October 3 - October 24, 2018

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  • Reflection Question
    Nature Enjoy the Sunrise/Sunset
    Father Thomas Berry says, "...our primary purpose is celebration. Celebration of the dawn and the sunset and the different seasons of the year is a religious ritual, a way in which humans can establish their integral relationship with the universe, with the planet Earth." Respond to Berry's assertion.

    Lynne Kane 10/24/2018 8:06 AM
    There seems to be something primal about noticing the sun rise and set each day.  Some days it is spectacular and others it is mundane (like when it is stormy and you can't really see the sun). It does not take much time, but seems to make a connection to the earth.  This is a goal I hope to turn into a habit.  
  • Reflection Question
    Simplicity Needs Vs. Wants
    How is creativity necessary for practicing simplicity?

    Robin Donoho 10/21/2018 7:57 AM
    The easiest way is not always the best way.  Halloween is a perfect example.  Your child wants to be a superhero and wants the costume from the cataloge .  With a little bit of creativity, you can pull items from your closet, buy a few inexpensive items at the dollar store, and make an amazing superhero that your child can help create and will be a unique and undoubtedly a better costume then you would have bought.  You've saved yourself money, avoided purchasing a disposable garment, and returned simplicity to the household
  • Reflection Question
    Energy Adjust the Thermostat
    Your utility company is able to tell you your average energy usage. Ask them how your energy usage compares to others in your zipcode, and in your state. What other steps can you take each day to reduce your electricity usage?

    Robin Donoho 10/19/2018 4:03 AM
    I keep my A/C at a steady 80 degrees  so there is less adjusting, keep blinds down during the day while I'm working to insulate, turn off the computer when away, do laundry only with full loads, and use the oven sparingly.

  • Lynne Kane 10/18/2018 5:39 AM
    The daily check in is quick and easy and helps keep me on track.  Hopefully after this challenge my new actions will become habits.
  • Reflection Question
    Simplicity Meditate
    What would you like to invest more time in reflecting on?

    Robin Donoho 10/17/2018 1:21 PM
    I am trying to invest more time in what I'm thankful for.  That can be the little things like the smell of freshly cut grass or the big things like my sister being one year post cancer.  Everyday there is something wonderful that happens if we just take the time to stop and think.
  • Reflection Question
    Waste Use a Reusable Water Bottle
    While water bottles serve an important role in places for health and safety, we can do more to reduce the unnecessary use of them. Can you identify the barriers in making this a new habit? How can you set yourself up for success in making this a permanent change?

    Robin Donoho 10/15/2018 1:59 PM
    the biggest barrier to using water bottles is the availability of fountains to refill them when you are out.  When traveling overseas, there are plentiful fountains in the community  to refill consumers personal water bottles.   The water is always fresh and cold, so there is no need to purchase water bottles. (In fact, there are very few sold in other countries)  We need to be more proactive in doing the same in our own country

  • Lynne Kane 10/10/2018 5:20 AM
    I planned and shopped for my meals this week and it is making it so much easier.  I pack my pre-planned lunch in the morning and just choose one of the prepared meals for dinner each night to heat up.  No waste as it was all planned out.  I like this plan!

  • Robin Donoho 10/09/2018 7:30 AM
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    I want to go out to dinner, I need to pay my electric bill.

  • Robin Donoho 10/08/2018 2:16 PM
    On my way to Publilx, totbags in hand!  (I collect canvas tote bags when I travel, so my groceries look very colorful when I check out

  • Robin Donoho 10/07/2018 7:41 PM
    with the start of a little bit cooler weather, I've been able to turn off my A/C completely!  Lots of energy saved.