Sustainable Living

Omega: We seem to have an uneasy relationship with the body in Western culture. We are especially averse to pain, discomfort, and aging. How can we learn to be more at home in the body no matter our physical condition?

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The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) may be getting ready to shift its dietary guidelines.

The USDA updates the guidelines every five years. In preparation for issuing new guidelines later in 2015, the Dietary Guidelines...

As a young boy I played outside my cottage in the forest, pretending to survive. I made pillows out of moss and put branches up for crude shelter roofs. I talked to trees and bugs and animals. It was my escape. My refuge from a mediocre life in...

First and foremost, when faced with a survival or traumatic situation of any kind, you must calm down. “Take a knee," I say. Calming down enables you to use your brain power in a way that can be useful under any circumstances.

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As growing drought problems across the country indicate, our relationship with water is necessarily shifting toward more serious consideration of conservation and prevention of pollution. 

The...

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