Reblogged from: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/08/160810104246.htm The use of smartphones and tablet computers during evening hours has previously been associated with sleep disturbances in humans. A new study now shows that daytime light exposure may be a promising means to combat sleep disturbances associated with evening use of electronic devices. read the entire story at: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/08/160810104246.htm
Introduction: Thriving In a Toxic World? The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn and relearn – Alvin Toffler If you are reading this book, you are probably looking for information to help a child who does not “fit” in or is … More The Highly Sensitive Family: How to Thrive In A Toxic World – Introduction
Australia’s solar researchers have converted over 40 percent of the sunlight hitting a solar system into electricity, the highest efficiency ever reported. A key part of the prototype’s design is the use of a custom optical bandpass filter to capture sunlight that is normally wasted by commercial solar cells on towers and convert it to … More In world first, researchers convert sunlight to electricity with over 40 percent efficiency — ScienceDaily
New Technique Offers Spray-On Solar Power | MyScienceAcademy.
Drugs In The Environment Affect Plant Growth | MyScienceAcademy.
Read the full article at: New technique for generating electricity — ScienceDaily. Research scientists have demonstrated a new technique for generating electrical energy. The new method can be used in harvesting energy from mechanical vibrations of the environment and converting it into electricity. Energy harvesters are needed, for example, in wireless self-powered sensors and medical … More New technique for generating electricity — ScienceDaily
Abstract from article : More Work for Mother. Environmental chemicals (e.g., lead, pesticides, flame retardants) accumulate in all human bodies and have the potential to affect the health of men and women, adults, and children. This article advances “precautionary consumption”—the effort to mediate personal exposure to environmental chemicals through vigilant consumption—as a new empirical site … More More Work for Mother
Chapter 1: A Disembodied Culture When you lose touch with inner stillness you lose touch with yourself, when you lose touch with yourself you lose yourself in the world – Eckhart Tolle How we, as parents and educators, understand heightened sensory sensitivity and the senses is influenced by our culture and greatly affects our ability … More Chapter 1: A Disembodied Culture (Draft)
Introduction What is Heightened Sensory Processing? Our own story What does it mean to be highly sensitive? Nurturing Sensitivities DIY HSP Well-Being Digital Native Learning Letting go of Cultural Fear Changing our Sensory Context The highly sensitive family: how to thrive in a toxic world
Sabbatical Report, Alexandra Bal It has been a while since I have written anything in this blog. This is in big part due to the fact that I have been on sabbatical, withdrawing from daily activities to focus on my research. Ahead of the sabbatical, I conducted the first round of interviews for the SHHRC … More Sabbatical Report
“Fundamentally, Permaculture is about making connections. At its most basic level, Permaculture is about reviving old connections with Earth, family, community and Nature (these are all one, as becoming connected ultimately tells us). It is about creating new connections that encompass technologies sanely used, that encompass communities which extend to the far reaches of a … More Permaculture Design is About Understanding, Emulating and Reestablishing Natural Connections. (Perma)Culture and Sanity.
“Money Flow in Our System Erodes Environmental Quality Socialism failed because it couldn’t tell the economic truth; capitalism may fail because it can’t tell the ecological truth. Lester Brown Because of the nature of our economic system, any time money moves from one place to another ecological and social degradation occur somewhere. One reason for … More Reblogged: Money and Renewability, Sustainability, Economic Slavery, Environment. (Perma)Culture and Sanity.