Archives for April 2011

Talk Deeply, Be Happy?

“It may sound counterintuitive, but people who spend more of their day having deep discussions and less time engaging in small talk seem to be happier…”

It’s Pay Back Time

We are, all of us, delighted to do our part by diligently acquiring as much as we can, lusting after what we cannot obtain, and wasting what we do have — even those of us who are careful. We are all responsible for global warming.

The Economics of Happiness

One of the keys to achieving happiness is to live appreciating what one has, rather than wanting more. It is important that we not be totally focused on wanting something that we don’t have – that makes for unhappy people.”

april 2011

The Doomsday Vault & Seed Preservation The doomsday vault is designed to protect over a billion seed samples from all known varieties of food crops on the planet. The vault aims to safeguard the world’s agriculture from future catastrophes. Watch the Doomsday Vault Video The Food Environment & Health Connection “Some people take eating for […]

april 2011

WEST COAST Spirit, Sound & Silence | A Day-Long Retreat One Life Institute | Oakland, CA Saturday | April 30, 2011 | 10:00am-4:00pm Advance RSVP requested More Info SOUTHWEST Sacred Peace Walk | Nevada National Security Site Fellowship of Reconciliation | Las Vegas, NV Monday | April 18 – 25, 2011 | 12:00am Registration | More […]

Welcome | april 2011

It’s suggested that April’s etymology is related to aperire, the Latin word for “open.” Whether or not that’s accurate, it’s apt. Spring tends to bring out our openness. There is a need to get out into the world and to connect with others, to enjoy the Earth. What does it mean to enjoy the Earth? Considering […]

27 Days of Change | Spring 2011 Practice Period

Twenty-six people from around the nation participated in the 27 Days of Change | Spring 2011 Practice Period. Some were veteran participants, and some were brand new. All folks committed to making significant 360-degree shifts in service to their personal transformation.

quote | april 2011

“You just need to be a flea against injustice. Enough committed fleas biting strategically can make even the biggest dog uncomfortable and transform even the biggest nation.” —Marian Wright Edelman, Children’s Rights Advocate

Live Real | Food Justice & Kuleana

“We envision a food system that truly works for We, the People. If we succeed—and we MUST–vacant lots will become vibrant gardens. Family farms, food traditions, and wildlife will thrive. Our planet and climate will sustain us…

Navina Khanna | Equity & Ecology—Equally Sacred

In 2009, Navina co-founded Live Real, a national initiative that encourages, advocates, and demonstrates transformative social change with a food justice lens. One of the core values is respect—for oneself, for others, and for the planet.

Social Influence & the Mind

Last month social scientists in the Netherlands empirically demonstrated a phenomenon observed by policymakers and law-enforcement officials for years. When an envelope visibly containing a five-euro note…

Twelve Months of Abhaya fearless Yoga | Janu Sirsasana

In yoga, one of the benefits of forward bending postures is lowering anxiety.
Try out janu sirsasana a.k.a. head towards knee posture, which is a seated forward bend.