Tag Archives: Coping

Monarch butterflies are being wiped out. These combat veterans are trying to save them | NBC News

Guardian Grange looks to provide a safety net for veterans while teaching them about conservation, sustainability and regenerative agriculture.

Sept. 25, 2021, 3:00 AM PDT / Updated Sept. 25, 2021, 6:08 AM PDT
By Denise Chow

Sebastian Schell, Joe Sarapochillo, former Navy SEAL Mark Matzeldelaflor and Ole Schell on Ole’s ranch in Bolinas, Calif., on Sept. 12. Part of the 206-acre ranch is dedicated to a butterfly preserve.Clara Mokri for NBC News

When Mark Matzeldelaflor left the military more than a decade ago, he spent years searching for something that filled him with the same sense of purpose as being a Navy SEAL.

After serving a couple tours in Iraq, including as an elite sniper, he returned home and took up odd jobs — “just wandering and doing random stuff to make some money to pay the rent,” he said. Then, on a whim, he said that he tried “magic mushrooms” for the first time with a friend and that the psychedelic awakened in him a new resolve.

“I just reconnected to nature and my past, where I was like a kid in the woods,” Matzeldelaflor said. “And I realized there’s so much healing in being outside in nature, getting your hands in the dirt and doing good work.”

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One of the organization’s first major initiatives is to help construct a preserve for Western monarch butterflies, a pollinator species that has been pushed to the brink of extinction in recent years due to habitat loss, pesticide use and climate change.

Source: Monarch butterflies are being wiped out. These combat veterans are trying to save them.

Six ways to stay balanced during the climate crisis – The Washington Post

Palm trees frame a home being destroyed by the Woolsey wildfire above the Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu, Calif, on Nov. 9, 2018. (Reed Saxon/AP)

By Ariella Cook-Shonkoff and Neelu Tummala, April 7, 2021 at 1:12 p.m. PDT

As vaccine rollouts allow us to plan for a post-pandemic world, we face another looming emergency: the climate crisis.

While pandemic pall is visceral, climate change can feel far off, requiring effort to remain engaged, or at a minimum, to keep paying attention.

But with our future dependent on climate action over the next nine years, it’s urgent that we zoom out of our siloed lives and step into the broader panorama. The climate crisis demands our attention.

As bicoastal medical and mental health practitioners, we are deeply concerned about the adverse health consequences of global warming, including: increased risk of heart disease and stroke, higher rates of violence, the widening spread of infectious diseases as well as the psychological toll.

Source: Six ways to stay balanced during the climate crisis – The Washington Post

‘I thought buying things would make me feel better. It didn’t’: The rise of emotional spending

Many of us are living for the buzz of the doorbell – spending billions we can’t afford on stuff we don’t need. Here is how to recognize the problem and regain control

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Source: ‘I thought buying things would make me feel better. It didn’t’: The rise of emotional spending

Garrison Keillor: Done. Over. He’s here. Goodbye. | The Salt Lake Tribune

#Resistance #ResistanceisNotFutile


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First Published Nov 09 2016 07:06AM • Last Updated Nov 21 2016 03:03 pm

Source: Garrison Keillor: Done. Over. He’s here. Goodbye. | The Salt Lake Tribune