The pursuit of positive change requires imagining possibilities that seem unthinkable in the present. When current constraints seem overwhelming, I try to remember that medical breakthroughs like the world’s first human heart transplant, accomplished in 1967, likely seemed the stuff of science fiction only decades prior.
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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
My foot still hurts. Hope for a quick solution has faded. But I am learning to listen better, and figure out the combination of approaches that appear to be making a positive difference, including acupuncture and altering my exercise regime. Still, I wish I could just take a pill. Easy. I’m often struck by the desire for a single answer to multifaceted challenges, and the difficulty of learning to resist it.
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The envelope was a surprise. Bright pink, handmade, and with a simple “To: Peter” on the front, it was given to me by one of the valiant college students that help lead the Foresight Prep @ Oberlin College program. For many years, I've kept a folder of all the thank you cards I’ve received as a just-in-case antidote to any future dark days.
Thanks to nationally-recognized community leaders like Hazel Johnson and Majora Carter, we have a strong understanding of the environmental justice issues that plague communities across our cities and countryside. But when trying to pinpoint those communities suffering most from environmental injustice, the definition gets complicated. How do we define an “environmental justice community”?Read More