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Celebrating World Bicycle Day: Why We Ride

According to the United Nations, World Bicycle Day is all about “acknowledging the uniqueness, longevity, and versatility of the bicycle… And that it is a simple, affordable, reliable, clean and environmentally fit sustainable means of transportation.” Our reasons for cycling are as varied as the bikes we ride. Training wheels or tandem, on mountains or …

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DIY: Repair your broken pottery with the Japanese art of “kintsugi”

In our newest post, Julia writes from Hong Kong about “kintsugi”—the ancient Japanese art of repairing broken pottery with lacquer and metallic powder. Kintsugi is not only a sustainable practice but also a spiritual one, honoring imperfection on our path toward healing and renewal. Have any broken pottery to repair? Check out her story for step-by-step instructions!

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A call to action: Be (more) political

Last Saturday November 7th we received the news that Joe Biden and Kamala Harris were elected president and vice-president of the United States in the 2020 presidential election. This was widely celebrated by many in the US and all over the world. I was walking in my Brooklyn neighborhood while on the phone with my …

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Cancer in the time of coronavirus

A hermit crab, when confronted with potential danger, seeks safety inside its outer shell. As the crab grows, it needs to move into larger empty shells to survive, exposing it to danger with each change. “Maybe hermit crabs are my spirit animals,” I said to my husband, Julien, who humored me with a half-smile and …

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Meatless Living: A daily commitment

I always think about the fact that, in India, the cow is a sacred animal. And that, in Ancient Egypt, the pig was revered and sacrificed to honor the Gods. Or, that in many Native American cultures, animals served as spiritual guides. I have never been a fervent carnivore. And although it may sound strange, …

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