8 Week Challenge: Hope

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The theme of this week’s challenge is, as the title suggests, Hope. When I first floated the idea of starting a Challenge to Tristan of the Alternate Economy, I knew that a couple… Continue reading

Concrete Goals

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As part of this week’s Hope Challenge, I have decided to participate and post some examples of my own that I will be Hoping to accomplish this week. Without concrete goals, maintaining a… Continue reading

Week 2: Compassion, Forgiveness Dialogue — We be Lotus

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Just like Lesley of Sustainable Utopia, I also did not keep a journal of my negative mental chatter, as part of Compassion week of the 8 Week Challenge. I’m very aware of it… Continue reading

8 Week Challenge: Outward Compassion

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When I set out on this part of the 8 Week Challenge, I actually  wasn’t concerned about having nothing to write about at all. Outward Compassion is my thing. I’m still working on… Continue reading

OUTWARD Compassion

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As my example of outward compassion I will again be posting a copy of a document I wrote a while ago. I apologize for the recycled information, but this story has technically never… Continue reading

Week 3: Hope

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What is Hope? Core Essay on Hope Hope is a powerful tool for the creation of Love. It is the final outwardly expressed emotion that we will be investigating in this challenge. Like… Continue reading

Living in Love Award: Finalist: Love is All You Need

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Congratulations to I Stop for Suffering, the Fourth recipient of the Living in Love Award! The prize is three parts – the permission to post the image associated with this award on her… Continue reading

Radio – Episode 5 – Generosity: The 8 Week Challenge

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The Alternate Economy Radio Station Please tune in to the first episode of the 8 Week Challenge, hosted by Lesley Pelletier on the Alternate Economy’s Radio! Week 1 – Generosity Follow the link… Continue reading

Week 2: Outward Compassion, Doing my doody duty

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For this essay, in the 8 Week Challenge, I will be using Tristan’s definition of Outward Compassion: “….. looking at a situation and seeing how you would want to be treated in that… Continue reading

MOTHER

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by Varungenius Inside a secure shell, Away from manly hell, She protected me from teary rain, Giving me breaths, taking my pain; Breathing same air, hearing same sound, Connected by blood lines, together… Continue reading

8 Week Challenge: Inward Compassion

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For my essay on Inward Compassion for the 8 Week Challenge, I’m presenting you with this revised version of one of my earliest posts about my struggle with Anorexia. You’ll not find a… Continue reading

INWARD Compassion

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As my example of inward compassion I will in fact be posting a copy of a document I wrote while writing the “Quest for Truth” series. I think it quite perfectly illustrates what… Continue reading