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TRUTH. MATTER. LIFE. LIGHT. LOVE. SOUL.TRUTH
That is what my ToDo list is called. And everything that is included on the ToDo list must be aligned with the following intentions:
Review your overarching purpose and timeline: SIMPLE*JOYFUL*CONNECTEDNESS
  1. Passionate & actionable progression towards my degree & Career goals- Don’t get stressed about school work /Time Mgmt with Center
  2. Maintain strong relationships with cherished and unique people in my life- say NO to projects so I can say YES to friends (When I want!!)
  3. Deepen my practice of sound health via heart soul mind and body – YOGA/Meditation/Morning Core/ Aerobic Commitment
  4. Life basics- TAKE CARE OF ME! Work/School/CommitmentsMe ~ Chores/Finances/Personal GrowthPlay/FitnessOther-What am I doing for Others?
  5. Start a family 😃 Take care of Dilly!! (and FiFi and Ryan)
  6. Progress with yogEEE foodEEE funEEE Philosopheee
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Check out this forum…

EEE Forum: Diverse Perspectives on Earth Stewardship
Under the theme of “Religion and Theology in the Public Square,” three panelists will present quite different perspectives on caring for the earth from 1:30 to 3:30pm in Shattuck Hall at the Iliff School of Theology on Tuesday, January 17th. The event is co-sponsored by the Ethics and Ecological Economics (EEE) Forum at Iliff and Colorado Interfaith Power & Light.
Parking info is here<http://www.iliff.edu/connect/contact-us/map-directions>.

 

Love spreading the EEE!

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As president, I lead a group of Korbel Grad Students towards internationally focused sustainable development efforts.

SIDI

Sustainable International Development Initiatives

Damola, our marketing wiz, just created our logo and wanted to share….

Sidi Logo

Here is the meaning:

The simple yet meaningful and comprehensive SIDI logo is designed to encompass the four pillars of development:

  1. Green – “environment”
  2. Blue – “social”
  3. Orange – “economic”
  4. Grey “culture” (but can also be “institutions” or “governance”)

 

The pillars represent the cross-cutting contextual issues of international sustainable development.

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Check it out- this startup, song-a-day, is a community of members and music curators enabling a new song to be sent to your inbox everyday!

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“It’s music curated by humans, not robots.” So it’s spotify with a human element!

This company rocks because it brings finding music back to the soul, versus algorithms, and is relationship driven- both elements lost in our technological society today. It’s also a terrific exemplification of putting your passions to work for you!

Sign-up to receive music here: http://www.asongaday.co/#form–subscriber

Promote their KickStarter Campaign: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/shannonbyrne/a-song-a-day-for-those-too-busy-to-discover-new-mu 

Read this kick ass article about the kick ass founder, Shannon @shannonB here: http://purposegeneration.com/from-idea-to-side-hustle-in-less-than-12-hours/

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After my experience in Thailand I vowed to devote my future to 3 qualities: Simple, Joyful, Connectedness.

This article reminds me to stay on that zen track I set.
I dealt with a lot of anxiety when living in Chicago and even went to therapy on a bi-weekly basis.
Miraculously, now I am free from my racing mind- an observer, separate, who chooses what’s important to me and my life.

School is starting, roommates are moving in, Denver is a new place, Dil is a wild teenage fur ball, but I’m keeping it honest and letting go of control and allowing life to just be.

Perhaps that’s my cure. I don’t really know… I’m sending you this not to suggest this is how you live your life, rather, for you to have a hint of introspection into me.

Hope you enjoy!
<3, Hallie

———- The Meat of The Message ———-

zen habits: How Not to Do It All
How Not to Do It All
Posted: 07 Sep 2015 11:59 AM PDT
By Leo Babauta

We all want to do so much: take on every request that people email us, complete our neverending list of tasks and projects, help everyone, travel everywhere, learn a ton of new skills, read every book and watch every good film, be the perfect partner and parent and friend …

And yet, we can’t possibly do it all.

There isn’t enough time in the day, nor do we have the attention bandwidth to devote to everything. Even if we were perfectly disciplined, we couldn’t possibly get to even half of what we want to do. Just as with eating, where our eyes are bigger than our stomachs … our hopes are bigger than our actual bandwidths.

So I say, give up on trying to do it all. Simplify. Don’t try to be perfect. Don’t try to have the most perfect life you can create.

Instead, make your days count.

How do you do that? Here are some ideas:

Pay attention. When you eat a good meal, it’s wasted if you don’t actually pay attention to it and are reading on your phone instead. It’s an amazing meal only if you really savor it. In this way, if we savor each moment, they really matter.
Curate your days. Put only the best things in each day — don’t just let any junk into it. If you are going to read, be choosy, don’t just click on things because you run across them. When you’re going to choose your tasks, choose the important ones, not just the little busywork tasks. If you’re going to say yes to someone, make sure it’s worthy of being in your life. Would you pay $100 to say yes to this request? Would you pay $20 to read the things on your reading list for an hour? If not, it’s probably not worth it.
Be ruthless. You need to filter out the things trying to overwhelm your life. More things try to get into your attention bandwidth than you can possibly handle. So filter them out: say no to most requests, don’t make it your job to respond to everything, don’t just read everything possible, don’t have the firehose of social media always on, turn off your phone for awhile. Each day, take a step back and think about what you want to fit in it.
Be satisfied. We always want to do more, be more, experience more. And so, we’re never satisfied with the little we actually can do and experience. Instead, we can learn to be happy with what we’ve chosen to do, knowing that we let go of the rest for a reason. We can be grateful for what’s actually in front of us, for the experience we are given, rather than always wanting the greener grass that someone else is experiencing.
Be OK with imperfection. Even if you filter and curate, you’ll never create the “perfect” day or the “perfect” life. You’ll never be “perfect.” Those ideals don’t exist in reality. In this messy life, the reality is that what we experience will never fit with an ideal, and will always be imperfect. We can either accept that, or be dissatisfied. I suggest we accept imperfection, and be OK with what we are, and the messiness that finds its way into our lives.
Realize that we’re not really in control. The first few items on this list might give you the idea that you can control your life by simplifying … but the reality is that your day will never go as planned. You can try, but there will always be the unexpected, the unplanned. That’s just how things go. If we want to be in control, and things don’t go our way, it’s frustrating. If instead we realize we’re not really in control, but just experiencing what comes at us, we can learn to appreciate that experience as it comes, whatever it is.
I realize that some of the things on this list seem contradictory. And they are. That’s because these ideas are meant to remind us to be mindful of what we’re holding on to, and practice letting go.

Each idea can be practiced at different times, and we’ll see that we’ve been holding onto something: our distractions, our ideas of perfection, our desire to be more, our desire to say yes to everyone, our hope that we’ll get to the end of our task list or email inbox, our desire for control or simplicity or doing everything. None of these things is essential to life — they can all be let go of, and we can accept the reality that is exposed when we let go.

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