This is my first Christmas as a father. Since my baby has never known holiday commercialism, it's made me re-examine what I really want to ask for this year.
Visit the remote kitchen of a writers' refuge where Dorothy Allison, Ruth Ozeki, and other women discovered radical hospitality for the body and soul.
What might history teach us about living more simple, less consumerist lifestyles?
A moving sampling of participants’ reflections from the first two days of the Gratitude Challenge.
At the Karma Kitchen, people enjoy a meal that’s already paid for—and are invited to continue the chain of generosity. In the process, organizers and participants alike learn the transformative power of gratitude.
These filmmakers toured Haiti's rural south in a pickup truck for 10 days. The footage they captured shows a side of Haitian life most have never seen.
Don’t think rituals celebrating costumes and candy can make you happier and healthier? Science says they can.
The best measure of the value of a thing may be this: “How many ways can I use this? How many other things will I not have to buy?”
Glamorized consumer culture has serious side effects—and to help people in remote Indian villages understand this, one filmmaker brought them to the West. Here’s what they thought of the dark side of Western lifestyles.
Selling food in the freezing rain is not my favorite thing. But seeing my customers come out in the bad weather reminded me of why of do this work.
Gone are the days of the emotionally distant breadwinner. Today’s dads are more and more involved in their kids’ lives.
Think an island-hopping cruise across the Pacific is only for the elite? Not if you take the slow boat.
Discover natural highs, map your interdependence, and other ways to discover joy within your reach.
Frances Moore Lappé on how countries and cities around the world, from Bhutan to Boston, are measuring well-being beyond GDP.
Children’s future happiness is not tied to how well they behave or whether they will be able to hold a job. It is tied to their ability to create with their minds and their hands.