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Finding the Mother Tree

For generations, my family has made its living cutting down forests. Our survival has depended on this humble trade.

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Acts of Desperation

The first time I saw him, I pitied him terribly.

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Bad People – and How to Be Rid of Them

Happenstance had me born on 30 September 1946 – the very day of the judgment at Nuremberg

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A Glasshouse of Stars

You have arrived for a better life at the New House in the New Land.

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Karma

The inner journey through an uncharted landscape can be fraught with contradictions of thought, emotion, experience, and action.

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A World Without Email

In late 2010, Nish Acharya arrived in Washington, DC, ready to work. President Barack Obama had appointed Acharya to be his director of innovation and entrepreneurship

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Great Circle

I was born to be a wanderer.

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What Would You Do If You Weren't Afraid?

Like many people, I had sought a solution for my anxiety in therapy and medication.

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The Better Brain

Like almost all scientists, we also struggled with the concept of nutritional treatment of mental disorders when we first began our research, but once we engaged with the science, we realized that this kind of approach has amazing potential.

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Lovebirds

Her bag was packed but still she resisted leaving.

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Project Hail Mary

“What’s two plus two?”

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The Girl Remains

The sound of a twig snapping from somewhere behind made the girls freeze.

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Food Isn't Medicine

On the 16th of August 2020, Justin Bieber and I became friends.

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The Prison Healer

Looking down at the boy strapped to the metal table before her, Kiva Meridan leaned in close and whispered, “Take a deep breath.”

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Mirror Man

He opened the new bag of coffee beans and inhaled, relishing the toasted aroma that his favourite brand of arabica gave off.

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Burn

The lions woke me up around two in the morning.

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You’re Not Broken

I’ve seen a lot of different therapists over the years.

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Like Mother

Her baby’s fingers look like small furled leaves and Louise lifts them to her lips to kiss.

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