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Finding fulfillment in the things that matter.

One Day Each Week Without Laptop, Phone, or TV? How a "Tech Sabbath" Can Heal Your Mind 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 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 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 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 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 Wild Comfort: The Solace of Nature
by Rev. Wendy L. Bell
The Rev. Wendy L. Bell reviews Kathleen Dean Moore latest book.
10 Ways Our World is Becoming More Shareable 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 Solstice in a Finnish Village
Bonfires, birch branches, and saunas. And a chance to discover who will be your true love.
Life After Worry 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?
Radical Homemaking for the Real World Radical Homemaking for the Real World
by Shannon Hayes
Relationships around here are hardly ideal or like-minded. They’re complex. And I wouldn’t have it any other way.
The Work Ahead The Work Ahead
by Shannon Hayes
Growing renewed relationships with our food, homes, and communities requires getting our hands dirty.
A World on Two Wheels A World on Two Wheels
Video: Can you imagine a city where bikes rule? Flashback to the Netherlands' vibrant mid-century bike culture.
Compassion Comes First Compassion Comes First
by Rabbi Ted Falcon
Seattle makes a 10-year commitment to become a more compassionate city.
Making a Difference Makes You Happy Making a Difference Makes You Happy
by Tim Kasser
A series of studies find that activism brings pleasant emotions, greater life satisfaction, and more experiences of freedom, competence, and connection to others.
Depaving Portland Depaving Portland
The residents of Portland are literally tearing their city up. Who says cities have to be islands of concrete?
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