Sat.Sep 23, 2017 - Fri.Sep 29, 2017

Shorebirds in Action: An introduction to waders and their behaviour, by Richard Chandler

10,000 Birds

Hi, my name is Dragan and I do not know my shorebirds. If I were to give a speech at the shorebirds conference, those would have been my opening words. Anything else would be a lie. Not that I haven’t had an opportunity to learn them.

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Recovery: Extricating Reptiles from the Pit of Despair

Nature Conservancy - Science

Nevada bans all commercial take of reptiles, the last state to do so. The story behind the ban. From the Field Wildlife Endangered Species Herps Mammals Nature + People

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The Microbiome Test that shows what’s Really Going On Inside your Gut. {Partner}

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We can now order an at-home test to have our microbiome sequenced. In addition, Dr. Ghannoum’s test provides information on something that has been almost completely overlooked by other microbiome tests—the fungi in your gut. Featured Events Health & Wellness bacteria BIOHM fungi gut health microbiome partner

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Only 46 Days


The difference between being “ethical” and being “unethical” is 46 days. I know this because while riding on the Northern Line in London, I saw this advert by Farmdrop that tells me so.

Notable Trees

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Most birders of my acquaintance are also broader naturalists. They note butterflies, dragonflies, herps; they understand at least a bit about the ecosystems they frequent; they care about environmental issues, from conserving pockets of local green space to fighting climate change.

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Where Are You Birding This Final Weekend of September 2017?

10,000 Birds

As September eases gracefully into October, one season morphs day by day into the next. By now, you’ve seen all the signs of what weather is to come. Hopefully, you’ve also been seeing the birds that attend these changes. if not, keep looking!

A Tale of Climate Change and Two Cities

Nature Conservancy - Science

While it is almost impossible to attribute an individual event to climate change, the reality is that we live in a climate altered world. Climate Change Climate Development Human Well-Being Nature + People Nature-based Solutions

7 Sexperts Define the Link Between Sex & Creativity.

Elephant Journal

Many of us are unaware of the potency of our sexual energy, and how we can channel it to our craft, and create masterful work.

Want to double world food production? Return the land to small farmers!

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) If we want to double world food production and be able to feed a growing population we will have to return the land to small farmers and also establish more small farms.

Night Shift Brewing: Whirlpool American Pale Ale

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Where I am today

Environmental Economics

I’m a Therapist, but I Won’t Fix You: 5 Questions that can help us Help Ourselves.

Elephant Journal

"What is wrong with you? You’ve been wasting my time and money!” Her voice gets louder, her face more contorted, her emotions more bitter, her words more scorching. Her therapist hands her the tissues. Enlightened Society Health & Wellness Non New-Agey Spirituality Right Livelihood achieve goals change defence mechanisms Gestalt therapy help symptoms Therapist therapy

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Keeping Your Home Comfortable – and Healthier – With Wool Insulation

Green Living Ideas

By Steve Hanley Sheep’s wool has been keeping people warm for thousands of years. It is by definition all natural, renewable, and recyclable.

Birding Before Hurricane Irma

10,000 Birds

I was lucky. Living so far west in the Panhandle, projections of Hurricane Irma’s path never crossed near Pensacola.

The Word we all Need to Ban from our Vocabulary.

Elephant Journal

I realised recently that this one little word is ruining my life. Enlightened Society Inspiring (Wow) Non New-Agey Spirituality Travel contentment Gretchen Rubin guilt happiness if if only marianne williamson what if

Ladies, enjoy your Sexy Self. Just stop Calling it Yoga.

Elephant Journal

Do you ever see Catholic nuns posting images of themselves reciting Hail Mary’s on a Malibu beach wearing a thong? Has a Buddhist nun ever hashtagged her post #sexymeditating? No one ever seems to post selfies where they’re practicing brahmacharya. Health & Wellness WAYLON: Today Only Yoga ego images instagram media Sexy social media yoga porn

8 Tips For Raising Non-Picky Eaters.

Elephant Journal

By age five, our child had eaten food from over 20 different countries and liked it all. We never catered to her "being a kid" or needing specialized kids’ menus, so she's just used to eating "adult" food. Animal Rights Family Food Green Health & Wellness getting my kids to eat local food mindful eating mindful parenting picky children picky eaters picky kids sustainable food vegan children

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Dear Warrior, Breathe.

Elephant Journal

Sometimes, it feels like the walls are caving in—like you have nowhere to go, nothing you can do. You’re tired from trying to hold all the crumbling pieces of your life together. And you want to give up—throw the towel in. Arts Inspiring (Wow) Non New-Agey Spirituality Z ADMIN Spirituality Featured Today Z ADMIN Wellness Featured Today breathe change chaos fear fight gentle warrior happiness healing Health & Wellness hope life live authentically mindfulness pause self love walls warrior

5 Steps to Create a Long-Lasting Mindful Relationship.

Elephant Journal

I have been with my wonderful wife for the past 35 years. As a spiritual teacher, I am often asked how it is tha. Love Non New-Agey Spirituality Z ADMIN Love Featured Today Z ADMIN Spirituality Featured Today dating love marriage mindful dating mindful love mindful relationships relationships

A Life Lesson I learned in 60 Seconds.

Elephant Journal

I hear deep sighs all around me—of pleasure or pain, it’s hard to know. Enlightened Society Non New-Agey Spirituality Yoga discomfort mantra yin Yin yoga

8 Songs to Fall into this Autumn.

Elephant Journal

We allow ourselves to fall into the fall season. It's a special—nearly magical—time of year. It's an ending of sorts, yet also the doorway to new beginnings. To help guide us into this autumn season, here are eight seasonal songs to fall into.enjoy!

It’s not a Crush on your Yoga Teacher, It’s This.

Elephant Journal

I mean for crying out loud, they’re teaching spiritual principles, giving of their time and selves for very little money, making these killer music tracks, and giving hands-on assists like some kind of therapeutic angel. What’s not to love, right? Non New-Agey Spirituality Yoga crush on your yoga teacher energy feelings having a crush romance savasana yoga is love

Self-Esteem vs. Self-As-Team: Redefining our Self-Worth.

Elephant Journal

I believe we actually need to be teaching our children that we are much more than simply what we are good at. Enlightened Society Family Health & Wellness Meditation Non New-Agey Spirituality developing self-worth more than my accomplishments self-esteem self-worth teaching self-worth

I’ve Accepted that I’m an Introvert (& Why you Should Too).

Elephant Journal

Finding out that I was an introvert took me by surprise. I’d spent my university years and my 20s like many people do falling through the front door from nights out as the sun crept above the horizon, congratulating myself on my large circle of acquaintances, and drinking tequila until my eyes watered. Enlightened Society Health & Wellness Right Livelihood 20s bipolar college years extrovert introvert psychology social university

3 Tips for raising Thankless, Bottomless Pits of Wanting (also known as Teenagers).

Elephant Journal

Yesterday, my daughter did something I have been telling her for years to stop doing. I yelled at her and said she was being “f*cking disrespectful." The words left my mouth quicker than I. Blog Elephant Academy Family Inspiring (Wow) Love anger family find your tribe mindful parenting motherhood mothers and daughters parenting tips raising teenagers self-care

Kneeling & the NFL: This is Not an Act of Defiance.

Elephant Journal

They are in no way intending to make a mockery of the flag (which was most likely made in China) or diminish the sacrifices of soldiers. Academy Apprentice/Audit Blogs Blog Elephant Academy Enlightened Society Equal Rights WAYLON: Today Only colin kaepernick how to argue kneeling nfl nfl controversy nfl kneeling trump nfl controversy trump nfl tweet

3 Ways to Forgive & Let Go—of Ourselves, or those who Hurt Us.

Elephant Journal

We are so used to ruminating. We know this isn’t helpful, but we get stuck. Academy Apprentice/Audit Blogs Elephant Academy Health & Wellness Meditation Non New-Agey Spirituality forgive and let go forgiveness letting go meditation mindfulness practice relationships ruminating those who hurt us

3 Ways to Get Over the Fear of Not Fitting In.

Elephant Journal

This fear of not fitting in is at its strongest when we’re young, but it never fully leaves us until we become confident in who we are. Whether we are teenagers entering college or adults joining a new company, our first instinct is to be careful with our words and actions. We don’t want to upset the status quo; we fear failure, ridicule, and standing out. We are petrified that people might not like us.

The Buddha’s Guide to Dealing with Desire.

Elephant Journal

In the Buddha's teaching of The Four Noble Truths, the first truth is that suffering exists. The second truth states that all suffering has a cause. In Buddhism, attachment and. Conscious Consumerism Enlightened Society Meditation Non New-Agey Spirituality acceptance attachment buddhism Buddhist philosophy greed impermanence letting go materialism suffering The Four Noble Truths the middle way

“I Look Fine, but No One can see my Pain”: Living with an Invisible Illness.

Elephant Journal

The hardest part for me about its cloak of invisibility is when others don't seem to believe I feel as bad as I do. Enlightened Society Family Health & Wellness chronic illness chronic pain dealing with pain fatigue fibro flare fibromyalgia inflammation mindfully living with pain

You Can’t Change Anyone but you Can Do This.

Elephant Journal

They say that people can’t change, but I disagree—people change all the time. Enlightened Society Family Love advice boyfriend change friends friendship girlfriend inspiration life mindfulness rants relationships

A visit to Dog Lake

10,000 Birds

On the final leg of my “Old Home Week”, I travel out to Dog Lake, a pristine high mountain lake, surrounded by mature Ponderosa Pines.

Best Bird of the Weekend (Fourth of September 2017)

10,000 Birds

Some of us had long weekends and made them count. Some of us had short weekends or none at all and still made them count. No matter how much time you can spare, you MUST respond to the spectacle of migration taking place right now.

Greater Sand Plover with abnormal colouration returns from migration

10,000 Birds

Over the past few weeks we have observed a large increase in the number of migratory shorebirds around Broome and the first few weeks of September brought the arrival of the first of the Oriental Plover and Little Curlew.