Change Yourself Change the World

Sometimes I think, “Wouldn’t it be great to change the way things are?”  Well, yes it would, aside from the huge responsibility were it possible. It isn’t possible, of course – and just as well. But we can change ourselves and how we interact with the world. In fact, the only way we can really … Read More.

Why Not Do Something About It?

Do you feel frustrated about what you see on TV, online, and in other media? 
I used to volunteer for Northwest Earth Institute (NWEI) as a mentor for their discussion courses. This entailed going to the first meeting of a new group to explain the class structure and to lead the first session, then returning to … Read More.

Too Much Doing and Not Enough Being?

“…with the advent of smart technology and the ever-present digital distractions in our pockets and purses, the “fear of missing out“ has emerged as an almost infectious cultural tension.”
I’m a list maker who loves the feeling of crossing items off my list. I admit that on occasion I add to the list the routine thing, or … Read More.

Voluntary Simplicity

Think about it this way: if you buy a $4 coffee every workday, that’s approximately $1000 a year spent on coffee. If you make $10 an hour, that equates to 100 hours of work just to buy coffee. Voluntary Simplicity is about making conscious choices.
 
In 1995, my husband Jon and I signed up to take … Read More.