YES! Magazine Nominated for General Excellence. Read All About It.
Sections
Home » Happiness » HAPPINESS

Nonprofit. Independent. Subscriber-supported. DONATE. How you can support our work.

Get a FREE Issue. Yes! I want to try YES! Magazine

YES! by Email
Join over 78,000 others already signed up for FREE YES! news.
[SAMPLE]
link

HomeBannerAd_Bookshelf

The YES! ChicoBag(R). Full-size tote that fits in your pocket!

 

HAPPINESS

The good life doesn't have to cost the planet.

In Review :: Nonviolence: The History of a Dangerous Idea In Review :: Nonviolence: The History of a Dangerous Idea
by James Trimarco
Best-selling author Mark Kurlansky describes the movements—often religious in origin—that have denounced war in favor of active nonviolent resistance.
In Review :: The Urban Homestead and Northwest Green Home Primer In Review :: The Urban Homestead and Northwest Green Home Primer
by Pamela O'Malley Chang
A good-natured guide for urbanites who want to live off the land without leaving the city limits.
People We Love :: Erica Wheeler People We Love :: Erica Wheeler
Erica Wheeler leads workshops that help people connect to the land.
People We Love :: Hari Kondabolu People We Love :: Hari Kondabolu
by Layla Aslani
Kondabolu uses comedy to point out hidden assumptions about immigrants.
The Power of Food The Power of Food
by Madeline Ostrander
Providing food for people in need – regardless of whether they are “deserving” is a central part of Sara Miles' spiritual journey. St Gregory's food pantry in San Francisco.
We Are Hard-Wired to Care and Connect We Are Hard-Wired to Care and Connect
by David Korten
Recent research has shown that our brains are made to support caring, cooperation, and service. David Korten says there is evidence that we can learn to get along across the red-blue divide—after all, we want most of the same things. As a bonus, we'll be healthier and happier if we do.
Evangelicals’ Faith Leads Them to Issues of  Environment and Social Justice Evangelicals’ Faith Leads Them to Issues of Environment and Social Justice
by Valerie Saturen
Valerie Saturen looks at major changes in the Evangelical movement. It's growing beyond its narrow focus on wedge issues like abortion to focus more on environmental protection and social justice.
The Last Last Sunday The Last Last Sunday
by Robert Jensen
Last Sunday was an attempt to combine interests in progressive politics, spirituality, and arts, and culture by creating a space for people to come together that wouldn't feel like a traditional political meeting, church, or concert.
Doctor's Orders: Health Coverage for     Everyone Doctor's Orders: Health Coverage for Everyone
by Daina Saib
The movement for universal single-payer health care is growing, and it's not just liberals who are behind it. Dana Saib talks to the doctors and small business owners—including Republicans—who are lobbying for health care reform in "Doctors' Orders: Health Coverage for Everyone."
Scared Sacred Scared Sacred
by Velcrow Ripper
In a world teetering on the edge of self-destruction, award-winning filmmaker Velcrow Ripper sets out on a unique pilgrimage. Visiting the 'Ground Zeroes' of the planet, he asks if it's possible to find hope in the darkest moments of human history.
Equality U Equality U
Equality U is a feature-length documentary following 33 young activists on a cross-country tour to confront anti-gay discrimination policies at conservative religious colleges.
Comic Against Racism Comic Against Racism
This Colors NW Video Podcast focuses on Comedy as an art-form used to deal with issues of racism. Watch hilarious clips by Hari Kondabolu and Ahamefule Oluo in this short documentary.
How Does Your CEO Get to Work? How Does Your CEO Get to Work?
by Fran Korten
Fran Korten’s rain-or-shine commute to YES! Magazine gives her 3.4 carbon-free miles and an intrepid outlook. Oh, and fun helmet hair.
An Interview with Winona LaDuke An Interview with Winona LaDuke
by Sarah van Gelder
Winona LaDuke on wild rice, wind power, Thunder Beings, self-reliance, and our covenant with the Creator.
Commentary :: Don’t Be Nice—Be Kind Commentary :: Don’t Be Nice—Be Kind
by Akaya Windwood
Niceness is often filled with falseness—it is a way to not tell the truth, or to obscure it. “Be nice!” is something many of us heard as children as a way of avoiding upsetting someone… it’s not effective in the long run as a way to come together to solve the myriad difficulties facing our communities, both local and global.
Personal tools