Beautiful Awful Days

“In many ways, I am convinced that this tumultuous moment, as in many moments of simultaneous ends and beginnings, can be felt as beautiful awful days” … More Beautiful Awful Days

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Unmasking The Youth Addiction Crisis (repost)

As armchair activists, these families seem to have enough prestige and familiarity with legislation as to demand redevelopment of drug law and policy on their terms. The shift puts a glaring light on the way Americans fight for white lives. One select group is differentiated from the rest of youth suffering from the same crisis, in the same way that one group of parents, out of millions nationwide, are given preferential grief and penalties that allow their children to get medical care over incarceration. … More Unmasking The Youth Addiction Crisis (repost)

That’s Not Mindful- And Other Misinterpretations of the Mindful Movement

We must ask ourselves then, what do we know of ourselves that we allow our children to see? Do we verbally judge others? Are we openly prejudice or competitive? Do we push back on others when they display emotions? Do we label peoples’ feelings or experiences as worthy or invalid? These small yet routine acts are the social curriculum of our relationships. What are we hoping to teach? … More That’s Not Mindful- And Other Misinterpretations of the Mindful Movement

Gateways to Environmental Literacy and Ethical Models of Citizenship

Like a sounding bell for a generation, Carson’s work sparked the eco-awareness movement of the Sixties. Carson forewarned of the human created disasters that have now become as common place as the books on the current events shelf. From this point forward, Americans and global citizens are faced with the heavy burden of consequences generated from our consumption of resources and disregard for our impact upon the environment’s delicate balance… … More Gateways to Environmental Literacy and Ethical Models of Citizenship