Happiness

Resilient Ideas: A Hand-Built Home
by Sven Eberlein
No fortune? No skills? No problem. How a novice builder used mud–and teamwork–to make a house from scratch.
Movies, My Kids, and Me
by Shannon Hayes
Shannon Hayes used movies to give her daughters—and herself—an occasional break. Then they began to take over.
What is Real Wealth?
by John Robbins
In an essay adapted from his new book, The New Good Life, John Robbins points out that we've been measuring happiness in all the wrong ways. How can we find true quality of life?
3 Pillars of a Food Revolution
by Anna Lappe
As marketers learn to fake climate-friendly food, how do we spot the real thing? Anna Lappé says it's a question of values.
A Paradise Built in Hell
by Rebecca Solnit
Rebecca Solnit's latest book explores communities that rise to the challenge of disaster.
Leaving It Up To Them
by Shannon Hayes
What happens when children raised in radical homes choose the straight and narrow?
One Day Each Week Without Laptop, Phone, or TV? How a "Tech Sabbath" Can Heal Your Mind
by Erika Kosina
A day of rest, it turns out, is still a good idea.
Independence Day
by Pastor Don Mackenzie
America may be free from a monarch, but can we be truly independent in a consumerist society?
Happy Cities for the Global South: Interview with Enrique Peñalosa
by Jay Walljasper
Former Bogotá mayor Enrique Peñalosa is convincing city planners from Beijing to Mexico City to create lively public spaces that center around people and community, not cars.
Live Dangerously: 10 Easy Steps
by Shannon Hayes
When Shannon Hayes made a list of easy steps for becoming a radical homemaker, she didn't realize just how revolutionary they were.
Back to Shore
by Pastor Don Mackenzie
A drift from substance is a recurring pattern in religious life. What will it take to call ourselves back to the essentials?
Wild Comfort: The Solace of Nature
by Rev. Wendy L. Bell
The Rev. Wendy L. Bell reviews Kathleen Dean Moore latest book. Wild Comfort: The Solace of Nature
10 Ways Our World is Becoming More Shareable
by Neal Gorenflo, Jeremy Adam Smith
We're sharing more things, more deeply, with more people. Why sharing is the answer to some of today's biggest questions.
Solstice in a Finnish Village
Bonfires, birch branches, and saunas. And a chance to discover who will be your true love.
Life After Worry
by Akaya Windwood
Imagine what could happen if instead of focusing on worst-case scenarios and fears, we put our attention on what we deeply desire and are working toward?