Mexican flag
02/04/2019
I translated this piece from the inaugural address of President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador to the Mexican Congress. A small-town born romantic, optimist, and possibilitarian who is receiving the... read more
WOman holding world globe up in front of her face.
01/30/2019
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Service Travel Experiencing new cultures or cities with friends and loved ones is eye-opening, enriching, and challenging in ways that help develop our character and help us grow as... read more
Mount Fuji with pagoda in foreground
01/23/2019
A bold reminder of the courage to believe in our better natures as people is branded into the constitution of Japan. An excerpt from the consitution reads: “CHAPTER II RENUNCIATION OF WAR... read more
Man and woman arguing in front of pink and blue wall.
01/18/2019
Many of my best friends think that some of my deeply held beliefs about important issues are obviously false or even nonsense. Sometimes, they tell me so to my face. How can we still be friends? Part... read more
Group of res chess pawns and one black piece.
01/08/2019
In her new book, Dolly Chugh provides us with tips for recognizing bias and reducing its effects in ourselves and our workplaces. Are you against racism? At the same time do you find that your... read more
Laughing woman sprays unamused man with Silly String
12/20/2018
For decades, personality psychologists have noticed a striking, consistent pattern: extraverts are happier more of the time than introverts. For anyone interested in promoting wellbeing, this has... read more
Giving Tuesday logo and leaf background
11/27/2018
Black Friday Super Sale (and small business) Saturday Cyber Monday They are all just prelude to the important one, November 27, Giving Tuesday. Tuesday, take a step back from the... read more
Statue of man putting crown on his own head.
11/20/2018
A confluence of conversations has emerged in the yoga world regarding purpose, safety, and abuse of power. The politics involved are playing themselves out, and the sides of the debate are being... read more
Two tigers fighting and swiping at each other.
11/15/2018
Consider how one should respond to a simple case of disagreement. Frank sees a bird in the garden and believes it’s a finch. Standing beside him, Gita sees the same bird, but she’s confident it’s... read more

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Man and woman arguing in front of pink and blue wall.
01/18/2019
Many of my best friends think that some of my deeply held beliefs about important issues are obviously false or even nonsense. Sometimes, they tell me so to my face. How can we still be friends? Part... read more
Group of res chess pawns and one black piece.
01/08/2019
In her new book, Dolly Chugh provides us with tips for recognizing bias and reducing its effects in ourselves and our workplaces. Are you against racism? At the same time do you find that your... read more
Laughing woman sprays unamused man with Silly String
12/20/2018
For decades, personality psychologists have noticed a striking, consistent pattern: extraverts are happier more of the time than introverts. For anyone interested in promoting wellbeing, this has... read more
Giving Tuesday logo and leaf background
11/27/2018
Black Friday Super Sale (and small business) Saturday Cyber Monday They are all just prelude to the important one, November 27, Giving Tuesday. Tuesday, take a step back from the... read more
Statue of man putting crown on his own head.
11/20/2018
A confluence of conversations has emerged in the yoga world regarding purpose, safety, and abuse of power. The politics involved are playing themselves out, and the sides of the debate are being... read more
Two tigers fighting and swiping at each other.
11/15/2018
Consider how one should respond to a simple case of disagreement. Frank sees a bird in the garden and believes it’s a finch. Standing beside him, Gita sees the same bird, but she’s confident it’s... read more
Close up of green motherboard and circuits from computer.
11/07/2018
I grew up in the eighties. My folks moved from NY to Los Angeles and settled into the comfort of a big house, two-car garage, and three kids. We were never in want for money. My dad made millions as... read more
Many scattered stickers say I VOTED
11/02/2018
When circumstances, ruled by forces beyond the will of one individual, overshadow our personal experience of life, unconscious resentment and fear run deep. The coercive fuel of capitalism has... read more
Golden dusk photo of fisherman on river tossing out nets
10/30/2018
Having traveled throughout Latin America, people everywhere seem to embody a warm tenderness and kind spirit that many times is rare to experience in other major cities of the west. From Mexico to... read more

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01/12/2015
Jeremy Jedd Hammel of Volta Visual, Filmshift Film Festival and City Awake volunteer, talks to us about his involvement with social entrepreneurs in the Boston and Los Angeles areas.
01/12/2015
New York has finance. San Francisco has startups. Los Angeles has Hollywood. Boston is social impact.  Boston is home to the world’s leading foundations, nonprofits, and social enterprises... read more
11/10/2014
Volunteers drive 16 hours to reach an orphanage in Zaduo, Tibet, where the children are living without electric lighting. 
11/10/2014
Eleven energy commerce college students from Texas Tech University travel deep into Costa Rica to bring solar power to a remote village. 
11/10/2014
The Light the Village project, a joint effort of Light Up the World, the IMDI and a group of retired civil engineers from the University of Toronto, trained nine Guatemalans as solar technicians. Now... read more
11/10/2014
Solar powered LED lighting changes the lives of villagers and increases the ability to serve the sick at medical outposts.
11/10/2014
Dr. Dave Irvine-Halliday, a Scots-Canadian engineer, brings low-watt solar lighting to a village in Nepal. By reducing their need for kerosene, the villagers reduce a health and safety hazard. 
11/10/2014
Caltech Paleoclimatologist, Dr. Jess Adkins, Ph.D., answers the question: Is there any hope for planet Earth? His answer might surprise you. 
11/10/2014
Do you want to start a chapter in your area? Green Wish will help you build the infrastructure and identify the local environmental charities in that could use some help.

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