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Nine Questions to Change Your Life

Nine Questions to Change Your Life

These nine thought-provoking questions can help us to assess how healthy our lifestyle is. After all, most of us attempt to create lives lived in balance–with the earth and its resources, and with the non-material aspects of living, as well.

Do you live a life in balance? Are you satisfied with your life? Answer the nine yes-or-no questions and find out:

1. Do I take time for art, poetry, music, dance, or other creative expressions?


2. Am I fair in my relations with other species and other people?

3. Is my life free enough so that I feel chronically unstressed?

4. Am I able to make choices about my life?


5. Do I take full responsibility for the implications of my actions?


6. Is there laughter and fun in my life?


7. Do I take time to care about others? Do I feel cared for?

8. Is there a spark of adventure in my life?

9. Do I take time to explore whatever unseen, spiritual realms call to me?

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Adapted from Radical Simplicity, by Jim Merkel (New Society Publishers, 2003). Copyright (c) 2003 by Jim Merkel. Reprinted by permission of New Society Publishers.
Adapted from Radical Simplicity, by Jim Merkel (New Society Publishers, 2003).

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Annie is a renowned expert in non-toxic and green living. She was named one of the top 20 environmental leaders by Body and Soul Magazine and "the foremost expert on green living." - Body & Soul Magazine, 2009. Learn Annie's latest eco-friendly news on, a website dedicated to healthy and green living.

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6:43PM PDT on May 9, 2013


6:22PM PDT on May 9, 2013

Thank you

11:11AM PDT on May 9, 2013

Good questions...ty

11:10AM PDT on May 9, 2013

Thanks Annie.

6:41AM PDT on May 5, 2012

Thanks Annie.

7:42AM PDT on Apr 30, 2012

Thanks for the article.

6:00PM PDT on Aug 29, 2011

What a great and thought provoking post. Questions to consider throughout one's lifetime. Much gratitude.

6:06PM PDT on Mar 13, 2011

mihi cura futuri

the care of the future is mine

5:37AM PDT on Oct 8, 2010

Thanks for sharing

6:07AM PDT on Aug 3, 2010

Thanks for the info.

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