Scrubbing Our Assumptions About Our Students
by Marsha Rakestraw and Mary Pat Champeau “Your assumptions are your windows on the world. Scrub them off every once…
What We See Depends on What We Look For
by Marsha Rakestraw Recently I came across this quote: “What we see depends mainly on what we look for.” (John…
5 Minute Changemaker: Get to the Point (Person)
by Marsha Rakestraw Many of us have done it. We’re frustrated at the immovable line at the store, and we…
What a Humane World Looks Like: Releasing the Things that No Longer Serve You
by Lynne Westmoreland There is an exercise in IHE’s Online Courses, the online course that I teach for the Institute…
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 time,…
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…