For years now, I have used mindfulness with patients, in my personal life, and as a scientist, conducting randomized controlled trials funded by the NIH (e.g., MacCoon, et al., 2012). In fact, my interest in mindfulness led to my graduate studies in Clinical Psychology with a focus on the role of attention in emotion regulation. […]
This “Mantra” Is a chant or a reminder to our collective consciousnesses, to take a personal responsibility for the wellbeing of plants, sentient beings and the resources on planet earth, on which we depend. Three simple verses can potentially motivate our psyche and activate our physical activity, resulting in the purposeful human act of providing […]
Build a fun balloon-powered boat for your pond or pool.
In Buddhist traditions, unnecessary suffering is caused by the three poisons: passion, aggression, and ignorance. Ignorance may be the most important of these three. It refers to ignorance of the fact that there is no stable, continuous self. There is no self, we are interdependent There certainly can be a stable story of myself: I […]
“Kennie’s in the Kitchen” Almond meal crust Quiche (VIDEO) Kennie D. makes a delicious almond meal crust quiche.
By using intimacy strategies rather than simply focusing on avoidance strategies we can live healthier lives for ourselves, our loved ones, and the planet.
The Submersible Dome is a fun and exciting way to introduce live insects to your aquaponic system without them escaping into your living environment. In this video, using recycled materials I will show you how to make a Live Insect Fish Feeder for your fish tank or aquarium. The Submersible Dome VIDEO
Video of a recent 60-minute talk with music in 9, bite-sized bits, entitled: “Saving Rumi: Connecting to Ourselves for Sustainable Well-being”. It’s a good summary of the sustainable well-being project. Through words and music, the talk discusses how our current way of life is the largest failure in human history, advocates making changes to maximize sustainable well-being, describes some psychological principles needed, and suggests solutions, ranging from a scientific and cultural project called “Open Source Life Design”, to solutions being modeled by pioneering communities throughout the world, to an incubating idea for a Community Supported Sustainable Lake House (CSSL).
For the beginning of our third year of Swabi retreats, we started to explore transitioning the group to another phase. These videos explain this transition while also providing some idea of what the retreats are about. Part I, New Ways of Living, shows examples of cohousing and permaculture-inspired ecovillages as potential models for living sustainably. […]