“Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.”

-George Bernard Shaw


“We shall never achieve harmony with the land, anymore than we shall achieve absolute justice or liberty for people. In these higher aspirations the important thing is not to achieve but to strive.”

Aldo Leopold, Round River: From the Journals of Aldo Leopold


Editor’s Note:  I would add, it is vitally important to try, to strive, and to achieve.  Spring’s Recommendations, some very specific concerns, and action to take…





Practical Ecology to Save Planet Earth for Our Children

By Rand Atkinson

Published by RAFerndock Publishing; 

Available at independent book sellers and via email at RAFerndockPublishing@gmail.com

Or write to:  Ferndock Publishing

3894 Star Lake Rd

Star Lake WI  54561

A compilation of essays and stories which leads to questions about how our everyday actions affect nature and the Earth that is our home–and most importantly–what we as individuals can do to make it better for our children, grandchildren, and beyond.





By Christiana Figueres and Tom Rivett-Carnac

Published by Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group

This is an incredible book, both optimistic, and horrifying. Mix the two together, and you may feel a sense of taking action in your circle that will yield positive results.




WHY YOU CAN’T PAY ATTENTION – and How to Think Deeply Again

By Johann Hari

Published by Crown

IF you can pay attention long enough to actually get through this amazingly insightful book, it will change your relationship with all things that distract us from the realities of living truly well.





The Chemistry of Calm / The Chemistry of Joy

By Henry Emmons

An optimistic, practical and truly ground breaking compilation of what we all experience at one time or another. These complementary medicine books address our need for calm and joy in the face of rising anxiety and depression in our society.

Why this matters? Ill people cannot act well for themselves, or others. Healthy people can.

A true must read to integrate Western & Eastern philosophies of treatment for the true challenges in front of us.

Both are musts read for anyone in need of a reset on their own path, and those that they love to understand the challenge better, and embrace an optimal life experience.