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In Trying to Do Good, Have You Lost Sight of the Bigger Picture?

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on June 23, 2014 | Filed under Humane Connection

Browse bookshelves and blogs and you’ll find stories of people striving toward extraordinary goals: zero waste, plastic-free, gender-neutral, a level 5 vegan, no products made in China. Reducing the harm we cause is an important… More

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6 Ways to Create More Space in Our Overtasked Lives

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on January 30, 2014 | Filed under Humane Connection

We want to do more to help create a better world, but we’re just so busy. How can we squeeze in anything else when we already don’t have enough time, and our lives are filled… More

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Gratitude Feels Good and Leads to Good

Written by Zoe Weil | No Comments | Published on November 26, 2013 | Filed under Humane Connection

In his chapter “Pay it Forward” in the book “The Compassionate Instinct,” Robert A. Emmons explores the power of gratitude, demonstrating that “gratitude is more than a pleasant feeling; it is also motivating. Gratitude serves as… More

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4 Ways to Overcome Despair

Written by Zoe Weil | No Comments | Published on March 11, 2013 | Filed under Humane Connection

Image courtesy of MervC/Flickr. For my blog post today, I’m sharing a recent essay I wrote for Care2.com, an online community for people passionate about creating a better world. Here’s an excerpt from “4 Ways… More