Whether we are taking a digital detox, a walk through the woods, or a yoga class, it seems we are all on the endless quest for being truly present. To be aware, to feel, to witness a single moment takes practice and mindfulness, given the breakneck pace of our daily lives. But what does mindfulness even mean?Read More
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The stories of religious minorities seeking refuge in the Americas, as German Mennonites did in 1683, are held up as examples of the legacy of tolerance in the US. However, as this Smithsonian article explains, the history is much more complicated, and demonstrates that these freedoms have always been, and will continue to be, hard-earned.
The vacation season often conjures my fond memories of summer camp in the Polish wilderness, which combined the structure of daily activities and responsibilities with the freedom and adventure of the outdoors. This tradition can be traced, in part, to Lord Baden-Powell’s experimental scouting camp on Brownsea Island in England, which began with a group of 20 boys on August 1, 1907.