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This blog offers an exploration of a new way to be in everyday life--connected to work, to Spirit, to your environment, and to others through relationships.  With a balanced, connected approach you'll enjoy greater abundance, wellness, discovery, and lesiure.  Posts include reflections, resources, inquiries, tools, and recommended practices by Grace Durfee, personal coach and author of Balance with Grace:  Celebrate the Kaleidoscope of Life.


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Author: balancewithgrace Created: 1/6/2009 4:26 PM
Offering ideas and resources for creating ideal environments and living more sustainably in concert with the environment.

By balancewithgrace on 1/26/2009 12:48 PM

By this time each year, I’ve usually hit the after-Christmas sales to stock on wrapping paper and ribbon for the next holiday season.  Not this year.  This year to honor my commitment to minimizing my carbon footprint, I’m going to find greener ways to wrap it up.  Some ideas are to:

 

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By balancewithgrace on 7/23/2006 11:53 AM

 

Air is life-sustaining and is all around us, yet invisible.   Unless it's particularily humid, dry, or filled with pollen or pollution, we often take no notice of air.  Here are some ways to celebrate and connect to this unseen, but vital element:

  •  Admire and look for winged species: birds, butterflies, dragonflies and bats.  Read More »

By balancewithgrace on 7/8/2006 7:47 AM

Since ancient times, fire and the sun have been worshipped and revered, for our lives depend upon them for warmth and food.  Plants take in light energy from the sun and through the process of photosynthesis convert it into glucose and oxygen—some of the basic building blocks of life.   In Survivor, the popular TV reality series, participants’ torches are extinguished when they are voted out of the game and they are reminded, “In this game, fire represents life.”  Here are some ways to bring fire into your life:

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By balancewithgrace on 6/30/2006 4:59 PM

There’s a reassuring sense of security that comes with feeling connected to the Earth.  When a pilot successfully lands an airplane after a turbulent flight, there’s a collective sigh of relief from passengers who are grateful to be safely back on the ground.  It’s also a welcome feeling to set foot on solid ground—terra firma—after spending time at sea.  Even the term Mother Earth conjures up images of being nurtured and cradled in protective arms.  People who are described as grounded are usually individuals who are centere ... Read More »

By balancewithgrace on 6/29/2006 1:10 PM

Water makes up 2/3 of our body’s composition and covers 2/3 of the Earth’s surface.  Having spent nine month’s in our mother’s womb before entering the world, water can feel like a comfortable place to return to let go and rejuvenate.  No wonder it’s often referred to as the source or a wellspring. People often find peace, refreshment when they are in or near water.  Even the sound of water—the sound of lapping waves or the trickle of a fountain can be soothing.  There’s evidence of the link between water ... Read More »


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