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AM Inspiration: Can Poetry Save the Youth?

A few months ago, NPR had a feature on Standford professor John Feistiner: An Author Asks: 'Can Poetry Save The Earth?'. A blogger from the World Bank picked up on the challenge to find the natural world as expressed in poetry, reflecting, "I was struck, though, that I reacted most strongly to wo...

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Tags: Aristotle, Catharsis, Emotion, Social, Teen
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AM Inspiration: Because Of You, My Solitude

In counterpoint to yesterday's post about community comes today's meditation on solitude."One of the greatest necessities in America is to discover creative solitude," wrote the poet Carl Sandburg. He should have specified North Americans, as one of the books that epitomizes Latin American cultur...

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Tags: Acceptance, Alone, Community, Consumption, Creativity, Recreation, Social, Wellness
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Green Dieting Without Gimmicks: Seeking a Healthy Relationship to Food

Food is as essential to the environmental movement as it is to life. From genetically modified and organic produce, deforestation and meat consumption, transport and fossil fuels, packaging and paper/plastic...to waste, food cuts across our most basic relationship to the environment. Perhaps no o...

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Tags: Diet, Food, Health, Social, Tips
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