Water Connects the San Luis Valley, which is once again the target of a water export proposal which threatens our communities and way of life

Our economy, culture and community are connected to agriculture. The some 1,600 farms and ranches in the Valley are the region’s economic engine. With less than 7″ of precipitation annually, the Valley’s crops require irrigation to grow.   Exporting water out of the basin to the Front Range would mean less water for irrigated agriculture. A plan being proposed by Renewable Water Resources will remove …

Breaking with the Defunct Idea of Development: Re-embedding the economy in people and the biosphere,

By Daniel McCurdy, Alliance for Global Justice. October 3, 2020 | CREATE! A longer version of this article was included in the book “The Revolution Won’t Be Stopped: Nicaragua Advances Despite US Unconventional Warfare” published by the AfGJ. Go to p. 123. One of the particularities of tourism in Nicaragua is its democratization. Since the Sandinista government won elections in 2006 and came to power …

A Moral Policy Agenda to Heal and Transform America: The Poor People’s Jubilee Platform (Aug 2020)

July 2020 We the People of the United States, in order to form a more perfect Union, establish justice, ensure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States. Preamble to the U.S. Constitution No State shall make or …

When stumped by a life choice, choose “enlargement” over happiness

https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2020/sep/04/oliver-burkemans-last-column-the-eight-secrets-to-a-fairly-fulfilled-life There will always be too much to do – and this realisation is liberating. Today more than ever, there’s just no reason to assume any fit between the demands on your time – all the things you would like to do, or feel you ought to do – and the amount of time available. Thanks to capitalism, technology and human …

We’ve Reached Peak Wellness. Most of It Is Lifestyle

Outside Mag, by Brad Stulberg. Wellness isn’t that complicated.  Wellness—the kind that actually works—is simple: it’s about committing to basic practices, day in and day out, as individuals and communities. As many marketers (including in the self-help space) are fond of saying, “You can’t sell the basics.” I think that’s naive. We’d be much better off if we stopped obsessing over hacks …

The Simple Dutch Cure for Stress: exercising in the wind

Alice Fleerackers Photo by John Loo / Flickr. Recently I was in San Francisco, a city known for its tech companies, steep hills, and fierce winds. Each day I’d run around the neighborhood and up through the park, ending with a spectacular view of the Golden Gate Bridge. Back in my AirBnB, I’d feel energized and refreshed, fingers tingling from …

Inflicting disutility on others to maximize your own benefit

Why Smart People Are Vulnerable to Putting Tribe Before Truth Do You Have a Healthy Personality? What Kind of Introvert Are You? This post originally appeared on Scientific American and was published July 27, 2018. The Dark Core of Personality: What’s your dark core score? In Scientific American by Scott Barry Kaufman Photo by RapidEye / Getty Images. Over 100 years ago Charles …

Sauces for veggies, tofu, and more

Everything’s better with these sauces for veggies, chips, tofu, more… Smoky Baba Ganouj Photo courtesy of Bonjon Gourmet. The additional ingredient of smoked paprika brings this baba ganouj fancier than any store-bought option. If you want it to be a little creamier, you can add a bit of Greek yogurt. Then, consider pairing it with some tabbouleh and chickpeas. Get …

8 new habits people want to keep post-lockdown: Quarantine has changed us — and it’s not all bad

By Sigal Samuel  Jun 9, 2020, on vox.com Cities are reopening. Lockdowns are lifting. And some people are starting to feel they can glimpse a return, however slow and partial, to “normal.” But the pandemic has changed us. Although being on lockdown has been pretty grueling on balance, the surprise is that many of us have realized there are some things about quarantine life …

Five reasons why the quest for constant happiness is misguided

BY KIRA M. NEWMAN  MAR 21, 2017 Five reasons why the quest for constant happiness is misguided. Like many seekers of happiness, I once aspired to feel good as much as possible. There’s probably a part of everyone that would prefer to avoid life’s more difficult, or even mundane, feelings—and self-help books assure us that we can, if only we adopt the right …