—most notably Ishmael and the sequel My Ishmael—are both thought-provoking and entertaining. Quinn...
June 27, 2015 × 1 comment

green living

MULTIPURPOSING: 5 items you can use for a variety of purposes

MULTIPURPOSING: 5 items you can use for a variety of purposes

The essence of green living is consuming less. You sort of can’t get away from that. Consuming less has too many environmental...
June 11, 2015 × 0 comments

environment

IM/MATERIALISM: The solution to many of our environmental problems is to value things more

IM/MATERIALISM: The solution to many of our environmental problems is to value things more

Join me for a brief thought exercise, will you? Or skip a few lines down. I don’t know how much time you have for thought exercises. Picture...
May 17, 2015 × 0 comments

permaculture / gardening

DIGGING IN THE DIRT: Understanding the garden as a gateway to the soul

DIGGING IN THE DIRT: Understanding the garden as a gateway to the soul

Digging in the dirt has the ability to be a gateway to your soul. It can open you up to possibilities, unleash your imagination...
April 1, 2015 × 1 comment

sustainable economics

THE TAO OF SHANGRI-LA: Learning social enterprise from nomads and monks

THE TAO OF SHANGRI-LA: Learning social enterprise from nomads and monks

The following is an excerpt from Laurence J. Brahm’s book Fusion Economics: How Pragmatism is Changing the World. The China...
March 16, 2015 × 0 comments

voluntary simplicity

3 WAYS TO EAT SIMPLY: But also eat well

3 WAYS TO EAT SIMPLY: But also eat well

One of the most basic challenges to living simply is eating simply. It’s one thing not to clutter up a house with unnecessary...
February 18, 2015 × 0 comments

sustainable business

DOING BUSINESS GOD’S WAY: Four cornerstones and three key principles

DOING BUSINESS GOD’S WAY: Four cornerstones and three key principles

The following is excerpted from Doing Business God’s Way, in which author Santiago Rivera teaches business owners how to...
December 23, 2014 × 0 comments