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Beeswax and Writer’s Block

October 4, 2016 at 5:58 pm




14569174_10157669639405106_1540836620_nI don’t know what to do with myself. I’m torn between writing a story about how we can “save the world” by replacing plastic wrap and Ziplock bags (which I still use) with beeswax and just lying here under a tree, staring at the sun, letting the clock run out, until it’s time to pick up my daughter from school, where I send her to so I can work more, so I can feed her and house her and buy her things to make me feel less guilty about never spending any time with her.

Five Simple Ways to Save Trees and Ourselves

October 4, 2016 at 2:31 pm




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Global Forest Watch calculates that the pre-industrial world was covered by a vast 24 million square miles of forest. In the past 150 years humans have cut that number in half. Less than 5 million of the remaining 12 million square miles of forest is original high-grade or “old growth” forest.

Europe has only 5 thousand square miles of this “frontier” forest left, on a continent that was once almost entirely woodland. Deforestation there drove colonial efforts into west Africa, where the ancient mahogany forests are now severely decimated.

Atmospheric Carbon Levels Just Hit the Point of No Return

October 4, 2016 at 2:45 am

It’s not “the end of the world,” just the end of the world as we know it… and maybe that’s a good thing





Polar Bear and global warmingAtmospheric carbon levels have hit what some scientists have called “the point of no return” – the point at which no amount of cutbacks on greenhouse gas emissions will save us from potentially catastrophic global warming.

March marked the first time atmospheric carbon levels remained at 400 ppm or higher for a month straight, and as of the end of September (when carbon levels usually take a dip), Scripps Institute of Oceanography is predicting we won’t be seeing a monthly average below 400 ppm anytime this year or perhaps “ever again for the indefinite future.”

Is Love Enough? Yes and No

September 28, 2016 at 4:26 am

Contrary to the popular notion that “love conquers all,” spiritual teacher Teal Swan cautions hopeless romantics that “love is not enough” to create harmonious relationships:




Why You Can’t Leave That Relationship – How to Break Free

September 28, 2016 at 4:07 am

Spiritual teacher Teal Swan explains the secret tactic some people use to keep us trapped in toxic relationships, and how to break free

We’ve all had that friend who’s sworn a million times – “I’m really going to leave him (or her) this time” – but never does. Or maybe it’s you whose been saying you’re finally going to call it quits with your abusive, controlling partner for 15 years.

In the video below Teal Swan explains the insidious – though often unconscious – tactic our partners are using to keep us coming back for more:




Cell Phones Are the New Blood Diamonds

September 25, 2016 at 3:40 am

7-year-old children mine the minerals used to make our cell phones and laptops




Half of the workforce of the artisanal mining sector is comprised of children. Without viable economic alternatives, most children must join their parents in rudimentary mining pits. Children as young as two years transport, wash, and crush minerals to earn half a dollar a day.

The cell phone or laptop you’re likely reading this on came at a much higher cost than the dollar amount you paid for it. Millions of African men, women and children have shed their blood so that we “first-world” citizens can have the luxury of “the world at our fingertips.”

“Humans Are Evolving Toward Polyamory, But We Can’t Grow Out of Monogamy Until We Learn Self Love,” Guru Says

September 23, 2016 at 3:22 pm




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My new spiritual guru Teal Swan says the era of marriage is coming to an end and polyamory is the way of the future, but we can’t just jump into the lifestyle without preparing ourselves emotionally and spiritually.

“As a species, when we evolve to a higher vibratory rate, the perception of separation will dissolve, we will not have the desire to pair bond and marriage will cease to be a function of our society,” Swan says in a YouTube video about marriage.

Why You Really Get Sick, and How to Heal

September 22, 2016 at 10:24 pm




00-calling-in-sickGerms don’t make you sick. Louis Pasteur recanted his theory that they do on his deathbed, but the entire modern medical industry – which makes trillions off its war on germs – failed to get the memo.

Saying bacteria and viruses cause disease is like saying flies cause garbage, says spiritual guru Teal Swan. Germs – like flies – show up for the party when there is a build-up of waste material in the body to feed on, but they are not what created the waste. What created the waste is far more complex.`

In the video below, Swan does an excellent job of summarizing what holistic practitioners of health have known for thousands of years:

“Wild Fitness” Expert Explains Why Gyms Don’t Work

September 19, 2016 at 3:07 am

Hunter-gatherers weren’t trying to get fit, they were just having fun




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Nearly 70 percent of people paying for gym memberships never go to the gym. 80 percent who join the gym in January – most likely as a New Year’s Resolution – quit within five months.

Wildfitness” Founder Tara Wood says this is because our bodies and minds were not designed for gyms, and no matter how much we try to beat them into submission, eventually they refuse to cooperate.

Wood runs a re-wilding retreat that teaches people to approach fitness like the wild animals we once were, rather than like hamsters on a treadmill.

Nationwide Prison Labor Strike: Prisons are the New Plantations and the Slaves Have Had Enough

September 15, 2016 at 12:42 am




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Nationwide prison labor strike staged on anniversary of Attica Uprising.

The largest prisoner strike in history happened last week and you didn’t hear anything about it from the corporate-owned media, who don’t want you to know – prison labor is the new American slavery.

Earlier this summer I wrote an article explaining how American slavery never ended – the laborers just moved from plantations to prisons. Black men are still in the fields picking cotton, and black women are still assembling women’s undergarments for no pay, in both private and public prisons who rent out their inmates’ free or super cheap labor to private corporations. The article above gives a full list of corporations who benefit from this labor.

The modern abolition movement has begun. Prisoners across 40 prison facilities in 24 states – most of them African American – went on labor and hunger strikes Friday to protest forced labor, inadequate food, lack of healthcare, overcrowding, extended stays in solitary confinement and guard brutality.