October 3 - October 24, 2018

Randi Braunwalder

HP Boise

"Be mindful ... informed ... active ... present ... in every moment. "

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 2,120 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    spent learning
  • up to
    being mindful
  • up to
    whole food meals

Randi's Actions


Know My health

I will get my Core Four Biometrics tests (blood pressure, cholesterol, blood sugar and BMI).

One-Time Action


Whole Foods Diet

I will enjoy 1 meal(s) each day free of processed foods.



Use Reusable Bags

I will not accept any disposable bags when making purchases.



Volunteer in my Community

I will volunteer 4 hour(s) in my community during the challenge.

One-Time Action


Audit Toxic Cleaning Products in my Home

I will spend 60 minutes researching toxic chemicals found in cleaning supplies and personal care products and remove them from my home.

One-Time Action



I will meditate or create a moment of silence for 5 minute(s) each day to reflect on things important to me.



  • Randi Braunwalder 10/24/2018 9:57 PM
    I was able to volunteer 2 hours, but not the 4 that I had signed up for during this 3-week challenge ... sigh ... 
  • Reflection Question
    Health Know My health
    How do you deal with the physical and emotional stress of the big problems we face? How can you help others cope?

    Randi Braunwalder 10/24/2018 11:30 AM
    To cope with stress, these have proven helpful to me: taking a walk with my dog (with no ear buds/music during that time); writing in my gratitude journal; meditating; sharing with a close friend or family member. 

  • Randi Braunwalder 10/23/2018 8:01 PM
    This challenge has been enlightening, inspiring and introspective. I've enjoyed seeing others' journeys and comments and sharing my own. I love that we all are embracing how we can do better ... and sharing those insights and tips with each other.  Onward, to all! 
  • Reflection Question
    Health Audit Toxic Cleaning Products in my Home
    To what extent do you believe that environmental factors contribute to your own health or issues with health?

    Randi Braunwalder 10/23/2018 7:58 PM
    I believe that environmental factors absolutely contribute to my own health ... and the health of others. I believe there is an inherent connectedness we have to the environment  -- and to each other. What we do individually impacts others collectively. 

  • Randi Braunwalder 10/22/2018 8:47 AM
    I came across this quote/thought on meditation today: "There is no such thing as good or bad meditation. Just showing up as often as you can is the main thing." 

  • Randi Braunwalder 10/21/2018 4:29 PM
    What a beautiful weekend to be outside! Ran on the Boise Greenbelt with my running group; had lunch on an outdoor patio with a dear childhood friend; and walked my dog, Sophie, through our neighborhood a couple of times (loved the bright red trees). Plus, I didn't touch my PC for 48 hours ... ;-)
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  • Randi Braunwalder 10/18/2018 9:05 PM
    There's less than a week to go for this annual EcoChallenge, and it has confirmed for me that I can continue to do the daily challenges all year long. 

  • Randi Braunwalder 10/15/2018 1:44 PM
    Love that the salad bar at the HP-Boise cafe is all vegan ... made my 'whole foods' meal challenge, well ... not so challenging! Piled on the brussels sprouts and beets ... ;-) 

  • Randi Braunwalder 10/14/2018 8:10 PM
    Thanks to Stewart, Ashley and Michael for the plastic product bags tips to help me with one of my challenges. Also found a great "Forks over Knives" magazine with LOTS of whole foods recipes to help with my second daily second challenge, and discovered the "Headspace" app to help me with my meditation challenge. Hope others are finding tools and tips from others to equip them for success as well!
  • Reflection Question
    Community Volunteer in my Community
    What is one thing you can do to help your community become more sustainable?

    Randi Braunwalder 10/11/2018 8:09 PM
    One thing I'm doing this month is to be the team captain for HP Boise Eco Challenge! ;-) It's great to see 140 team members join the challenge and take action ... bravo!