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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...

 

In 2001:

 

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 Jean Rowe, LCSW, OSW-C

A cancer diagnosis brings overwhelming feelings, a multitude of appointments, a sense of managing a second job for which the pay is fatigue, possible hair loss and a tired debit card laden with co-pays. As an oncology social worker and journal group facilitator, my goal with survivors is often focused on finding an action plan grounded in self-care amidst this flurry of activity...

 

Editor´s Note from Susan de Wardt: Breast cancer does not discriminate by age. Journal Facilitator Jean Rowe, program director for Young Survivors Coalition in Atlanta Georgia, shares some important journaling tips and resources for cancer patients and survivors.

 

Writing & Poetry Therapy


 

Editor's Note from Erica Curtis: "The members of this Honduran youth group come from two rival towns (El Nance and Tacualtuzte) with a history of conflict around their shared water resource. Through collective projects such as these murals, the youth visit each others' communities and learn to work together to protect their natural resources" shares ArtCorps workers.

 

Arts & Art Therapy


by Christina Roy, LAc, MSOM

In Boulder & all over Colorado right now road races, crits & time trials are in full swing. Including training times, a mind blowing amount of miles are being chewed up & elevation conquered.

While training to improve sprint speed, climbing power & overall endurance, the muscles are being broken down while tendons & ligaments are being stressed...

 

Editor´s Note from  Julia Sanfilippo: A must-read for any athlete! This article explains the physiology of activity and rest, and the importance of giving your body the time and resources to recover from a strenuous workout. Chinese medicine is discussed as a great treatment tool for sports performance and injury prevention.

 

Acupuncture/TCM


by Bret Glass, MA

Scratching behavior for cats is a natural form of self-expression that satisfies multiple needs associated with health and well-being. Scratching provides a natural manicure that strips the outer sheath, or layer of the claw, for hygienic purposes; allows stretching of the muscles, ligaments, and tendons for health and vitality...

 

Editor's Note from Cathy Alinovi: Almost half of all pet cats in the United States are declawed. Bret Glass offers a fabulous fortress, education and alternative resources to help cats keep their claws. Join Bret's Go Pro-Paw Movement, or add a suggestion for 100 ways to keep from declawing your cat.

 

Animals & Pets


by David Suzuki, PhD

Most people I talk to today understand that humanity is inflicting harsh damage on the planet’s life support systems of clean air, water, soil, and biodiversity.

But they feel so insignificant among 6.2 billion people that whatever they do to lighten our impact on nature seems trivial. I am often asked, “What can I do?”...

 

Editor's NoteThis article discusses such a society that is drenched in consumer culture and the author correlates the planet's destruction of resources through planned obsolescence brought about by an unsaturated market...

 

Conscious Consumerism


by Rachelle Norman

Last week, I had the honor of speaking about music for self-care at a Breakfast Club sponsored by the Alzheimer’s Association’s Heart of America chapter...

 

Editor's Note: As carers, we must always stay mindful of replenishing our resources. Take some time every day for you.  

 

 

 

Music Therapy & Sound Healing


by Lisa Chin

Our planet needs to grow food to feed more and more people every year.  Natural resources are in decline.  The livestock industry uses a disproportionate amount of resources for their yield, especially in comparison to the agricultural farming industry. Here are some major environmental considerations when choosing to eat meat - Planeteer-style...

 

Think Green


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