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Global Youth Delve into Simplicity and Complexity in KidSpirit's Spring Issue
Each issue of KidSpirit revolves around a Big Question posed by the Editorial Board. This spring, the editors ask, "Why is it difficult to enjoy the simple joys of life?" One teen writer examines meditation, naturalism, and her own life to illustrate the value of finding quiet moments in this "Age of Complexity."
Other articles include a nonverbal teenager's insightful account of how to overcome the challenges of communicating through assistive technology in order to build relationships;
Throughout the spring, KidSpirit will continue to publish writing, poetry, and artwork by youth on this rich theme. One Feature article will describe how mass transit is fundamentally reshaping and enriching our cities, networks, and lives, and another will examine the science and rationale of conformity. A personal narrative of a trip to the Amazon rainforest will delve into what age-old traditions can teach us about values and priorities, and a piece in the Interfaith Connections department will explore one young author's changing understanding of the nuances of kindness.
Each issue of KidSpirit features wisdom from one adult with expertise in the theme in a column called PerSpectives. In April, Zen priest and teacher Rev. Konrad Ryushin Marchaj will offer his thoughts on how to dwell in the simplicity of the present moment amidst the complexity of our busy lives.
KidSpirit is a unique forum for young people to explore life's big questions in an open spirit. This issue highlights the value of youth voices around the world. For interviews and further information, please contact Jessie Post at the information below.