The Good Life
Finding fulfillment in the things that matter.
My Chicken Became a Cat—And Taught Me to Imagine a Happier, Healthier World
by Shannon Hayesposted Sep 22, 2014
- If there is one key to making it in a family farm—or in any business that thwarts the trend toward relentless greed and destruction of the planet—it is the ability to believe.
See How the National Park Service Rocks Instagram
by Mary Hansenposted Sep 16, 2014
- There’s no better way to celebrate America’s public lands than to visit them. But these Instagram accounts are a nice substitute for times when you can’t.
The Radical Homemaker’s Guide to the Wonder of Science
by Shannon Hayesposted Sep 10, 2014
- I have lived for 40 years, gathered 10 years of higher education, and never before this moment understood the foundation of science.
Beyond the CSA: Four Ways Communities Support Everything From Books to Beer
by Dana Drugmandposted Sep 05, 2014
- You know the model: Consumers purchase a share of the season’s harvest upfront and get a box of fresh produce each week from the farm. Now you can get your medicine that way too.
The Radical Homemaker on the First Step to Becoming a Farmer
by Shannon Hayesposted Aug 28, 2014
- While making the season's tomato sauce at three in the morning, I mull over the origins of my desire to farm.
How "Giftivism" Helped Turn a Tough Oakland Street Into a Close-Knit Community
by Michelle Mooreposted Aug 15, 2014
- “What if we, in this neighborhood of physical and structural violence, look for the light ... and amplify it?”
Ancient India's 5 Words for Love (And Why Knowing Them Can Heighten Your Happiness)
by Richard Schiffmanposted Aug 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.
Learning From Debt: How It Strengthened My Dreams and Brought My Family Closer
by Shannon Hayesposted Jul 02, 2014
- The experience of debt can guide us toward different ways of living—like having extended generations share a household—that are both cheaper and more fulfilling.
Four Ways to Build a Bee-Friendly Neighborhood
by Lindsay Williamsonposted Jul 01, 2014
- Concerned neighbors are a common bane of urban beekeepers. But there are ways to sweeten the deal for them.
The Radical Homemaker's Guide to Love, Loss, and Lucky Socks
by Shannon Hayesposted Jun 27, 2014
- Moments of sadness are inevitable in a life filled with deep connections to other people.
5 DIY Musical Instruments You Can Make From Stuff Around the House
by Christine St. Pierre, Miles Beckerposted May 06, 2014
- Craft instruments from easy-to-find materials and invite more music into your family's life.
This Neurologist Left His Career and Became San Diego's Happiest Beach Bum
posted May 02, 2014
- Most of the people who know him as a fixture on Pacific Beach aren't aware of the stressful life he left behind.
Why Are We More Optimistic About Ourselves Than About Our Society?
by Lisa Bennettposted Apr 30, 2014
- It's easier to be hopeful about our individual futures than our collective ones because we have more control over them. But the two are inextricably linked.
Soul Food That's Vegan and Healthy? A Cooking Remix Made in Heaven
by Molly Ruskposted Mar 25, 2014
- From the author of Vegan Soul Kitchen, this cookbook charts a new course for southern, African American, and Caribbean cuisine.
Defending the Earth, Even After Death: The Green Burial Movement
by Hunter Marshallposted Mar 20, 2014
- The greenest burial places essentially transform the cemetery into a nature preserve—and a "posthumous occupation" of a $20 billion funeral industry.