An Inadequate Thank You to those in a Thankless Profession.

Elephant Journal

Family Right Livelihood family giving birth healers kindness maternity nurses mothers pregnancy thankless professionThey get threatened, physically assaulted and have their shoes ruined.

The Three Professions that Capitalism has Ruined.

Elephant Journal

Today many of the heart-based professions are losing their heart and soul to a corporatized system that just doesn’t seem to care about anything other than the almighty dollar. Arts Enlightened Society Right Livelihood actors arts corporate exploitation monetization money teachers woman


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What are the Challenges in Teaching Profession?

Elephant Journal

After parents, teachers have the most important role in a student life. They are the one who mold the character of their students and contribute to raising educated, sane and responsible citizens of our country. This makes teacher jobs valuable and significant as they have the opportunity to impact the lives of students and the […].

Teaching Yoga is Not a Legitimate Profession. ~ Mathew Bergan

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Yoga Teaching is Not a Legitimate Profession. Mathew Bergan. Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Sustainability (Business, Entrepreneurship, Livelihood) Yoga Yoga Practice Yoga Wisdom asana Donna Farhi inmortal tantra unyogic ying yang yoga practice yoga teacher

Utilizing the Awakened Heart of Kuan Yin in the Helping Professions

Elephant Journal

In the counseling, social work, sacred healing and the other helping professions there is a phenomenon commonly espoused as “compassion fatigue.” This phenomenon is studied, researched and discussed amongst professionals in the field. While some believe that compassion fatigue is a result of being exposed to a traumatized person, others believe that it is just […].

How to Profess & Feel Real Intimacy. ~ Damien Bohler

Elephant Journal

"It doesn''t matter if it isn''t pure poetry, and we stammer or stumble a little in the telling. The words are less relevant than the simple act of sharing that this person''s essence has reached in and moved us. And if we notice ourselves feeling shy, awkward, or vulnerable in the telling then even better! Speak that too.".

I propose the First Annual Env-Econ Open Non-Structured Colloquium, Compendium, Corrigendum, Conference and Seminar for the Inebriation of the Profession (sponsored by Buffalo Wild Wings Grill and Bar)

Environmental Economics

Is it time to rethink the academic conference? Academic conferences are a habit from the past, embraced by the administrativersity as a way to showcase knowledge and to increase productivity in the form of published conference proceedings. We have been complicit. Until now. We believe it is time to ask ourselves: What is the purpose of the conference? What has caused us to organize these things year after year without questioning their basis?

Yoga Inc.: The Paradox of Mixing Practice and Profession. ~ Kristin Lynn Gilbert

Elephant Journal

Calling all yoga teachers out there. Have you ever felt discouraged by the apparent paradox between yogic philosophies and the reality of the yoga business world? Been placed at odds with the Eastern vs. Western approaches to the practice? Or felt otherwise all-out confused as to how the integrity of the Practice (its simplicity, humility and spirituality) can [.]. Homepages (Gold Tabs)* Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Yoga authenticity business giving practice teaching

6 Skills we can Learn from Horses that Make us Better at our Jobs.

Elephant Journal

Academy Apprentice/Audit Blogs Animal Rights Apprentice Thesis Elephant Academy Right Livelihood career equestrian horse riding horses humility jobs leadership life skills life-lessons profession right livelihood teamworkMy perspective on being an equestrian has always been that it is a hobby, something I do in my free time—separate from my work. Recently, my perspective has changed. I now see how lessons I've.

2018 64

How I Ditched my Baking Business & Became a Forest Therapy Guide.

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Green Health & Wellness Forest therapy garden guide healing life change nature new profession OntarioI was ready for a change. I had been baking for 17 years and it had taken its toll on my body. I had sore knees and hips as well as an unhealthy addiction to sugar.

“When are you getting a Real Job?” A Millennial’s Letter to her Concerned Dad.

Elephant Journal

Arts Enlightened Society Non New-Agey Spirituality business entrepreneur freelancer generation letter to dad millennial parents professionMy dad adores me, and I know he wants the best for me, but to him that means one thing: a nine to five job with benefits.

2016 79

What everyone gets Wrong about Life Purpose.

Elephant Journal

Enlightened Society Inspiring (Wow) Right Livelihood be of benefit career find your path happiness job life purpose passion profession right livelihoodWe want to feel happy, fulfilled, meaningful—like our lives matter. We want to feel like there’s a point to all of this and that even our worst.

2018 63

Solar Spaceship modeled lamp professes a future filled with asteroid mining


B.Sameer Kumar: Watch out Richard Branson, you now have competition when it comes to mining asteroids in space. That is right; someone has decided to take up the same wacky idea of the millionaire, who wishes to build hotels in space, mine through the layers of earth’s crust and travel within and explore world’s oceans in the wackiest possible ways. Of course, this guy is no millionaire like Branson is, and so he has to look elsewhere for funding.

Facebook is Not the Enemy—it’s our Mirror.

Elephant Journal

Conscious Consumerism Enlightened Society Right Livelihood conscious enlightened profession facebook Fake news finding your voice life with Facebook mindful reality of social media savvy consumers social mediaSocial media is our mirror; it reflects back our issues. It can be a place for fakeness as well as for sincerity. It is up to us how we choose.

2017 63

In Defense of Legal Prostitution.

Elephant Journal

Enlightened Society Right Livelihood abuse feminism health Health & Wellness human trafficking legal prostitution legalization oldest profession prostitution sex sex slavery sex work stigma women's rightsDenying sex workers the right to do their work legally infringes on other rights, such as their access to.

2017 62

Can “Right Livelihood” Bring Home the Bacon?

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Animal Rights (Vegan, Pets, Wildlife) Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Green Inspiring (Wow) Sustainability (Business, Entrepreneurship, Livelihood) being the change enlightened profession practical Buddhism proofreading at the IRS right livelihood"I proofread documents at the IRS.".

2015 79

What We Do is Overrated.

Elephant Journal

Non-New-Agey Spirituality (Religion, Philosophy) Sustainability (Business, Entrepreneurship, Livelihood) WAYLON: Today Only career gerard murphy job profession self-worth Turiyatita who we are No, I’m not a pundit, guru, or Zen Buddhism practitioner. I’m just a fella who thinks for a living.

2014 81

Going Crazy Is The Most Sane Thing To Do. ~ Michelle Collier

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Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Non-New-Agey Spirituality (Religion, Philosophy) crazy joy perfect profession society soul We remember that we are not our possessions or our personalities or our accomplishments. We remember that we are not our beliefs or our educations. We remember our souls.

2014 81

“A Writer Writes.” Tips for Living an Authentic Life.

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Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Literary Journal WAYLON: Editor''s Picks a writer writes authentic commitment fills your heart imagination living authentically on writing perfection stephen king tips for doing what you love tips for writers writing your profession your real job If you love something, but you don''t do it, it won''t be long before you''re falling apart at the seams. This applies to anything, not just writing. A builder builds. A nurse nurses. A painter paints.

2013 83

Why I’ll Never Grow Tired of Little Hands & Big Hearts.

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Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Family, Youth, Enlightened Education Inspiring (Wow) being of service For Children gratitude learning listen little hands and big hearts profession right livelihood students teaching your storyShe sighs as she places her pencil down. Her eyes look up as if you’re her one saving grace.

2016 63

The Western Woman Will Save the World.

The Alien Next Door

On the eve of the Copenhagen Climate Change Conference , in which we could especially use some feminine wisdom , I thought it appropriate to discuss a quote I was reminded of recently from a self-professed social entrepreneur I met in Chester, Nova Scotia (more on her in a later post). The Alien Next Door Musings of Nina Munteanu, SF writer and Ecologist Monday, December 7, 2009 The Western Woman Will Save the World.

2009 186

Only two?

Environmental Economics

" A lesser man might recognize that he is in the wrong profession From the inbox: I am sorry to inform you that I have decided to reject your submission. One of the referee reports began with: "I see two huge shortcomings."  

2015 138

Stand-up economist: Grading Economics Textbooks on Climate Change

Environmental Economics

the economics profession won't be participating (as much) in the training of undergraduates in climate skepticism

"Killing EJMR"

Environmental Economics

The context of this discussion is that women are unacceptably underrepresented at all levels of the economics profession ( source ): Our profession, our work, and our image suffer from being male-dominated. Jim Campbell: For the last couple of weeks, the online economics community has been discussing and reacting to rampant misogyny on a website, Economics Job Market Rumors.

2017 100

An endorsement (or two)

Environmental Economics

I look forward to using it in my class next term – I usually start class off with a survey of the students, and it will be fun now to compare their answers to those of the profession. From the inbox: I just read your article in REEP with the survey of environmental economists. Thanks for the article! And I really need to remember to check your blog more often…  I always mean to do that, and then just somehow it gets away from me…  but that’s a great resource too!

2017 116

3 Ways I Healed my Body when Doctors told me to “Just be Patient.”

Elephant Journal

The medical profession will likely tell you to be patient. That’s what I was told—but there is a difference between being patient and being mindful. Academy Apprentice/Audit Blogs Apprentice Thesis Elephant Academy Enlightened Society Health & Wellness brain injury concussion elephant magazine heal your body healing keto diet meditation mild traumatic brain injury mindfulness post-concussion syndrome traumatic brain injury

2019 72

Quote of the Day: If this doesn't work, we're going to hold our breath and stomp our feet until you listen

Environmental Economics

"There exists a vibrant community of pluralist economists in the UK and elsewhere, but these academics have been marginalised within the profession.

Quote of the Day: At the risk of sounding like an environmental economist, I'm a fan of Sousa marches

Environmental Economics

What the hell does Jerry Hausman have against Sousa?

2017 100

How Clinging Led Me to the Path of Letting Go

Elephant Journal

I was three years deep into a futile pattern of loving a friend who had professed love, but not shown that love fully, clearly or consistently. In short, he was emotionally unavailable. The more he pulled back, the more I gave. The more silent he became, the more I worked – and reworked – my […].

2018 72

But I Can’t Even Touch My Toes: Reasons Why We Should Still Try Yoga. ~ Brianna Wilkins

Elephant Journal

We entered this profession because of our love for yoga, the physical movement, the spiritual practice and more importantly the amazing community: the kula. Health & Wellness Yoga asana fitness flexibility hanumanasana kula pinchamayurasana

5 Things We Need to Stop Assuming About Yoga Teachers & their Work.

Elephant Journal

When people admire my profession because they think it’s easy, it really rubs me the wrong way. Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Health & Wellness Yoga assumptions conclusions misconceptions teaching

The value of life as revealed by the media

Environmental Economics

Apparently if John wants to make it in this profession he should stop researching hurricanes and start researching Roseanne From : On Tuesday, two things happened: A New England Journal of Medicine article by Harvard researchers argued that the death toll from Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico was most likely thousands higher than the official number of 64; and Roseanne Barr, the sitcom star, was fired for a racist Twitter rant.

Check Out Outbirding with Field Guides

10,000 Birds

Guiding birding tours is a remarkably rewarding profession. 10,000 Birds is running a series of articles by and about tour guides, tour companies, eco-lodges, and other birding travel organizations. We want to help the birding tourism industry come back strong from the COVID pandemic.

2020 157

A Survey of U.S. Birders

10,000 Birds

Respondents answered a series of sociodemographic questions regarding race, ethnicity, gender, age, education, profession, rural land ownership, urban/rural residence, urban/rural upbringing, income, and state of residence. Comprehensive surveys of U.S.

Using Self-Care to Combat Compassion Fatigue

Elephant Journal

Compassion fatigue is common in helping professions such as medicine, social work, or care giving. What is compassion fatigue exactly? Compassion fatigue occurs when symptoms develop due to chronic stress from caring for others. Those symptoms can include feeling physically tired, hopeless, apathy regarding work, and difficulty concentrating. It can also affect non-professionals who provide […].

2019 61

The AERE tree is on the JAERE cover

Environmental Economics

In contrast, our view is that  JAERE’s  success will hinge on what we as a profession do on behalf of the new journal, rather than what happens to other outlets. Indeed, the profession generally, and junior members in particular, will benefit from having  JEEM  remain a respectable outlet. We urge AERE members to recognize the contribution to the profession from these individuals and to support their efforts accordingly. 

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Only a chump would buy this book

Environmental Economics

of the economics profession has never read an environmental textbook, I figure that there are a lot of possible sales here. Day 3 of the great textbook giveaway experiment: To celebrate my first day Visiting NUS next week,  I will be giving away free copies of my Fundamentals book  on Monday 8/26/13.

I am a Recovering Emotional Vampire.

Elephant Journal

We are drama queens that constantly seek attention and thrive on our own self-professed victim status. Emotional Vampires are exhausting people that effortlessly deplete energy. We suck the life out of you. Enlightened Society Health & Wellness Love Non New-Agey Spirituality being in control bloodthirsty change communication emotional vampire empathy sunlight vulnerable

"The 1993 Econ Ph.D. Cohort" rocked!

Environmental Economics

not bad but it wouldn't get you into the College Football Playoff ): REPEC's performance metrics turn everyone in the profession into a single scalar value. Matt Kahn (currently ranked #6 in the 1993 cohort.  Here is the current ranking of the world's class of 1993.  I am eagerly waiting for my retroactive Restud Tour Invite! REPEC Claims that I am an environmental economist and an urban economist.

2015 122

What is Ethical Engineering and How Does it Work?

Green Prophet

When it comes to learned professions, engineering is incredibly important. Those who study for this profession are expected to display the highest standards of integrity and honesty. This is where the code of ethics for engineers comes into the profession.

2020 56

Turn Every Day into a Valentine’s Day with Sexy Lingerie

Elephant Journal

This is the time when many lovers dare to profess their love in hopes of getting their feelings returned and the couple who are already together renew their declarations of love. Valentine’s Day has just passed by and the scent of romance is lingering in the air. For most people, this is also the favorite […].

Romance: the attainable pleasure

Elephant Journal

The word romance itself conjures up so many thoughts brought to the mind’s eye, like poetry dripping with rhythmic professions of love, candles lit everywhere by the hands of a thoughtful lover, flowers for no reason other than wanting your partner to know you are thinking of them and the words I love you floating […].

For the Love of Winter

Elephant Journal

I am a self professed winter lover. It’s true. It may well have turned into my favourite season (Gasp! I said it). Sure I love the first shoots and buds of spring and the wall of heat and slow paced freedom of summer. And then there’s the crisp nights and warm days surrounded by the […].