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
“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!
by Kristi Blicharski
In today's light-speed, electronically connected world, we are bombarded daily by social media, text messages, email, voice mail, snail mail, tweets, event invitations, and somewhere among those, we try to find a little mental down time to keep our sanity...
Editor's Note from Sherri Carter: "When we get involved and share ourselves through volunteering for causes we're passionate about, or even simply attending events supporting local organizations, it doesn't just benefit our community; it benefits our own emotional fitness."
by Canela Michelle Meyers
This week’s invitation is to look at this idea of, ‘wrongness,’ to explore what you might think of as, ‘wrong’ (to explore it in the moment) to see if it really is ‘wrong,’ or if it is actually love beckoning you? It is a large topic, so it is being covered here from a slightly different angle...
Editor´s Note: As Canela Michelle writes, "If you are angry, calling some happening, ‘wrong’ and then moving toward that (with your anger) is just adding your anger, which fuels the continuance of what is seen as, ‘wrong’ in the first place...Change the world from the inside first; then if it feels true, let your love, and your compassion guide you to right action." In a spiritual teaching style I find similar to that of Eckhart Tolle, Canela Michelle encourages us to (as Ghandi once said), "Be the change we wish to see in the world," but she puts a whole new spin on the, "Be" part of that quote that I have never heard before. It's powerful. Read on to find out what I mean.
by Arno Burnier, DC
One of the major tenets of Chiropractic Philosophy is that there is “one cause and one cure” to all human ills.
The primary cause being a separation from Spirit, a disconnection with Self. A state of dis-ease...
Editor's Note from Elizabeth Wisniewski: In this article Dr. Arno Burnier discusses the "one cause, one cure" principle of chiropractic. As you read this article you feel the love and passion he has for his profession and it will inspire you to get reconnected with your own passion!
by Valerie Goodman
Some of us have actually met each other in person; however, the majority of us have simply shared our energies in the cyber space of the internet. My passion is yoga… not just the physical aspect of it, but the true purpose of it… to unite. With the practice of yoga, one’s awareness of Self emerges...
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