Video: A Letter from Your 14-Year-Old Self
by Erin SagenJan 15, 2015
- Bruce Farrer has been assigning a special project to his students: a 10-page letter handwritten to themselves, which he mails back 20 years later.
A Radical Homemaker on How to De-Stress, Have Fun, and Stay Healthy This Christmas
by Shannon HayesDec 23, 2014
- Tired of the spending that goes along with the holidays? The gifting frenzy? The stress? Maybe this is the year to blend a few new ideas into your holiday routine.
“Wild” Could Have Been a Standard Hollywood Weeper. Here’s How Reese Witherspoon Saved It
by Christopher Zumski FinkeDec 19, 2014
- To call “Wild” a redemption film is to minimize the wide range of emotions it works with—not to mention the subtlety of Reese Witherspoon’s performance.
We Don't Need Santa's Magic When We Already Have Our Own
by Shannon HayesDec 16, 2014
- Magic is about stepping into our power, about uniting our intentions with the natural world to create something better, something deeper.
The Radical Homemaker’s Guide to Finding Peace When Your Kids Are Eating You Alive
by Shannon HayesOct 15, 2014
- Rather than feeling guilty for not giving each child everything they deserve, I will feel gratitude for the grace with which they accept my limits.
The Key to a Sustainable Future Is Resisting Violence Every Day
by Yessenia FunesSep 17, 2014
- The Nonviolence Handbook teaches that when we exhibit patience and refrain from criticizing others harshly, we're building nonviolent potential.
The Radical Homemaker's Guide to Friendship and Chocolate Cake
by Shannon HayesSep 04, 2014
- Sure, life goes on even if it is devoid of buttercream. But when it is there, life just seems so perfect—even if you only get to eat buttercream once or twice in a year.
Ancient India's 5 Words for Love (And Why Knowing Them Can Heighten Your Happiness)
by Richard SchiffmanAug 13, 2014
- For the sages of ancient India, sex and romance were just the first few steps in a more expansive process of learning to love.
Berlin to Build a Mosque, Synagogue, and Church—All Under the Same Roof
by Tom LawsonAug 08, 2014
- “We want to show that faith doesn't divide Jews, Christians and Muslims, but instead reconciles them.”
The Radical Homemaker's Guide To Telling Your Kids "No"
by Shannon HayesJul 08, 2014
- As a mother, I have made life choices that can’t always include everything my children want—like hiking the Adirondacks. Here’s how I learned to overcome the guilt.
Acupuncture, Yoga, and Massage: Not Just for Rich People
by Liz PleasantJun 06, 2014
- From Oakland to Brooklyn, practitioners of holistic health care are working to make their services affordable for all.
Will My Visually Impaired Daughter Ever Read? (And Why Does That Question Scare Me So Much?)
by Shannon HayesMay 20, 2014
- I've learned not to worry about whether others approve of my life. But applying the same thinking to my daughter is a challenge.
Defending the Earth, Even After Death: The Green Burial Movement
by Hunter MarshallMar 20, 2014
- The greenest burial places essentially transform the cemetery into a nature preserve—and a "posthumous occupation" of a $20 billion funeral industry.
A New Story for a New Economy
by David KortenMar 19, 2014
- David Korten's new essay (available to read as a PDF) connects the work of finding a new sacred story with the effort to build a new economy.
How an American Lama Finds Joy in Turbulent Times
by Sarah van GelderFeb 11, 2014
- Lama Tsomo is a Tibetan Buddhist lama, a former homesteader, and an heiress to a family fortune who lives a quiet life in the mountains of Montana. Now she is beginning to teach the practices and insights gained through years of solitary retreats and study.