An Inadequate Thank You to those in a Thankless Profession.

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

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

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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.

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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

In Defense of Legal Prostitution.

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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.

The Three Professions that Capitalism has Ruined.

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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

What We Do is Overrated.

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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.

7 Times You Should See An Energy Healer.

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Although Energy Medicine is one of the oldest healing professions around, for many generations, it hasn't been recognized as a valid method for healing our bodies and minds by conventional medical practitioners.

“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.

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.

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).

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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.".

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.

Young Yoga Teachers: We are Missing Something Important.

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What does this mean for our profession? While I’m still the youngest at my studio, I’m starting to notice the age gap slowly closing. Not because I’m getting older, but because the trainees are getting younger.

How to Profess & Feel Real Intimacy. ~ Damien Bohler

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"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.".

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

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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

The AER editorial board would do the profession a service by explicitly spelling out the sort of prestige that allows one to be taken seriously by the AER

Environmental Economics

From the inbox: Dear AEA Member: Our records indicate that your membership will lapse on Jul 31, 2013, and we invite you to renew your membership at this time. AEA membership provides a number of important benefits including the ability to access all seven AEA journals online, preview pre-publication accepted articles for AEA journals, access EconLit for Members, sign up for update alerts by JEL code and quarterly AEA virtual field journals, and include yourself in the Directory of Members.

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?

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.

How Depression Serves Us.

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No really—not even the medical profession. © Irvin Kelly / Pixoto What causes depression? No one knows. Do a quick google search and see what comes up. The best they can offer is a few theories of biological factors combined with environmental and behavioural issues.

I found a way to highlight the gender problem in economics on this blog

Environmental Economics

One such panel this year met to sleepily critique President Trump’s economic policies, but it was overshadowed by another panel, two ballrooms away, that jolted a profession that prides itself on cool rationality. There's a gender problem in economics? It is not difficult to find an all-male panel at the annual January mega-gathering of American economists. They are as common as PowerPoint presentations and pie charts.

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Finding Empowerment without being Overpowering.

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Note: I don’t in any way profess to know everything […]. A male friend requested that I write something about a man who finds a woman who stands in her truth and how this represents healthy empowerment. So, for my compadre and anyone else who is wondering the same thing, here’s my two cents, for what it’s worth.

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.

WATCH: Michael Ian Black Builds A Birdhouse For National Audubon Society


Comedian and also a self-professed “world genius” Michael Ian Black appears in a new video for the National Audubon Society, which kicks off its 2015 Toyota Together Green project.

Economists believe that the CBO makes credible forecasts

Environmental Economics

See for yourself: [link]. And here is the information on the survey and panel: This panel explores the extent to which economists agree or disagree on major public policy issues. To assess such beliefs we assembled this panel of expert economists.

How Early Detection can save you from the Emotionally Unavailable Person.

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It makes no sense how they can profess undying love, then suddenly—you’re alone and abandoned. These relationships turned me into a beggar and triggered old abandonment wounds. I noticed feelings of desperation trying to get these people to return to the loving, caring partners they were in the beginning. Enlightened Society Health & Wellness Love co-dependency distance emotional relationship self love self-development

Is Spirituality a Well-disguised Hoax if it is Ego-Driven?

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When I was little girl, at times, I was surrounded by religious people who professed to be doing everything in the name of God.

It's Friday, so this must be a sports economics post

Environmental Economics

Nascar economist Pete Groothuis and I are guest team teaching a sports and society course today (and to show our dedication to our profession we're missing the noontime basketball game ).

Living wage not minimum wage

Green (Living) Review

Not everyone in one of those “lower valued” (by those who judge) professions has chosen that path because they are not well educated or whatever but out of choice, as it is a profession they actually want to pursue and many of then do, in fact, require education and training, though not necessarily at a college or university.

Betty White Advocates for Zoos in New Book


Betty White is a self-professed animal lover and also a zoophile. She enjoys going to zoo’s all over the U.S. and believes that activism for the animals at the zoo can come from within without destroying the benefits that a zoo has for people and the environment. In her new book “Betty & Friends: My [.]. Animals Causes News Pop Culture betty white

"The World’s Top Economists Want to Work for Amazon and Facebook"

Environmental Economics

The meeting gave them all a chance to compare notes about what it’s like to be on the front lines of a new trend in the profession. I was sorry that I missed NABE's Big Data Conference in June.

"Even top economists publish in predatory journals, study finds" #RePEc

Environmental Economics

 There is an element of crowd sourcing to REPEC rankings as citations and paper downloads are some of the metrics used to create the single index of economist "quality" And for evidence that "I'd blow my own horn if I was listed as a top 5% researcher", here again is Matt Kahn : REPEC provides an objective measure of who is "Royalty" in the economics profession.

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The Conservative Bias in Economics?

Environmental Economics

He does single out my profession, economics, as being better than most social science departments in representing conservative viewpoints:  “Economists remain influential.   But the extent to which conservative ideology is represented within the profession is much larger than a simple tally of the number of conservatives versus liberals indicates.     That is done all the time within the profession.

Desmond Tutu: “climate change is our global enemy”

Green Prophet

Join the global movement – a moral movement – spearheaded by individuals across the spectrum of professions and culture, religions and political alliances.

I am a Recovering Emotional Vampire.

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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

I Love You, now Leave me Alone. Why spending Time Apart can help our Relationships.

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However, regardless of profession, a room of one’s own or having a separate space […]. Nearly 90 years ago, the writer Virginia Woolf said that in order to write fiction, a woman needed two things: money and a room of one’s own.

What makes a good bird guide?

10,000 Birds

Working as a guide myself, but also travelling and hiring guides in three continents, gives me a good insight in the profession from both angles. Joining some travelling birders FB group, I’ve read a long list of dos and don’ts. One of many don’ts was: post no adverts. This made me think… I don’t think I’ve ever posted adverts – only recommendations. E.g., whenever I travel and use the services of local guides, if I was happy with them, I do recommend them.

Why Should Vegans Care About Slaughterhouse Workers?


Like you or I, they have families and lives to support, and have been dragged into a largely unfavorable profession because nobody else wants those jobs, and because slaughterhouse workers come from the easiest populations to prey on.

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What's wrong with climate change economics?

Environmental Economics

A key reason for that, I believe, is a chronic low-balling of future temperature rise and hence future climate impacts and hence future climate damages by the mainstream economic profession. Er, nothing? Joe Romm : Last week economist William Nordhaus slammed global warming deniers and explained that the cost of delaying action is $4 Trillion.

"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.

The Dharma of the Diva: Collision Course or Compromise? ~ Angie Wright-Nash

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I am a self-professed high heel and handbag aficionado, as well as a lover of all things cosmetic-related. I’m fancy—I might even be a little prissy and I am definitely girlie.