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Seeking To Be Sustainable In An Earthquake

May 25th, 2009 · 26 Comments · sustainability, work

My friend and whiz-kid web designer Hanmi Meyer is all over earthquake safety, among many other things. “It’s not a matter of if we’ll have a major earthquake here in Oregon. It’s a matter of when we’ll have one,” she stated matter-of-factly as she returned from one of her neighborhood association meetings that works on [...]


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Best Antidote to Terrorism: Emotional Fitness

November 24th, 2007 · 1 Comment · politics, sustainability

What if my town or yours sustained a terrorist attack early tomorrow morning? Would you and I freak out in surprise and fall apart? Or would we be emotionally fit enough to behave in constructive, responsible ways?

As an advocate of sustainability, I believe in fitness of all kinds. For instance, I work at being physically fit and financially fit. My master’s degree, though, is in counseling psychology, and


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