Today's challenge deals with plastic. Plastic bags and I don't get along. Same with plastic bottles. I just can't stand them. Many people have already embraced carrying their own water bottles and cloth bags around, but what about other forms of plastic waste, like the little plastic sandwich baggies? And how much do you really… Continue reading Simply Living: Avoiding Plastic Baggies and Bottles.
Lately, I've been thinking about all the progress I've made in the past couple years towards this happier, lighter life. Back when I consciously started making choices to align with these values, it seemed like a huge task. So much to get rid of! So much to change! So much to do! But I did… Continue reading Simply Living: Cooking Without A Microwave.
Rainbows are remarkable. They are brief moments of joyful beauty in the sky that occur when sunshine and rainclouds meet, leaving a lasting impression. Rainbows don't just appear in the sky. We are also capable of creating our own rainbows every day through our words and actions. Many people hold onto clouds. We need to… Continue reading Be The Rainbow In Someone’s Day.
Yesterday, I had the chance to hear Dr. Henry Cloud speak about Necessary Endings. He urged us to eliminate the things that keep us from taking an extra step forward in our lives. Cloud wants us to let go of the things we do not value anymore. Sounds like minimalism, right? There's an extra step… Continue reading What Is Your Necessary Ending?
With a blog title of smash your t.v., I need to talk about smashing televisions. I grew up watching an hour of television every afternoon after school (my favorite show were Power Rangers, Full House, and Married With Children). We had no cable, we ate meals together as a family around the table (the t.v.… Continue reading How To Smash Your Television