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An Open Letter to the Humans of Planet Earth
by Dragana Vucic Dekic Zagreb – Croatia

The Turtle Who Fights For Animal Rights by Dragana Vucic Dekic

Dear Humans, We have heard that you have been in lockdown in recent months because of some invisible enemy called coronavirus. It must be very hard for you to stay at home all the time. We want to tell you that we know how you feel. We tried to tell you this before, but you […]

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Healed with a Whole Food, Plant-Based Diet: An Interview with Brooklyn Borough President, Eric Adams by Johanna Sophia – Upstate, NY

fruit and vegetables

Here I sit in this stately 19th century room wondering if our political systems and societal patterns will ever catch up with the demands of our time. When this building went up in 1848, slavery was still in full force with over 3 million slaves counted in the 1850 census. Some of them may have […]

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Honoring Mothers and Ending Slavery
by Will Tuttle, PhD – Healdsburg, CA

Mother sheep with two lambs

A disturbing trend over the past couple of decades is the ongoing proliferation of human trafficking and slavery. It’s well known that de facto slavery conditions exist in a number of industries, such as for children on cocoa plantations in Africa, and carpet, clothing, and electronics factories in India and elsewhere, men on fishing boats […]

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Ecological Awareness by Alan Watts (1915–1973)
(from a talk presented in 1971)

Dice spelling economy

The United States Congress passed legislation to make burning the American flag a serious offense. This was accompanied by lots of patriotic speeches and rhetoric and much reciting of poems. It’s the most fantastic example of American confusion between symbol and reality that you could think of because the same Congress is directly or indirectly […]

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Health Insurance and Affordable Health Care are Oxymorons
by Sunil Pai, MD – Albuquerque, NM

scales containge food on one side and medicine on other

Western or conventional medicine stands above the rest of the world when it comes to acute and emergency care. If you are involved in a car accident, wounded by a gunshot, or experience a heart attack, having access to the scientific wonders of conventional medicine could save your life. For those with life-threatening illnesses that […]

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Your Best Immunity to All Viruses
by Alan Cohen – Hawaii

Light shining through trees on dark road

The coronavirus is getting a great deal of attention all around the world. Millions of people are taking extensive precautions to prevent getting or spreading the virus. People are not going to work, and their kids are not going to school. Hand washing, mouth covering, and avoiding public gatherings are becoming commonplace. Some people are […]

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Divine Feminine Spirituality
by Mary Hayes Grieco – Minneapolis, MN

Statue of St. Mary with child

In ancient times, God was perceived and worshipped as female, the Divine Mother. Women were valued as leaders and contributors in society because of our close connection to the Creator through our intuition, through our connection with Nature, and through our creative and procreative abilities. Women today, are leading a movement in modern society that […]

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Your Gut and Your Gut Feelings
by Margaret Paul, PhD

vegetables

When people are depressed, psychiatrists frequently don’t know how to help them. Lacking any real understanding of the nature of depression, they turn to a pharmaceutical that (at least for a time) serves as a crutch for lifting their patient’s spirits. The problem is that the chemicals administered mask the problem instead of address the […]

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Clear Vision in 2020
by Alan Cohen

Girls hugging

I was standing at the counter of a snack bar at a children’s zoo when a customer became quite nasty with the server. A part of his order had not been delivered correctly, and he made quite a stink. I recoiled, thinking, “What a mean, cruel person!” Minutes later I was passing the deer enclosure, […]

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Does Ridiculing Others in Public Make Us Feel Better About Ourselves?
by Donna Martini

I posed this question on Facebook recently and even though it produced a 77-comment thread, no real answer was offered. This makes me wonder how many Americans are aware of the societal backlash of our negative, public dialogue. The truth is we have been engaging in harmful behavior—a detrimental-to-ourhealth harangue—which has been infusing needless stress […]

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