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The Habits of Happiness The Habits of Happiness
by Matthieu Ricard
What is happiness, and how can we all get some? Biochemist turned Buddhist monk Matthieu Ricard says we can train our minds in habits of well-being, to generate a true sense of serenity and fulfillment.
How to Have a Secular Sabbath How to Have a Secular Sabbath
by Sharon Samiento
Guidelines for creating your own secular sabbath, a digital day of rest.
Sustainable Happiness Discussion     Guide Sustainable Happiness Discussion Guide
by Kristin Carlsen, Jon Sayer
How happy are we really? Have the things we thought would make us happy done so? This issue of YES! explores different ways to find happiness: meditate, de-stress the holidays, restore the earth, embrace the bad with the good, simplify, and downsize. What makes you happy?
Sustainable Happiness Resource     Guide Sustainable Happiness Resource Guide
by Noah Grant, Kristin Carlsen, Jon Sayer
This resource guide highlights steps you can take to be happier yourself and to support a healthier society—by building stronger communities, creating joyful and purposeful activities for yourself and others, practicing mindfulness, finding healing, learning to live more simply, and building a society that prioritizes happiness over accumulation of wealth.
Walking Through Fear :: Interview Walking Through Fear :: Interview
by Frances Moore Lappé
Frances Moore Lappé’s book Diet for a Small Planet had sold 3 million copies. She co-founded organizations to fight hunger and bolster democracy. Along with her daughter, Anna, she traveled the world to gather stories for Hope’s Edge. Yet, like many of us, she experienced a time when her world crumbled…
What Would Jesus Buy? What Would Jesus Buy?
What Would Jesus Buy? follows Reverend Billy and the Church of Stop Shopping Gospel Choir as they go on a cross-country mission to save Christmas from the Shopocalypse: the end of mankind from consumerism, over-consumption and the fires of eternal debt!
Prison Meditation Prison Meditation
East meets West in the Deep South. An overcrowded maximum-security prison—the end of the line in Alabama's correctional system—is dramatically changed by the influence of an ancient meditation program.
Laughter Yoga
These clips from actual Laughter Yoga sessions around the world provide a brief video intro to the steps used in Laughter Yoga.
NYC Union Square Pillow Fight 2008 NYC Union Square Pillow Fight 2008
Feathers fly and teddies soar as we gather for a massive urban pillow fight! Swing and whack as you evade pillow-wielding assailants. Bring a pillow to Union Square and wait for the signal. Pillow fight!
Dream House Dream House
by Dee Williams
Positive change begins at home. So when Dee Williams decided to change her life, thats where she started. In fact, she redefined what "home" meant, right down to what it was, and where it could go.
Dalai Lama Renaissance Dalai Lama Renaissance
At the edge of the Millennium, the Dalai Lama invited 40 of the West's leading, most innovative thinkers in their respective fields to discuss the world's problems and how we can solve them. Fran Korten was one of them.
The Story of Stuff :: Take Action The Story of Stuff :: Take Action
by Annie Leonard
Many people who have seen The Story of Stuff have asked what they can do to address the problems identified in the film. There is no single simple thing to do, because the set of problems we're addressing just isn't simple. But everyone can make a difference, and the bigger your action the bigger the difference you'll make.
The Story of Stuff :: The Bigger     Picture The Story of Stuff :: The Bigger Picture
See our YES! articles to complement The Story of Stuff. Use these stories to consider the golden arrow of consumption, our identity as consumers, the purpose of an economy, what makes us happy, globalization, and what a just and sustainable world could look like.
YES! But How? :: Wool, Hemp, Bamboo YES! But How? :: Wool, Hemp, Bamboo
Practical tips on the right long underwear, whether hemp really is the answer to everything, and how green is bamboo? Plus YES! Staff's favorite green gifts.
In Review :: YES! Film Picks - What Would Jesus     Buy? / Beyond Elections In Review :: YES! Film Picks - What Would Jesus Buy? / Beyond Elections
YES! Film Picks: Maddening and motivating independent films - Capsule reviews of What Would Jesus Buy? and Beyond Elections.
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