Walking in the woods

I love walking in the woods upon layers of pine needles, cones, branches and moss quilted together on the forest floor. Since she took her first steps, my daughter has helped me become a more observant tracker in the woods, pointing out the micro-ev ...

Friction and Flow

Friction and Flow

This reflection on "the good life" draws upon my research on the science of wellbeing and my lived experience in two places: a Caribbean island and Chiapas, Mexico. It compares two different "takes" on the topic: hedonic well being (happiness based ...

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Companeros en salud

This is my third week with CES as our team learns more about the challenges and opportunities these pasantes face during their one year of service working in the mountain communities of Southern Mexico. Formerly considered a “punishment” for low-ran ...