How to Eat Ethically When You’re Recovering from an Eating Disorder

Your first priority in eating while recovering from an eating disorder is to feed yourself and work on the mental health aspects of your recovery. But as you get further into recovery you may want to start investigating more sustainable and ethical food choices.

8 Ways Cooking is a Form of Self Care

Cooking can be both meditative and calming for the mind. Creating a meal gives you something to contemplate and focus on, and preparing food can be meditative. Plus, when making a meal, you’re creating nourishment and fuel for your body to move through the day. Everything from an increased sense of calm, developed focus, to … Continue reading 8 Ways Cooking is a Form of Self Care

Shopping Consciously as a Minimalist

While minimalism is already widely accepted as an eco-friendly way of living, there are still ways you can continue to do your part if you’ve adopted a “less is more” lifestyle. Shopping consciously is one of the easiest and most effective ways to embrace minimalism, while also putting our planet first. As you embrace the … Continue reading Shopping Consciously as a Minimalist

The Vegan Whole30 – Why and How?

If you've been a long-time follower of the Born Again Minimalist blog you'll know that I have been in the vegetarian end of the pool before (for a total of about a decade, on and off) and repeatedly swam back to the waters of omnivorism. Ethical omnivorism, I called it, or Humaneitarianism. I only ate meat, … Continue reading The Vegan Whole30 – Why and How?

3 Ways meal planning improves your life

Scenario 1: You get home from work and look around in the pantry and fridge to decide on dinner. You find a box of pasta and a jar of sauce. There's even some spinach in the fridge you decide to add to your sauce. And you know you have italian sausages in the fridge from … Continue reading 3 Ways meal planning improves your life

How I cut my family’s grocery budget nearly in half

When I started the "Dave Ramsey thing" and created my first monthly budget, I settled on $300 a month for groceries, including cat food and household stuff like dish soap and toilet paper. So, when I moved in with my co-human, I just doubled it to a budgeted $600. If $300 worked for one person, … Continue reading How I cut my family’s grocery budget nearly in half

Cut back on waste by using the whole buffalo

Yesterday was Earth Day. I missed getting this post done in time for it but it's a great Earth Day concept I share with you today - the concept of reducing waste. I firmly approve of the notion that the native American Indians "used the whole buffalo" when they hunted. A buffalo provided many useful … Continue reading Cut back on waste by using the whole buffalo

Shopping smarter: Earth Fare vs. Heinen’s

It is said that ignorance is bliss. But ignorance about food can cause major health issues. However, being informed about food means that the pool of acceptable food choices grows ever smaller. Pesticides, GMOs, artificial dyes and flavors, growth hormones, and antibiotics are all chemical concerns from food. Then you add ethical issues of animal … Continue reading Shopping smarter: Earth Fare vs. Heinen’s