Two years after my first trip to the redwoods, here I am, back again. The cool breeze caressing my skin, a rush of nostalgia taking me over. The wisdom emanating from those trees is powerful. They take me back to the roots of why I am here. Here in the forest, here in the US and, here on earth.
We’re pleased to share with you our monthly Meditation Session created by the talented Heidi Hancock, healing practitioner based in SE Portland. She provides us with spot on meditation themes and mindful seasonal messages. Find yourself a peaceful place in your house or at the park, and watch the great video we prepared for you. Happy fall! To contact her and have more informations about her work feel free to contact her here.
The theme of being who you are keeps emerging and I want to put some language to it because it’s such an intense energy that is coming online right now, and crucial to our next evolution as humans on the planet — for the benefit of our sweet mother earth, as well as our sanity while we are blessed enough to be here.
Can we actually have zero waste toilets in our home? What would it mean?
From deciding to refuse plastic wrapped toilet paper to cutting off paper completely to parting ways with water run toilet there are many ways to approach the issue. I will be honest, searching through data and reading about water pollution makes me want to only talk about dry toilet, but I also don’t see the point of discouraging everyone from doing better, especially when even I have not passed that level yet. So, if you’re curious to know more about the shape of worldwide water supplies, I invite you to Ecosia it. In the meantime, let’s focus on improving our habits, and see how we can turn our toilet to become a little more zero-waste friendly.
Quickly after I started to aim toward a zero-waste lifestyle, I realized that to reduce waste I had to make the products I wanted to consume myself. And since I can’t start the day without an almond milk latte, I research, tested different ways and bam! Revelation. Not only I can make almond milk at home, it doesn’t take a lot of time and it taste better than the one I usually buy. Full disclosure, if I have a very busy week ahead of me I still buy my milk but I came to reduce by 50/60% the amount of milk I buy and that is what I would call a success in motion.
Congratulation on taking the time to research about Zero-Waste! You’re right where you need to be to start reducing your waste and save the world (over dramatic but barely ;)). I talk a lot about reducing waste and how to have a Zero-Waste (-ish) lifestyle and wanted to take the time to explain the general concept, the basics on what it really is, why it matters and how it works.
I am really happy with how our new batch of face cream came out and the texture and thought it was about time to share how to make an anti aging face cream. It is a little harder than making cleaning products, but if I, my my two left hands can make it I am confident anyone can. So why should you make yours and how to make it, let’s dig in!
When cutting down on waste and embracing a greener life, Zero Waste cleaning plays a big part. But why have we switched away, as a society, from natural and eco-friendly options? Why the general idea is that natural solutions don’t work… You guessed right, marketing!
The industry of cleaning product hit $600 million in 2014, and has been growing since then. Every year, we see new ads offering al keep providing customers with more and more specific type of cleaning products, increasing the needs, the purchases and… the un-necessary bull**** if you’ll excuse my French.
When cutting down on waste and embracing a greener life, Zero Waste cleaning plays a big part. But why have we switched away, as a society, from natural and eco-friendly options?
Follow the money…
As explained in my post on how to make dish soap, I explain that the cleaning product industry makes an insane amount of money and they are not ready to stop. To maintain and grow their revenue, they come with new marketing strategies that makes us doubt the efficiency of more simple products and encourages us to always by more and more expensive.
When it comes to Zero-Waste, our home and the way we shape it, influences tremendously our lifestyle. When I started to embrace a more eco-friendly lifestyle I noticed how the areas in the home that I had decluttered and reshaped to be eco-friendly where the most effective ones in term of reducing my waste. And after reading great books on the matter and learning from the best, I realized why.
Never in my life I would have thought than one day, I’d go vegan. But sometimes, life has its way to push us toward uncharted territories…