Your Soul Food for Friday April 14, 2023: Invest in Our Planet- Spring Cleaning Your Life for Earth Month

Happy Soul Food Friday!

This week:

Spring-Clean Your Life!

20 ways to discard the emotional baggage that’s holding you back:

From creating a proper support network to practicing saying no, experts suggest their best tips for a healthier, happier life.

Spring-clean your life! 20 ways to discard the emotional baggage that’s holding you back | Life and style | The Guardian

3-2-1: The Most Important Habit, the Difference between Ambition and Entitlement, and Friendship:

Here are 3 ideas, 2 quotes, and 1 question to consider from James Clear, Author of Atomic Habits:

3 Ideas From James:

“The most important habit is choosing the right habit to work on.”

“Ambition is when you expect yourself to close the gap between what you have and what you want.

Entitlement is when you expect others to close the gap between what you have and what you want.”

“It’s generally better to over-communicate.

If you wait to reply because you don’t have an answer yet (or because you don’t want to share bad news), the other party often ends up making assumptions about what the delayed reply might mean.

Silence frustrates and confuses people. Better to communicate early and often.”

2 Quotes From Others

Ronald Sharp on how friendship transforms us (or any great relationship, really):

“It’s not about what someone can do for you, it’s who and what the two of you become in each other’s presence.”

Tara Ploughman with an obvious, but often ignored, insight:

“Never offer what you’d hate someone for accepting.”

Note: Tara Ploughman is, reportedly, an anagram of entrepreneur Paul Graham.

1 Question For You

Does this habit still serve me or am I blindly following an old routine?

Powerful Ansel Adams show Centers his Love for Nature – and the Peril it’s In:

San Francisco showcase brings together the photographer’s works alongside contemporary artists who build on it

Powerful Ansel Adams show centers his love for nature – and the peril it’s in | Photography | The Guardian

Ten Photographs that made the World Wake up to Climate Change:

Award-winning photographers Paul Nicklen and Cristina Mittermeier choose 10 powerful photos that have changed our attitudes to climate change.

Ten photographs that made the world wake up to climate change | CNN

A Kid’s Guide to Climate Change (plus a printable comic):

Learning about climate change? Here’s a comic for kids about what it is and how it’s affecting the planet — as explained by kids who are experiencing it. And find out how to print this comic at home!

A kid’s guide to climate change (plus a printable comic) : NPR

13 Ways to Celebrate, and 5 Facts About Earth Month 2023:

It all started in Santa Barbara after a massive oil spill in 1969…

13 Ways To Celebrate Earth Month (2023) (

Thanks this week go to Charles B, and all of you invested in making yourself and our planet better!



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