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Recycle plastic and other packaging directly in your kitchen: An Idea

Share3 Tweet Pin Reddit +1 Share Flip Stumble EmailShares 3 What if you had an aesthetically pleasing tall kitchen cabinet that behind the matching cabinet door is an apparatus that you could feed packaging to helping to ensure that it gets recycled, would you use it? Maybe it seems like a crazy dream but dream it I will.I can’t simply dream it into reality so I’m putting the idea out… Read More »

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The Anatomy of a Love Bag

Consumable goodies for people in need wrapped up in love.

Share38 Tweet Pin Reddit +1 Share Flip Stumble EmailShares 38 A love bag is easy to put together and can make a positive difference in someone’s day. A love bag is simply a bag filled with consumable goodies and a message of love. I hand them out as gifts to homeless people around Santa Cruz when we go into town. I started this practice in the nineties when I had… Read More »

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Do only humans have souls, or do animals possess them too?

Share4 Pin1 Tweet Reddit +1 Share Flip Stumble EmailShares 5In common parlance, the word ‘soul’ pops up everywhere. We may speak of a vast, soulless corporation or describe an athlete as the ‘heart and soul’ of his team. Soul music gets us swaying. We want our lover, body and soul. In each case, ‘soul’ connotes deep feeling and core values. ‘Feelings form the basis for what humans have described for millennia… Read More »

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Guns Cause Death

Among Other Things

Share12 Pin1 Tweet Reddit +1 Share Flip Stumble EmailShares 13This past week I fell into the social media vortex or more specifically Facebook’s vortex of death for a few minutes each day. It’s easy to get sucked in since Facebook doesn’t honour my preference to see the most recent posts in my ‘newsfeed,’ instead, they insist on changing my settings on a regular basis to ‘most popular’ or whatever they… Read More »

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How We’re Harmed by Our Dissatisfaction with Ourselves

Letting go of self dissatisfaction and loving yourself

Share Tweet Pin Reddit +1 Share Flip Stumble EmailShares 0Over the last five years or so, as I’ve worked with thousands of people on changing their habits, I’ve come to a realization: dissatisfaction with ourselves is a pretty universal phenomenon. We are unhappy with who we are, sometimes in small ways but often in very fundamental ways. We doubt ourselves, feel inadequate, dislike our looks, criticize our failing harshly, feel… Read More »

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Remembering the 9th of February

Love & Remembrance

Share13 Pin1 Stumble1 Tweet Reddit +1 Share Flip EmailShares 15No, you didn’t miss this February holiday, this 9th of February, it’s my day, a day of remembering. I used to try to forget. February, for many people, is the short month, the last month to get through the winter blues. March seems more hopeful as the days feel longer and we are teased with warmer weather in the Northern Hemisphere.… Read More »

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Louis CK Part One (updated to add other vids on the topic with some coherent ramblings )

Share Tweet Pin Reddit +1 Share Flip Stumble EmailShares 0Why Louis CK s case is different IMO I have been reluctant to share my thoughts on Louis CK because it might appear that I am defending him in some ways and in some ways I am. NO NOT HIS ICKY BEHAVIOUR but instead calling to light some differences in this case since everything under sexual harassment has become lumped together.… Read More »

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You are not broken, I’m not broken

Oh no, no, no!

Share Tweet Pin Reddit +1 Share Flip Stumble EmailShares 0I went to grab the link to my latest vlog on my YouTube channel, You Are Not Broken, to create a post and embed it on the home page, then this came up as a related video. Of course, it caught my eye, I hit play and the first song wasn’t the title of the record and the music blared on… Read More »

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Are you lost in the world like me?

Steve Cutts peaks our interest again in this recent animation.

Share Tweet Pin Reddit +1 Share Flip Stumble EmailShares 0A 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… Read More »

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Walking Along the Canal

Meeting and Meaning

Share Tweet Pin Reddit +1 Share Flip Stumble EmailShares 0Along the canal Relief. A sense of relief washed over me today and I was filled with a gladness as I met one of my favourite souls along the path along the canal. He was missing for several months. No, no one reported him missing, only that he was missing from my life. I don’t even know his name. Every day,… Read More »

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The Ant Man – E.O. Wilson

I don’t think that he would be offended by my comparison of him to an ant. So how the heck can I say he is like an ant? Well, ants have 2 jaws – 1 to eat with and the other to carry food back to the nest. Like his beloved research subjects, EO Wilson provided nourishment to himself through his work and he too carried back food for thought to the biggest known nest of humans who occupy this place that we call earth.