Higher Purpose, at a Cellular Level

In most manuals for personal growth and happiness, the focus is on pleasure. Learning and growing as it’s fun for you; reduc…

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Emergency Entrepreneurship & Economics of Happiness

From Austerity and a Return to Poverty, Forward to Better and Richer Living… Much has been made of the economic troubles in …

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The Ecology of the Human Body

Every once in a while, discussions about development, progress, and the future dig really deep and argue that our human bodies are…

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The Continual “Environmental” Crisis – as seen in Doha, about Climate, and Everywhere…

More and more, young people lack time in nature, never come to love the outdoors. Thus, they fail to notice the loss the world is …

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Re-Valuing Life Over Profit

The logic of the market seems only natural by now: What has a value must have a price, and everything falls under the domain of th…

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From Silent Spring, Beyond Our World of Noise

It is high time, 50 years after “Silent Spring,” 20 years after the original Rio conference on environment and develop…

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The Eco(Happy)-View Beyond Organic

Organic foods have become quite the trend, even as they fell squarely into the “green luxury” camp, the idea that gree…

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More Planets Required…

Current lifestyles and their ecological footprints – they show that we now get by only because there is ecological capital w…

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Personal Growth, Lifestyle Design, and #ecohappy Experimentation

Self-development and personal growth, let alone lifestyle design, do not usually come together with ecological concerns. As descri…

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“We Will Adapt” as Insult of Our Intelligence, and Call to Action

We human beings are a fascinating species. Where the Darwin finches evolved into different species with differently shaped beaks, …

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History, Job Ecology, and “Location Independence”

“The only thing we can learn from history is that no one ever learns from history.” (Hegel) – Not so. Americans …

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Local Land and Small Town Futures

The Necessity of the Kitchen Garden has been a topic on these pages before, but recently, it is visible with a vengeance, and brin…

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