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  • Recommit. Again and again and again. Recommit. Again and again and again.

    I practice recommitment on a monthly, weekly, daily—even moment-to-moment—basis. I also practice forgiveness. I forgive myself for not following through on previous commitments, goals, and self-promises. I let go of recriminations, self-flagellations, self-denigrations and I move on....

  • How Lyme Disease Saved My Life How Lyme Disease Saved My Life

    When Lyme disease saved me, I had no clue that anything was really wrong with me, except there were some weird things that kept happening. For one thing, as I told an allergist, my sinuses, in waves, felt funny, and for the last several seasons, I'd gotten morning headaches...

  • Tick menagerie: Lyme isn't the only disease you can get from a tick Tick menagerie: Lyme isn’t the only disease you can get from a tick

    From the time National Institutes of Health medical entomologist Willy Burgdorfer first sliced open deer ticks from Shelter Island (off of Long Island) and studied them under the microscope in his Montana lab, he observed a glut of microbes....

  • She Speaks in Metaphors (I Understand) She Speaks in Metaphors (I Understand)

    My doctor (one of them) says my entire left side is jammed. It's like shrink-wrapped plastic wrap, tight and brittle but it should be like one large, flowing, unified teardrop. It should have coherence and flexibility and it should breathe....

  • Living a holistic life Living a holistic life

    A holistic lifestyle is more than just eating organic foods and practicing yoga from time to time. It means paying attention to all aspects of your life: relationships, career, health and spirituality to be sure that you are living a life in balance. This might mean making some adjustments. ...

  • Personal | Political Personal | Political

    Some of you may be wondering: what's with the thrive! journal header imagery? It has a very hippie-esque back-to-the land aesthetic to it. Why did you choose to use this visual to represent your website? The brutal truth is this: it was not so much a choice, ...

  • Glass half full Glass half full

    Living with a chronic illness is not easy. Especially when your symptoms include severe depression and hopelessness. It can take work to turn the picture upside down and see the glass as half full. But I can tell you that the effort is well worth it. On my bad days, all I can see is that I am in my sixth year living in...

  • Let it Flow Let it Flow

    Blocked energy results in stagnation. Stagnation can contribute to disease. As part of my personal healing initiative, I promised myself this year to focus on "flow" and to open up all those blocked passages in body and mind. One result of this is the "primal scream" practice I began a few months ago after moving to a ...

  • The The “Question” of Health Reform

    Patricia Ann Rattray writes about how the government and corporate elite work together to silence those with environmental illness and others who threaten the status quo balance of power and profit....

  • Planet Thrive rocks! Planet Thrive rocks!

    PlanetThrive.com is a grassroots community for personal wellness, with a focus on the health-environment connection. We offer a healing space for those on a personal health journey and those wishing to live a healthier, more conscious life....

  • 4 Simple Steps to Start the Exercise Habit 4 Simple Steps to Start the Exercise Habit

    by Leo Babauta | I have to admit that I have my ups and downs with the exercise habit. So I know that it's not the easiest habit for most people, and most people's experiences consist of starting and stopping and starting again....

  • Exploring Civilization Exploring Civilization

    by Derrick Jensen | It is customary when writing to hide one's presumptions. The hope is that readers will flow along with the narrative and get swept up by the language until by the end they've reached roughly the same......

  • The Choices We Make The Choices We Make

    by Derrick Jensen | We all face choices. We can have ice caps and polar bears, or we can have automobiles. We can have dams or we can have salmon......

  • Fantastic Fixes for Low Energy Fantastic Fixes for Low Energy

    by Connie Strasheim | Energy. We sufferers of chronic illness could all use a bit more of the stuff, and every little blip in our internal and external environments alters how much we have at any given moment....

  • Rebellious teens: pawns for tobacco companies Rebellious teens: pawns for tobacco companies

    by Julie Genser | When my friends and I started smoking in seventh grade at age 12, we thought we were trés cool. Some of us loved the thought of doing something our parents did but we were still considered "too young" for....

  • Toxic Chemicals Contribute to Colds and Flu Toxic Chemicals Contribute to Colds and Flu

    by Debra Lynn Dadd | You probably are aware that giving your immune system a helping hand can ward off colds and the flu. But did you know that common exposures to toxic chemicals in your everyday life can actually increase your chances of becoming sick?...

  • Get Healthy by Getting out of Victim Mode Get Healthy by Getting out of Victim Mode

    by Connie Strasheim | "Poor me!" Yes, it's time to eat some worms. You're broke, jobless, and you have nobody with whom to cuddle at night because you're too sick to be in a romantic relationship....

  • Message From The Stars Message From The Stars

    by Derrick Jensen | The message from the stars that sustained me as a child—that the cruelty we take for granted is not natural—sustains me to this day. For I know that beneath the fear and hatred, beneath the urge to control......

  • “I’m too Sick to Be in a Romantic Relationship”

    by Connie Strasheim | Is this just another one of your excuses for staying single? Or is it an idea based on your friends’ marriages, struggling because one of the partners has a chronic illness?...

  • The Normalization of Trauma-Inducing Behavior The Normalization of Trauma-Inducing Behavior

    by Derrick Jensen | No one emerges from trauma unscarred. Having been severely traumatized, it becomes the work of at least a lifetime to de-normalize the trauma—to recognize it for the aberration it is—and to begin to re-inhabit your body, your senses, your mind, to re-inhabit relationships, to re-inhabit a world....

  • 5 Powerful Reasons to Eat Slower 5 Powerful Reasons to Eat Slower

    by Leo Babauta | One of the problems in our daily lives is that many of us rush through the day, with no time for anything … and when we have time to get a bite to eat, we gobble it down....

  • Life's One Question Life’s One Question

    by Derrick Jensen | There's really only one question in life, and only one lesson. This question is whispered endlessly to us from all directions. The moon asks it each night, as do the stars....

  • 10 Benefits of Rising Early 10 Benefits of Rising Early

    by Leo Babauta | Recently a reader asked me about my habit of waking at 4:30 a.m. each day, and asked me to write about the health benefits of rising early, which I thought was an excellent question....

  • Have a Simple, Small, Green Wedding Have a Simple, Small, Green Wedding

    by Debra Lynn Dadd | On the Spring Equinox 2004, my ex-husband (yes, that's right! my ex-husband!) Larry and I remarried. In planning our wedding, we wanted to keep it simple, small, and full of meaning....

  • Nightline ABC's Clattering Train - Part III Nightline ABC’s Clattering Train – Part III

    Part III of Patricia Ann Rattray's three-part report on Nightline's coverage of Dr. William Rea at the Environmental Health Center Dallas, and Chemical Sensitivity....

  • Dying For Some Zzz's! Dying For Some Zzz’s!

    by Connie Strasheim | It's midnight, and you've been lying awake for two hours, your thoughts on fast forward as you toss and turn like a vegetable kabob over a spit....

  • Nightline ABC's Clattering Train - Part II Nightline ABC’s Clattering Train – Part II

    Part II of Patricia Ann Rattray's three-part report on Nightline's coverage of Dr. William Rea at the Environmental Health Center Dallas, and Chemical Sensitivity....

  • Telling Your Truth To The World Telling Your Truth To The World

    by Connie Strasheim | Did you know that much of illness results not from physical toxins or infections, but from a lack of healthy boundaries in relationships?...

  • Nightline ABC's Clattering Train Nightline ABC’s Clattering Train

    So on Thursday night, March 20, 2008, Terry Moran pulled Nightline's clattering train into the Environmental Health Center, Dallas and tricked millions of American people into continuing to harm and disable themselves....

  • The Value of a Parent Staying Home with Kids The Value of a Parent Staying Home with Kids

    by Leo Babauta | Last week, I dropped off my 3-year-old son Seth Isaiah and my 1-year-old daughter Noelle Cayce to daycare for the first time ever. It broke my heart to leave them there....

  • The Only Guide to Happiness You'll Ever Need The Only Guide to Happiness You’ll Ever Need

    by Leo Babauta | For some of us, the ultimate goal in life is happiness. Whether we seek fulfillment in our work, contentment in our relationships, passion in our hobbies … we strive to find happiness....

  • There's No Right Way to Be Sick There’s No Right Way to Be Sick

    by Sweigh Emily Spilkin | You've got to give the inner critic props for its tenacity. You know what I'm talking about, that voice inside that, even when we are flat on our backs with suffering, chimes in with: "Is that all you got?"...

  • Changing Cellular Behavior With Quantum Techniques Changing Cellular Behavior With Quantum Techniques

    by Connie Strasheim | Have you ever noticed how many folks have been brainwashed into believing that health is achieved solely through the killing of some bugs with a biochemical agent?...

  • Meaning as Medicine in Chronic Illness Meaning as Medicine in Chronic Illness

    by Sweigh Emily Spilkin | When we develop a chronic illness, our basic way of understanding the world dissolves. At least that how it feels. At least that's how it felt in my case....

  • Live Your Life As If It Really Matters Live Your Life As If It Really Matters

    by Derrick Jensen | I was asked to give a talk to the students at a boys boarding school, grades eight to twelve. I was scared, far moreso than at prison....

  • Pay Less For Gas Pay Less For Gas

    by Debra Lynn Dadd | Now that gasoline prices are higher than ever, here are ten simple tips for conserving gasoline and getting the most out of every gallon. You'll save money, save energy, and reduce air pollution as well....

  • They Will Never, Ever Understand Lyme Disease They Will Never, Ever Understand Lyme Disease

    by Connie Strasheim | They won't understand. No matter how hard you try to explain the suffering that Lyme disease causes you and how much they attempt to empathize with your pain. Unless they have Lyme disease, too, they won't get it....

  • How Toxic Is Your Home? How Toxic Is Your Home?

    by Debra Lynn Dadd | We like to think of our homes as being a safe place to be. Yet some of the exposures that you have day-to-day that are most hazardous to your health and the health of your family happen right at home....

  • A Language Older Than Words A Language Older Than Words

    by Derrick Jensen | There is a language older by far and deeper than words. It is the language of bodies, of body on body, wind on snow, rain on trees, wave on stone....

  • Reducing Electromagnetic Frequency Exposure May Improve Your Health Reducing Electromagnetic Frequency Exposure May Improve Your Health

    by Julie Genser | In September 2007, the EU's European Environment Agency (EEA) and the country of Germany both issued warnings to their citizens advising them to avoid the use of WiFi and cell phones until further long term studies are conducted....


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