Thu.Sep 21, 2017

The Ocean Flyway: The Surprising Open Water Routes of Songbird Migrations

Nature Conservancy - Science

Research reveals that songbirds make much longer migrations over open water than previously thought. Why do they choose this arduous route? Birds & Birding Birding Birds Migrations Technology

2017 21

How I found Purpose after the Heartbreak of Child Loss.

Elephant Journal

My real purpose—just being her dad—was right in front of me and I couldn't fully see it. Arts Family Inspiring (Wow) Literary Journal Right Livelihood calling child loss daughter death fatherhod heartbreak life purpose poem poetry sad vocation

2017 18

Why upcycling must become an economic sector

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Upcycling is, in general, the process where (at least) some of the shape and properties of the original waste product are retained – though not always, and we will come to that later – and where another useful product is produced from it.

5 Questions to help us Get Real with our True Selves.

Elephant Journal

A quote came up that has stayed with me. It said that writing from the heart means, “You’re telling the truth—maybe for the first time in your life—in an authentic way.”. Academy Apprentice/Audit Blogs Apprentice Thesis Elephant Academy Non New-Agey Spirituality Right Livelihood authentic authenticity being honest brene brown elephant journal academy faith writing

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Where Are You Birding This Fourth Weekend of September 2017?

10,000 Birds

Whether you’re celebrating a new year or just a particularly birdy period of an ongoing one, you will hopefully find this weekend to be a very special one. Keep your eyes and minds open.

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I've been taking my OCSA (i.e., "sabbatical") very seriously

Environmental Economics

I've even taken a sabbatical from this blog. I think that the dog walk has become a substitute (guilty pleasure when I'm working at home*) for the blog post (guilty pleasure when I'm in the office). Whatever is going on, I have too much to say about the way the world works to let this go on much longer.    *"Working at home" hahahahahahahaha!  

Elephant will vanish unless You do This. (no hype, sadly)

Elephant Journal

>>>———> If you’d like to help save Elephant: (free) It’s our only way of offering our articles to you.

If its what you say I love it especially later in the summer*

Environmental Economics

Yoram Bauman (via the Stand-up Economist email): Just in time to help President Trump's advisors, I'm thrilled to report that the  Cartoon Introduction to Economics  is  now available is Russian  (ba-da-boom!) plus  a dozen other languages. 

The most Unlikely Teacher of Love.

Elephant Journal

When we accept our suffering as it is, then we learn to love more deeply. Enlightened Society Love Non New-Agey Spirituality Z ADMIN Love Featured Today courage daoism love Non-dualism relationships suffering vulnerability

8 Tips to Tapping into our Body Funk by making Natural Choices. {Partner}

Elephant Journal

Let's start with eight tips and tricks to help transition from regular to natural deodorant: Conscious Consumerism Ecofashion Family Featured Events Green Health & Wellness Right Livelihood Yoga Conscious Consumerism (Sustainable Business) cruelty free health natural deodorant

With “Glam Love,” We will end up Losing our Lovers & Ourselves.

Elephant Journal

Glam Love is an orchestrated production of heightened storylines, ad teams, and million dollar stylings; Glam Love is fiction; Glam Love is unrealistic, and often. Enlightened Society Health & Wellness Love Non New-Agey Spirituality awareness dating happiness healing life living authentically love mindfulness philosophy psychology relationships self love self-esteem self-worth spirituality

Check these Traits to See if You are an INFJ (Introvert).

Elephant Journal

If you’ve ever thought you might be perceived as slightly strange, or that you don’t quite fit in, or maybe if other people tend to. Health & Wellness Love Non New-Agey Spirituality Z ADMIN Love Featured Today Z ADMIN Wellness Featured Today Alex Myles compassionate empath infj introvert mbti meyers briggs personality types

When I started Dating with Purpose, I found my Man: 20 Qualities to Look For in a Partner.

Elephant Journal

I think #11 might be the most important on the list. Enlightened Society Love codependent dating with purpose good relationship healthy dating healthy relationship love addict mindful dating qualities of a life partner

So, you F*cked Up…Big Time—how to Handle the Aftermath.

Elephant Journal

The only thing worse than making a terrible decision is sticking with the decision just because you made it in the first place. Enlightened Society Health & Wellness Non New-Agey Spirituality alone awareness bad decisions bearable change compassion decisions fear good decisions happiness healing life mindfulness mistakes moving forward. overthinking scared self love self-hate self-pity wallow wrong choices

Try this Yoga Practice to Deal with our Chaotic World.

Elephant Journal

By spending time releasing what is stored in our bodies and dealing with our own uncomfortable feelings, we can grow. Academy Apprentice/Audit Blogs Enlightened Society Equal Rights Non New-Agey Spirituality Yoga chaos crazy donald trump news peace politics world Yoga poses yoga practice

Write for Elephant! Get Paid! Maybe! [Here’s who won in August]

Elephant Journal

Write for elephant, change the world, get rich!* 15 years ago, the public paid for media. Media, in turn, paid writers. And advertisers advertised. Now, advertisers spend money sponsoring cool videos, most of us expect to read for free online, and Craigslist killed. Arts Enlightened Society Featured Events Waylon Lewis 2017 august 2017 august's winners get paid get paid to write incentives money write for elephant

The Garden of Eden was Vegan. So Why do Christians Believe God wanted us to Eat Animals?

Elephant Journal

Whoa, I never knew the Bible said some of this stuff. Animal Rights Food Health & Wellness Non New-Agey Spirituality bible and meat bible on meat christians eating meat does the bible condone eating meat vegan vegan christian vegetarian vegetarian christian

When we’re Forced to Let go of a Soulmate.

Elephant Journal

Let this experience break you open and rock you to your core. Arts Enlightened Society Love broken-hearted evolution humanity self love self-care soulmate

The Losing Battle we’re all Sometimes Guilty of Fighting.

Elephant Journal

I tried my best—I really did. I tried to be light and flexible and affirming of my helpers. And I was! Mostly. But as the day wore on and I became more and more. Health & Wellness being human equanimity inner toddler losing battle self-care spiritual maturity

A Mindful way to Deal with Prenatal Prejudice.

Elephant Journal

As distress replaced her smile, front desk lady—who'd overheard the exchange—bolted in, crystal swinging, and demanded, "How far along? You should have told me. The teacher always has the right to say she's uncomfortable!". Equal Rights Family Health & Wellness Yoga family health modifications mothers parents practicing while pregnant pregnant yogis

Celebrate the Season with these 13 Fall Movies Classics.

Elephant Journal

I offer you 13 more films for fall that will make you laugh, cry, and will even inspire you: Arts WAYLON: Today Only autumn autumn films autumn movies fall fall films fall movies seasonal movies

Science says Vegetarians have Higher Intelligence & are More Empathetic.

Elephant Journal

If we want a little further proof that intelligence and vegetarianism are interrelated we only need to read what a few of the greatest minds the world has ever known had to say: Animal Rights Conscious Consumerism Enlightened Society Equal Rights Food Green Health & Wellness Inspiring (Wow) WAYLON: Today Only Z ADMIN Enlightened Society Today Only.

For all the Traveling Souls: Why we Must Learn to Stand Still.

Elephant Journal

Today, I am easing into my fifth month in the same town. I have felt those familiar butterflies that urge me to my pack my bags and hit the road. This time, though, I’ve decided to stay. Enlightened Society Meditation Non New-Agey Spirituality Travel Z ADMIN Spirituality Featured Today Z ADMIN Yoga Featured Today backpacker depression home meditation settling stillness vagabond wandering wanderlust

Meditation FAQs: Does it Matter if I Fall Asleep During Meditation?

Elephant Journal

It's not unusual to fall asleep during meditation, especially when the practice is new to us. During meditation, our bodies experience a deep level of relaxation and healing. And, depending on how much stress and trauma our bodies are holding, they can want to prolong the healing experience.

How I Created my own Meditation Style (& You can Too!)

Elephant Journal

What I've also come to realize is that it's okay to create my own version of meditation. Enlightened Society Meditation Non New-Agey Spirituality Yoga Z ADMIN Enlightened Society Today Only. Z ADMIN Spirituality Featured Today alternative contemplative practice create your own custom how to meditate meditation standing walking

This Definition of God can Break Open even the Most Closed Heart.

Elephant Journal

When I was younger, I could never understand why people could have something terrible happen to them, and in that moment, “find God.” It seemed to me. Blog Enlightened Society Inspiring (Wow) Love Non New-Agey Spirituality closed hearts definition of God finding grace god human connection Into my Arms meditation Nick Cave prayer religion spirituality we're all in this together

First Wes Anderson Movie in 4 Years & Here’s the Trailer & it’s Stop Motion Animation & we like it.

Elephant Journal

First stop motion since Fantastic Mr. Fox and (yet again) this looks to be the Wes Andersoniest Wes Anderson film yet. You had me at Wes Anderson + Japan + dogs + first stop motion animation since Fantastic Mr. Fox = ISLE OF DOGS tells the story of ATARI KOBAYASHI, 12-year-old ward to corrupt […]. Main Categories* Adventure Animal Rights Arts Waylon Lewis WAYLON: Today Only

The Problem with your Mindfulness Practice.

Elephant Journal

Meditation with a goal of spiritual attainment seems to have gone out of fashion in favor of more practical, secular benefits. Meditation Non New-Agey Spirituality Z ADMIN Spirituality Featured Today awareness compassion meditation mindfulness practice spirituality Yoga