Want to Get Back to the Land? You're Not Alone

Each generation has had one common desire: to live a more honest, ethical life of self-sufficiency and oneness with nature.

by Nancy Matsumoto | YES! Magazine

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Rewild Your Life 30-Day Challenge

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Social media is ablaze of late with 30 days of happiness, or 5 days of gratitude, or similar challenges we post to our circles in the hopes they will help keep us accountable for our forward momentum and results. I love these (love less the calling out of others in what gets dangerously near to a chain letter, participation coercion, no-way-out dynamic).

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Andrew is the author of Frommer's global guide to volunteer vacations, "500 Places Where You Can Make a Difference" (Gold Medal Winner from Society of American Travel Writers: Best Guide Book 2010). He spent more than a decade on the editorial team of PASSPORT Magazine. He has volunteered and led teams on service projects around the world, and is honored to be on the boards of directors for the Alisa Ann Ruch Burn Foundation (AARBF.org) and Mentor Artists Playwrights Project (mentorartists.org). Mersmann has been a featured speaker, interview guest, or moderator on several travel talks, from the New York Times Travel Show, Smithsonian Associates, and the 92nd Street Y-TriBeCa to Oprah and Friends, Animal House, and The Focus Group on satellite radio as well as on NY1 television. Past participant at the Clinton Global Initiative and judge for Cond√© Nast World Changers Conference, he blogs about volunteering and service travel at www.ChangeByDoing.com. As part of the evox television team, he is dedicated to audience engagement, so if you're not engaged, he needs to be thumped on the head (gently)...or at least told (nicely). Twitter: /ChangeByDoing

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Seeds being planted in a row in freshly tilled soil.
06/07/2017
Each generation has had one common desire: to live a more honest, ethical life of self-sufficiency and oneness with nature. by Nancy Matsumoto | YES! Magazine Over the past century, generations... read more
456641_87486155
07/27/2014
Social media is ablaze of late with 30 days of happiness, or 5 days of gratitude, or similar challenges we post to our circles in the hopes they will help keep us accountable for our forward... read more
Seeds being planted in a row in freshly tilled soil.
06/07/2017
Each generation has had one common desire: to live a more honest, ethical life of self-sufficiency and oneness with nature. by Nancy Matsumoto | YES! Magazine Over the past century, generations... read more
456641_87486155
07/27/2014
Social media is ablaze of late with 30 days of happiness, or 5 days of gratitude, or similar challenges we post to our circles in the hopes they will help keep us accountable for our forward... read more