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Nature Feeds Our Families

It's Tuesday—market day. Idamane Supreme leaves her husband and children and heads down the dusty hill, past hundreds of neighbors milling around in front of their small homes. At 9 am, it's alrea…

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Understanding The Energy Of Earthquakes

In 2010, we saw floods in Pakistan, China and the United States, a massive earthquake in Haiti, crippling heatwaves in Russia, and massive ice melts in the Arctic...not to mention that it was the hott…

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10 Reasons To Volunteer Today

"The best way to find yourself, is to lose yourself in the service of others." ~ Ghandi Imagine you are at Thanksgiving dinner and instead of being asked by a doting relative, “How's work going?” y…

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Haiti Needs Soap!

The solution is as simple as a bar of soap. As the situation in Haiti goes from bleak to bleaker, the recent cholera outbreak is quickly spreading through the country--and the easiest fix is out of re…

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Grieving the Oil Spill and Other Such Tragedies

I don’t know about you, but it pains me to read the news. I got rid of TV four years ago because I just couldn’t take it anymore--the heartsickness I felt every time I turned on CNN, where I couldn’t …

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Can Haiti Become an Environmental Beacon For The World?

I spent two weeks in Haiti shortly after the earthquake and what I saw there was truly unreal. For starters, the devastation is beyond belief, bordering on the incomprehensible. You can look at pi…

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Contemplating Death While Creating Life

This week I nearly lost a family member, albeit a four-legged one. And in the midst of dealing with urgent care doctors, IVs and exorbitant bills, I shed a lot of tears and thought a lot about the…

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Digital Communication: Pain or Blessing?

Ever heard of a "text thumb" or a "Blackberry-neck"? Doctors report that more and more people are complaining about pain in their backs, shoulders, arms and hands. The ongoing surge of handheld techno…

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Sustainable Healing

Everyone I saw on Monday January 18th was having a rough day. They seemed distracted, agitated, and nothing was going their way. It was no wonder, I thought, given the events in Haiti the day before. …

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When Haiti Falls Apart: Making Sense of Mass Tragedy

A little more than five years ago, I was on my honeymoon in Sri Lanka. It was a few days before Christmas and I was on a beach on the southern coast of the island trying, in my mind, to figure out how…

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