Spirit of Change - Spring 2008

The Legendary Origins of Tea

Today, you are either a coffee drinker or a tea drinker. There could be no more evidence of this than finding a Starbucks at the Great Wall in China, in the back lanes of Beihai Park and at the Forbidden City.

EarthTalk: Carbon Offsets

Carbon offsets are monies that consumers and businesses pay voluntarily to compensate for the greenhouse gas emissions they generate directly by driving, flying, running the air conditioning and otherwise using non-renewable energy.

EarthTalk: Green Jobs

With just about every company trying to green its products, services and internal operations these days, there has never been a better time to find a green job.

Plan B 3.0: Mobilizing to Save Civilization

“In late summer 2007, reports of ice melting were coming at a frenetic pace. Experts were “stunned” when an area of Arctic sea ice almost twice the size of Britain disappeared in a single week,” writes Lester R. Brown in his new book, Plan B 3.0: Mobilizing to Save Civilization (W.W. Norton & Company).

A More Perfect Vision for Humanity

Although I interviewed Marianne Williamson on the phone for this interview, I saw her in person when she spoke at Harvard Medical School last November as part of The National Institute for Whole Health’s Celebrity Speaker Series.

The Age of Miracles: Embracing the New Midlife

I began my career giving talks about A Course in Miracles in 1983. In 1992, I published my first book about it. In 2007, having been reading the book for three decades and lecturing on it literally thousands of times, I came out of meditation one day and thought, I’ve become an advanced student of the Course.

Dear Louise

Dear Louise, I’m a 40-year-old woman who has been recently diagnosed with menopause and have also found out that I have the sickle-cell trait.