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  • Kelly Rankich's avatar
    Kelly Rankich 10/10/2020 9:10 AM
    Zero Waste Wisdom is one of my favorite web-sites and she is local.  She has a list of books about environmental racism.

    https://www.zerowastewisdom.com/post/books-about-environmental-racism-white-privilege-and-climate-justice

    I am going to select at least one to read.

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    Barry Febos 10/08/2020 11:51 AM
    Thanks Everyone for joining our People's Eco-Challenge team with me! Just wanted to say hello and thanks now that we're one day in. I just signed up to help with voter registration and education in NC, where I used to live to try and offset some of the voter suppression that's likely to happen there, through misinformation and intimidation. I picked two wellness related daily challenges to help keep myself going and two challenges related to advocacy to support the critical upcoming election. It took me a minute to figure out how to report completed actions (clicking the round button in the middle of the action block rather than the "post a reflection" button). This is probably obvious to others, but sharing just in case. If there's any way I can support or provide guidance for your eco-challenge experience please don't hesitate to reach out. 
    GO TEAM!!
  • Reflection Question
    Action Track: Healing and Renewal Healthy Sleep
    Consider how many hours of sleep you get now. How would you like to shift your sleep patterns? What are you finding works for you to be successful in this action?

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    Barry Febos 10/08/2020 10:50 AM
    I typically get ~6hrs of sleep or less these days. It's tricky with an infant, but my goal is to be more consistent about getting into bed by 10:30 and winding down for the night by 10 and discussing with may partner. I have been more focused on this the past week and plan to continue. This way I can maximize the sleep that I am able to get regardless of the babe. We're also working on sleep training with Angelo. Practicing bed-time rituals like stretching and meditation and herbal tea has helped in the past.

    • Kelly Rankich's avatar
      Kelly Rankich 10/08/2020 6:54 PM
      Good luck!!!  Bed-time rituals are key so you are on the right track for sure.  Having kids made me create routines and now that they are gone, I am cherishing creating my own routines.

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    Kelly Rankich 10/07/2020 9:03 AM
    As I go through the actions, I may keep posting things.  There is an action about sleeping.  I recently downloaded the CALM app (it's free for one year if you have an AMEX card).  I love it.  I listen to sleep stories and meditations while I drift off to sleep.  I want to start listening to more of the content during the day and not just as I'm falling asleep.

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    Kelly Rankich 10/07/2020 8:59 AM
    I found this amazing sustainable lip balm that is minority-owned a few months ago.  We all love it.  I am planning to place another order if anyone wants to order some, please let me know.

    https://kobeesco.com/

    Not only do I love bees, lip balm, and sustainable packaging but my son is name Kobe so this is beyond perfect!

    • Rhianne Janovich's avatar
      Rhianne Janovich 10/09/2020 11:02 PM
      I am always in need of a sustainable lip balm that is minority-owned! What an awesome company. I'd love to go in on an order with you if it's not too late, I'd purchase one CBD balm and one coconut vanilla balm :) Glad to bring cash or venmo. How did you find out about Kobees? Also, love your sons name!

    • Kelly Rankich's avatar
      Kelly Rankich 10/10/2020 7:49 AM
      Rhianne, got your order!  I'll place the order tomorrow.  I can't recall exactly how I found it but it was toward the beginning of this more recent social unrest and I believe from a list of minority-owned businesses to support. 

    • Rhianne Janovich's avatar
      Rhianne Janovich 10/09/2020 11:02 PM
      I am always in need of a sustainable lip balm that is minority-owned! What an awesome company. I'd love to go in on an order with you if it's not too late, I'd purchase one CBD balm and one coconut vanilla balm :) Glad to bring cash or venmo. How did you find out about Kobees? Also, love your sons name!