4 Reasons to Embrace Failure
by Marsha Rakestraw I love reading stories about solutionaries and changemakers. They are always inspiring and teach me so…
5 Minute Changemaker: Cultivating Gratitude
by Marsha Rakestraw Like many other skills, gratitude can be cultivated through attention, effort, and practice. Studies show that gratitude…
Caring When Caring Hurts
by Shannon Finch I admit it, I am sensitive. As a child, people thought my sensitivity was cute. As…
Explore Lack of Media Diversity With the Activity “Where Are the People Like Me?”
Mattel’s Moschino Barbie  is getting all sorts of attention — and not just because of the $150 price or the…
What My Love Affair with Peanut Butter Cups and CNN Taught Me
by Shannon Finch The other day, while engrossed in work, I ate an entire bag of brand name Peanut Butter…
Under the Influence: Our New Social Psychology Global Issues Guide
As humane educators and changemakers it’s important that we understand what motivates and drives people and what inspires or prevents…
Refinding Nature
by Jessie Huart Sullivan In the Institute for Humane Education graduate school residency program, I participated in Seton watching, a…
Humane Educator’s Toolbox: “Shoulders” Inspires Collective Action for Our “Blue Dot” Home
While it’s vital that we as humane educators help teach others about challenging issues so that they can make informed…
Exending Empathy, Even When It’s Most Difficult
by Jessie Huart Sullivan As a freshman in college, I took a class in the education department at Indiana University…
Ode to the Third Side
by Lexie Greer Watching the news these days often leaves me restless and down. Jaded language, biased views, a plethora…
WebSpotlight: Animals and Media Style Guide
The ways in which we talk about and portray nonhuman animals greatly influences how we think about animals and our…
Creating the Season of Compassionate Alchemy
This is the time of year when we celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwaanza, the winter solstice, or any other number of…