DINOVEMBER

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“RAWR!” – one family’s brilliant idea for keeping their kid’s imagination alive!

Why do we do this? Because in the age of iPads and Netflix, we don’t want our kids to lose their sense of wonder and imagination. In a time when the answers to all the world’s questions are a web-search away, we want our kids to experience a little mystery. All it takes is some time and energy, creativity, and a few plastic dinosaurs.

Childhood is fleeting, so let’s make sure it’s fun while it lasts.

Visit their tumblr or their facebook to follow along

Just Keep Creating

This captain is going down with his ship. I’m either going to start getting paid for my work or I’m going into debt trying.

Repeat this phase: “Just keep creating”

Molai’s Forest

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In 1979, a 16-year-old boy made a choice to rebuild a forest. And after 34 years of hard work, Jadav ‘Molai’ Payeng has certainly proved his conviction – and created a humbling monument to the power of a dream turned into action. Continue reading

ReFrame Your Mind

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Constant change drives us forward, but we have a great remarkable ability of hanging onto what we know and refusing to let go. Sometimes all it takes is opening up your mind to one alternative. From there, we can see there are other ways to  see things. Other ways to frame our world. Continue reading

An Inspiring Journey

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How does traveling by foot for seven years sound to you?

Paul Salopek is retracing the expansion of humans across the globe, walking 21,000 miles to document the story at “a human pace” (3 miles/hour). I’m so jealous and happy to follow along with the updates. Check out the project website http://www.outofedenwalk.com/

Some of my favorite media bits are below. Continue reading

The Story of Stuff

This is a classic (2007!) video that is always relevant. If you haven’t seen it — get on it!

And the best thing about Annie Leonard, is she kept producing more videos and more at storyofstuff.org!

A New Circle of Life

Holocaust on a Conveyor Belt – Assembly Line of Death From the film SAMSARA

This sequence is so much more than something about the treatment of animals or the agriculture industry, and I want to point out that you should watch until the end. Continue reading