100 Ideas for a Sustainable Lifestyle

There are so many great ways to contribute to a healthy planet. Some steps are larger than others; some are quick and some eco-friendly ideas take substantial planning. We’ll eventually talk about all these ideas at length but just to get you thinking here are 100 various ideas that can help your family go green.

  1. Buy less stuff.
  2. Change incandescent light globes to energy efficient ones.
  3. Visit the library instead of buying books.
  4. Borrow from DVD stores instead of buying DVDs.
  5. Buy in bulk – but not if you end up wasting food – it defeats the whole purpose of being sustainable.
  6. Grow herbs in an egg carton, or another recycled container.
  7. Start a compost bin for kitchen scraps & garden waste (no dairy, meat or fish scraps).
  8. Hand children’s clothes onto family or friends with younger children.
  9. Eat vegetarian – start with one meal per week.  Expand your cooking skills by visiting the library and borrow a vegetarian cookbook – you’ll be surprised at the variety of meals on offer. Continue reading “100 Ideas for a Sustainable Lifestyle”

Who is REALLY Looking Out For Your Well Being?

The Inside Scoop on Healthy Living

If you are someone who is interested in taking great care of your body by living and eating healthy foods, you’re probably wondering where you can get the information which will help you. After all, even educated doctors are promoting their own branded labels these days and some food companies are using the whole “go green” thing as a marketing strategy to promote foods which really aren’t much different than the conventional options. Who can you trust to have your best interest in mind when it comes to healthy living? If you are concerned about this and looking for a source of information that you can trust, the answer might be a lot closer than you realize…

The One Person You Can Trust More Than Anyone Continue reading “Who is REALLY Looking Out For Your Well Being?”

The Impossible Dream – Is it Right in Front of You?

When it comes to the things we want, there always seems to be an endless list. No matter how many times we get something off that list, we add new things to replace it. In life, this drama of wanting and getting and wanting is all part of the dance. The things we want motivate us to get up and get them.

When it comes to the things we want, there always seems to be an endless list. No matter how many times we get something off that list, we add new things to replace it. In life, this drama of wanting and getting and wanting is all part of the dance. The things we want motivate us to get up and get them.

And yet, at the same time, we can torment ourselves with our wanting, especially when we want something we can’t have or can’t find. It is in cases like these that it might be fruitful to entertain the idea that maybe what you really want is right in front of you. Maybe you are using this desire you can’t fulfill to distract you from truly engaging the blessings you already have. It may seem like that doesn’t make sense, yet we do it all the time. It may be easier to see in other people than to see it in ourselves. We have all heard our friends wishing they were more this or less that, and looking at them we see clearly that they are everything they are wishing they were. We know people who have wonderful partners and yet envy you yours. We wish we could give these people a look at their situations from our perspective so that they could see that what they want really is right in front of them.

It’s not too far-fetched to consider that we might be victims of the same folly. It can be scary to have what we want. We get caught up in the chase and forget to enjoy the beauty right in front of us—like a child who never wants the toy she has in her hand but always the one just out of her reach. Take a moment today to consider the many things you are holding in the palm of your hand and how you might best play with them.

What is right in front of you?

John and Linda Ballis

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PS. For a free copy of the classic book “Acres of Diamonds” by Russell COnwell please visit our website http://wheeloflifebook.com and download it from our free resources section. This book talks about the importance of seeing and recognising the value in what is around us. It gives many examples that may make it easier for you to see and work with the value in your own life.

Published in Daily OM

December 12, 2009

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How the Wheel of Life can help you

More and more people you meet have an indefinite feeling of unease, that their lives might be unbalanced, that maybe they should change something. However they are not sure exactly what to do.

There doesn’t really seem to be a pattern as to who feels it, but there is a sense that things are not right. It is difficult to put ones finger on exactly what is not right, and people are not sure how to make the feeling go away. Continue reading “How the Wheel of Life can help you”