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Culture of Empathy Builder: Steven Pinker


“The third historical force has been called the expanding circle, this is a concept that was named by Peter Singer and first endorsed by Charles Darwin more than a century before. The idea is that evolution bequeathed us with a sense of empathy. Unfortunately, by default we apply it only to a narrow circle of … Continue reading

▶ Origins Exclusive Worldwide Premiere – YouTube


▶ Origins Exclusive Worldwide Premiere – YouTube.

NZ is 30 Years Ahead of North America in Outdoor Play – Children & Nature Network C&NN


Do you remember the sensation of your legs caked in cold mud? Or the thrill of hurtling downhill on a piece of cardboard? Perhaps you had a secret hut at the end of the garden? However you remember your childhood, being outdoors was probably a constant theme.Award-winning Canadian playscape designer Adam Bienenstock will be in … Continue reading

More Work for Mother


Astract from the article: More work for mothers. http://gas.sagepub.com/content/28/5/705?etoc Environmental chemicals e.g., lead, pesticides, flame retardants accumulate in all human bodies and have the potential to affect the health of men and women, adults, and children. This article advances “precautionary consumption”—the effort to mediate personal exposure to environmental chemicals through vigilant consumption—as a new empirical … Continue reading

The highly sensitive family, how to thive in a toxic world


Sabbatical Report, Alexandra Bal It has been a while since I have written anything in this blog. This is in big part due to the fact that I have been on sabbatical, withdrawing from daily activities to focus on my research. Ahead of the sabbatical, I conducted the first round of interviews for the SHHRC … Continue reading

Ecology and Addiction: Consumer Culture and Environmental Degradation. (Perma)Culture and Sanity.


“A Common Thread of Distraction Even a casual inspection of the major problems of our day—ecological collapse, societal breakdown, rising rates of depression and widespread disenchantment on a personal level—leaves us with the miasmic feeling that we will be smothered by an overwhelming, seemingly-disconnected mass of festering problems. At the same time, a closer look … Continue reading

Reblogged article: Your food influences your mood: The second brain residing in our stomachs


    Now, scientists just need to make the link between how cortisol inlfuences the gut brain and we will know that stress causes an increase in food and other types of sensory sensitivities….. The moral of the story: eat well, be zen….. Here is the article: Your food influences your mood: The second brain … Continue reading

Ben Goldacre: What doctors don’t know about the drugs they prescribe | Video on TED.com


Ben Goldacre: What doctors don’t know about the drugs they prescribe | Video on TED.com.

We The Tiny House People (Documentary): Small Homes, Tiny Flats & Wee Shelters – YouTube


We The Tiny House People (Documentary): Small Homes, Tiny Flats & Wee Shelters – YouTube.

Getting to love nothing special moments


Back to the city, means back to my qigong meditation. Reacquainting myself with the routines by listening to my audio course, I came across this passage. According to Ken Cohen, quoting Paul B. Gallagher, qigong mastery consists of four stages: “ The first stage is the great expert, after you have practices qigong for a … Continue reading

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