We instinctively find endings disappointing. To what extent is it because it’s always emotionally safer to criticize than to praise and adore?
What do you do to maintain urgency, without giving into despair?
Our cultivation of fire is what allowed us to grow into the humans we know ourselves as today. The advent of fire lit the symbolic fires of creativity and self-awareness within us that drive our evolution and growth to this day.
Underneath the question of when humanity began is a deeper, much more fundamental question: What does it mean to be human?
Humans are inextricably united with all other beings here on Earth. We are all natural. We are all nature.
To help spur progress, back in 2015 the United Nations drew up a set of 17 goals around important factors like health, education and equality.
“Baby bonds” could help us reduce inequality and give every child personal seed money for important things like going to college, buying a home or starting a business.
It is unquestionable that the systems of power we live by now are unjust, corrupt, and must be changed. But the solution is to not get rid of power, to condemn anyone who has it.
What a relief to not have to pretend that I’m control anymore. What a relief to simply be who I am, in my beauty, in my joy, in my ugliness, in my stupidity, in my awkwardness.
Fairphone is a Dutch social enterprise that is working to build sustainable and conflict-free smartphones.
When we identify ourselves, we so often focus almost exclusively on the most stable, unchanging aspects of ourselves. In any given moment, are these stable, often lifelong traits, what really define us?
Neuroscientist Rebecca Brachman shares the story of her team’s accidental discovery of a new drug that, for the first time ever, could prevent the negative effects of stress and boost a person’s ability to recover.
We aren’t only human. Being flawed is not what defines us. What defines us is our ability to reflect on and refine ourselves.
“While the Iroquois long body, quantum physics, and the collective consciousness field of a group of people helps me explain the phenomenon of the field of Dynamic Peace, in my heart what I celebrate most about this field is the mystery.”
To me, kind-ness, at its deepest level, is an orientation toward others where you treat them as if they were your kind.
Brad Burge of MAPS presents on what it means to live with PTSD, provides a brief history of MDMA, and shares how MDMA-assisted psychotherapy is showing promising results for treating PTSD .
Judgment and comparison are poison. Literally, poison.
WSDE’s are enterprises in which all the workers who collaborate to produce its outputs also serve together, collectively as its board of directors.
If gratitude for our own circumstances is the source from which joy and transformation sprout for us as individuals, then perhaps gratitude for the state of our society is the source from which transformation for us as a species emerges.
Forget about steel and concrete, says architect Michael Green, and build it out of wood. It’s not only possible to build safe wooden structures up to 30 stories tall (and, he hopes, higher), it’s necessary.
Ms. Warren’s plan, the Universal Child Care and Early Learning Act, would create a network of government-funded care centers with employees paid comparably to public-school teachers.
I always cringe a bit when anyone starts a sentence with “The truth is…”. As soon as I hear this, I can be almost certain I am about to hear the speaker’s own opinions or limited personal perspectives, passed off as some grand truth about the universe.
When I acknowledge that I am offended, I center my own pain. I acknowledge the fact that no healing will ever come unless I heal myself first. If I am offended, I have work to do.
With right to repair, we imagine a different kind of system, where instead of throwing things out, we reuse, salvage, and rebuild.
In the past, too often I’ve either repressed my anger or projected it on to other people, blaming them and making them responsible for whatever I might be feeling.