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Boundaries and Personal Responsibility

3 Videos: Healthy Boundaries, You're Not Entitled to My Body & Rules of Personal Space

Standing in one’s power, setting boundaries and taking personal responsibility isn’t always easy. I admit that for me sometimes standing in my power can be terrifying and even on a good day when I feel like I can conquer the world it can still be challenging. Boundaries too, are tricky since they are unique to individuals as well, based on their family dynamic, culture, gender, and upbringing. Personal responsibility on… Read More »

Appalachians learn beekeeping skills. Source: John Farrell

Displaced Coal Miners Turn to Beekeeping

Appalachians reconnect with nature to support their families.

Clean energy and technology are going to displace people from their careers. Still, there are endless opportunities for all of us to have a meaningful role in transitioning to a cleaner greener world that needs a lot of healing. John Lilly is helping people do just that with the creation of the Appalachian Beekeeping Collective, helping displaced coal miners turn to beekeeping, reconnecting with nature, supporting their families and working in unity with another species.

Yoda - you must feel the force around you.

Open the gates! Allow the Force to Flow

There are defining moments in a nation’s history and then there are defining moments in cinematic history. My generation was too young to have any real remembrance of the JFK assassination. We were born into a world where our nation was at war. Young men were being killed and becoming killers but our cities, suburban households and rural areas weren’t being bombed. The war was far, far away from us.… Read More »

1920s Women smoking on a train

“On Gram”

A poem for Florence

Florence Fowler (b.1907-d.1988) In her last years, she had arthritis and spent every day shuffling around the kitchen, taking breaks as she was determined to make a delicious meal for her grandsons who lived on the floors above her. She didn’t complain about her arthritis and found enjoyment in nourishing her grandsons. Florence was a pathmaker and leader as the first woman manager in the offices of the A&P grocery… Read More »

Nature Walk - Chrissy Miller - Conscious Life Space Guru

Lost in the tranquil forest, a journey towards peace

Dumbfounded by the beauty and loneliness of it all.

My love of nature conflicts with my disdain for constant solitude. I am lost in the woods. I sit on our kitchen deck listening to the babbling creek below wend its path from the mountains to the sea. The meditative chant of the water soothes me as it cantillates rhythmically over the rocks. I breathe in the deep clean smell of the redwood trees as they warm in the summer… Read More »

steve cutts are you lost in the world like me

Are you lost in the world like me?

Steve Cutts peaks our interest again in this recent animation.

A few years ago, Steve Cutts gained quite a bit of notoriety with his animation Man. Man focused on our relationship with nature. This time around it seems like no one is paying attention. Are you lost in the world like me? Steve Cutts peaks our interest again in this recent animation. Moby and the Void Pacific Choir Are you obsessed with your device or phone? Does it give you… Read More »

Before I die Candy Chang

‘Before I Die I want to…’

Candy Chang's public interactive art project.

Candy Chang lives in New Orleans and creates art in public spaces. Her project Before I Die was inspired by the sudden death of a loved one. She asks us to reflect on our own life and contemplate death by completing the following statement – ‘Before I die I want to…… The project became a global phenomenon. Watch her Ted Talk below to learn more and get inspired. Comment below… Read More »