Category: Ecology

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Do you need a compelling reason to embrace the simple living lifestyle? Consider ecological harmony. And now that climate change is the biggest challenge of our time, simplicity has become a moral imperative and a global responsibility.

 

Simple living could save our planet.

April 29, 2017 Carol 1 comment

As time goes by I find myself feeling less alone and less afraid of death. I attribute these feelings to an increasingly strong belief in what Duane Elgin calls  “a living universe.”   In the video below, Elgin says,”Today the human family faces the perfect storm of a world in systems crisis. The climate is warming,…

March 31, 2017 Carol 6 comments

“People where you live,” the little prince said, “grow five thousand roses in one garden… yet they don’t find what they’re looking for”…. and yet what they’re looking for could be found in a single rose, or a little water”— The Little Prince   “Love your life, poor as it is. You may perhaps have some…

March 19, 2017 Carol No comments exist

Trees live in communities and help one another. Baboons teach us how to be peaceful. Humans are born to be good.   There you have three prime examples of how nature makes the case for compassion. Mother Nature Wants Us to Be Compassionate Why? Because she wants her children to do well. To survive, to thrive….

December 17, 2016 Carol No comments exist

Trump Prepares to Surrender Our Planet to Climate Change We are at a tipping point – cut back fossil fuel use or pay a brutal price. As Trump prepares to surrender our planet, what are we prepared to do about it? Word over the weekend that the front-runner for Secretary of State under Donald Trump…

April 5, 2016 Carol No comments exist

Climate change is the biggest challenge of our time. The truth is, unless we can successfully solve climate change, what we do with regard to our other problems matters not a jot. Climate change threatens our very planet, and the survival of all who call it home. Introducing Bill McKibben Do you know about Bill McKibben? He is a…

March 22, 2016 Carol No comments exist

Global warming is very real, and it is the preeminent danger to human civilization today. Climate scientists increasingly focus on food production as a source of heat-trapping gases. What choices can we as individuals make to lower our “carbon foodprint”? What Does a Diet for a Healthy Planet Look Like? How is food one of the key factors in an…

February 20, 2016 Carol 5 comments

Punxsutawney Phil did not see his shadow on Groundhog Day, February 2, 2016! Interpreting Phil’s behavior, the Groundhog Club emcee proclaimed, “There is no shadow to be cast! An early spring is my forecast!” Spring is almost here! Build a Spring positivity portfolio. Initiate upward spirals toward enhanced emotional well-being. Speaking of Punxsutawney Phil, did you watch Groundhog…

February 14, 2016 Carol No comments exist

All Creatures Great and Small — Words from the hymn All Things Bright and Beautiful, by Cecil Frances Alexander. It’s also the title of a book by James Herriot. The book formed the basis for the BBC television series, All Creatures Great and Small. A recent vacation to Southwest Florida has got me thinking about God’s non-human creatures, and just…

October 1, 2015 Carol 2 comments

Dear Reader, This post comes to you courtesy of Georgia, one of our UK readers. Thanks, Georgia! It should be of interest to all of us! Save energy! Save Earth! Wishing you well, Carol We are all being asked to shrink our carbon footprint by reducing energy consumption, but have you ever wondered how energy…

May 31, 2015 Carol 6 comments

If  the material consumption of a fraction of humanity is already harming the planet, is there an alternative path that enables all of humanity to live more lightly upon the Earth, while experiencing a higher quality of life? — Duane Elgin, Voluntary Simplicity Do I honestly believe that simple living could save our planet? Yes,…