make a path.

December 9, 2013 | filed under consider this, goodness in the blogosphere, rewritable words | Leave a Comment 

do more of what makes you happy.

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A little bit of random: recent epiphanies/reminders

March 30, 2010 | filed under random, thoughts | Leave a Comment 



Happiness and self-love

February 17, 2010 | filed under consider this, health, moment of truth, pay attention | 2 Comments 

happiness

Last week, I served as a facilitator for an all-girl middle school retreat and presented a workshop on joy. It was such an awesome experience that really lightened my heart. I felt like I was doing what I was supposed to be doing.

Considering my audience, I decided to create a workshop on happiness. Middle school was one of the most hellish phases of my life, with far-reaching ramifications that extended far beyond the secondary education phase. Well, it turns out middle school just might be hellish for a lot of folks. I wanted to share some of what I’ve learned with them in hopes of it being impactful, sticking, and prevent some of the self-esteem battering so many of us experience at that age.

Middle schoolers aren’t the only ones struggling to be happy, though, so I figured I’d post something about it.

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Can you reduce your impact, be happy, and not go insane?

September 23, 2009 | filed under challenge, great ideas, inspiring, watch this | Leave a Comment 

In 2007, New Yorker Colin Beavan embarked upon a dramatic project: reduce his environmental impact to zero. But it wasn’t just his project–he brought his family along for the ride. No electricity. Transportation limited to walking and biking. Buying nothing but locally grown food. No elevators.

The big question Beavan wanted to answer was could reducing his environmental impact lead to a happier life. The answer  he discovered was a resounding yes. During the process, he started a blog, which turned into a book, which turned into a movie and a nonprofit that seeks to help people lower their environmental impact.

The movie is doing a screening circuit right now and looks pretty entertaining.  After seeing this, I wonder if I could do it.  The trailer doesn’t address how he wrote a blog without electricity. I’m curious because there are certain things in life I’m not entirely willing to give up.

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A little bit of random: reminders

August 7, 2009 | filed under moment of truth, random | 2 Comments