This Gratituesday I’m grateful for this little miss, my dog Rosie. She’s my best friend, my constant companion, my quarantine buddy. Last December she had a brush with death. Well, two actually. I’m thankful to the doctors who saved her life. I have so much love in my life because of this rambunctious, patient, silly pooch. What about you, dear reader, what you are you grateful for?
Good Tuesday morning, friends! In this, the first installment of Gratituesday — where I get to share about whatever I’m grateful for — we’re talking about mothers, and in particular, my mother. She’s the one who suggested that gratitude get its own day in my weekful of content. She’s the one who came up with the name (I had been thinking “Thanksgiving Thursday,” given my apparent affinity for alliteration :)).… Read More »Gratituesday: Dear Mama
Good Monday morning, meditators! In this, the first installment of Meditate Monday — where I share quick and easy tips to gain some calm and clarity in your life — we’re going to start where many people start: mindfulness. It’s a word that seems to be everywhere these days. But what does it actually mean? And where does it come from? Well, it turns out the definition of mindfulness depends… Read More »Meditate Monday: Mindfulness
It always seems what’s bad for us is bad for the Earth, doesn’t it? That’s certainly the case with our typical household cleaning products. But have you ever given any thought to the ingredients in your personal care products? Our skin is our body’s largest organ, and these companies want us to put what on it? And if we zoom out, think of the cumulative impact — all those toxins… Read More »So Fresh and So Clean: Zero-Waste Deodorant and Toothpaste
It might show up as a sinking feeling, a knot in your stomach, a sudden realization that your life plans don’t make sense anymore. Maybe you read Deep Adaptation or you just couldn’t look away from the mountains of (in many cases, tangibly felt) evidence any longer. However it happened, you’ve received your climate call. I received mine in early December 2015. You see, at the time, I was busy… Read More »That Oh Shit Moment: or so you’ve received your climate call
If you’re alive on this planet at this moment in history, you’ve got sh*t to do. Whether you’re just awakening to this fact or you’ve known it all along, you know it’s time to get down to business. You simply can’t afford to be held back by negative thoughts or emotion, paralyzed in climate fear or spinning in climate anxiety (or regular anxiety, for that matter!). That’s why — for… Read More »The Importance of Tending to Your Mind in the Climate Emergency
It is true, the suffering our species has wrought is unimaginable. But we must not look away. We must actually take it as an invitation to go more deeply into the pain, to take this pain on as our own. For it is from this place of pain, of compassion, of interconnection, that we must act. I had only read reference to it in others’ posts: a charred kangaroo joey… Read More »Moving Toward the Pain: A Meditation on Compassion for Australian Bushfire Victims
You’ve done something amazing. 🎉 By becoming vegan, you’ve unleashed a curative force — not just for your own body, but for the entire world. That’s because going vegan can slash your carbon “foodprint” by more than half. In fact, according to The Vegan Calculator, over the course of just 30 days, one vegan saves: 33,000 gallons of water 1,200 pounds of grain 900 square feet of forest 30 animals’ lives and 600 pounds… Read More »5 Secrets to Supercharge Your Plan(e)t-Based Lifestyle