IN THIS ISSUE: OCTOBER 2021
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Journeys for Conscious Living
Renee Ellis, MA LPC RMT
October 2021 Publishers' Letter:
This year, we decided to downsize and in the midst of that “spring cleaning” we found ourselves astonished at the abundance around us. Furniture, clothes, games, bric-a-brac…we gave away loads of stuff to neighbors, our community, as well as ARC & Goodwill.
Hence, I loved the idea of our eco-tip this month: The Buy Nothing Project. “The Buy Nothing Project is about setting the scarcity model of our cash economy aside in favor of creatively and collaboratively sharing the abundance around us.
Local communities form gift economies that are complementary and parallel to local cash economies; whether people join because they’d like to quickly get rid of things that are cluttering their lives, or simply to save money by getting things for free, they quickly discover that our gift economies are not just another free recycling platform. A gift economy’s real wealth is the people involved and the web of connections that forms to support them. Time and again, members of our gift economies find themselves spending more and more time interacting in our sharing communities, finding new ways to give back to the community that has brought humor, entertainment, and yes, free stuff into their lives.”– BuyNothingProject.org/projects/buy-nothing-project
Isn’t this a wonderful model of how we can free ourselves and help others, while making connections with like-minded people? Our current, cash-based economy is becoming less and less stable; gift economies, collaboration and creativity sounds to us like the next phase in evolution.
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Fall fruits such as apples, figs, pomegranates and pears boast many healthful properties. Flex the unique flavors and health powers of these autumn delights with savory mains and sides. Read More »
With the aim of reducing waste through local sharing, Buy Nothing provides a Facebook-based platform to freely give, ask, borrow and lend items. Read More »
Ideas for adopting minimalist simplicity—living with less clutter; ecological simplicity—prioritizing sustainability; and conscious simplicity—driven by personal and spiritual values. Read More »
How to turn to simpler, sustainable, conscious ways of living molded by our personal values through minimalist lifestyles. Read More »