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October 3 - October 24, 2018
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Teresa Morse

Port of Portland

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 339 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    6.0
    locally sourced meals
    consumed
  • up to
    10
    minutes
    being mindful
  • up to
    3.0
    disposable cups
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    30
    minutes
    spent learning

Teresa's Actions

Simplicity

De-Clutter My Home

I will de-clutter, clean, and donate or recycle unneeded items in my home.

COMPLETED 3
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Buy From a Farmers Market

I will purchase produce and meat from a local farmers market or food co-op.

Completed
One-Time Action

Simplicity

Needs Vs. Wants

I will adopt a "Needs Vs. Wants" approach and only buy things I need.

COMPLETED 3
DAILY ACTIONS

Health

Audit Toxic Cleaning Products in my Home

I will spend 30 minutes researching toxic chemicals found in cleaning supplies and personal care products and remove them from my home.

Completed
One-Time Action

Simplicity

Meditate

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

COMPLETED 2
DAILY ACTIONS

Waste

Use a Reusable Mug

I will avoid sending 1 disposable cup(s) to the landfill each day by using a reusable mug.

COMPLETED 3
DAILY ACTIONS

Health

Happiness

I will write down three things every day that I am grateful for, or send one email every day thanking or praising someone.

COMPLETED 3
DAILY ACTIONS

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    Teresa Morse 10/25/2018 11:51 AM

    It's always important to be reminded of the simple things you can do daily to make a difference
  • Reflection Question
    Simplicity Needs Vs. Wants
    How is creativity necessary for practicing simplicity?

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    Teresa Morse 10/07/2018 7:53 AM
    You can think about how another tool that you have can do more than just one thing. 
  • Reflection Question
    Waste Use a Reusable Mug
    Maybe you've heard how good it is to switch from a single use coffee cup to a reuseable one but it's just hard to make the switch. Think about what stands in your way of making this a habit. By identifying the challenges, you can begin to work through them to have better success in taking this action. Knowing the difference you are making, how does it make you feel?

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    Teresa Morse 10/07/2018 7:51 AM
    Just make sure you clean it very well.  My one issue with using one cup is that Hydroflask's don't do dishwashers..  I need to install an instant hot water thing in my sink at home. 
  • Reflection Question
    Simplicity Meditate
    What would you like to invest more time in reflecting on?

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    Teresa Morse 10/07/2018 7:49 AM
    Self Love and gratitude.   I started a program early this year that included meditation that was repeating positive things about myself.  She said to do this even though you didn't believe them to be true.  Slowly,  they do become true. 
  • Reflection Question
    Health Happiness
    How does/can practicing gratitude keep you centered and motivated to work for a better world?

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    Teresa Morse 10/07/2018 7:48 AM
    Where your mind is, therefore your heart goes there too. 
  • Reflection Question
    Food Buy From a Farmers Market
    What is one food choice that you make, or could make, that would do more good and less harm?

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    Teresa Morse 10/07/2018 7:47 AM
    Eat more organic vegetables.  
  • Reflection Question
    Simplicity De-Clutter My Home
    How can you prevent yourself from accumulating more things in the future?

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    Teresa Morse 10/07/2018 7:45 AM
    Develop a needs vs wants attitude. 

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    Teresa Morse 10/07/2018 7:45 AM
    I am fortunate to live in NE Portland across the Street from a whole foods and just down the street from the Alberta Cooperative Grocery. 

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    Teresa Morse 10/07/2018 7:44 AM
    So glad I have a cooperative grocery nearby and that Chinook book had a coupon!  

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    Teresa Morse 10/07/2018 7:43 AM
    so glad the coop is down the street and Chinook book has a coupon!