Sunday, November 27, 2022

Nipun Mehta: A Deeper Thanksgiving

Nipun Mehta is one of my heroes. He is a living example of the power of generosity. Here is his latest podcast on the topic of "A Deeper Thanksgiving". Enjoy, and be inspired! 

As a small sampling of the conversation’s many gems, they touch on the blessings that occur when we replace transactions with relationships. Nipun advocates for a personal experimentation with generosity, knowing that if we listen closely, we may discover wonderful changes happening within ourselves. He explains how gratitude can be regenerative, and reminded us that it emerges from the recognition that we are nestled in so many gifts that we can never reciprocate. This knowledge invites us to pay forward what we can never pay back.

Listen to the interview here. LINK { read more }

What gives me hope is that life unfailingly responds to the advances of love.
- Nipun Mehta -

Nipun Mehta: A Deeper Thanksgiving



Friday, November 25, 2022

She Just Loves Cleaning and Now Helps Women in Need By Scrubbing Homes for Free While Traveling the World

I just love everything about this post from the Good News Network. Here is a woman who, in her time off, volunteers to help women, overwhelmed in their lives, by cleaning their homes for free. She also blogs about her experiences and shares tips on how to clean without using toxic chemicals. Her spirit of service, without initially seeking financial reward landed her a sponsorship from a company that makes cleaning products she approves of and she's now able to travel the world doing what she loves (yes, she loves cleaning) and inspiring others to follow in her path. Awesome!

Here's the whole article:

She Just Loves Cleaning and Now Helps Women in Need By Scrubbing Homes for Free While Traveling the World 


Monday, October 31, 2022

Waste to Taste - Feeding Lane County

An excellent article about a food charity called Waste to Taste, in Eugene, Oregon (about 25 minutes from where we live) that collects and redistributes food "waste" to those in need. 

According to the article, "Nearly 46,000 tons, or 31% of Lane County’s total solid landfill waste, is made up of food waste, according to reporting done by the Register Guard this year. Jesselyn Perkins, project coordinator for the Waste to Taste program, says that Waste to Taste receives tens of thousands of pounds of recycled food."

It's uplifting to hear of a volunteer-run program that is making such a positive difference in the community.

Read the full article HERE:  Feeding Lane County

Sunday, October 30, 2022

Heart of Surrender

  "In the heart of surrender, treating people far better than they treat you becomes an acceptable way to live, especially because their inability to treat you well has nothing to do with you, but reflects the kind of relationship they have with themselves.

This allows you to forget how to be a victim, when the unconscious actions of another clearly reveal a heart in need and a lost child in pain."

Matt Kahn
All for Love

Friday, October 21, 2022

What Would Happen If the World Suddenly Went Vegetarian?

This is an excellent, balanced article about the pros and cons of a world of vegetarians or vegans. Though the benefits to personal and planetary health would be unequivocal if people in "developed" countries adopted these lifestyle choices, there would be challenges to people who make a living from the current style of raising meat for mass consumption. There would need to be a transition to shift to other livelihoods. For indigenous cultures, and those cultures dependent on shepherding, nomadic lifestyles, the change would probably lead to worse health outcomes in the short-run and a tragic loss of culture so a shift of this manner would take much more time and coordination. In the long-run though, this shift would also create much benefit for bio-diversity and even personal health.


To read the full article CLICK HERE.

Friday, September 30, 2022

Starling Murmurations - Dylan Winter

image credit: Alain Delorme
This video of Dylan Winter's about Starling Murmurations is just exquisite! Guaranteed to lift your spirits and give you that peaceful feeling of surrender, knowing there's a great mystery that weaves through this amazing universe we're in! Enjoy!

And here's another excellent one: