Category: "One Thing a Week"

This Week's Small Step: Donate and Say No

March 16th, 2012
The phone rang. On the other end was a woman who clearly cared about her cause. She began her plea with statistics about human lives and human deaths and offered me – a stranger on her list – a chance to change the ratio. "Can you help with a small don… more »

This Week's Small Step: Ask for Help

March 9th, 2012
At some time over the course of next seven days you're going to need some help. Maybe you'll need someone lift something with you. Or you'll need an associate to give you some feedback before coming to a final decision. Whether it be physical or mental, large or small, we're going to need assistance. more »

This Week's Small Step: Tune in to Bird Song

March 2nd, 2012
They say that smell can trigger emotion. However I believe sound can too ... with even greater intensity. more »

This Week's Small Step: Consider a CSA

February 24th, 2012
As winter drags on, I grow tired of frozen vegetables. My tastebuds long for the farm-to-table produce that is still weeks away. They remind me that now is the time to plan for this year's supply. more »

This Week's Small Step: Smile and Say "Hello"

February 17th, 2012
Here it is. The debut post for the new "One Thing a Week" series in which I offer suggestions for simplifying life which in turn allows us to slow down, reconnect with Nature, and live in a way that is in better harmony with our surroundings. This w… more »