Tag Archives: Healing

Incitation to Larcency

Massimo Bottura from the concluding paragraph to the introduction to Bread is Gold Food waste is one of the biggest problems of our century and our generation’s cross to bear. Numbers are numbers. Almost one billion people are undernourished. One-third … Continue reading

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I ♥ The Ubiquitous Promiscuous Heart

This line speaks to a modus vivendi… To ♥ New York is to love it in an epicurean way, with one’s whole body, to accept its flaws, to revel in its sensory overload, to become accustomed to the unexpected. which … Continue reading

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Comprehending the Comprehensive: Complete Street Guidelines

Look at how the principles appear: note that social equity in this framing has both the semantic pull towards “equality” and that of real wealth (“equity”) because of how it is positioned between vitality and maintenance under the general rubric … Continue reading

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The Re-enchantment of Frugality

Massimo Bottura Food for Change European Investment Bank https://www.eib.org/en/publications/eib-big-ideas-food-for-change As the frenetic lives we are living might not give us that much time to think about food in a more conscious way, we have to slow down a little to … Continue reading

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Externalities, More Than

In the series The FUTURE of WORK “Dollars in the Margins” [intro blurb – a quotation from the article] The $15 Minimum Wage Doesn’t Just Improve Lives. It Saves Them. A living wage is an antidepressant. It is a sleep … Continue reading

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Gross Domestic Product: Its Limitations

First the examples of what’s wrong: If you were the GDP, your ideal citizen would be a compulsive gambler with cancer who’s going through a drawn-out divorce that he copes with by popping fistfuls of Prozac and going berserk on … Continue reading

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Seared & Cauterized

Jack Kornfield A Path With Heart Sometimes when the demons are most difficult, we can use a variety of temporary practices that function to dispel them and act as antidotes. For desire, one traditional antidote is to reflect on the … Continue reading

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Social Prescriptions and Protopia

The Royal Ontario Museum reports on social prescriptions in action About Social Prescriptions Social prescriptions are a means for healthcare, community, and social service professionals to refer people to non-clinical and non-medical services that, along with existing treatments, can be … Continue reading

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Line Ups

Rachel Giese concludes her “The New Normal: The Mainstreaming of Mental Health” which appeared in The Walrus with an anecdote which not only humanizes the content but also offers us an object lesson. Her little story is about the service … Continue reading

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Proportions and Centuries

From an email signature block in use in 2001 20th : Machine Age :: 21st : Era of Reparation Long views help us act locally; global perspectives help us act again and again. And so for day 669 12.10.2008

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