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The Happiness Policy Handbook

The Happiness Policy Handbook

How to Make Happiness and Well-Being the Purpose of Your Government

Thomas Jefferson said that “the purpose of government is to enable the people of a nation to live in safety and happiness.” Yet only now, 270 years later, is the happiness of citizens starting to be taken seriously as the purpose of government.

related subjects: Progressive Leadership
Growing Trees and Shrubs Indoors

Growing Trees and Shrubs Indoors

Breathe New Life into Your Home with Large Plants

Some of the most polluted places on earth are where we spend 90% of our time: inside our homes. Science is continually uncovering more effective ways of improving the quality of our environment, and plants—specifically indoor trees and …

related subjects: Health and Wellness
Free, Fair, and Alive

Free, Fair, and Alive

The Insurgent Power of the Commons

From co-housing and agroecology to fisheries and open-source everything, people are increasingly using "commoning" to emancipate themselves from a predatory market-state system.

Free, Fair, and Alive presents a foundational re-thinking of the commons …

related subjects: Conscious Community
The Elderberry Book

The Elderberry Book

Forage, Cultivate, Prepare, Preserve

Once a staple in homes across the world, and found along every highland, highway, and hedgerow, the forgotten elderberry is making a comeback. Its popularity as medicine is surging, its choice as an edible landscaping plant is growing, and its use …

related subjects: Health and Wellness
Changing Tides

Changing Tides

An Ecologist's Journey to Make Peace with the Anthropocene

As humanity marches on, causing mass extinctions and destabilizing the climate, the future of Earth will very much reflect the stories that Homo sapiens decides to jettison or accept today into our collective identity. At this pivotal moment in …

related subjects: Cultural Critique
Nature-Based Therapy

Nature-Based Therapy

A Practitioner’s Guide to Working Outdoors with Children, Youth, and Families

The number of children, youth, and families seeking help for a wide range of mental health concerns is growing at an alarming rate, and many struggle to thrive despite well-intentioned interventions from skilled helpers. Unplugging from technology …

related subjects: Health and Wellness
Intrinsic Hope

Intrinsic Hope

Living Courageously in Troubled Times

by Kate Davies
foreword by Vicki Robin

Climate disruption. Growing social inequality. Pollution. We are living in an era of unprecedented crises, resulting in widespread feelings of fear, despair, and grief. Now, more than ever, maintaining hope for the future is a monumental task.

related subjects: Health and Wellness
The Secret Life of Your Microbiome

The Secret Life of Your Microbiome

Why Nature and Biodiversity are Essential to Health and Happiness

For too long our bodies have been viewed as capsules, sealed off and protected from "bugs" by our immune systems and an arsenal of antibiotics, pesticides, processed foods, and anti-bacterial soaps. The more insulated from nature, the better.

The …

related subjects: Health and Wellness