Something Good

1. How to Practice Paying Attention. “5 ways to steer it in support of your values.”

2. What’s That Feeling? Oh, It’s Fall Regression. “Is this the part of the pandemic when we’re happy? When we’re angry? When we’re hanging out or pulling back, when we’re hopeful or dismayed, when we’re making plans or canceling them? The calendar moves forward but we’re stuck. In old patterns, in old understandings of how work and our families and the world should be. That’s the feeling of regression, I think.”

3. Remarkable Trees Throughout The World. I agree, but they forgot this one: 1,400-Year-Old Chinese Ginkgo Tree Drops Leaves That Drown Buddhist Temple In A Yellow Ocean.

4. I am a compost heap from Austin Kleon.

5. Why Highly Sensitive People Can’t Watch the News That Often.

6. As Jane Goodall grieves climate change, she finds hope in young people’s advocacy.

7. Adam J. Kurtz | Art, Life & Backhanded Optimism on The Good Life Project Podcast.

8. I Forgive You, For Everything by Laurie Wagner.

9. Netflix’s CEO Is Wrong. Transphobic Media Causes Real Harm. In related news At Netflix, a star and employees pressure a top executive over Dave Chappelle’s special on The New York Times.

10. Plant-Based Food Companies Face Critics: Environmental Advocates on The New York Times. “Some analysts say they cannot determine if plant-based foods are more sustainable than meat because the companies are not transparent about their emissions.”

11. The dark side of wellness: the overlap between spiritual thinking and far-right conspiracies. “Extreme right-wing views and the wellness community are not an obvious pairing, but ‘conspirituality’ is increasingly pervasive. How did it all become so toxic?”

12. The ‘Black Sherpa’ summits every Colorado 14er in a push for more diversity in outdoor recreation.

13. Chinese Boy Accidentally Finds 66-Million-Year-Old Dinosaur Eggs. Whoa!

14. The Act of Vanishing Tom Howard/John H. Reid Fiction & Essay Contest 2021 First Prize, Nonfiction by Megan Falley.

15. Texas Superintendent Apologizes After Official’s Holocaust Remarks on The New York Times. “State lawmakers and the Anti-Defamation League condemned a school official’s advice to ‘make sure that if you have a book on the Holocaust, that you have one that has an opposing, that has other perspectives.'”

16. Loss and the Beauty of Hope with Jessica Patterson on the Inner Peace Yoga Therapy Podcast. “In this episode I interviewed Jessica Patterson. Jessica is a friend, fellow yoga teacher and the owner/director of Root Center for Yoga and Sacred Studies in CO Springs. She describes herself as a writer, teacher, and puller of threads. In this podcast, we pulled a few threads together. Specifically we spoke about the volume of loss we have experienced as a global society over the past 20 months and the quiet tolls these losses are taking on people. We also spoke about some specific losses she has experienced, and what has helped her navigate those times. Finally, we talked a bit about hope and where we go from here.”

17. Susan Orlean: “Is It Possible to Be Truly Wild?”

18. After 2 Years, a Tire Is Removed From an Elk’s Neck in Colorado on The New York Times.

19. The Dieter’s Diet. “Noom, the popular weight loss app, promises to teach you how to eat better, not less. (Except also, eat less.)”

20. “People vs. Fossil Fuels”: Over 530 Arrested in Historic Indigenous-Led Climate Protests in D.C. There are no words for how disappointing this is.

21. Words Mean Things: Understanding Colonialism.

22. How Getting a Dog Has Helped Me as an Introvert.

23. Guy Finds Lost Egg in Pet Store and Brings It to Life.

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