Good! Because here’s a list of resources on those topics.
As an acupuncturist in a community setting, I see lots and lots of patients…which means that I’ve been asked a TON of questions about everything under the sun. Over time, I’ve realized that I share some resources more than others, so I thought I’d put together a list of some of my favorites.
(If you have a resource that you love and want to share, please leave it in the comments.)
Maine Trans Net: A 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to educating the public about gender identity and raising awareness of the varied forms of gender expression. Provides resources to the trans community of Maine, as well as consultation, education,and trainings to social service/mental health professionals and interested others.
MeetUp.com: Groups of people, all over the state, getting together to learn something, do something, or share something.
MaineToday: A weekly collection of events. Some crazy stuff goes down in Maine – keep an eye on this calendar for details!
Cosmic Yoga Lady: For those winters when a wall of snow descends upon Maine and is followed by weeks of subzero weather and you’re stuck at home with a 2 year old who is channeling her inner spider monkey. Cosmic Yoga Lady tells an attention-grabbing story, and gets that qi moving smoothly.
On Poverty and Inequality: Education, innovation, and partnerships are key to making an impact on poverty, one of the world’s most daunting challenges. With more than a third of the planet’s 7 billion people living on less than $2.50 a day, and over a billion without access to clean water or electricity, there is a pressing need to develop scalable solutions to improve lives. While many of those living in poverty are in the rural communities and urban slums of Asia, Africa, and Latin America, poverty and inequality are also growing in the United States. More than 16 million children in the U.S. – 22% of all children – live in families below the federal poverty level.
Invisibilia: Get your mind blowd’! Invisibilia (Latin for “all the invisible things”) explores the intangible forces that shape human behavior – things like ideas, beliefs, assumptions and emotions.
Intelligence Squared: Oxford-style debate. Controversial issues. The world’s leading authorities go head-to-head. Free to listen and learn.
Brain Pickings: Perfectly titled. From the About page: The core ethos behind Brain Pickings is that creativity is a combinatorial force: it’s our ability to tap into our mental pool of resources — knowledge, insight, information, inspiration, and all the fragments populating our minds — that we’ve accumulated over the years just by being present and alive and awake to the world, and to combine them in extraordinary new ways. In order for us to truly create and contribute to the world, we have to be able to connect countless dots, to cross-pollinate ideas from a wealth of disciplines, to combine and recombine these pieces and build new ideas.
There it is – a list of my favorite resources. Please share some of your favorites in the comments!
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