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Consolations from the Forest: Life-Altering Wisdom from Six Months Alone in a Siberian Cabin

"In Paris I never dwelled much on my state of mind. Life wasn’t conducive to tracking the seismographic data of the soul..."

Nat Dollin

Mary Oliver’s Magnificent Short Guide to a Life of Wisdom

"You do not have to be good. You do not have to walk on your knees for a hundred miles through the desert, repenting."

Jordan Bates

The Dis-Ease of Busyness: Why We Desperately Need to Slow Down in a Non-Stop World

The cult of busyness is dangerous. Silent and insidious, it infects our lives with stress and kills enjoyment. Here's why we need to take a step back.

Joletta Belton

4 Things I’ve Learned While Living in a Cabin on a Commune in Canada

26 days ago, I arrived at a cabin on a Canadian commune, where I will be living for a total of three months...

Jordan Bates

Wake Up and Watch ‘Planetary’ Today on Earth Day – We Are All Connected

We are in the midst of a global crisis of perspective. We have forgotten the undeniable truth that...

Martijn Schirp

Honor Our Home on Earth Day – 22 April – Watch ‘Inhabit’

Humanity is more than ever threatened by its own actions; we hear a lot about the need to minimize...

Martijn Schirp

13 Ways Overpopulation and Overconsumption Will Be The End Of Us All (In Pictures)

See the destruction we are wreaking on the world, and everyone living on it.

Martijn Schirp

I’m 32, and Last Week I Retired – Chapter 3: Going Tribal with the Mentawai of Indonesia

Four months after I retired I took an adventure with the Mentawai of Indonesia. I share with you my experiences, and what I took away from this beautiful culture.

Justin Alexander

The True Nature of Happiness

Ultimate happiness is a tricky mistress, always hanging just around the corner with promising smiles and wiles. Or at least it seems this way until you realize that... Happiness does not come from...

Jordan Lejuwaan

A Short and Sweet Insight About Human Nature

For some reason or another, I found myself in a funk over the last few days. I was lacking passion and drive. The world wasn't quite as vibrant as it usually appears. Little things were going wrong...

Jordan Lejuwaan