Category Archives: healing

growing, coping, coming to peace with the world

Make Earth Sacred Again

Imagine living where people revered Earth, not money. A world where people spend days restoring wetlands or growing food, and being happy to do it. Imagine a world where helping others, both human and nonhuman, was a prime motivation. That may sound impossible, but religions have transformed the world before. Continue reading

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Why Animals Are Getting Fat

As science has filled the world with toxic chemicals, literally hundreds of obesogens are around us all the time, making us fat. And the chemical companies that are doing this to every person and animal on Earth aren’t blamed. They’re making billions. Continue reading

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Until We Can Deal With Death: We’ll never deal with COVID-19

I believe we will cope with pandemics and other threats if we focus on living and making life better for current and future generations and less on preventing death at all costs. Continue reading

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Who Would You Be Without Yourself?

Freedom is often a question of letting go of the stories that chain us down. Continue reading

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Strengthen Your Immune System

By eating right, getting sleep and exercise, touch, and laughter, we can greatly reduce our risk of COVID and other infections. Continue reading

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Grateful for Mistakes

“What seems a mistake sometimes turns out a vital way forward on our healing path.” – Stephen Mitchell. How often do your missteps turn into good things? Mine sometimes do. Though sometimes, as in this story, it takes a very hard road to realize the benefit. Continue reading

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When Mental Illness is Environmental

Self-compassion might come from realizing how our behaviors and emotions are shaped by our environment and our past environments. Continue reading

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The Joy Within

Each of us has this stream of joy within us. It may be bricked in and covered over with layers of grief, pain, fear, or anger. It may be curtained off by thoughts, entertainment, things we want to do or have to do. Still, it’s always there and can’t be destroyed, because it comes from the life force itself. Continue reading

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Five Times Denial is Good for You

If you deny a self-destructive habit, you could cause serious harm to yourself or others. Drunk driving would be a classic example. But in other situations, denial can be good for you. When is denial damaging, and when it it healthy? Continue reading

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The Animals Are Trying to Save Us

In one celebrated case from Ethiopia, a pride of lions came across a group of men who had kidnapped a teenage girl, possibly for sale in the sex trade.. The lions ran the men off and sat around the girl until people came to find her. Then they quickly left. What explains their behavior? What can we learn from them about ourselves? Continue reading

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