June has been a powerful month. Pride Month honors the fight for inclusion and celebration for the LGBTQ+ community. Juneteenth finally became a national holiday the emancipation of enslaved Black Americans. And, the Optimist Daily completes a week focused on ancient wisdom … [Read more...] about Optimist View: “Pain pushes until …Vision pulls” a conversation with Rev. D.
Wild wolves used to roam freely across most of the United States, but when these wolves were hunted to extinction in areas like Montana and Wyoming, ecosystems quickly fell out of balance. Without natural predators, elk populations soared, eating away at trees and grasses, … [Read more...] about Rewilding: A Key Solution for Biodiversity
“Everything happens in the kitchen. Life happens in the kitchen.” – Andrew Zimmern The kitchen is said to be the heart of the home. That’s where we gather with our families or friends to break bread, get nourishment, find connection. To celebrate Earth Day, which really has … [Read more...] about The Optimist View: Healthy Kitchens Week
“Good nutrition creates health in all areas of our existence.” - T. Colin Campbell By Kristy Jansen Even if you’re not a fan of American football, the massive spectacle of the championship game has become a singular event that rivals only Thanksgiving as the most American of … [Read more...] about The Optimist View: the Healing Power of Food
“It is true that when we harm others, we harm ourselves; but it is just as true that when we help others, we also help ourselves.” - Desmond Tutu It has been a tough time to be an Optimist. The events in Washington DC this week come after a year that featured a global pandemic, … [Read more...] about The Optimist View: Spreading Kindness and Compassion