by elephantjournal.com on May 24, 2013
Full disclosure—I am the CEO of a yoga mat company. Does that make me biased? Probably. But the tenor of this article is no different than a yoga studio owner encouraging you to practice yoga (whether at their studio or not) or a dentist suggesting you have your teeth cleaned professionally every six months (whether at their office or not).
by Walk The Talk Show on Apr 30, 2013
“Let’s feed our food entrepreneurs so they can grow, and ultimately, feed each of us well within that local economy and community.” #SLOWMONEY Day 1 at Slow Money Gathering in Boulder, Colorado. Waylon runs around hob-knobbing with mindful movers and shakers (everyone from pig farmers to venture capitalists) and the crowd goes wild for the inspiring, [...]
by elephantjournal.com on Apr 25, 2013
People are often rated by the amount of money they make. Those who make a lot are seen as “important;” those who make little are seen as “unimportant.” We are conditioned make as much money as we can. Money is often considered more valuable than art, spirituality, creativity and intelligence—unless those qualities are used to make money.
by Walk The Talk Show on Apr 16, 2013
Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis: Gary Hirshberg. On the Road at Natural Products Expo West in Anaheim, California. Waylon served as video host at Natural Products Expo West, the biggest “eco” foods and products gathering in the world, where small companies go to make it big, and huge company go to gobble up [...]
by elephantjournal.com on Apr 16, 2013
Dow Hits Record High: It’s Time for Slow Money, Experts Say. ~ Woody Tasch elephantjournal.com is honored to partner with Slow Money. It’s one of our favorite conferences nationally—it walks the talk. Going? We’ll be there! Take a peek at our round-up of photos from the previous Slow Money gathering in San Francisco. Astute readers will discern [...]
by D. Patrick Miller on Apr 15, 2013
In our culture, one of the great potentials of money is that it can help you see yourself as you really are—that is, it can provoke a confrontation with hypocrisy that leads you to see what you’re really doing and what you actually believe. For most people, that’s going to be a profound shock.
by elephantjournal.com on Apr 10, 2013
“We must bring money back down to earth.” elephantjournal.com is excited to partner with Slow Money. We’ll be there! Take a peek at our round-up of photos from the previous Slow Money gathering in San Francisco. Looking for a new kind of social investing for the 21st century? If so, plan to join Slow Money’s emerging network [...]
by elephantjournal.com on Mar 26, 2013
It’s a secret not only because most folks don’t know about it, but also because they don’t want to know about it. Surely you’ve heard about the “law of attraction.” It has appeared in many guises since at least the middle of the 19th century, when the movement known as New Thought first swept America. Another big [...]
by elephantjournal.com on Mar 22, 2013
Clearly, many in Arizona’s state senate expect people to pull it and haul it themselves—unless you actually live your life, then they want to have every say on how you do so.
by elephantjournal.com on Feb 25, 2013
Source: Uploaded by user via Maja on Pinterest The Rise of Interdependent Economics America’s great declaration has always been about independence. It has been about celebrating the individual’s ability to make a life for himself. As a virtue, it has helped create a plethora of free thinkers that have gone way outside the box to [...]
by Sharon Parker on Feb 20, 2013
Daniel Pink argues that 1 in 9 Americans work in sales, but so do the other 8. In his new book, To Sell is Human, he provides compelling arguments for why selling is vital to the economy and individual career success.
by elephantjournal.com on Dec 5, 2012
We Disregard the Natural World at Our Peril. Colorado’s Senator, Tim Wirth once captured some business language and turned it on its head. “The economy is a wholly owned subsidiary of the environment,” he said. That seems obvious, a no brainer, but it wasn’t obvious in the recent presidential debates. Jobs! Jobs! Jobs! The rate of [...]
by Mae Sakharov on Nov 8, 2012
Rather than holiday spending sprees with an anxiety-filled January credit card statement, find ways of celebrating that don’t require spending beyond your means.
by Michelle Marchildon on Nov 7, 2012
The election is over, but the national obsession with my uterus continues.
by David Romanelli on Nov 5, 2012
The yoga economy is also enduring the grinding recovery process…Studios are keeping wages low because there is a glutton of yoga teachers…We have to start thinking OUT OF THE BOX.
by elephantjournal.com on Nov 1, 2012
Source: democraticunderground.com via Connie on Pinterest A reminder in this hot election season How we see the world and what we care about are defined by our spiritual perspective. However we might define that for ourselves, that place is different for all of us, born of the tangible and intangible make up of our lives. [...]
by elephantjournal.com on Oct 26, 2012
“I wish my moderate Republican friends would simply be honest. They all say they’re voting for Romney because of his economic policies (tenuous and ill-formed as they are), and that they disagree with him on gay rights. Fine. Then look me in the eye, speak with a level clear voice, and say, My taxes and [...]
by elephantjournal.com on Oct 18, 2012
The green movement has taken off and in true American fashion, so has the market for environmentally-friendly goods and services. Even Target gives you the option to buy a conventional product like Tide laundry detergent or an alternative “green” product like Seventh Generation laundry detergent. Gone are the days when my biggest decision in determining [...]
by Waylon Lewis on Sep 11, 2012
There’s more to the measuring the health of a Nation and its People than Economic Growth & Progress. And, there’s less. Progress brings with it problems, as well as benefits. Recessions actually have positive side effects, along with the many negative ones. And there are other factors that don’t have dollar signs attached: access to [...]
by Waylon Lewis on Sep 7, 2012
There’s no limit to how high numbers can go! And, no asteroid!? The Daily Show with Jon Stewart Get More: Daily Show Full Episodes,Political Humor & Satire Blog,The Daily Show on Facebook Relephant bonus: Jon Stewart talks economy with former Chairman of this whole mess, Austan Goolsbee. Part One: The Daily Show with Jon Stewart [...]
by Waylon Lewis on Aug 23, 2012
Republicans like to talk big on the economy. Republicans talk fiscal responsibility. It’s one of the most attractive things about the GOP: But: Five Facts about the Massachusetts economy under Governor Romney. And, here’s some more facts, re: Romney’s track record, for those of us who want more than truthiness: State spending increased at well [...]
by elephantjournal.com on Aug 23, 2012
If everyone consumed like the average American we would need four Earths to sustain us.
by Ann Halsig on Aug 20, 2012
Most of what we think about the homeless is based on our own fears.
by Valerie Vendrame on Aug 19, 2012
“You live in America, Valeria! You should be so happy to go back home!” Giuseppe said in disbelief, when I expressed disappointment about going back to the drear of Detroit. “Leaving this beautiful place is always hard,” I responded. “But you’re going to America!” he shouted. “The land of opportunity! Big buildings, Broadway Theater, [...]
by elephantjournal.com on Jul 26, 2012
How much should you pay for a yoga class? Economic realities are, well…to put it mildly…real. They press in. They squeeze us. Rent? School fees? How expensive are carrots this week? Does the car need a service? How much will that be? I know I feel like fitting in a yoga class or two—or three—but can I [...]
by Waylon Lewis on Apr 21, 2012
by Waylon Lewis on Mar 2, 2012
Jon Stewart Funny Politics Yadayada. I don’t need to intro this…you don’t care what I’m saying here you just wanna watch the video…and I don’t blame you one bit: The Daily Show with Jon Stewart Get More: Daily Show Full Episodes,Political Humor & Satire Blog,The Daily Show on Facebook And, the most powerful Republican not [...]
by Valerie Vendrame on Jan 20, 2012
It is one of the sad ironies of modern life that people often seem to be paid in inverse proportion to their value to society.
by elephantjournal.com on Jan 14, 2012
Reconnecting our mind and body through yoga and slow food.
by elephantjournal.com on Jan 6, 2012
The 2008 economic collapse has an apocalyptic ring doesn’t it? I imagine a bright and shiny Coca-Cola can crushed and torn to bits. The first thing Nellie said to me was “I don’t know who I am anymore.”
by Beth Buczynski on Dec 22, 2011
With our country divided and an economy that’s barely hanging on by a thread, it’s time to think about what we’re giving away by shopping at social and financial gluttons like Walmart.
by Jon Prophet on Dec 20, 2011
If someone gives you something and you by a feeling of reciprocity you give something back, but no money has changed hands is that free? Yes and No. Yes if free is only about our limited ideas of money and no if we are thinking in terms of exchange in value. The point is that ultimately what we always come back to is an exchange of value.
by Kate Bartolotta on Dec 16, 2011
Many could look at their tightened belts, and dwindling funds and close off any desire to be of benefit. Instead, people all over are reaching out, seeking out those in need to help where they can.
by elephantjournal.com on Nov 8, 2011
On November 2, Boulder celebrated the 10-year anniversary of the now infamous 2B/2C vote that opened the door for Boulder to become the energy leader it is today. Thousands joined the party at the site of Boulder’s 20th solar garden installation where the Mayor cut the ribbon on an investment helping Boulder achieve the once [...]
by Yesica Pineda on Oct 27, 2011
The birth of a new society and the building of new institutions with a universal vocation and competence are a prerogative and a duty for everyone, with no distinction. What is at stake is the common good of humanity and the future itself.
by Kimberly Johnson on Oct 13, 2011
Everywhere I look theses days I see images of people who are angry, frustrated, or just plain confused by a global economy that has failed due to greed and fear. Then I think about the ZIA PROJECT and I feel incredibly grateful to be in a position to be facilitating the growth of a sustainable trade that is based entirely on compassion, love, joy and equanimity.
by Waylon Lewis on Oct 9, 2011
Strengthen those three regulations that FDR put in place after the Crash… …and We the People have real protections against corruption and greed—providing once more the conditions that allow for a stable, strong middle class…that in turn makes an economic and society-wide golden age possible, once again. Watch: More on Elizabeth Warren. More on Occupy. [...]
by Lynn Hasselberger on Oct 6, 2011
Occupy Wall Street is leaderless resistance movement with people of many colors, genders and political persuasions. The one thing we all have in common is that We Are The 99% that will no longer tolerate the greed and corruption of the 1%. We are using the revolutionary Arab Spring tactic to achieve our ends and [...]
by Yesica Pineda on Oct 2, 2011
Wall Street Ocuppy
by Waylon Lewis on Sep 22, 2011
“Which side are you on?” More. More. And more. Our father was a union man some day i’ll be one too. The bosses fired daddy what’s our family gonna do? Come all you good workers, Good news to you I’ll tell Of how the good old union Has come in here to dwell. CHORUS: [...]
by elephantjournal.com on Sep 14, 2011
With over 900 locations nationwide, Massage Envy has been called the Wal-Mart of the massage industry. Soon there will be at least one in every city of every state.
by Lynn Hasselberger on Sep 14, 2011
One minute of viscous truth. How’s your corner gas station doing? Thanks to Lisa Cohen for sharing the video!
by Waylon Lewis on Aug 25, 2011
The Pay Gap: in Japan, this Top 10 Airline Corporation’s CEO makes $90,000 a year, no perks. “Companies who focus on money first fail.”
by Waylon Lewis on Aug 9, 2011
Your Congress is Bought. Booyah! Dylan Ratigan with his panel Karen Finney, Susan Del Percio & Jimmy Williams.