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Why You Shouldn’t Start a Charity and What you Should Do Instead

Nonprofits are inherently inefficient. No matter what, a traditional charitable organization that depends on donations to survive will take double the work, if not more, to accomplish its mission. It’s in the bones of the concept. There are better ways to do it. So You Want to Start a Nonprofit Do [...]

By |July 2nd, 2020|Categories: Inside Outcome|Comments Off on Why You Shouldn’t Start a Charity and What you Should Do Instead

Spontaneity and Joy – Don’t Wait for the Stars to Align, Just Go For It

Today I had to travel a couple hours away for a food forest consultation. On the way there I drove by a state park I haven't visited before. It looked like it might be pretty nice. Luckily, the meeting ended early enough that I was able to stop by the park [...]

By |July 2nd, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on Spontaneity and Joy – Don’t Wait for the Stars to Align, Just Go For It

Let Go of the Grudge: How to Forgive and Why

You’re walking barefoot in the forest, soaking up the energy from the earth (no really, you should totally do that) when suddenly you feel a sharp pain in the sole of your foot. You find a moss-covered boulder to sit on and examine your foot where you find a brand new [...]

By |July 2nd, 2020|Categories: Inside Outcome|Comments Off on Let Go of the Grudge: How to Forgive and Why

Why Dreams are Like Bubbles and How to Prevent Them from Popping

My dog, Sita, loves to pop bubbles. She's like the dog who's always bringing you a ball to play fetch, except she's standing by the bubble gun, whining. She's quite good at it. Often she'll stand on her hind legs like a bear and pop all the high bubbles she can [...]

By |July 2nd, 2020|Categories: Inside Outcome|Comments Off on Why Dreams are Like Bubbles and How to Prevent Them from Popping

21 Time Saving Cleaning Hacks You Can Start Today

We all love cleaning, right? Just kidding. But it does have to be done, and you can do it more quickly with these time-saving hacks. These are the lazefficient techniques I use, but I'm sure you have more tips to add in the comments. Dusting and Floors 1. Dust dart After [...]

By |July 2nd, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on 21 Time Saving Cleaning Hacks You Can Start Today

The Ultimate Time Saver: Stop Giving a Damn What Others Think

I know, you’ve read countless productivity and efficiency tips. You probably just read a post about 400 hacks to save time. But this post is gonna get deep. Here, we’ll get to the soul of our over-crammed lives, find a fear that lurks in the dark, and smash it to pieces. [...]

By |July 2nd, 2020|Categories: Lazefficient|Comments Off on The Ultimate Time Saver: Stop Giving a Damn What Others Think

The Lie We Tell Ourselves About Fast Metabolism

People talk about fast metabolism like it’s a gift given to skinny people. I think it’s assumed that if you have a slow metabolism, then you’re doomed to be overweight and if you have a fast metabolism, then you’re gifted with a perfect body while eating pizza and Cadbury eggs to [...]

By |February 25th, 2019|Categories: Health|Comments Off on The Lie We Tell Ourselves About Fast Metabolism

Winter Running for Those Who Run Cold

I live in South Dakota, and I hate cold. I fell in love with running a few years ago, but I always stopped in the fall and didn't start up again until late spring. I don't like cold air touching my skin or breeze chilling my sweat. It is miserable to me. In [...]

By |December 19th, 2018|Categories: Health, Running|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Winter Running for Those Who Run Cold

What if You’re Not Sad that Your Child Has Started School?

I’ve been waiting (longing) for this day since we made the decision. Both my boys are amazing, smart, wonderful people, and I love them both from the bottom of my heart. They are also very different people. Dylan was always very easygoing and happy. Forrest required much more of me; he [...]

By |August 23rd, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on What if You’re Not Sad that Your Child Has Started School?

Multi-use Clothing: The Turkish Towel

I've been loving multi-use clothing and accessories lately. And why not? Own fewer items, spend less money, less clutter, and fewer decisions to make. It's very freeing. Let's talk about the Turkish Towel. I purchased this Riviera Towel Company towel from Amazon, but their website has even more options. "Santa Barbara-based, [...]

By |May 31st, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on Multi-use Clothing: The Turkish Towel

27: If you believe strongly enough

I decided in my mid 20’s, while finishing my undergraduate late as single mother, to move to my current city because I thought I’d be better able to find a job in my degree. I started dating and became engaged to a boy who lived here, and when I graduated I [...]

By |February 7th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on 27: If you believe strongly enough

Is college still a must for kids in today’s world? Or are we starting to drift away from it?

Honestly I think it still just depends. It depends on a lot of things. It always has, but one huge factor that has changed the game is the internet and the vast amount of information that can be extracted from it. From the internet you have access to purchase any nonfiction [...]

By |January 10th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on Is college still a must for kids in today’s world? Or are we starting to drift away from it?

What if you’re in your 30’s and haven’t found the right career?

Recently, a fellow group member asked this question: "Raise your hand if you're 30 (or in your 30s) and not yet in your right career, financially unstable, or generally feeling like you haven't found the right track yet for where you wanna go and who you're supposed to be? I felt like [...]

By |September 19th, 2017|Categories: Health, Uncategorized|Comments Off on What if you’re in your 30’s and haven’t found the right career?

The Food Allergy Stigma

Imagine you are traveling for a wedding. You brought your weight in food so you don’t have to eat out. Restaurants are expensive, yes, but more importantly, it’s almost impossible to eat at a restaurant and avoid a reaction if you have food allergies like me. No, you want to look [...]

By |September 12th, 2017|Categories: Health|Comments Off on The Food Allergy Stigma

Tackle Mini Goals in 5 Minutes a Day, Plus Push-up Mini Goal Plan

Do you have mini goals? Mini goals are small goals that build up to the accomplishment of larger goals. Mini goals are great because they help you feel more accomplished. People tend to want results immediately, and when that doesn’t happen, they often get discouraged, sometimes quitting altogether. But when we [...]

By |September 6th, 2017|Categories: Health|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Tackle Mini Goals in 5 Minutes a Day, Plus Push-up Mini Goal Plan

Choose your Suffering

There was once a miser who lived alone aside from some servants and a dog, whom he hadn’t bothered to name, in a large draughty mansion. He had no friends and had never even given anyone a present. He spent his days alone counting and recounting his money, never leaving his [...]

By |August 18th, 2017|Categories: Health|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Choose your Suffering

4 Examples of the Power of the Breath

We all know how important breathing is. It's so important, it's an involuntary action of our bodies, carried out without having to think about it. Our body just does it, because if we stopped breathing long enough, we'd die. Since our body does it involuntarily, we often just forget about it, [...]

By |May 30th, 2016|Categories: Health, Inside Outcome|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on 4 Examples of the Power of the Breath

How to Save Money on Hair Care Products

What if I told you you don't have to wash your hair? By the end of this article, you'll believe me. You know, sometimes when you think about things, like really think about them, they start to make no sense. Well, about a year or two ago, I started really thinking about the [...]

By |November 16th, 2015|Categories: Health, Inside Outcome|Comments Off on How to Save Money on Hair Care Products

Full-Time Parents Accomplishing Goals: A Solution

EDIT: This group is now in operation. Please visit the Parents Accomplishing Goals (PAG) Cooperative website to learn more. I am in the process of creating a group that will allow full-time parents to accomplish other goals. These goals could be things like professional work, volunteering, studying, and starting a business. I am a [...]

By |October 26th, 2015|Categories: Inside Outcome|Tags: , |Comments Off on Full-Time Parents Accomplishing Goals: A Solution

Whole Systems Design Permaculture Design Course Review

This summer I attended a Permaculture Design Course (PDC) at Whole Systems Design in Richmond, Vermont, from July 10, though July 19, 2015. The PDC was tought by a team of permaculture professionals including Ben Falk of Whole Systems Design, Mark Krawczyk of Keyline Vermont, Sean Dembrosky of Edible Acres, and Mark Angelini of [...]

By |August 13th, 2015|Categories: The Permaculture Pupil|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Whole Systems Design Permaculture Design Course Review

The “Weeds” in My Yard – A Response to Questions

A great benefit of transforming my suburban-type yard from an unsustainable lawn to a sustainable ecosystem is setting an example. I can use the process of  transformation to inform neighbors, who undoubtedly have many opinions and questions. I've been getting a few general questions since I started the process, but yesterday I [...]

By |May 31st, 2015|Categories: Inside Outcome, The Permaculture Pupil|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on The “Weeds” in My Yard – A Response to Questions

Making Sustainability Cool

I tend go back and forth between wanting to fit in and wanting to not fit in. At first, it may sound odd that someone would want to be a misfit, but hear me out. You see, humans have always wanted to find a common bond with one another. We're social creatures; it's [...]

By |April 19th, 2015|Categories: Inside Outcome, The Permaculture Pupil, Uncategorized|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Making Sustainability Cool

A School Food Forest

I have a crazy idea. It would be a ton of work and require a ton of collaboration and generosity from others. It would be a lifetime commitment and beyond. It would also provide extensive benefits to thousands of local children and even help to save the planet. There is a [...]

By |April 5th, 2015|Categories: Inside Outcome, The Permaculture Pupil|Tags: , , |Comments Off on A School Food Forest

The Uncouth Truth: Poop and Peace

Image credit: http://images.sodahead.com/polls/004045829/372666676_Cute_Picture_64_answer_3_xlarge.jpeg Growing up, I never thought twice about the sustainability of our bathroom habits. Why should I have? Everyone else did the same thing. I mean, we all do it this way because the best way has evolved out of hundreds of years of trial and error, right? [...]

By |March 26th, 2015|Categories: Inside Outcome|Tags: , |Comments Off on The Uncouth Truth: Poop and Peace
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