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Owning the Environment

Alicia Lawrence's picture

Boost Your Home's Sustainability in 2015

save nature

If you made a list of resolutions for the new year, there’s something you should add: make your house greener. No, I don’t mean paint it. In 2015, equip your homewith sustainable systems to help your wallet and the Earth. Installing such systems can make you eligible for certain tax breaks and save you bundles of money.

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Chara Armon's picture

Can You Include The Earth In Your Intentions For 2015?

Nature conservation

As a new year gets underway, we tend to think a lot about ourselves.  For many, it’s a time for reflection and goal-setting.  Some of us make lists of multiple resolutions, or maybe select a single word that represents what we hope to create in the year ahead.  One question I’m asking this winter is, what is it like to include the well-being of the natural world in this process?

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Chara Armon's picture

Which Of Her Gifts Do You Choose?

gifts from the Earth

Many of us today are looking for abundance and are practicing receiving.  It’s good work.  I love observing people moving from a fear-based scarcity mindset into a more hopeful, trusting belief that there is plenty of goodness to go around.  For women, especially, it’s healing to focus on letting goodness come to us rather than frequently feeling compelled to provide it to others.

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Chara Armon's picture

Healing Autoimmunity Against The Self And Against The Earth

Healing Autoimmunity Against the Self and Against the Earth

I’m writing today about the self attacking the self.  Immersed once again in questions about how to shift my body out of a pattern of autoimmune health problems, and feeling, as usual, trapped and hopeful, desperate and determined, I realized recently that the multiple autoimmune health problems that became common at the end of the 20th century are reflecting, and are metaphors for, the larger human struggle to stop abusing our planet.

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Chara Armon's picture

Why Connect Your Self Care To Earth Care?

environmental protection

In the winter of 2013, I was hit with a realization that our major movements of self care and Earth care are functioning separately, and that’s a false and limiting separation because really they are deeply inter-related.  I'm sharing with you today why this matters.

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Chara Armon's picture

Harmlessness Means Slowing Down

Harmlessness Means Slowing Down

Recently I was being hard on myself for not having removed the weeds in a garden terrace where I grow herbs.  The wild grasses were threatening the herbs and some weed management was beyond needed.  Why hadn’t I been faster and more disciplined in taking care of this?  I was feeling somewhat irritated and even ashamed of my slowness with this garden tending task.

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Chara Armon's picture

Restoration - Worth The Effort?

restoration

I’m reflecting on the long haul of recovering from some health problems, especially, in my case, adrenal fatigue.  (Yes, I know most conventional MD’s don’t believe it’s a real disorder.  I also know that at least 6 or 7 MD’s whom I’ve seen do believe it is, and that I have had many wonky cortisol tests over the years.  Try telling me, with my muscle fatigue, low blood pressure, and other problems on and off for 12 years, that adrenal fatigue’s not real, and I will laugh sardonically.)

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Chara Armon's picture

Letting The Body Lead

Letting The Body Lead

By: Chara Armon, Ph.D.

What if you can’t honor the Earth unless you also honor your own body?  What if Earth care isn’t as much an intellectual numbers game of measuring water pollution or carbon emissions, but a body-centered practice of loving one’s own self, and then relatedly loving the larger Earth self?

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Monica Wilcox's picture

Not Everyone Scores At A Red Tag Sale; The High Cost Of The Hidden Price Tag

Nature Never Goes On Sale~Monica Wilcox

If you would be so kind to give me a moment of your time and the key to open your mind. I’d like to challenge your perspective and offer you a new view through a set of green goggles.

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Spirited Sounds

Alexandra Heather Foss, Spirited Sounds

Where I am sitting right now a motorcycle just revved its engine and an inquisitive squirrel stopped its descent mid-trunk out of fear.  The engine has vanished down a curvy road but the squirrel remains still, afraid to shift position.  It watches me through the porch screen, wary of the sounds, the vibrations, the rhythm of a life force not quite natural, and when only the wind is left in the wake of the vehicle, the squirrel ripples its tail, as if testing the air for danger, and then dashes down the tree to a patch of lawn, careful to avoid the concrete road.

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