5 Minute Changemaker: Recycle Your Old Medications
by Marsha Rakestraw Most of us have taken medications at some point. And while we can’t control the concentration of…
Humane Education: Tasting a Life of Purpose, Empathy, and Peace
by Institute for Humane Education It’s nearly summer, and a new group of students is beginning one of our graduate programs…
5 Minute Changemaker: Throw Away (or Avoid) Those Produce Stickers
by Marsha Rakestraw Last year my husband and I were moving the compost bin that had come with the house…
Take Calculated Steps to Reduce Your Footprint
by Marsha Rakestraw You’ve probably read tons of tips about living lighter on the planet, but have you ever taken…
5 Minute Changemaker: Thank Everyone
by Marsha Rakestraw Like many kids of my generation, I was raised to say thank you when helped in some…
8 Inspiring Posts for Developing Meaningful Habits (and a Bonus)
by Marsha Rakestraw I keep a journal. (Not very consistently.) It’s mainly to help me remember major life events. When…
10 Tools to Help You Find More Ethical Products
by Marsha Rakestraw From the time we arise in the morning until we fall asleep, we participate in a continuous…
7 Sites to Increase Your DIY IQ
by Marsha Rakestraw The DIY (do it yourself) movement has awakened from its decades-long hibernation and, thanks to economics, more…
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,…
8 Quotes on Compassion
The world needs compassionate acts more than ever. In honor of this holiday season, the IHE staff have shared some…
5 Minute Changemaker: Pledge to “Skip the Slip”
by Marsha Rakestraw Whether we’re at a restaurant, the grocery, or even the library, nearly every time we engage in…
Two Wolves, Two Pictures: Helping Students Learn to “Feed” Their Best Selves
by Marsha Rakestraw There’s an old story usually attributed as a Cherokee legend. I haven’t been able to determine its…