Posts by Carolyn Baker

Confounded On The Bridge Between Worlds, By Carolyn Baker

Like so many individuals, I was compelled last week to bear witness to the contrived crisis created by the Trump Administration at the southern US border. The images, the sounds, the stories continue to swirl in my head even as this week brings a host of new, vivid, and shocking reports. I lived on the…

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Chaco Canyon, Chaco Earth, By Chris Hedges

Reposted from Truthdig CHACO CULTURE NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARK, N.M.—A bitter wind whipped down the 10-mile-long Chaco Canyon, kicking up swirls of dust among the thorny greasewood and sagebrush bushes. I ducked behind one of the towering sandstone walls in the three-acre ruin, or Great House, known as Pueblo Bonito, to escape the gusts. I was…

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Trauma In The Body: An Interview With Bessel van der Kolk

Reposted from Daily Good Bessel van der Kolk, M.D. is the founder and medical director of the Trauma Center in Brookline, Massachusetts, a professor in the department of psychiatry at Boston University Medical School, and the director of the National Child Traumatic Stress Network, which Congress established to raise the standard of care and improve access…

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Understanding Ecological Grief, By Neville Ellis

Reposted from Alternet   We are living in a time of extraordinary ecological loss. Not only are human actions destabilising the very conditions that sustain life, but it is also increasingly clear that we are pushing the Earth into an entirely new geological era, often described as the Anthropocene Research shows that people increasingly feel…

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Extinction Anxiety, By Randy Morris, Ph.D.

(Address for “Psyche and the Spirit of the Times: Psychoanalyzing Trumpism” given at Antioch University Seattle.)   In order to talk about extinction anxiety I first need to address epistemological anxiety, otherwise, you won’t know if what I am saying to you is a bunch of ‘fake news’ served up by yet another privileged white…

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Collapse Data Cheat Sheet

  Reposted from Reddit: Collapse ► 99% of Rhinos gone since 1914. ► 97% of Tigers gone since 1914. ► 90% of Lions gone since 1993. ► 90% of Sea Turtles gone since 1980. ► 90% of Monarch Butterflies gone since 1995. ► 90% of Big Ocean Fish gone since 1950. ► 80% of Antarctic…

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