habit shift

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    habit shift: pay for real news.

    Growing up, endeavoring to start a neighborhood newspaper was a fairly common pastime for me and my sisters. Struck by an urgent need to report on bunny rabbit sightings or baby squirrel nests, we’d…

    February 14, 2017 68 Comments
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    an american dream.

     Four things to do to celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.:+ Sign the #Our100 Pledge to support 100 women of color leaders as they resist in the first one hundred hours and…

    January 16, 2017 17 Comments
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    habit shift: saying thanks.

    I have a friend who’s an expert thank you note writer. She sends a handwritten thank you for every occasion you can think of and unlike the significantly reduced but ever-present junk mail in…

    December 22, 2016 25 Comments
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    gift guide: gifts to shift habits.

    It’s no secret that I get excited about the fresh start of a New Year and so it won’t come as a surprise that I like to think of the holiday season as a…

    December 12, 2016 34 Comments
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    habit shift: make yourself heard.

    I’ve spent much of the past week wrestling with the nagging feeling that I haven’t done enough to effect the changes that I want to see in the world and that I won’t be able…

    November 17, 2016 54 Comments
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    habit shift: fix it.

    Faye is very into building forts lately. There’s a fort under my desk most weekday evenings. The ritual of making them is usually the same: Drag the sheepie from the bedroom to the desk,…

    October 24, 2016 27 Comments
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    habit shift: morning walks.

    I’ve talked about my morning walk habit on and off for years. I’ve been on them, I’ve been off them. I’ve been a daily walker and I’ve fallen into a wintry malaise and hardly…

    August 10, 2016 53 Comments
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    habit shift: read more.

    New parenthood and reading a lot didn’t go hand-in-hand for me. For much of the first year of Faye’s life, and well into the second, I often felt like I was barely able to keep…

    July 25, 2016 58 Comments
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    habit shift: water.

    This post is partially about shifting a habit so that I drink a reasonable amount of water in a day. And partially about shifting habits in an effort to conserve water.The two ventures can…

    July 18, 2016 47 Comments
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    habit shift: junk mail.

    The problem with habits is that everyone has them. And while we might be able to change our own habits, it’s harder to change other people’s habits. Foiled again.Many companies and organizations have the particularly bad…

    March 16, 2016 62 Comments