Category: sustainability

American Sentence – Day 30/108

Scrappy, yes - also - tender, loving, vulnerable, creative, fierce.

Get off the wave of cult personality

If you are wondering how our culture got to be so crazy, check out Jean's post below. She gives a short history lesson in how we got here - with a small mention that the United States is coming upon it's 250 year anniversary (or, in astrological terms, its Pluto return). No matter which side ...

108 Days of American Sentence ~ 24

Big dreams of waking at 5am and riding road bicycle car-free. ~

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Word(s have) Power

5th Chakra (Visuddha): Power of Words, Power of Truth, Power of/for the Collective (hint - we are all connected). “There is some good in the worst of us and some evil in the best of us. When we discover this, we are less prone to hate our enemies.”  ~ Martin Luther King Jr. “Written words can also ...

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Common Sense and Beauty – Jane Goodall

I've been thinking much about how I want to go forward with my life. I have some pretty good ideas about what next - but not always the energy to carry through as consistently as I'd like. Jane Goodall has always been an inspiration to me - I think this video will be good for me to ...

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Ban the Bag! My Letter to Flagstaff City Council

Below is a list of cities in the United States that have plastic bag ban ordinances. The cities in blue have links to to their ordinances. The years listed after the cities are when the plastic bag bans went into effect, not when the ordinances were drawn up.

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Friendly Forests!

When Dr. Simard starts talking about fungi, the first thing I thought of was a neural network. How cool!

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Touching the Tiger

Eckhart Tolle's talk completely resonated with me. Always bringing myself to the present moment - it can be work sometimes. This morning the Tiger showed up, but I just allowed myself to be present with it, and it dissipated quickly. I find that when I practice reiki, I feel synched in to the person I ...

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Positively Amazing

Creativity makes us live. Sacred Folly.

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TED – Halla Tomasdottir: A feminine response to Iceland’s financial crash

The end of Halla's speech got cut off - she says: The final thought I want to leave with you is that I'm fed up with this tyranny of either/or choices in life --either it's men or it's women. We need to start embracing the beauty of balance. So let's move away from thinking about business here and philanthropy there, and let's start thinking about doing good business. That's how we change the world. That's the only sustainable future. Thank you.