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5 Minute Changemaker: Take Just Enough

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on June 18, 2016 | Filed under Humane Connection

by Marsha Rakestraw In the hurry-scurry of our daily lives, it’s easy to buzz through on auto-pilot and not think about the amount of stuff we’re consuming each morning — the soap and shampoo in… More

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5 Minute Changemaker: Cultivating Gratitude

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on December 26, 2015 | Filed under Humane Connection

by Marsha Rakestraw Like many other skills, gratitude can be cultivated through attention, effort, and practice. Studies show that gratitude has a variety of benefits, including helping us be happier, healthier, and more compassionate toward… More

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Deciding When Enough is Enough

Written by Shawn Sweeney | 1 Comment | Published on November 26, 2014 | Filed under Humane Connection

In September I had the great honor of helping plan the student observance for the annual International Day of Peace at the United Nations. I am a co-chair of the NGO Committee for the International… More

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7 Tips for Paying Attention to What We’re Paying Attention To

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on March 17, 2014 | Filed under Humane Connection

by Marsha Rakestraw Spanish philosopher Jose Ortega y Gasset said, “Tell me to what you pay attention, and I will tell you who you are.” As 21st-century citizens, we have a lot competing for our… More

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8 Strategies for Helping Others Open Themselves to (New) Humane Ideas

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on August 22, 2013 | Filed under Humane Connection

by Marsha Rakestraw As humane educators, we’re passionate about creating a better world for people, animals, and the earth. And when we’re so focused on inspiring others to open their minds and hearts to new… More

Enter the Winter YES! National Student Writing Competition

Written by blogger | No Comments | Published on January 3, 2013 | Filed under Humane Connection

Image screenshot YES! Magazine. This winter our friends at YES! are sponsoring a writing competition for students in middle school through university. Students are to read the YES! article, “What Can Change When We Learn… More

Time, Change, and Complacency

Written by Zoe Weil | No Comments | Published on September 10, 2012 | Filed under Humane Connection

Image courtesy Edwin Barkdoll. We dropped our son off at college a couple of weeks ago. After returning from the 16 hour round trip drive, my husband and I and our three dogs walked down… More