The Joy of Generosity: 19 Children’s Picture Books
by Marsha Rakestraw Every holiday season there’s a bizarre conflicting focus on acquiring and sharing, getting and giving. Help bring…
Exploring the Impacts of Our Consumer Choices [lesson plans]
by Marsha Rakestraw Jack Frost nipping at our noses. Silver bells ringing. Chestnuts roasting. Credit cards groaning. Retailers giggling with…
Tips for a More Compassionate, Earth-friendly, Healthy Halloween
by Marsha Rakestraw According to the National Retail Federation, people in the US are planning to spend about $9 billion…
Our Gift for You: Resources to Inspire Hope
by IHE Staff and Faculty It can be painful and stressful to learn about the terrible injustices and cruelties of…
Tips to Simplify Your Holidays for a More Memorable, Meaningful Season
by Marsha Rakestraw It’s the holiday season. Which of these better describes your state of mind: Joyous, meaningful, balanced? Or,…
4 Resources for Finding (Somewhat) Ethical Halloween Treats
by Marsha Rakestraw This year people in the U.S. plan to spend about $2.7 billion just on Halloween candy. And…
Living Our Epitaphs for a Better Life and a Better World
by Zoe Weil Most of us don’t write our own epitaphs, those brief summations of who we were, what mattered…
Resources for Humane(r) Holidays
by Marsha Rakestraw Spending on Halloween this year is expected to reach an all-time high of $8.4 billion. A lot…
Must-Read Articles About the 4th of July
by Marsha Rakestraw Even though I’m grateful for America’s independence and all the good things about the U.S., the 4th…
Are the Holidays Wearing You Down or Filling You Up? It’s Your Choice
by Lynne Westmoreland This is the time of year set aside to celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, the winter solstice, and Kwanzaa.…
Tips for Happier, More Humane Gift-Giving
by Marsha Rakestraw This time of year the news is full of headlines about record sales, various shopping frenzies (Black…
Gratitude and Thanksgiving From IHE’s Staff
Gratitude is such an important part of humane education and changemaking. Since today is Thanksgiving Day here in the U.S.,…