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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 [...]

By |2017-08-18T19:14:02-06:30May 30th, 2016|Health, Inside Outcome|0 Comments

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 [...]

By |2015-11-18T21:17:00-06:30October 26th, 2015|Inside Outcome|2 Comments

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 [...]

By |2015-05-31T12:50:25-06:30May 31st, 2015|Inside Outcome, The Permaculture Pupil|0 Comments

Why Are Humans Here?

I'm one of those people who tends to think everything happens for a reason. I'm also one of those people that thinks that what we like to call "Mother Nature" has got it all figured out. After billions of years of evolution from a probably lifeless planet to a complex [...]

By |2015-05-08T06:04:49-06:30May 7th, 2015|Inside Outcome|0 Comments

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; [...]

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 [...]

By |2015-04-24T12:59:42-06:30April 5th, 2015|Inside Outcome, The Permaculture Pupil|1 Comment

The Uncouth Truth: Poop and Peace

Image credit: 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, [...]

By |2015-04-24T13:00:36-06:30March 26th, 2015|Inside Outcome|0 Comments

Skills We Really Need

Not too long ago, my son's school sent us a survey. One question asked how well we feel the school is preparing the children for the future. This is a difficult question. At first glance, we see the future as a more technologically advanced version of today with not much [...]

By |2015-04-24T13:00:36-06:30March 12th, 2015|Inside Outcome|0 Comments

Sustainable Eating

If you want to make a huge difference in your environmental impact, a good place to start is being responsible for what goes in your mouth. I don't have all the scary facts, and I don't intend to include much of them here, but I do encourage you to research [...]

By |2017-08-18T19:16:04-06:30March 9th, 2015|Health, Inside Outcome|0 Comments

What should you do with your old smartphone? Save the rain forests of course!

About a year ago, we decided that my then current smartphone was no longer worth using as a phone. Frankly, I was afraid that if I needed to dial 911, I wouldn't be able to. So I got a new phone for my birthday, and hubby decided that he would [...]

By |2018-03-08T14:01:39-06:30August 30th, 2014|Inside Outcome|0 Comments

My New Obsession, Permaculture

I'm sure no one is keeping track, but my blogs have become quite sporadic of late. The lack of writing is certainly not without reason, though. I've been studying. And planning. In this post, I talked about how I want to change the world. I don't want to change the [...]

By |2015-04-24T13:00:37-06:30August 24th, 2014|Inside Outcome|0 Comments

Choose to Enjoy It

I am extremely lucky to be vacationing in the Black Hills this week, but perhaps even luckier to have found a gem of wisdom while here. Yesterday morning, my husband and I were outside the hotel with Forrest. Something about having a baby seems to open up conversation with about [...]

By |2017-08-21T20:40:33-06:30June 25th, 2014|Health, Inside Outcome|0 Comments

Cleaning a Bathroom the Easy Way (and without chemicals)

My working past is rich in cleaning experience. None of it until the past few years was without toxic chemicals, but I did learn some fun techniques that still make things easier. The bathroom is my least-deplored room in the house to clean, maybe because I don't have to vacuum it. [...]

By |2017-08-21T20:40:53-06:30June 1st, 2014|Health, Inside Outcome|0 Comments

An Anniversary Shoutout

Tomorrow will mark two years since my husband and I traveled to the beautiful state of Hawaii and joined each other’s hands in marriage; and instead of writing a personal letter this year, I decided it would be more fun to shout it from a virtual mountain top. Husband, you [...]

By |2015-04-24T13:01:15-06:30May 26th, 2014|Inside Outcome|0 Comments