What Should You Do When You Feel Prejudice Against Others?

Feeling prejudice against someone because of their race is pretty foreign to me, but this past weekend I was blindsided by a tsunami of my own prejudice. My husband and I had finished a walk in Acadia National Park near where we live, and I heard a group of people speaking Russian – a language I’ve studied,…

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Don’t Pit People Against Animals

On January 5, 2022, Pope Francis spoke in Rome and described people who have pets instead of children as selfish. He went on to say that pet keeping was “a denial of fatherhood and motherhood and diminishes us, takes away our humanity.” There’s so much that is wrong about his statement. 1. Spoken by someone who himself chose not…

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There’s a Path When Times Are Dark

I’m writing this post on the Winter Solstice – the longest night of the year. As I watched the sunrise this morning, and as the vermilion clouds put on the stunning show captured in this photograph, I felt my usual complex feelings on this day. The first day of winter, when we enter the coldest…

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children & nature

I Am a Humane Educator

Reading about the good works of others is inspiring. Use these sources for stories about humane educators who are working for a better world to inspire and empower yourself and others. Curated by the Institute for Humane Education.

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children & nature

Humane Parenting

Use these ideas and resources for helping you raise compassionate, conscientious children who become committed citizens and solutionaries. Curated by the Institute for Humane Education.

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humane living

Humane Living on a Budget

Tips, resources, and more for making choices that do more good and less harm for people, animals, and the earth while also considering economic costs. Curated by the Institute for Humane Education.

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cultivating kindness

Cultivating Humane & Ethical Values

Most people want a compassionate, healthy, just world. Use these resources to help cultivate humane values (such as kindness, compassion, empathy, and integrity) in your students and yourself. Curated by the Institute for Humane Education.

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How Menopause Taught Me What We Can and Can’t Control

How Menopause Taught Me What We Can and Can’t Control

Zoe Weil is a blogger for Psychology Today, and we share her blog posts here. In my 30s and 40s, I listened to older friends talk about the hot flashes and disrupted sleep associated with menopause, and I sometimes thought: “It can’t be that bad. So what if you feel a flush of heat? Big deal!”…

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The Power of Language

The Power of Language

Language and word choice can have enormous influence. Use these videos, articles, lesson plans and other resources to help you teach and/or learn more about issues related to language. Save

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