contemplations

BUMPER STICKER WISDOM: Lessons learned from the back of a car

BUMPER STICKER WISDOM: Lessons learned from the back of a car

I’m open to inspiration and insight from any source, and so when a catalog of bumper stickers arrived in the mail for me one...
February 25, 2014 × 2 comments

contemplations

FROM DOING TO BEING: Do idle hands really make the devil’s work?

FROM DOING TO BEING: Do idle hands really make the devil’s work?

Solving climate change is pretty simple. As a species, all we have to “do” is simply do less. The recent financial crisis...
February 24, 2014 × 0 comments

quotations

FOLLOW YOUR BLISS: 30 hippie quotes about peace, freedom and love

FOLLOW YOUR BLISS: 30 hippie quotes about peace, freedom and love

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed individuals can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that...
February 22, 2014 × 0 comments

mind-body

WARRIOR POSE: 6 life-transforming lessons to help heal from a serious condition

WARRIOR POSE: 6 life-transforming lessons to help heal from a serious condition

The greatest adversity in your life is also your greatest gift. A 2013 study found that those who reported the highest levels...
February 21, 2014 × 1 comment

alternative education

THE VALUE OF CURSIVE WRITING: Why it shouldn’t be eliminated from schools

THE VALUE OF CURSIVE WRITING: Why it shouldn’t be eliminated from schools

                        Even though I work at a pre-through-fifth-grade...
February 20, 2014 × 3 comments

alternative therapies

Artistic representation of Brahma, Vishnu, and Shiva.

SCIENCE OF LIFE: A brief history of Ayurvedic medicine from mythology to modern day

Artistic representation of Brahma, Vishnu, and Shiva Similar to the origins of Chinese medicine, Ayurvedic medicine has both mythological...
February 19, 2014 × 0 comments

peacemaking

INVISIBLE VIOLENCE: How anti-rape campaigns can help us all

INVISIBLE VIOLENCE: How anti-rape campaigns can help us all

In recent years, campaigners who work against sexual assault have broadened their focus from educating women on how to not be...
February 18, 2014 × 1 comment

book reviews

BIKING ACROSS AMERICA: My coast-to-coast adventure and the people I met along the way [book review]

BIKING ACROSS AMERICA: My coast-to-coast adventure and the people I met along the way [book review]

Biking Across America:My Coast-to-Coast Adventure and the People I Met Along the Way Paul Stutzman [Revell, 224 pages] After unsettling...
February 17, 2014 × 0 comments

video

Mind of Plants

Mind of Plants

                        “Plants can think.” Is that really...
February 16, 2014 × 0 comments