Instead of focusing on how much I can change the world, I try to focus on who and how I want to be as we all face tough times.
We can find answers in summoning moral courage, finding our center and being present in it, confronting the realities of the world from that center, keeping future generations in focus and living as much as possible in a sense of kindness to others.
What if pausing – slowing down – feeling – could re-embed this truth in our bodies and in the world? What if we could soften into this spaciousness?
Delighting in being an expression of Earth in human form – not because it’s good, right or moral – but because it’s who we are.
Climate activists can start to build a stronger culture of care by taking burnout seriously and understanding its root causes.
Environmental psychology offers practices we can build into our daily lives that manage and restore a precious mental resource we all have: ‘directed attention’.
The concept of ‘directed attention’ from environmental psychology offers an approach to self-care that’s available to anyone.
I came to the topic of Peak Oil in 2005 at a workshop given by Richard Heinberg in Palo Alto. The information had a profound affect on how I would view the future going forward.
In English, ‘kettle’ comes from the Saxon ‘ketel’ – a rare ‘loan word’ into Germanic languages from the Latin ‘catallus’, a deep pan for cooking. Why think about the origin of this word?
Sustainable Hedonism: A Thriving Life that Does Not Cost the Earth is a call to reflect on our beliefs and actions related to pleasure, joy and ecological sustainability.
“What can I do?”, “How hard should I try?”, “Why aren’t we all on the streets, night after night, fighting for change?”… Perhaps, all we can say at the end of it all is that asking these questions is an important part of the process. A sign that you’re still fighting, still human. You have not given up.
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).