I’ve always hated winter. I hate the cold, I hate how everything looks gray and barren, and I hate putting on layers upon layers of clothes before going outside. But until I move somewhere tropical, which is unlikely to happen anytime soon, winter is one of those inevitable realities. Rather than spiraling into despair, I … Continue reading How to Hygge Ethically and Sustainably
No Spend September is Back!
September has arrived, and I'm committing to a shopping ban for the entire month! I began what I call "No Spend September" last year, because I think it's a great way refocus on what really matters in life, like spending time with loved ones and helping other people, so I've decided to bring it back! … Continue reading No Spend September is Back!
Minimalism 101: How to Own Less and Live More
You know in The Little Mermaid when Ariel was like, “I’ve got all these gadgets and gizmos, but it doesn’t matter because I’m still not happy”? Well, I think perhaps she was trying to teach us a lesson about minimalism. Things don’t make you happy. People make you happy. Maybe I should have learned this … Continue reading Minimalism 101: How to Own Less and Live More
How to Make the World a Better Place Through Your Relationships
As important as it is to reduce waste, shop second-hand, and support sustainable policies, one of the biggest ways that we, as individuals, can have a positive impact on the planet is through our relationships. Positive relationships make us happier, reduce stress, provide purpose, and help us live longer. One study even suggested that a … Continue reading How to Make the World a Better Place Through Your Relationships