Gender Equality is Not a Women’s Issue

Let me say that one more time. Gender equality is not a women’s issue. Women, you may be thinking “well, duh.” And men, you may have already left. But allow me the chance to explain why this is so important. Whatever preconceived notions about gender equality you may have, we need to normalize the fact…

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Food for Thought Denver: Food Access and Child Poverty

Imagine growing up in North Denver. You have lived well enough on your own; from the start your family has always been able to provide you with food on your table and a roof over your head. But you know there are many others who aren’t as lucky as you are. The city is booming…

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Everything You Need to Know About Meditation: For Beginners

The words “meditation” and “mindfulness” have blown up in the last few decades throughout the West. There are magazines dedicated to the practice and billboards showing women meditating from companies who are selling something seemingly unrelated. But what does meditation or mindfulness mean? Does it really help? How do you do it?

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8 Tools to Amp Up Your Sustainable Travel Game

Traveling is an incredible way to expand your mindset, experience new cultures, step out of your comfort zone and meet new people. For me, traveling has opened up so many new doors. I have learned more about myself and had some of the most memorable experiences abroad.

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Dangers of Pranayama

While modern practitioners of yoga may assume that all of the practices are considerably safe and efficacious, positive connotations have not always followed particular disciplines. According to Barbara Stoler Miller’s translation of Patanjali’s Yogasutras, yoga can be defined as the cessation of turnings of thought in order to attain spiritual freedom from material nature (Miller).…

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20 Ways to Limit Your Plastic Use

Take a look at your surroundings. Unless you’re hiking in the mountains, chances are you can spot something made of plastic. We use plastic in so many ways, often without realizing just how much. But it’s literally all around us; our water bottles, bags, even our clothes.

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Courage Under Fire

It’s memorial weekend and some friends had been over earlier for a girls’ night. Two girls are now sleeping in their bed upstairs and one starts to dream of a barbecue. Maybe it’s the smell that influences the dream or maybe it’s just a subconscious feeling. Either way it was enough to wake her up…

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