5 Minute Changemaker: Track Every Penny (for at Least a Month)
by Marsha Rakestraw $300 on meals out. $50 for your caffeine buzz. A new shirt. The book you have to…
5 Minute Changemaker: Break the Habit of Mindless Habituation
by Marsha Rakestraw You know how you’re lying in bed listening to the urban surf outside, and pretty soon you…
Altruism: The Power of Compassion to Change Yourself and the World
Books
by Matthieu Ricard Back Bay Books, 2016. 864 pgs Altruism: The Power of Compassion to Change Yourself and the World…
Let’s Help Each Other Awaken From the Fog of Culture
by Marsha Rakestraw The other day my husband and I were discussing our frustration with the human race. Nearly everywhere…
5 Minute Changemaker: Do Something Good That Scares You
by Marsha Rakestraw “Promise me you’ll always remember: You’re braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and…
Moving Beyond “It’s a Personal Choice”
by Marsha  Rakestraw “It’s a personal choice.” If you’ve been a humane educator or changemaker for any length of…
What a Humane World Looks Like: Rethinking Tradition, Habit, and Culture
by Marsha Rakestraw One of the mini-activities I do as part of a presentation I give on the lives and…
5 Minute Changemaker: Simple Questions to Ask Ourselves Before We Buy
by Marsha Rakestraw Despite the rise of minimalism and conscious consumerism and the possibility of “peak stuff,” we humans still…
The Possibility of Possibility
by Lynne Westmoreland I awoke this morning with the realization of how much is right with the world. My mind…
4 Reasons to Embrace Failure
by Marsha Rakestraw I love reading stories about solutionaries and changemakers. They are always inspiring and teach me so…
Dead Zone and Diet-Related Diseases: A Solutionary Unit
by Marsha Rakestraw What are the biggest killers of people in the U.S. today? What is the dead zone in…
What Do the Primary Causes of Death in the US Have to Do With the Dead Zone in the Gulf of Mexico? (A Solutionary Unit)
Activities/Lesson Plans
What are the biggest killers of people in the U.S. today? What is the dead zone in the Gulf of…