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October 3 - October 24, 2018
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Anne Swanson

NEEA

"It's not whether you get knocked down, it's whether you get up."

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 738 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    1.0
    locally sourced meals
    consumed
  • up to
    1,345
    minutes
    being mindful
  • up to
    105
    disposable cups
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    1.0
    donations
    made
  • up to
    2.0
    hours
    volunteered
  • up to
    20
    neighbors
    met
  • up to
    20
    people
    helped
  • up to
    120
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    30
    minutes
    spent learning

Anne's Actions

Food

Try a New Way to Prep

I will try a new method of food preparation, such as canning, pickling, or baking bread.

Completed
One-Time Action

Community

Connect with a Nonprofit

I will connect with a local nonprofit, environmental or otherwise, and find out how I can get involved or become a member.

Completed
One-Time Action

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

Community

Join my Neighborhood Association

I will join my neighborhood association or another local group.

Completed
One-Time Action

Waste

Use a Reusable Mug

I will avoid sending 5 disposable cup(s) to the landfill each day by using a reusable mug.

COMPLETED 21
DAILY ACTIONS

Community

Meet My Neighbors

I will meet 1 new neighbor(s) each day.

COMPLETED 20
DAILY ACTIONS

Community

Help Others

I will offer to help 1 person(s) who are in need each day.

COMPLETED 20
DAILY ACTIONS

Simplicity

Eat Mindfully

I will eat all of my meals without distractions, e.g., phone, computer, TV, or newspaper.

COMPLETED 21
DAILY ACTIONS

Nature

Explore My Area

I will explore at least one new hiking trail or nature walk in my area.

Completed
One-Time Action

Simplicity

Meditate

I will meditate or create a moment of silence for 20 minute(s) each day to reflect on things important to me.

COMPLETED 20
DAILY ACTIONS

Health

Know My health

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

Completed
One-Time Action

Create Your Own Action

Watch a video about Food Waste with a group of colleagues

http://www.wastedfilm.com/ My goal for the ecochallenge was to explore new ways of thinking and acting.

COMPLETED 1
DAILY ACTION

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    Anne Swanson 10/13/2018 8:31 PM
    Wow is it hard to meditate! I am using an alarm on my phone to remind me to do so and if I were not using an alarm I would forget. It is not a habit yet but I am doing it.
  • Reflection Question
    Nature Explore My Area
    How can spending more time outdoors enhance your sense of place?

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    Anne Swanson 10/05/2018 8:34 AM
    I am actually afraid of the outdoors after spending a large part of my life in a major metropolitan city. It has become the area where bears and psycho-killers live in my mind. However, living in Oregon has made the outdoors part of my reality and I am coming to embrace being outside with hiking/walking activities. I still don't belong to/in this place but you have to grow where you are planted even if the soil seems inhospitable or incompatible to your roots. 
  • Reflection Question
    Community Meet My Neighbors
    In what ways can you create more real, face-to-face interactions with friends — or strangers — each week?

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    Anne Swanson 10/05/2018 8:29 AM
    John and I have committed to participating in two of our building events this month: Mimosa Sunday and Pizza Night - so I hope to meet many new neighbors and make new friends in our complex. 
  • Reflection Question
    Simplicity Meditate
    What would you like to invest more time in reflecting on?

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    Anne Swanson 10/04/2018 12:30 PM
    Future goals and plans. It was hard to carve time for meditation yesterday but today is a new day.
  • 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?

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    Anne Swanson 10/03/2018 9:33 AM
    I read my news vs. watching my news as we do not own a television. This allows for reflection and absorption at my own pace. I also exercise with my partner in group classes which builds community and a sense of belonging as well as burning off anxiety and worry.

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    Anne Swanson 10/03/2018 9:22 AM
    Found a new doctor, had a physical and got a flu shot. My last cholesterol reading was 212 - here's hoping that it has improved this time!

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    Anne Swanson 9/18/2018 12:00 PM
    Fall 'cleaning' has begun. Reflection and acceptance of change.