Not long ago, a mountain climber and a fisherman realized they had a lot more in common than a disdain for wearing a suit to work. Yvon Chouinard, founder of Patagonia, and Craig Mathews, owner of Blue Ribbon Flies, were also passionate environmentalists that happened to be running successful businesses. More important, they understood it was good business to protect the natural resources that kept them in business. And the rest is history...
Based on their own business models, the two men hatch a plan to encourage more businesses to donate 1% of sales to environmental groups. Yvon calls it an "Earth Tax." Craig calls it 1% for the Planet. They go with Craig's idea.
Non-Profs & Orgs
by David G. Arenson, ND
ATH Co-Editor of Sacred Living
What is our true nature?
We come to experience wholeness by opening ourselves, revealing the flower within. Let peace begin with me.
Transformation starts with looking in the mirror at the self. It can be no other way. Simply put, taking responsibility for everything that appears in one's life, is the starting point...
Editor's Note from David Arenson: What is our true nature? Zen teaches us acceptance of all that is. In this acceptance, we allow ourselves to be compassionate for all things. When we feel lost,” our soul has not gone off track. It's more likely that we are totally on course and coming closer than ever to personal transformation. We come to experience wholeness by opening ourselves - “As you live deeper in the heart, the mirror gets clearer and cleaner” (Rumi) Our true nature is infinity.
by Melanie Marquis for Tarot Reflections
You probably wouldn’t expect a man who had once been in a band called the Stockholm Monsters to moonlight in an academic holding library, but then again, Nigel Jackson is not exactly what one would call orthodox. An intensely gifted visual artist, this England native could professionally execute just about any kind of artwork, but he doesn’t—he’s always focused on his passion, esoteric art and ancient talismanic symbology...
Editor's Note from Lynda Martin: The Rumi Tarot is one of the most peaceful, beautiful one's I've seen. Be sure to check it out! This insightful interview with its creator delves into his spiritual worldview and artistic approach. We'll share more of the conversation in future posts. The interview took place in 2009, just before the deck was published.
by Linda Joy
I drove along the tree-lined streets of a quiet neighborhood with all the windows down letting the spring air caress my face. The smell of fresh cut grass tickled my nose. Through the windshield, my tear-filled eyes beheld the bluest of skies while I pounded the steering wheel with rage...
Editor's Note: I am so excited to introduce you to a dear friend of mine today. Linda Joy has such a loving heart, and she is passionate about empowering others to live fully and authentically. In her article below, she shares one of the most pivotal moments in her life.
Editor's Note: I had the pleasure of meeting Dr. Jim Doty at the Science of Compassion Conference summer of 2012, and recently met again at the Wisdom 2.0 conference on Technology and Mindfulness where he informed me he had just finished this interview with Eckhart Tolle on February 12, 2013. Dr Doty is the founder of CCARE at Stanford University, which concerns itself with research in what will allow us to cultivate our original default and essence of who we are as human beings: kind, compassionate, and loving beings--our awareness and attention to this truth determines our health and well-being and that of our world.
by David G. Arenson, ND
ATH Co-Editor of Sacred Living
“Love and compassion…are the ultimate source of human happiness, and the need for them lies at the very core of our being.” ~ Dalai Lama
From Prime Creator were birthed polarities from a field of compassion: Yin and Yang; Light and Dark...
Editor's Note from David Arenson: We were born into a maya of separation that seems so real that so many feel disconnected, fragmented, unhappy - a spiritual hunger is not being satisfied. For many, life is like climbing an endless mountain and never reaching the top. Such spiritual disconnection and futility are deeply rooted within the collective unconscious. Could the Buddha's teachings of love and compassion offer offer answers to futility and spiritual ennui?
by Cheryl Pallant
Poetry conveys magic and energy, illuminating the invisible workings of our heart, mind, body, and soul, an otherwise hidden landscape. Words have the ability to transform sadness to calm, confusion to clarity, an arid temperament to lush splendor. As a writer, professor, and writing coach, I've witnessed words catalyze insight, healing, and a crafted work...
Editor’s Note from Susan de Wardt: "The body has its own poetic language, its way of combining sounds, rhythms, images, sensation, and voice to create meaning." Learn how Cheryl Pallant combines two passions - writing and movement - to explore the language of the body through writing process.
Writing & Poetry Therapy
by Rehanni Khaseipoul DVM
After 12 years of conventional Veterinary practice, I began to get frustrated. Animals with chronic skin disease were the worst challenge...
Editor´s Note: Rehanni's passion and commitment to healing her animal patients with Homeopathy began with a personal experience that opened her eyes to the amazing power of this remarkable healing modality. After reading her story, you might just want to find a homeopathic veterinarian for your own pets!
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