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October 7 - October 28, 2020
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Ashley Barbour

All Reps

"To improve my own, my family's, my community's, and my planet's overall health and well-being with compassion and sustainability at the forefront."

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 596 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    195
    minutes
    being mindful
  • up to
    930
    minutes
    not spent in front of a screen
  • up to
    1.0
    water collection systems
    installed
  • up to
    910
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • up to
    475
    minutes
    spent outdoors
  • up to
    30
    minutes
    spent learning

Ashley's Actions

Simplicity

Meditate

Do at Home

I will meditate or create a moment of silence for 10 minute(s) each day to reflect on things important to me.

COMPLETED 15
DAILY ACTIONS

Simplicity

Less Screen Time

Do at Home

I will replace 30 minute(s) of screen time each day with other activities.

COMPLETED 16
DAILY ACTIONS

Nature

Forage for My Food

Do at Home

I will use the resources below to find where I can forage for my own food locally.

Completed
One-Time Action

Nature

Go for a Daily Walk

Do at Home

I will take a 30-minute walk outside each day.

COMPLETED 15
DAILY ACTIONS

Water

Collect Rain Water

Do at Home

I will create a rain garden or bioswale or use rain barrels to collect water for outdoor watering needs.

Completed
One-Time Action

Simplicity

De-Clutter My Home

Do at Home

I will de-clutter, clean, and donate or recycle unneeded items in my home.

COMPLETED 12
DAILY ACTIONS

Simplicity

Go for a Daily Walk Outside

Do at Home

I will take a walk outside for 30 minutes each day.

COMPLETED 15
DAILY ACTIONS

Simplicity

Core Values

Do at Home

We may find more meaning and joy in life when our actions are aligned with our personal values. I will determine what my top 3-5 core values are so that I can better align my actions with them.

Completed
One-Time Action

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  • Reflection Question
    Simplicity Core Values
    What are your top 3-5 core values? How did you narrow it down to those as being your core values?

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    Ashley Barbour 10/28/2020 1:56 PM
    1. Achieve a work-life balance
    2. Celebrate the small things
    3. Achieve and maintain a healthy lifestyle
    4. Keep a clutter-free and inviting home
    5. Practice self care

    Its all about going after the things I want most and how to achieve happiness in my personal life. I want to model to my son a healthy person so he will have a happy life.
  • Reflection Question
    Water Collect Rain Water
    Trace the water that flows down the drain from your house to the largest body of water nearby. What is the route it takes?

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    Ashley Barbour 10/28/2020 7:22 AM
    It flows towards the back yard and towards french drains installed in the front and back yard. There is a small creek behind my house and what runoff does make its way empties into the creek.
  • Reflection Question
    Nature Forage for My Food
    People are motivated to forage for many different reasons: as a source for food, a means of income, to connect with nature, to participate in cultural tradition, transmitting specific ecological knowledge, or as a means of stewarding local and native plant populations are just a few examples. What is your chief motivation for foraging?

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    Ashley Barbour 10/26/2020 12:50 PM
    I would prefer to source my food as locally as possible, when pesticides are not a concern. Our ground is fertile for mushrooms and I wanted to learn if any of them could be eaten. I also love tree nuts and fruit and am always happy to pick them from familiar sources.
  • Reflection Question
    Simplicity De-Clutter My Home
    How can you prevent yourself from accumulating more things in the future?

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    Ashley Barbour 10/12/2020 6:09 AM
    buy necessary items only. get rid of the things I do not want and be okay leaving empty space.
  • Reflection Question
    Simplicity Meditate
    What would you like to invest more time in reflecting on?

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    Ashley Barbour 10/12/2020 6:07 AM
    Happiness & Gratitude
  • Reflection Question
    Simplicity Less Screen Time
    What did you notice in implementing this challenge? Was it hard to choose other activities over screen time? How did you decide to spend your time?

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    Ashley Barbour 10/12/2020 6:07 AM
    1-on-1 w/baby & Hubby
  • Reflection Question
    Simplicity Go for a Daily Walk Outside
    Fresh air and movement are good for our entire being and can help us think more clearly and creatively. How does taking a walk each day affect yourself and/or your work?

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    Ashley Barbour 10/12/2020 6:06 AM
    It allows me to clear my mind, think about what is most important and gain inspiration from my surroundings. Its a great way to destress after a long day and boosts my mood to tackle the next.
  • Reflection Question
    Nature Go for a Daily Walk
    How do you experience your neighborhood or city differently when walking instead of driving?

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    Ashley Barbour 10/12/2020 6:04 AM
    It gives me a great opportunity to meet and interact with my neighbors, enjoy the fresh air and nature, and take time to unwind and destress.