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  • Tristen Yagyagan's avatar
    Tristen Yagyagan 11/30/2020 9:26 PM
    Great job team! Thank you for all your hard work these past 2 months!
  • Reflection Question
    Health Know My health
    How do you deal with the physical and emotional stress of the big problems we face? How can you help others cope?

    Tristen Yagyagan's avatar
    Tristen Yagyagan 11/30/2020 9:23 PM
    I've found that meditating helps me a lot. After learning to use it as an outlet for stress and other emotions from my therapist, I've come to appreciate its pragmatic outcomes. It's a very useful tool to recall mindfulness into daily stressful and anxiety-arousing situations. 
  • Reflection Question
    Waste Use Reusable Bags
    What do you do if you find yourself in the situation of needing a bag for items but don't have a reusable one with you or aren't allowed to use the one you brought? Carry things out in your hands? In a cart? Accept a disposable one? If you find yourself in this position often, what system could you put in place to try to create a successful habit of not using plastic bags?

    Tristen Yagyagan's avatar
    Tristen Yagyagan 11/30/2020 9:20 PM
    If I forget to bring a bag, I am more likely to purchase a reusable bag if the store offers one. That way, I feel less guilty about purchasing a bag. If the store does not offer its own reusable bag, I'll force myself to carry the items out in my purse or in my hands. However, I do like to have a reusable bag in my car or in my purse for back-up on all occasions. 
  • Reflection Question
    Health 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?

    Tristen Yagyagan's avatar
    Tristen Yagyagan 11/30/2020 9:17 PM
    I get approximately 9 hours of sleep every night. However, ever since the start of the Covid pandemic, I've been sleeping and waking up later. This is something I'd like to change since I've noticed that my body feels more sluggish recently. I'd like to revert back to my older sleeping patterns, in which I was able to operate daily on fewer hours of sleep. 

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    Haylee Stearns 11/30/2020 7:57 PM
    Today was a super good day for me to reach most of my goals, I really worked hard and got out and picked up trash.
  • Reflection Question
    Nature Keep a Nature Journal
    What natural gifts are you grateful for?

    Sophie Flatt's avatar
    Sophie Flatt 11/30/2020 6:00 PM
    Some natural gifts I am grateful for are the air we breathe, bodies of water which help nourish our bodies, as well as give us a fun place to play. I am also so grateful for all the plants and animals which keep our life cycle going.
  • Reflection Question
    Nature Spend Time Outside
    Rachel Carson said that we need the beauty and mysteries of the natural world for our spiritual and emotional development. Does that ring true for you? What are the implications for a culture that spends most of its time indoors?

    Sophie Flatt's avatar
    Sophie Flatt 11/30/2020 5:58 PM
    I definitely agree with Rachel Carson, as I feel nature has helped me grown and develop tremendously. I think just being out in the fresh air and having that connection between our ecosystem and ourselves help advance our minds and bodies.
  • Reflection Question
    Action Track: Justice for the Whole Community Support Businesses Owned by People of Color
    A recent Keen Independent Research Foundation study found that Minority Businesses Enterprises (MBEs) are more likely to have difficulties in receiving loans or city contracts. In what ways can you work to address systemic racism like that demonstrated in this study?

    Sophie Flatt's avatar
    Sophie Flatt 11/30/2020 5:55 PM
    I think the first way to address systematic racism like the one presented would be to use your own voice to speak out about it. You can also support more minority businesses regularly, by purchasing goods and services from them instead of large chains. 
  • 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?

    Sophie Flatt's avatar
    Sophie Flatt 11/29/2020 11:20 AM
    I found replacing my screentime with other activities fairly easy. I am a huge advocate for going outside and being active, so it was fun to stop staring at a screen for a little bit each day. I mostly decided to spend my time doing physical activities such as working our, or practicing yoga, as well as some form of art.
  • Reflection Question
    Simplicity De-Clutter My Home or Dorm Room
    How can you prevent yourself from accumulating more unnecessary things in the future?

    Sophie Flatt's avatar
    Sophie Flatt 11/29/2020 11:18 AM
    You can prevent yourself from accumulating more unnecessary things in the future, but living minimal from the start. base your purchases off of a need basis and really think before buying anything.