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Outrageous Times

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Outrage …well you aughta be outraged You oughtta be outrageously outraged. For outrage is the fierce wild unequivocal love That burns in a wolf-mother’s eyes. It is the feral opposite of shame Devouring deception in its crackling flames. It is the stone that sharpens swords to pierce illusion, it’s the force that parts the morning’s…

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Crochet Artist Leaves Flowers Around Town to Make People Smile

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“A woman who crochets flowers and leaves them in public places with positive messages attached said she does it to make the world a more positive and happy place. Olivia Fletcher, 22, who has suffered from depression and has previously self-harmed, said her colourful creations are “soothing” and help to distract her from negative thoughts.”…

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What Makes an Activist

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What leads someone to become an activist? Research shows parental beliefs, individual personality and a sense of community can all prime someone for a role as an activist. We all recognize the protestors among us: neighbors who circulate petitions for clean-air bills, animal-rights groups in the subway harassing elderly women in fur coats, students calling…

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Live a Life of Greatness

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Life that contributes to the whole. We are all part of something bigger and we have a role to play. By contributing to the whole, we are then building a world collectively that is better than the world we came in with. Can you overcome these obstacles and contribute something positive to the world? As…

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Politics vs. Governance

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“It’s just politics.” No one ever says, “it’s just governance.” Politics is organized sparring about power, without much regard for efficacy or right or wrong. Governance is the serious business of taking responsibility for leadership. Over the last twenty years, the mass media has shifted, from “here’s the news,” to, “hey, it’s just media.” As…

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Survival Strategies for the Activist

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When I started being more vocal about how I felt on different issues, I quickly became aware of how tiring it could be.  Even just a conversation with someone regardless of the direction it was going, was exhausting.  Sometimes I found myself getting angrier and angrier.  Sometimes I found myself sad and wanting nothing more…

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Critical Thinking in Everyday Life: 9 Strategies

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This article was first posted here. Most of us are not what we could be. We are less. We have great capacity. But most of it is dormant; most is undeveloped. Improvement in thinking is like improvement in basketball, in ballet, or in playing the saxophone. It is unlikely to take place in the absence…

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Luxury or Nourishment?

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The post Luxury or Nourishment? appeared first on and was written by Anahita Joon. As I write this, I am nine months pregnant and I just hired the last person on my birth-care team, my postpartum doula. . . Incase you don’t know what a postpartum doula does, she cares for the mamma to come…

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Synchronicity: Creating Your Own Luck

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Humans are split between two worlds: The first is the world of space and time, cause and effect, energy and matter; the second is the world of histories and futures, stories and meanings, memories and hopes. The happenings of the first world can be measured and predicted as a way to understand the deep past and, sometimes, assume the far future. Cause and…

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Bioneers: A REVOLution from the Heart of Nature

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I discovered Nina Simons during the 2019 Iconic Leaders Rise Summit. I was so inspired by her interview, I had to know more.  She is an award-winning social entrepreneur, visionary thinker, and the co-founder of Bioneers.  The mission of Bioneers is to inspire a shift to live on Earth in ways that honor the web…

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