The whole idea of compassion is based on a keen awareness of the interdependence of all living beings, which are all part of one another, and all involved in one another. ~Thomas Merton Merriam-Webster defines the term interdependence as the state of being dependent upon one another. Examples are given for interdependent economies as wellContinue reading “Interdependent by Design”
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Scenes from a Hiking Trail
Are you looking for a little family adventure while you’re not yet comfortable with a return to full-on traveling? Maybe finding a new trail to hike in Nature’s exquisite surroundings can satisfy that yearning while inspiring a little awe. From prior posts, you know that I love hiking, and I thought it’d be fun toContinue reading “Scenes from a Hiking Trail”
Thinking Outside the COVID-19 Box: 10 Ways to Boost Immune Function
Over the past 18 months, I’ve heard a lot about masking, hand washing, and social distancing to protect yourself and others from coronavirus. Sadly, I’ve also heard about many immunocompromised people dying from the virus. But I haven’t heard top health officials talk much about boosting immune function. Have you? Doesn’t it make sense thatContinue reading “Thinking Outside the COVID-19 Box: 10 Ways to Boost Immune Function”
Little-Known Weight Loss Strategies
A few months after the pandemic first started wreaking havoc, internet searches worldwide began showing a significant increase in the quest for weight loss information, according to Google Trends. It seems covid robbed us of not only our individual freedoms, but also our willpower. Many of us have put on weight as a result ofContinue reading “Little-Known Weight Loss Strategies”
Pope Francis, I Disagree: A Tribute to Earth Day
Beauty without grace is the hook without the bait. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson The original version of this heavily-edited post was first shared last year. The sorrowful effects of the pandemic are on the rise again in many countries and the senseless destruction of our planet continues. The message here becomes more urgent each day. SinceContinue reading “Pope Francis, I Disagree: A Tribute to Earth Day”
Super-Simple Bok Choy Soup
This was the first recipe I shared on Micro of the Macro. It’s quick, easy, healthy, and delicious; what could be better? According to the Universal Guideline for Human and Planetary Health, (WFPB.ORG), Human and environmental health are dependent on one another. What we consume greatly influences our personal health, the economic health of ourContinue reading “Super-Simple Bok Choy Soup”
Does “In All Things Give Thanks” Apply to These Times?
With the many reports we hear of death, disease, job loss, and an expectation of this trajectory to continue, the idea of gratitude might not be hitting a lot of folks’ radar. In the frighteningly grim existence that we now find ourselves, should we be giving thanks, as the Bible verse suggests?
Gifts of Nature
Gift-giving has been a popular custom for hundreds of years. Initially, small gifts to help the poor were given at this time of year across many religious traditions. Unfortunately, this compassionate practice that epitomized holiday spirit has been all but lost; somehow, receiving gifts has become more important than giving.
Let’s Go to the Beach!
Studies show that actions we imagine can seem real to our minds, “tricking” the brain into providing us benefits as if we were performing those actions. Many athletes utilize this technique, called visualization, to attain their specific goals.
Put the Talk on Pause and Heal with Wildlife
Listening to incessant politics and bad news from reporters, government officials, and even commercials, causes feelings of impatience and anger to surface in my normally peaceful mindset. So it’s high time, as my grandmother used to say, to put the talk on pause.