Brent Ranalli is a Feasta trustee based in Massachusetts. He is a former instructor in environmental studies at Boston College, a Research Scholar with the Ronin Institute, and a policy professional at The Cadmus Group, LLC. Brent edits the Thoreau Society Bulletin, and performs living history as Henry David Thoreau.
By Brent Ranelli, Feasta
Thoreau’s masterpiece Walden, in fact, can be read as a manual for post-traumatic growth (i.e., personal growth in the wake of traumatic experiences).