Category Archives: Possessions & Simplicity

Greed vs Gift…which economy will we support?

Today, we are all familiar with the “greed economy.” It is governed by the competitive principle that more for you is less for me. It prioritizes luxuries for the few over necessities of the many. It is exclusive to those … Continue reading

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Kitchen gadgets…what do we really need?

At our house, we cook. I mean, we really cook. And bake. And barbecue. We love doing it from scratch, inventing new combinations (new to us, anyway), creating great flavors and nutritious foods. So, it can be tempting to amass gadgets … Continue reading

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Homemade non-toxic deodorant…that works!

My mother is a long-term breast cancer survivor. Her battle has given me pause to consider specific things in life that could be potential cancer risks, and underarm deodorant is one of those things. Now, I will freely admit that … Continue reading

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“A subversive plot: how to grow a revolution in your own backyard”

Hands down, one of the BEST explanations of the importance of the current urban gardening movement. Roger Doiron is on point, using humor alongside inescapable facts to urge us to get out there and grow something. He is the founder and … Continue reading

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The bondage of possessions…

Closet organizers…stacker trays for our desks…extra sturdy storage boxes…special labels, stickers and tabs…post-it notes to remind us to pay the storage bill…reminders to buy more post-it notes…what do all of these have in common? They are the period at the end … Continue reading

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Who are we at the Community GATE, and what are we here for?

The Community GATE is your doorway to an amazing community, and we are glad you’re here! Have you ever looked around your neighborhood and wondered who lives two houses down from you? One house? Next door? Have you ever cleaned … Continue reading

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