Sat.Mar 04, 2017 - Fri.Mar 10, 2017

Before you pursue a Strong Woman, Read This.

Elephant Journal

She endures pain, yet finds pleasure in the trauma. She's experienced heartache, yet finds the diamond in every piece of her heart as she puts it back together. She needs no one, yet wants everyone. She feels deeply and shows gratitude. Literary Journal Non New-Agey Spirituality Health & Wellness life mindfulness powerful woman relationships self love strong woman women

2017 34

Some details on Trump's proposed EPA cuts*

Environmental Economics

Here are some of the EPA program cuts proposed by President Trump :  Source: Alt National Park Service on FB. The benefit/cost analysis tag on this post is meant to be ironic.  Just not in a funny way

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The Raptor Situation in Costa Rica

10,000 Birds

What birder doesn’t get excited about raptors? Sort of like the mega birds, these aren’t your average worm-eating, seed-feeding, chirping guys with brightly colored plumage.

Why the Paris Agreement is in the U.S.’s Best Interest

Conservancy Talk

Mark Tercek is the president and CEO of the Nature Conservancy and author of Nature’s Fortune. Follow Mark on Twitter: @ MarkTercek. Recent news reports indicate the Trump Administration is considering either leaving the Paris Agreement on climate change or weakening the U.S.’s

Spring Equinox: The Astrological New Year Begins.

Elephant Journal

Spring is about growth and easing into the light. Astrology Meditation Non New-Agey Spirituality aries astrology bathing ritual maitri meditation pagan spring equinox

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How to Celebrate the Full Moon like a Buddhist.

Elephant Journal

This meditation can be practiced during the few days leading up to and after the full moon. Enlightened Society Health & Wellness Meditation Non New-Agey Spirituality balance buddhism full moon full moon meditation grounding meditation mindfulness spirituality the Buddha

2017 28

A letter to… My non-vegan mother, who I still love

Eccorazzi

I read the letter you wrote to me in The Guardian. I am sorry your feel that I hate you and that you repulse me. Nothing could be farther from the truth. I am most sorry that I did not clearly explain to you why I am vegan and I hope to do that in this letter.

2017 15

Write more by hand

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Writing by hand has many advantages, especially in regards to absorbing information. Alone for that reason writing by hand, aka handwriting, should not be taken out the curriculum of schools and should continue to be taught.

2017 11

The Eagle Huntress–A Film Review

10,000 Birds

Aisholpan Nurgaiv is a graceful, rosy-cheeked 13-year old girl with a magic smile who makes living on the edge of nowhere and forever look like the easiest experience in the world.

Replacing our Addictions with Mindfulness.

Elephant Journal

Everyone walked into the room feeling isolated and uncertain, but by the time we were struggling through sun salutations, we were laughing at our awkward. Health & Wellness Yoga addiction and recovery building blocks of recovery meditation mindfulness teaching yoga

2017 22

The Absurdity of Non-Vegans Picketing Animal Abuse

Eccorazzi

Non-vegans are the first to admonish others for the infliction of overtly gratuitous animal “cruelty.” ” Indeed, as in the case of a recent dog murder , they may even stand with pickets outside courthouses claiming that there’s “no excuse for animal abuse.”

2017 13

Military to support and supplement police

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Many people keep accusing those of us who think laterally and who seem to be able to see behind the scenes of being conspiracy theorists. The funny thing, though, is that one after the other of those things appear to come true given a couple of months or a year or two.

The Gawky Guillemot

10,000 Birds

I guess we can universally agree that the colonial times were a rather selfish period of European history. There is indeed little good that can be ascribed in retrospective to this period, and the little good there is pales in comparison to the bad things.

Six Root Chakra Tips for Grounding & Stability.

Elephant Journal

In a recent interview with Deepak Chopra, he explained how Donald Trump is stuck in his root chakra. When our energy stagnates here, we can. Health & Wellness Meditation Non New-Agey Spirituality Yoga aromatherapy balance chakras energy center feet Ganesh Ganesha gems healing inspiration knees meditation Muladhara Om Gom Ganapate Namaha practice root chakra sanskrit stones subtle energy centers walking meditation wisdom

2017 21

Assessing our Coastal Green Infrastructure Investment Allocation: A Coastal Portfolio Check-up

Nature Conservancy - Science

Coastal gray infrastructure – roads, bridges, buildings, ports, and everything else we build along coastlines – is clearly critical for keeping our society functioning, and we invest significantly in it.

HIP-TRUG from BURGON & BALL – Product Review

Green (Living) Review

Review by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Hip-Trug is an innovative new gardening accessory from Burgon & Ball, designed to free both hands for gardening jobs. It’s like having an extra pair of gardening hands!

2017 11

Magpie Geese breeding near Broome

10,000 Birds

It has been a few years since we had a good Wet Season to really bring a decent amount of rain to Broome and surrounds. In early 2014 the rainfall was good and flooded the main highway south from Broome and made for some excellent birding from your car.

How to be Happy according to Aristotle.

Elephant Journal

Aristotle taught that happiness should be our primary goal in life and that in order to be happy, one must attain mo. Health & Wellness Inspiring (Wow) Non New-Agey Spirituality WAYLON: Today Only Z ADMIN Enlightened Society Today Only.

2017 19

Surveying the Amazon Rainforest from the Sky

Nature Conservancy - Science

With Amazon Aerobotany you can view the canopy of the Peruvian Amazon from the perspective of a macaw! From this perspective you’ll contribute to science improving rainforest conservation and, while you’re at it, earn credits to see the forest firsthand.

Ecorazzi Announces Vegan Food & Drink Festival 2017 Season

Eccorazzi

What’s the only thing bigger than finding out one of your friends finally went vegan? The return of the Vegan Food & Drink Festival ! Entering our third festival season, we’re bringing our highly curated vegan comfort food and craft brews back to Chicago and Toronto for another round.

Incineration is part of a linear economy

Green (Living) Review

Our Bodies are Pleading with Us.

Elephant Journal

This week, I was reminded of just how problematic our culture’s relationship with our bodies is while following the news of the Trump administration's decision to roll back protections for. Enlightened Society Equal Rights Health & Wellness body appreciation Health and Wellness relationship with bodies self image self-care stress trans youth

Accidents on the Ocean Highway: Improved Safety Program Needed for Marine Turtles

Nature Conservancy - Science

In a previous post , Lotus Vermeer made an analogy of “Roadkill on the Ocean Highway” with turtle mortality in gillnets. She also suggested testing modifications in the fishing gear that may help reduce sea turtle bycatch in the Pacific.

The Home Place: Memoirs of a Colored Man’s Love Affair With Nature

10,000 Birds

The nature memoir – a blend of place-based writing with life story – has been having a “moment” that’s lasted two decades and counting.

Man buys abandoned firehouse for $1, completely renovates and transforms the building

Green (Living) Review

The Walnut Hills neighborhood in Cincinnati, Ohio, is one of the oldest and most historic areas in the city. Back in the day, Walnut Hills was a diverse and thriving community, but within the last century, it has seen its culture disappear as people flock towards the suburbs.

True Forgiveness Is a Journey of the Soul.

Elephant Journal

As women, we’re conditioned to be peacemakers. We pressure ourselves to forgive quickly in the interest of being nice. But true forgiveness is much more than a quick “I’m sorry.” True forgiveness is a journey of the soul. Enlightened Society Food Health & Wellness Non New-Agey Spirituality empathy forgiveness freedom love personal development self love self-help

2017 14

And all the best to you as well, sir.

Environmental Economics

I usually appreciate sarcasm, but really, wouldn't it have taken less time to fill out the survey than it would to type me a formal letter dripping with sarcasm

Where Are You Birding This Second Weekend of March 2017?

10,000 Birds

If your part of the world is dealing with the levels of meteorological turmoil my part is, you’ll remember the wild weather of March 2017 for a long, long time. But even if your local breezes are balmy, let’s hope they’re blowing beautiful birds in.

Budget 2017: Solar industry facing devastating 800% tax increase

Green (Living) Review

Warrior Women go to Work.

Elephant Journal

"As a woman, I want to tell you why this protest won't work.". Enlightened Society Inspiring (Wow) WAYLON: Today Only divine feminine female power international women's day motherhood sisterhood womanhood women women's work

2017 12

What if the Secretary of the Department of Commerce doubted the law of demand?

Environmental Economics

I don't know if this is that crazy, because I don't understand climate science, but still: Scott Pruitt, the head of the Environmental Protection Agency , said on Thursday that carbon dioxide was not a primary contributor to global warming , a statement at odds with the established scientific consensus on climate change.

Trump Signs Executive Orders And Scott Pruitt Stacks EPA With Climate Change Skeptics

10,000 Birds

For those of you who may have forgotten, or some who never knew, we once had rivers in the United States that would catch fire because they were so polluted. The image above is the Cuyahoga River in Cleveland Ohio. The Cuyahoga River caught fire thirteen times between 1868 and 1969.

Design and Planning for People in Place

Green (Living) Review

Organic Spirituality vs. The Fake, Inauthentic, Commercial Kind.

Elephant Journal

I should know. I used to teach steroid-spirituality. I used to project an image and tell myself. Enlightened Society Non New-Agey Spirituality being right where we are fake spirituality inauthentic organic practical enlightenment steroid-spirituality