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Say these 3 Little Words before it’s too Late.

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These two experiences have been an important wake up call for me, and maybe they should be for all of us. As we approach the busy holiday season, we can all. Family Health & Wellness Love emotions family friendship I love you impermanence relationships

Best Bird of the Weekend (Third of November 2017)

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We’re heading into a hurricane of holiday obligations and celebrations. For many, the third weekend of November serves as the last moment of true relaxation of the calendar year. Hopefully, we all made the most of it! I ran up to Lake Ontario on Sunday despite some major northwestern winds.

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Gar Wars: A Fish Force Awakens

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A gathering force of fish conservationists is changing the narrative around gar, an ancient fish too long accused of crimes it didn’t commit. Latest Science Fish Nature Pop Weird Nature

The First Tech Accelerator For Sustainability

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If you are a fan of bold and disruptive business models and technology breakthroughs, these are exciting times. Take the billion-dollar private company startup, for example. A few years ago, they were rare creatures. Today, these so-called “unicorn” companies are everywhere.

When was the Last Time you did something for the First Time?

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When I read this question for the first time, recognition drew a smile on my face. It seems such a light-hearted question, but there is a nugget of hidden wisdom. Arts Enlightened Society Health & Wellness Non New-Agey Spirituality creative project curiosity experience fear feeling alive first time For Children Inspiring (Wow) motivation owning a business success

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Killingholme Haven Pits revisited

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On September 13th we made a decision to go over to the UK to spend time with Mum and enjoy all that an English October has to offer in the way of birds.

Bed edging in parks, gardens and other green spaces

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by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Isn't it about time bed edging was back on the agenda? Neat edges make such a difference to parks, gardens and other green spaces, and it’s economical to maintain them if you have the right machinery. The TurfTeq is a versatile and productive edger.

A (Happy) Climate Change Science Surprise

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Conservancy scientists were not surprised when research showed that changes in the way California manages its natural and agricultural lands could contribute to meeting the state’s ambitious climate change goals. What did surprise them, though, was just how substantial that […].

Meat Is Not the Problem

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Guest Post by: Carter Felder. In June 2017, Sarah Von Alt wrote a short article called “ The Vegan’s Guide to Dating a Meat Eater ” for Mercy for Animals on their “Choose Veg” website.

How to Snap ourselves Out of “Breakup Victimhood.”

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A breakup is a renewal a rebirth of sorts, an emotional purge, a clean slate. Post-breakup is one of the best opportunities to get clarity on who we are and what we want. Health & Wellness Love breaking up breakup change happiness heal healing heartbreak life love relationships self love

Waking to Bird Song at T.H. Stone Memorial St. Joseph Peninsula State Park

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Stone Memorial St. Joseph Peninsula State Park reminds me of a commercial that used to be on local television, the tagline of which went something like: long name, amazing results. That’s how I felt about birding at T.H. Stone.

Wake up! Fascism disguised as liberalism

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by Michael Smith (Veshengro) The first thing I have to say here is that this liberalism, as it appears to us, is actually what is referred to as neoliberalism and what, in the US is often called neoconservatism or short neocon.

Activity Book: Discover Your Changing World With NOAA

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Ten Activities to Introduce You to the Essential Principles of Climate Science How does the sun drive Earth's climate system? How have plants, animals, and humans affected Earth's climate? How do the ocean, ice, clouds and atmospheric gases affect the impact of the Sun's energy on the Earth?

Mythology, Toronto’s Only Vegan Diner, to Debut in Vegandale

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Many a night I’ve dreamt of enjoying a tall-stack of vegan pancakes that didn’t require me to flour-bomb my own kitchen first. Well, for those of us lucky enough to live in Toronto, a vegan diner is opening up to answer my prayers. The 5700 Inc.

38 Ways you can Finally Stop being a D*ck.

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Simply by altering our mindsets and how we treat others, we can empower ourselves to add a bit more kindness to this world. Enlightened Society Family Non New-Agey Spirituality Popular Lately be kind choose kindness compassion generosity give back kindness random acts of kindness

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I was working under a misapprehension to start off with. After receiving the advice, “Try looking from the lock bridge below the weir” I was expecting a scene with mill races and canal boats being raised against flow and gravity.

Tracing the Wild Origins of the Domestic Turkey

Nature Conservancy - Science

What are the wild origins of our domestic turkey – and who did the domesticating? It’s a remarkable story that includes a lost turkey subspecies. Birds & Birding Agriculture Birds Genetics Nature + People

Recipes for Healthy Kids and a Healthy Environment

The Green Changemakers

This nine-lesson program was designed to excite kids about environmental health and empower them to take steps in their everyday lives to improve the environment for their community and reduce their environmental risk. Audience Geared toward children ages 9 - 13.

A Triple Win for Cities, Communities, and Developers

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America has a big infrastructure problem. More precisely, it has a $3.6 trillion problem.

Simple Grounding Tips for the Highly-Sensitive Among Us.

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Empaths will always be vulnerable to toxic energies, which are capable of penetrating our own energy field and causing us harm, so it is essential to be. Health & Wellness Non New-Agey Spirituality Z ADMIN Spirituality Featured Today Alex Myles Chakra emotions empath grounding highly sensitve people HSP transmuting energy vibrational energy visualization working with emotions

Anderson Valley Brewing Company: Huge Arker

10,000 Birds

There isn’t a more obvious association between any American holiday and birds than that between Thanksgiving and the Wild Turkey ( Meleagris gallopavo ), so when your blogging gig is reviewing booze for a birding website, needless to say you need to find a turkey-themed beer.

Why Species Matter

Nature Conservancy - Science

The jury is now in; conserving biodiversity ensures a more productive and stable set of ecosystems on which humans depend. Ideas Biodiversity Ecosystem Services Nature + People

Finding Childlike Wonder again—as an Adult.

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Remember when you were a kid and you saw animals in the clouds? Do that. Look at the sky again the way you did as a child. Adventure Arts Family Inspiring (Wow) Right Livelihood appreciating life catching fireflies finding wonder hating the 9 to 5 live in the moment looking at the clouds

Before you Let Go of Someone.

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There will come a time in all our lives when we'll have to let go of someone. Even if we believe we are strong enough to handle it, when it happens, it can.

It’s Time to be Grateful AF.

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It’s more powerful than Prozac, and easier to find. It’s gratitude, bro, and it starts in your mind. Enlightened Society Health & Wellness Non New-Agey Spirituality WAYLON: Today Only christmas family grateful grateful AF gratitude happiness health holidays mindful AF mindfulness thanksgiving

This Phrase is Ruining our Relationships.

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“Can we talk?” the guy I was dating at the time asked me as he was dropping me home from a date. “Of Of course,” I responded. It took me a few seconds to realize that I was probably about to get dumped. Love Right Livelihood dating friendship just friends love phrase relationship romantic single

Four Ways to Find your Calling.

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What I gleaned from bouncing back from a life of substance abuse and degradation that music seemed to afford me, into a life of spiritually minded recovery, supplied me with a host of. Arts Enlightened Society Health & Wellness Inspiring (Wow) Non New-Agey Spirituality Adventure being fearless billy manas find your calling finding excitement life meaning life purpose mundane lives outside of the box routine surprise

Want to make History? Start calling out those “Truths” being used to Hurt Others.

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For just these few moments, forget the stories we hear and likely repeat about how we are “supposed” to be (and not be). The ones that tell us how to be in relationship with one another. Enlightened Society Right Livelihood #metoo culture fable god myth parable stories white supremacy

Survival of the Kindest: In a Dog-Eat-Dog World, this might be more important than being “the Fittest.”

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Can being Alone save us from Feeling Lonely?

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We all have had moments of enjoying our solitude, feeling complete and fulfilled in our own presence. We all have also probably had those moments of feeling lonely and fragmented despite being surrounded by people. Arts Blog Family Meditation Non New-Agey Spirituality aloneness being alone loneliness maitri poetry solitude is bliss

Why we should not Blame Gun Violence on Mental Illness.

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"Mental health issues without guns are people with mental health issues. With guns, they become murderers." ~ Chelsea Handler. Enlightened Society Health & Wellness gun control gun laws gun violence health life mental health Mental Illness politics shootings stigma stricter gun laws texas shooting violence

It’s time we had an Open Discussion about Sexual Health Issues for Men.

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Since most men don’t like to discuss prostate issues, I am hoping that their women friends will pay attention and help to guide them in order to pre. Family Health & Wellness Z ADMIN Wellness Featured Today Bicycling drugs enlarged prostate health men's health pharmaceuticals prostate prostate massage

What happens During & After Trauma—& the Healing Questions we need to Ask.

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Our fear is often that showing a wound this metaphorically bloody will make us unlovable, abandoned, or shunned. This often plays out as a tragic, self-fulfilling prophecy. Because when we don’t. Blog Enlightened Society Health & Wellness Non New-Agey Spirituality addiction change your story healing from trauma life coach shame sharing our stories spiritual growth suffering triggering behaviors victimhood

How to Choose Joy when Suffering is so Damn Easy.

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So how do we break free? How do we get out of the sinkhole that we call suffering? How do we get our head out of our light-and-oneness-is-all-there-is filled asses? Enlightened Society Inspiring (Wow) Love Non New-Agey Spirituality addiction awareness choose joy denial finding peace human experience leaving our comfort zone mindful relationships playing the victim suffering