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Replenish Me – 08.03.17

. ”Be willing to be a good steward of your own mental and emotional health. Don’t take your ego with you to get care. Be open and receptive the support that is given” Having space in your home for the mom cave Have a lifeline. A person that you can or who will check on you regularly. Give -give Balance …

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Resistance Radio – Rob Laidlaw – 02.12.17

Rob Laidlaw has spent more than 35 years working to protect animals of all kinds. His work spans multiple countries and has involved a wide range of successful campaigns and projects, including initiatives to change laws, raise public awareness, litigate in the courts and rescue animals. Rob is a Chartered biologist, founder of the wildlife protection organization Zoocheck and an award-winning author of nine children’s books about animal welfare and wildlife protection. In 2014, he received the Frederic A. McGrand Award for substantial contributions to animal welfare in Canada.

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Tom Engelhardt – You Must Be Kidding! Adventures in an American World of Frustration

Recently, sorting through a pile of old children’s books, I came across a volume, That Makes Me Mad!, which brought back memories. Written by Steve Kroll, a long-dead friend, it focused on the eternally frustrating everyday adventures of Nina, a little girl whose life regularly meets commonplace roadblocks, at which point she always says… well, you can guess from the title!  Vivid …

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THICH NHAT HANH – The World We Have

Only when we combine our concern for the planet with spiritual practice will we have the tools to make the profound personal transformations necessary to address the coming environmental crisis. Thich Nhat Hanh offers us the guiding principles for a new ecospirituality of mindful living. We are like sleepwalkers, not knowing what we are doing or where we are heading. Whether …

Channelling the Joy By George Monbiot

In defending the natural world, we should be honest about our motivations – it’s love that drives us, not money. Who wants to see the living world destroyed? Who wants an end to birdsong, bees and coral reefs, the falcon’s stoop, the salmon’s leap? Who wants to see the soil stripped from the land, the sea rimed with rubbish? No …

Mental Health Experts Warn of ‘Emotional Toxicity’ of Neoliberalism – Sarah Lazare

Four hundred mental health experts signed an open letter released by The Guardian on Friday warning that Britain’s austerity cuts, and neoliberalism more broadly, are profoundly damaging to quality of life and psychological well-being. “The past five years have seen a radical shift in the kinds of issues generating distress in our clients: increasing inequality and outright poverty, families forced to move against their …