Ellen Michaud

Writer Ellen Michaud

Ellen Michaud, editor at large for Live Happy magazine, is an award-winning writer who lives high in the mountains of Vermont. She has written for The New York Times, Washington Post, Better Homes and Gardens, Readers’ Digest, Ladies Home Journal and Prevention Magazine. Her book A Master Class: Sensational Recipes from the New England Culinary Institute was named one of the top 10 cookbooks of the year in 2008 by NPR.

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Environmentalist Bill McKibben

Environmentalist Bill McKibben

Bill McKibben Is Trying to Save the Planet

A sustainable environment is at the root of his passion.

A New Way to Connect Communities

Michael Wood-Lewis finds his passion connecting neighbors with each other.
Jennifer States

Harnessing the Wind

Jennifer States found her passion in wind power.
Shane Claiborne

A Twist of Faith

Shane Claiborne: Roots of Passion
Illustration of a woman knitting a heart.

Illustration by Flora Waycott

Giving From Heart and Hands

Knitting Love Into the World, one Stitch at a Time
Phil and Joann Gulley have embraced a simpler life.
Phil and Joann Gulley

Living on Less to Give More

A new breed of philanthropists is motivated in part by happiness.
Illustration of person sitting in forest

Illustration © Kim Johnson

15 Ways to Stay Grounded

Find balance when the rest of the world is shaking.
Living Dangerously
Photo credit: Poprotskiy Alexey/Shutterstock

Living on the Edge

For those willing to embrace something new, the results can be life-changing.
Illustration of a woman in prayer

The New Prayer

Forget "Now I Lay Me Down to sleep." Praying together can take you to a new place.
Compassionate listening

Illustration © Pilgrim Waters

3 Building Blocks of Compassion

Become a more compassionate listener with these three simple exercises

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