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Thankfulness enhances my life

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Being thankful really does change things. Because it’s a spiritual awareness, it’s pausing to recognize the good in our lives and all around us and learning to keep that perception at the forefront of our minds.

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The World Federation of Trees

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Inspired by native beliefs and her own intuitions, Simard’s book "Finding the Mother Tree: Discovering the Wisdom of the Forest" is the result of over 30 years of research and her conclusions are not only controversial but astounding: “Trees and plants have agency. They perceive, relate, and communicate. They cooperate, make decisions, learn, and remember.”

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Visiting Spokane’s Synagogue

After Kanye West’s prejudiced remarks about Jewish people made waves on the internet, anti-semitism has been on the rise, with The Washington Post reporting that a majority of Americans Jews are fearful of violence against them. This is why I believe it was important that our next field trip for the Religion Reporting Project was to the Spokane synagogue called Temple Beth Shalom. 

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