Entries tagged with “Community”
While much of the research on resilience focuses on individual strengths, it’s social support that may matter the most.
From a safe-seeming 6 feet apart, a neighbor and I waved hello. As if on cue, we both asked: “How are you?” And, simultaneously, we both replied: “Fine.” White paper masks furre…
Magnets attract you to a place and anchors keep you there. What are your magnets and anchors?
Cultivating positive emotions is a powerful way to build mental and emotional resilience and create a buffer from the chronic stressors in our lives.
An excerpt on the power of healing circles from Mia Birdsong's book How We Show Up: Reclaiming Family, Friendship, and Community
From climate change to white supremacy and the threat of nuclear war, the world’s alarming problems seem to be growing exponentially. That means we need to tackle them as teams, as…
Here's how to start a healthy meal swap.
Two Portland women are welcoming newcomers and honoring their own family history.
Lunch Brake is a homespun effort that delivers lunch bags filled with protein-rich snacks, water, and nonperishable foods to those in need.
Fraternal lodges once filled a national need—that has returned.
A new study reveals that the community’s strength and resilience are tied to the people’s spiritual openness, community engagement, and connection to the land.
We have no wisdom traditions nearly as old as we are, and maybe that’s because we’ve buried something important.
I couldn’t imagine why I would want to dedicate two years of my life to studying with a man who could be confused with the grim reaper himself…
Seed libraries are sprouting all over the country, saving varieties that might otherwise go extinct while propagating a sense of community among members.
Edible forests offer a new approach to food security.
"This is a challenging time worldwide, yet I have great faith that our spiritual communities can become true refuges of love, integrity, and compassion. We can focus on what connects all of us, with honesty at the forefront. Until recently, not many spiritually based organizations had even thought about inclusivity or multiculturalism, or even talked about racism. This has been a facet of the diamond of spiritual life left unpolished for many years."
What surrounds your home is important to wellbeing.
"We each have gifts that we can share with one another. Sharing them with someone at their rock bottom might be just what they need to stay afloat."
Joining or starting a “sangha” can support your personal growth.
"There’s something old and ancient in our bodies that tells us community has its place in our lives."
Social isolation is a bigger public health hazard than we thought.
Plant-based chef, nutrition professor, and researcher Amy Symington shares her take on creating meals that support community, connection, and health.
If he knows our needs before we ask, why then should we ask?
James Hollis and Stephen Kiesling discuss Jung, accountability, and the stories we tell ourselves.
Radha Agrawal talks about the power of community and our search for belonging.
“As we find ourselves in the midst of various stages of reopening across the globe, our collective memory of this disaster can either fade away into history or become a drumbeat for a more just, equitable and sustainable society.”
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Common ground can be found, and reverence realized, when we look to nature for inspiration.
Fine Print Commandments I really love Paul Sutherland’s Fine Print Commandments. Those big 10 are delicious treats for the spiritual soul. I have one request: remove the word will…
Welcome Back I subscribed to your magazine for several years, and in the busyness of life, forgot to renew when my subscription ended. Now I’m back, and what a (re)treat! As I w…
Healing Truths in All Religions? I think it was Rami Shapiro’s article on “The Healing Truth in All Religions” that pushed me over the edge (Sept./Oct. issue). “Stained by Si…
How hope for the world is growing in circles
The author recalls a period of loneliness long ago—a feeling that has come back, again, after decades.
On the spring equinox five years ago, with the full moon in Virgo, about a hundred people gathered at the Jackson Wellsprings in Ashland, Oregon, to dance, to pray, and to perform …
Question: Have you ever experienced an intentional community that works? Paul Sutherland: I lived in what would be considered an intentional community from age 18 to 25. About…
We went back to our roots to see what the future might bring.
“My dear friends, your vote is precious, almost sacred. It is the most powerful nonviolent tool we have to create a more perfect union.” -Representative John Lewis, Democrat from G…
Today, we visit the Green Gulch Farm Zen Center just outside San Francisco. Since the 1970s, these pioneers of California’s organic farming movement have been utilizing z…
We are a tribe of 21 people mostly born in the 1940s–50s. We share specific values, hold each other as a priority, and formally commit to one another. “Bicycle distance” is our met…
Decades ago, I spent a year exploring spiritually rich, off-the-beaten-path adventures in search of the sacred in India, Bali, Nepal, and Tibet. These cultures that changed me fore…
If you can afford to retire, you can afford to start your own eco-community.
Take a look at the concept of a Change Club. It might inspire you to start your own.
The simple step is to understand the basic patterns driving our evolution
When people ask me why I do the work I do, the answer is easy. I do it because I deeply love the people I have the honor of collaborating with. For me, environmental and social jus…
An excerpt from A Tribe Called Bliss.
We all know Valentine’s Day is devoted to showing our loved one(s) a little extra attention, devotion, and sweetness. But what if we raise the ante and direct our love to everythin…