Monthly Archives: August 2013

How to change the world | The Liberated Way

We transform the world by transforming ourselves.  Remember that stone that splashed into the pool? We are the stone, our activities in making ourselves happy, healthy and abundant becomes the ripples of change into the world.  We force nobody to … Continue reading

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DailyGood: The Poetry of Childhood

“We are creators of images and caretakers of the images we perceive and communicate; it is the play of our imagining that allows us to inhabit aspects of the world seemingly distant from ourselves.” DailyGood: The Poetry of Childhood. Happy … Continue reading

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Not Your Ordinary First Grade Ocean Project, by Lisa Bennett

Every year, Joan Wright-Albertini, a first-grade teacher at Park Day School in Oakland, California, transforms her classroom into a virtual rainforest, a desert, or an ocean — whatever ecosystem interests her students most. But in recent years, she has also … Continue reading

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World Book Lover’s Day … | THE STRATEGIC LEARNER

World Book Lover’s Day … | THE STRATEGIC LEARNER. This webblog resonated deeply … I live in terror of losing bookshops.. real bookshops.. the kind that have treasures tucked away in odd places and chairs in which to curl up … Continue reading

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George Saunders’s Advice to Graduates – NYTimes.com

It’s long past graduation season, but we recently learned that George Saunders delivered the convocation speech at Syracuse University for the class of 2013, and George was kind enough to send it our way and allow us to reprint it … Continue reading

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Get Apocalyptic: Why Radical is the New Normal by Robert Jensen — YES! Magazine

Feeling anxious about life in a broken economy on a strained planet? Turn despair into action. via Get Apocalyptic: Why Radical is the New Normal by Robert Jensen — YES! Magazine.

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DailyGood: Wonder: The Most Human of Emotions

DailyGood: Wonder: The Most Human of Emotions. “Wonder is sometimes said to be a childish emotion, one that we grow out of. But that is surely wrong. As adults, we might experience it when gaping at grand vistas. I was … Continue reading

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Encounters on the Exit Ramp, by Optimus Outcast

On Saturday morning, there was a person waiting at the busy exit ramp of the freeway. The shoulders were hunched and a nervous, almost painful, rocking on the feet suggested to any passerby that this person had been occupying the … Continue reading

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Womans work : Columbia Journalism Review

You who tomorrow are still alive, what are you waiting for? Why don’t you love enough? You who have everything, why you are so afraid? via Womans work : Columbia Journalism Review.

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5 Ways To Bring Mindfulness Into Everyday Life, by Headspace.com

According to recent research, we spend up to 50 percent of our time caught up in our thoughts; a proven contributing factor to our unhappiness. Instead of drifting through our lives in a daze, consumed by thoughts of what could … Continue reading

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