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I LOVE THIS MAGAZINE

It is true, I love YES! Magazine.

I discovered it at issue #20 and just finished reading issue #51 from cover to cover.

My favorite issue which when I read it hooked me in, was the one on all the positive things happening around the world in Education.  Issue #51 is all about all the positive things happening in Education and how to keep learning all throughout your lifetime.

YES! Magazine is about the Positive Futures Network.  It is on recycled paper.  It is published quarterly.  They have a website and twitter – and more ways to connect.

It does not have advertisements.   It is a non-profit and needs donations to keep going- that makes it tax deductible.  One can truly connect and have a conversation with the Editors, Interns and Writers.

I started counting all the internet connections in issue #51.   I was half way through the magazine and stopped because I had reached 51 web addresses to explore and I knew there were at least 6 references in a later article. I knew I would be exploring for the rest of the week what had intrigued my attention.

The number one gift I give to folks is YES! Magazine.  I have given the school libraries subscriptions, my husband’s firm and our doctor’s office this magazine.

I have discovered these individuals from this blog and their bodies of work:

Frances Moore Lappe’s– Hunger and Food issues and saving the planet.

Bill McKibben and the Ecology – Voluntary Simplicity Movement. (Have been a member of a study group for 28 years)

Grace Lee Boggs – learned about community organizing and asking questions.

John Taylor Gatto – about dumbing kids down and  how education really works.

Australia’s Youth Climate Change Groups

About the ongoing treatment of women around the world and how so many women are so active in creating change in their communities.

Dr. Marshal Rosenberg and studied Nonviolent – Compassionate Communications.

Amy Goodman – media and broadcast journalism

World Leaders that many people never hear about – the regular people who bring about change.

Communities which are healing themselves – such as Indigenous people eating correctly what their bodies need.

Bill Moyers Journal – How the Constitution works and how our democracy works.

The New Road Map Foundation – Your Money or your Life

David Korten – have read all of his books including Agenda for a New Economy and heard him speak.

I am sure I have read over 100 books which have been referred by this magazine.

I collect little factoids so I absolutely swoon over The Page That Counts!

I love the downloadable posters – this issue it is the “12 Things Really Educated People Know”

Nice Graphics!

I am curious so I believe I read at least 30 of the websites referenced in articles and discussions.

I enjoy the letters to the editor; they truly share how folks have put this information into useful action.

And at the top of my list:  The magazine is Global Sharing – I hear about what people are doing around the world from a local perspective, concept, and action.

I am not making enough money to purchase my own subscription right now or give it as a gift, and I am privileged that my friend LIV renews for me.  Thank you so much.

I am a curious person and a reader and YES! Magazine keeps me connected and truly informed.

I just wanted you to know.

I am hoping you will subscribe and maybe make a donation to keep this YES! Magazine informing us, I want to share the positive vibes and keep on learning.

Education is the Key.  Learning is putting that knowledge combined with your values into action.

Other posts that you might enjoy:
Your Money Or Your Life
Agenda for a New Economy
Relocalization
The Case for Eliminating Wall Street
Agenda for a Real Wealth Economy
Understanding Agenda for a New Economy

Looking forward to your comments, they are appreciated.

23 Responses to “I LOVE THIS MAGAZINE”

  1. Dot Says:

    Very interesting! I had a couple of questions.

    1. What is this magazine’s overall topic? This was answered when I read their byline: “Supporting you in building a just and sustainable world.”

    2. Is this an online, email or print magazine? (My preference is print.)
    .-= Dot´s last blog ..Comment on Through a Glass, Grimly – Part 2 by Cath Lawson =-.

  2. Vered - Blogger for Hire Says:

    It’s good to have a magazine like that as an option with all the shallow, senseless content you often find in magazines.
    .-= Vered – Blogger for Hire´s last blog ..A Warning Label for Retouched Photos =-.

  3. Patricia Says:

    Dot,
    Each quarter the theme is different – Fall 2009 is Education. Now what is being done in Education that is positive and benefits all globally – it is a breath of fresh air.
    It is on twitter and facebook, they have excepts on line, but it is primarily a print magazine, which options for the deaf and the blind.

    Vered,
    The only ads in the magazine are book reviews and music reviews and for upcoming workshops and events. I think the magazine gives people lots and lots of hope. I have given a subscription to the library at my children’s schools for years.
    They are a non-profit…run mostly by volunteers and a cooperative based staff.
    .-= Patricia´s last blog ..I LOVE THIS MAGAZINE =-.

  4. Tracy Says:

    That sounds really interesting, I should check it out. I wonder if they have it at Barnes and Noble?

    Do they have an edition for small children called NO!? :-)
    .-= Tracy´s last blog ..The Power of a Whisper =-.

  5. Patricia Says:

    Tracy,
    Our branch of B&N carries the magazine as does amazon.com,
    I got an extra issue of the summer issue mailed to me for $9…because my husband gave my copy away while I was gone, not knowing I was using it for my book group.

    The Spring issue 2008 on Food is quite inspiring

    I could have used the edition of children’s NO….I did get the book recommended by YES called KIDS CAN COOPERATE by Elizabeth Crary and it was helpful.

    you made me laugh in remembrance
    .-= Patricia´s last blog ..I LOVE THIS MAGAZINE =-.

  6. Tracy Says:

    I will look for it next time I go and Kids Can Cooperate, it sounds helpful for the older ones but I have a suspicion that the baby will just have to get it out of his system.

    He’s funny, I tell him time for bed and he says “No, tank you” So at least he’s politely defiant.
    .-= Tracy´s last blog ..The Power of a Whisper =-.

  7. Patricia Says:

    Oh you have a polite one! I found the KCC book just fabulous for sibling arguments – wow but the younger ones learned how by watching the older ones in action.

    Then I moved into Nonviolent Communications mode when they were teens and that has worked very well – it works very well on prisoners too!

    Kept me sane
    .-= Patricia´s last blog ..I LOVE THIS MAGAZINE =-.

  8. Talon Says:

    What a valuable and wonderful publication, Patricia. I’ll definitely be checking this out in depth! Thank you!
    .-= Talon´s last blog ..Idiotic drivers and their partners in crime…. =-.

  9. Mama Zen Says:

    I will definitely check this out!
    .-= Mama Zen´s last blog ..Twitter * Pated =-.

  10. Patricia Says:

    Talon
    I have been reading this magazine since 1998 and have not been disappointed – it always makes me want to learn more and make a difference.

    Mama Zen,
    This is very awesome material and I do not think you will be disappointed
    .-= Patricia´s last blog ..I LOVE THIS MAGAZINE =-.

  11. Davina Says:

    Hi Patricia. Sounds like some quality content here. I like that it comes out quarterly. Years ago when I was subscribed to certain magazines that were monthly I found it hard to keep up. This way you can enjoy the reading at your leisure.
    .-= Davina´s last blog ..Alluring Pathways Through Thyme =-.

  12. Cath Lawson Says:

    Hi Patricia – It sounds like a great magazine. I barely ever buy magazines now – I mostly read them if I’m in a waiting room at the doctor’s or something. I love National Geographic but I never buy it as they have such a great website.

    Another I love is Writer’s Digest but I don’t get it delivered anymore, as delivery to the UK is expensive. Last time I had it, I think it cost more than the actual magazine. If I get to move to Canada, I might resubscribe though.

    I wonder how the Internet is affecting subscriptions to some of these magazines and whether they’ve found ways to make money online.

  13. Patricia Says:

    Cath,
    It is much easier to keep up quarterly because there is so much information to digest in each issue. I like getting the wee update on twitter too
    .-= Patricia´s last blog ..I LOVE THIS MAGAZINE =-.

  14. Patricia Says:

    Cath,
    I was also wondering about delivery of YES because it goes all around the world. The must have some deal about printing in other countries? They are a non-profit and although they have part of the magazine on line and twitter some of it is only available on recycled paper.

    I have asked them to put it on Kindle – they are actually investigating that – My Time magazine comes for $1.49 a month on Kindle and much faster than by mail. ??? The times they are a changing!

  15. Tess The Bold Life Says:

    Patricia,
    I have read the magazine and did enjoy it. I gave up magazine subscriptions all year. I’m really missing Oprah and Runner’s World.

    One thing I love about the internet is seeing how many people care!

  16. Patricia Says:

    Tess,
    I do not get any magazines except YES any more. Time is on Kindle, and I am actively working to not get any catalogs, which use 18 million trees for just the Christmas additions….I would rather breath clean air then get a catalog.

    I do not have time to read a lot of magazines either, because I consider blogs and stumbleupon my big reading sources.

    I just love seeing how many people care about each other, the planet and how they creatively do good works that truly help.

    I do love that YES is partially on line and their updates on twitter

    I could not read Oprah’s magazine because I am allergic to perfumes and it was way too strong
    .-= Patricia´s last blog ..I LOVE THIS MAGAZINE =-.

  17. Jannie Funster Says:

    Wow, you’ve read over 100 of their referred books.

    Yes, Yes and Yessss to YES Magazine. !!!!!

    I am TOTALLY gogn to check out the newest issue.

    Did you ever get to read issues 1 through 19?

    And REALLY — Oprah’s magazine is putting in those perfume things? I assumed she would do better for her readers than that.
    .-= Jannie Funster´s last blog ..Now, Where’d I Put Those Passports? =-.

  18. Patricia Says:

    Jannie,
    Yes, I am a huge reader – trying to increase my fiction rather than non-fiction list!

    Well, I got Oprah for my mum and it was so full of perfume I could not read it to her so that was at least 3 years ago. It is now almost totally on line, and that does not smell! I can also listen to the radio shows I do not have on her online magazine.

  19. J.D. Meier Says:

    Yes! Magazine sounds fun and I like the focus.

    Good write up and it looks like a ton of insights and connections.
    .-= J.D. Meier´s last blog ..The 80 Year New Economy Cycle =-.

  20. Barbara Swafford Says:

    Hi Patricia,

    The Yes magazine sounds like a great value. I just checked their website and see they have a free trial offer. I’m thinking of signing up for that.

    Like many of those who commented before me, I have also stopped all of my subscriptions to magazines. Now I mostly read blogs or a books by authors I love.
    .-= Barbara Swafford´s last blog ..Blogging Etiquette – Write The Wrongs =-.

  21. Patricia Says:

    JD
    I think you would really enjoy the YES magazine and they have a partial version of the magazine on a blog – then they need donations to pay their staff….a non-profit with no ads.

    Barbara
    Yes they have a free trial offer posted right now I think reading one whole issue would be a good plan – the person who pays for my subscription I give it back to her and she shares with the 13 households of her co-housing group – I have 26 old issues on the shelf behind my head if you ever want to borrow an old issue- one of the high school library’s roof caved in so I am going to give my whole set to them when they are back up and running….

  22. janice Says:

    Thanks for pointing this out; I’d never heard of it. Like some of the folk above, I’ve given up most subscriptions too. I prefer to let synchronicity draw me to a magazine if I’m in the mood for a treat. I find, though, that I’m buying fewer magazines now that I dip into a variety of blogs.
    .-= janice´s last blog ..101 Slightly Unpredictable Tips for Novelists and Screenwriters =-.

  23. Patricia Says:

    Janice,
    I love that this magazine is now running a blog and on twitter, they do not share all the articles online and are still dependent on donations but it is well worth a visit and to put it into your reader and twitter feed.
    I am sure you will really enjoy it and that you children will enjoy it too – truly assisted mine with their world studies and volunteering spirit to hear another side of the story – and a positive one!
    .-= Patricia´s last blog ..Comfort =-.