Vulnerability is the Key to Connection – Why are We So Afraid of It?

January 12, 2017 at 1:49 am

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Humans have a fundamental need to connect with other humans. Our survival and well-being depend on it. But most members of modern civilization are starving for human connection for one simple reason – we’re terrified to be vulnerable.

The dictionary defines vulnerability as helplessness, powerlessness, weakness and susceptibility to attack, so it is not surprising most of us aren’t lining up to put ourselves in vulnerable positions, but, in her famous Ted Talk, social scientist Brene Brown says doing so is absolutely essential to forming intimate human relationships:

Help Save The Urban Garden that Changed the World

January 10, 2017 at 10:23 pm




 

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Renegade gardener Ron Finley started a worldwide urban garden revolution by planting a food forest on a vacant lot in South Central LA seven years ago. His “Gangsta Garden” has since become a model for creating sustainable community gardens in urban food deserts. He and his fellow gardeners are about to get evicted by real estate developers. Sign the petition and donate to save a little piece of paradise in an otherwise grim concrete jungle.

“Breatharians” Scientifically Prove They Can Live Without Food or Water

January 6, 2017 at 5:00 pm

Two people have proven under scientific scrutiny and video surveillance that they can live without food or water for periods of time that defy the laws of physics




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While many of us argue over whether humans can survive on a vegan or fruitarian diet, there are allegedly thousands among us (mostly in India and Brazil) thriving on nothing but air, occasional sips of water or juice, and a mysterious energy called Prana.

The Cure for Addiction is Connection

December 21, 2016 at 3:37 am

Addiction is not genetic, nor is it the result of the “irresistible” chemicals in drugs. Addiction – whether to alcohol, porn, screen time or heroin – is the result of human disconnection.




In an ever-more socially disconnected world, addictions of all kinds are on the rise. While governments wage wars on drugs and parents nag kids for being glued to iPads all day, few people understand the root of the problem.

Why Thanksgiving is a National Day of Mourning for Native Americans

November 23, 2016 at 3:37 pm




The first Thanksgiving marks the beginning of Native Americans’ ongoing genocide, and this Thanksgiving could mark the end for the Lakota tribe, if we don’t stop the pipeline!

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As we prepare for our warm turkey dinners today, Native Americans are being blasted with water cannons in freezing cold temperatures in North Dakota.

In recent months they’ve also been pepper sprayed, tear gassed, attacked by dogs, shot with rubber bullets, hit with concussion grenades, followed by drones, thrown in jail and locked in dog kennels – all for peacefully protesting corporate theft of their land and water.

Free Food: How to Harvest Wild Pine Nuts (Video)

November 21, 2016 at 10:47 pm




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Most the pine nuts you buy in the store come from China, are pasteurized and cost a small fortune. Don’t you wish you could pick your own and eat them fresh for free?

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$2 an ounce! That’s $32 a pound!

You can! Anywhere there are pine trees there are pine nuts, although there are only about 20 species of pine that produce seeds large enough to be worth harvesting. In North America, these are mostly in the Southwest and along the Pacific Ocean.

The Healing Powers of Salt Lamps

November 21, 2016 at 7:02 pm




Himalayan salt crystal lamps are not only beautiful – consumers report they are responsible for a long list of surprising health benefits including:

Adidas Makes Shoes Out of Plastic From the Ocean

November 19, 2016 at 4:57 am

Adidas is helping clean up the ocean by fishing out plastic bottles and using them to make shoes




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With estimates that there will be more plastic in the sea than fish, pound for pound, by 2050, the more that can be done to reduce it, the better.

Vegan Group Threatens Primitive Skills Teacher Over “Humane Slaughter” Class

November 16, 2016 at 10:22 pm




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Natalie Bogwalker, founder of Wild Abundance primitive skills school

Rather than focus on horrors and atrocities at factory farms, a national animal rights group is targeting the female owner of a small primitive-skills school in the Appalachian mountains for an upcoming course on the humane slaughter and butchery of animals.

Co-sleeping Contributes to Optimal Brain Development

November 14, 2016 at 7:51 pm

Pediatrician recommends babies sleep with their mothers at least three years for optimal brain development; says babies who sleep in cribs have smaller brains and insecure attachment