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Travelling With My Disability

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By C.S. Jackson, Interviewed by Raf Bracho What particular challenges do you face, and how does it affect your travel? I think that the particular challenges I face when I travel are probably best summed up using a quote: “As we know, there are known knowns; there are things we know we know. We also […]

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The Answers I Don’t Have: A Perennial Meat-eater’s Journey to Veganism

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Written by John (UK), Photography by Jana Szszzepaniak (UK, Instragram: @cookingthemoon) Veganism: the practice of abstaining from the use of animal products, particularly in diet, and an associated philosophy that rejects the commodity status of animals. Vegan: a militant, self-righteous, and ultimately annoying individual who prescribes to those values. I can probably guess what some […]

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Emoji: Expressive or Extractive?

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By Rhi Storer (UK) It’s a typical tuesday rush-hour. My hands are overloaded with bags of shopping, a suitcase, and my rucksack slung across my back. All I can think about is how to best efficiently flow through the large swaths of crowds standing aimlessly on the platform – verbal and nonverbal interaction is minimal, at […]

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Three Postmodern Values that make Mindfulness Countercultural: Embracing the Discrepancy

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Written by Dr Manju (USA), Photography by Flavio Emmanuel (Brazil) In the past decade, mindfulness has been recognized as a growing legitimate field in psychology, coaching, business and self-development. As a psychologist and coach who does mindfulness training, I have seen a significant number of clients struggling to integrate mindfulness in their lives. The operative […]

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We are all foreigners

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“Oh, Brazil???” And there comes the smile. I’ve heard about such experience from another people, mostly friends. When they travelled abroad and the natives discoveries that were talking to a Brazilian citizen, something magical always occurs. A little bit of joy, curiosity and and amusement creating a brand new conversation between unknown people. I finally […]

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The Thing Is, by Ellen Bass

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“…to love life, to love it even when you have no stomach for it and everything you’ve held dear crumbles like burnt paper in your hands, your throat filled with the silt of it. When grief sits with you, its tropical heat thickening the air, heavy as water more fit for gills than lungs; when […]