Jane Goodall on Our Greatest Survival Strategy

Dear Friends, The question world famous naturalist Jane Goodall gets asked most often is, “Do you still have hope?” Her answer is a resounding yes. In the face of accelerating climate change, rampant uncertainty, and continuing global inequity, Dr. Goodall says that hope is more necessary than ever. In fact, it is the active survival strategy we need most.   In their new book, The Book of  Hope: A Survival Guide for Trying Times, out today, Jane and Idea...

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Celebrating World Octopus Day with My Octopus Teacher

Dear Friends, Happy World Octopus Day!  We are so happy to celebrate one of the most distinctive, playful, intelligent, and curious animals on the planet today alongside our dear friends and authors, Ross Frylinck and Craig Foster, of the critically acclaimed and Academy Award winning feature documentary, My Octopus Teacher and the new book Underwater Wild: My Octopus Teacher's Extraordinary World, a gorgeous full-color dive with over 250 original  photographs. To celebrate, we’d like to offer...

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The Good News About the New Normal

Hi Friends, Work hasn’t been the same for a long time, and it will likely never go “back to normal.” That’s not necessarily a bad thing. But one of the consequences is that we get emailed, pinged, texted, nudged, notified, and alerted all in the same space where we try to relax and unwind. We have to be intentional every day to keep our boundaries, our peace, and our focus. This can feel like an uphill battle.   The good news: There’s nothing wrong with us—our brains aren’t...

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Waking Up Your Brain

Hi Friends, We’re writing you today to introduce you to Dr. Lisa Miller, a New York Times bestselling author, award-winning researcher, and a groundbreaking scientist whose work on where spirituality resides in the brain—and its unparalleled power to act as a prophylactic against depression and mental illness—offers a bold new paradigm for health, healing, and resilience.    In her new book The Awakened Brain: The New Science of Spirituality and Our Quest for an Inspired Life,...

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MISSION: JOY an Invitation to the Film Premiere

                                  Dear Friends, We wanted to share with you an opportunity to attend the online premiere tomorrow, June 12th at 2pm ET, of the deeply moving and laugh-out-loud funny documentary film, MISSION: JOY — FINDING HAPPINESS IN TROUBLED TIMES.  Inspired by New York Times bestseller The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World, the film showcases the exchange that led to...

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Discovering the Wisdom of the Forest

Dear Friends,   We are thrilled to share with you this deeply personal story from Dr. Suzanne Simard, the world’s leading forest ecologist who forever changed how we view trees, our connections to one another, and to all living things in the forest. Her debut book, Finding The Mother Tree: Discovering the Wisdom of the Forest, is out today and is, as a Booklist starred review put it, “a masterwork of planetary significance.”   Suzanne is doing the most cutting-edge research...

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A Story of Justice and Power to the People

Hi Friends, Amid the increasing awareness of the need for criminal justice reform, we are eager to share with you Larry Krasner’s powerful new book, For the People: A Story of Justice and Power. Larry is at the forefront of a movement to reshape what it means to hold people accountable, to end the war on drugs, eliminate racial discrimination in charging and sentencing, and to truly protect and serve.  For the People makes the compelling case that transforming criminal justice is the most...

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What Almost Dying Teaches Us About How to Live

Hi Friends, As we move into Spring, we want to talk with you about death, rebirth, and what near-death experiences can teach all of us about how to live our lives with intention, satisfaction, and awareness.The morning after esteemed Dr. Bruce Greyson treated an unconscious patient in the emergency room, he was stunned by her account of leaving her own body, as well as by her ability to recount a conversation Dr. Greyson had in a reception area far from the patient’s room. This...

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The Most Important Conversation You’ll Have This Year

Dear Friends, Welcome to 2021. Despite all the madness of the first weeks, we are approaching this new year with stubborn optimism and a commitment to clear thinking and clear seeing. To that end, we wanted to share our excitement about author Ethan Kross and his new book Chatter: The Voice in Our Head, Why It Matters, and How to Harness It, which is out this month. Chatter is that voice in your head that, just before going to sleep, reminds you...

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