Did I seek out the most White Vegan Mason Jar photo I could find? Yes. Photo by Ella Olsson on Unsplash (no offense intended, Ella, I am making fun of me, not you). I'm a fairly eco-friendly person. I have a cupboard full of Pyrex that I use for food storage. I buy cleaning supplies … Continue reading My 2021 Resolution: Cut Plastic Waste by 50%
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.
In the time of COVID, lots more people are shopping online for their needs rather than going to a store, and even if you do shop in person, there are limits to the availability of fitting rooms and returns might be impossible. If you're staying inside but still find yourself in need of new clothes, … Continue reading The Dos & Don’ts of Online Clothing Shopping: How to Avoid Returns & Scams
The holidays are hectic—with everyone rushing to stores and advertisements being shoved in our faces, it can be difficult to maintain a minimalist approach to shopping. Everything is made to seem like the best deal or the next must-have gift. But the holidays are supposed to be about giving and togetherness. We should focus less … Continue reading How to Take a Minimalist Approach to Holiday Shopping
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
Live more and spend less — that’s the simple idea. It’s no secret that today's society places value on piling up the possessions and spending more than we need. Ultimately, this can clutter our lives and weigh us down. Minimalism encourages you to make conscious efforts to live simpler and value the things that are … Continue reading How Minimalism Can Help You Spend Less
I write more about social issues, trauma recovery, and self care these days than my original days of decluttering and minimizing my space, but I'm still a minimalist at heart and in practice so I am thrilled to share with you an absolute steal of a deal if you're an aspiring minimalist! The Simple Bundle is … Continue reading The Simple Bundle: 17 Minimalist ebooks available this weekend only!
I was already a few purchases into my holiday season when a friend of mine said she'd really enjoy a no-spend or buy-nothing Christmas. She envisioned swaps of artwork, clothing, and books between friends who could give freely from what they already had without adding to the stress and pressure of the holiday shopping season. … Continue reading 8 Guilt-free tips to minimize Christmas spending
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
I started shaving my legs when I was nine. Mom did it, and I wanted to do it, because it's something girls do. So I began shaving. Poorly. At one point, my dad had to continue my education on how to shave my legs (I am pretty sure I was running the plastic edge of … Continue reading Fuzzy Legs