Indigenous Peoples Day

Photo: Caldo de Piedra We celebrate the second Monday in October as Indigenous Peoples Day. Hashtag #IndigenousPeoplesDay In the past twenty years, this celebration has become a counter narrative to Columbus Day. USA Today reports that more cities are recognizing Native Americans on Columbus Day. The roots of rethinking the holiday go back several decades. …

Access

Photo: Zion Parking Ron Mader: One of the cornerstones of Planeta.com is a commitment toward greater access to information and the physical world. Too often the online paywalls and barriers impair our curiosity. We champion open access, particularly when it comes to reading and interacting with conservation and cultural resources on the Web. This parallels …

Yoga

Photo: Fernando Garcia Aguinaco, Parivritta Parsvakonasana Yoga is one of the six systems of Indian philosophy. The word ‘yoga’ originates from the sanskrit root yuj which means Union. On the spiritual plane, it means union of the Individual Self with the Universal Self. Yoga is the union of the body, mind, emotions and intellect. Sage …

Editors

Poster Planeta.com thanks friends for contributing directly on this website. We are testing how to add editors for those who wish to add stories, preview and recap events, and engage in a dynamic conversation of sorts via the social web. Recruiting readers and writers in our 25+ year slow adventure on the Web. Recruiting Melissa …

Conscious Travel

Photo: Labyrinth Conscious Travel = Being mindful of the impact and opportunities within travel as hosts and visitors and taking action to advance the best possible outcomes for all Conscious travel and tourism are terms favored by Planeta.com. Simply put, it is traveling with one’s conscience and connecting with others in a particular place. Empathy …

Beautiful

Adjectives Beautiful = pleasing the senses or mind aesthetically Beauty is a characteristic that provides a perceptual experience of pleasure or satisfaction Wikipedia Beauty Also see: Nizhóní = That is beautiful = Bonito (Diné) Translating: Fill your eyes with beauty Spanish: Llena tus ojos con la belleza French: Remplissez vos yeux avec la beauté Quotes …

Conscious Links

Photo Links related to conscious and consciousness Conscious = Being aware of one’s surroundings and actions Also see: consciousness Also see: stream of consciousness Twitter Sentiment conscious Also see: conscious business, conscious travel Opposites See: Willful ignorance Headlines http://bigislandnow.com/2016/09/07/learn-conscious-communication-at-hilo-public-library Elsewhere Conscious Music Movement – Celebrating musicians, singer-songwriters, music industry professionals and music fans alike who …

Willful Ignorance

Buzzwords Willful Ignorance = Intentional and blatant avoidance, disregard or disagreement with facts Quotes Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity. – Martin Luther King Jr. It’s not denial. I’m just selective about the reality I accept. – Calvin and Hobbes What we don’t know won’t hurt us. – …