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A Game With Heart: Soccer and Global Warming

Now that the U.S. is out of the World Cup, how can we maintain that fragile unity that we began to feel while watching our team play? Perhaps, global warming is the answer. Since 2007, this country has been in an economic crisis. As unemployment soars, the impact of the recession is deepening. The response, understandably, is a feeling of…

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Grieving Our Loss in the Gulf of Mexico

How is one to respond to the oil spill in the gulf? The most common reactions are anger, followed by a sense of powerlessness. As a student of ecopsychology, this situation presents a challenge that is becoming more and more common: if we are to become intimately attached to the Earth, we will feel upset by losing it. This is…

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Ecological Pioneers: Founders of Ecopsychology

The call to live in harmony with nature is a plea of green pioneers throughout history such as Henry David Thoreau, John Muir, and Frank Lloyd Wright. Ecopsychology began in the company of these good men. They worked politically, practically and poetically in service of the sanity, sustainability and social connectivity that comes from traversing the liminal space between the…

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Ecopsychology – Connecting to the Source

Where does the self end and nature begin? Is the human psyche part of nature or separate from it? How does the environment affect one’s state of mind? In Ecopsychology: Restoring the Earth, Healing the Mind, a book largely considered as a defining seminal text in this burgeoning field, James Hillman, Lester Brown and Theodore Roszak, among others, argue for a…

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