Earth focused, Life, Motivation & Wisdom

Motivation Monday: Leave A Legacy

In honor of Women History month, I will share earth-focused quotes by known Women environmentalists each Monday.   Today's quote is by Autumn Peltier - a Canadian youth activist that advocates for clean water.  Autumn was named the Chief Water Commissioner by the Anishinabek Nation in 2019.   What are your thoughts regarding this quote? References… Continue reading Motivation Monday: Leave A Legacy

Life, Low-waste Living, Plastic-Free Living, Random Thoughts

It’s okay to not DIY

About this time last year I desired to DIY some self-care and cleaning items. My mindset was it would allow me to save some $ while also help me ensure it was a low-waste item. Naturally this was before I had two children remote learning, opened a low-waste shop, and got additional responsibilities at my… Continue reading It’s okay to not DIY

Earth focused, Life, Motivation & Wisdom

Motivation Monday: Pass On to Future Generations

In honor of Black History month, I will share earth-focused quotes by known Black environmentalists each Monday.  My way of thanks and appreciation for my ancestors/peers that are making an environmental difference.   Today's quote is by Dr. J. Drew Lanham - Alumni Professor of Wildlife Ecology at Clemson University.  In addition, Dr. Lanham is… Continue reading Motivation Monday: Pass On to Future Generations

Life, Low-waste Living, Plastic-Free Living, Random Thoughts

Me and Aunt Flow

Disclaimer: The post is discussing menstruation/menstrual care. Me and Aunt Flow have had a truly intimate relationship for about 33ish years and I can say that our relationship has had it's fair share of highs and lows. You know the those moments were your either rejoicing or frustrated that Flow has decided to make a… Continue reading Me and Aunt Flow

Earth focused, Life, Motivation & Wisdom

Motivation Monday: Access to Natural Resources

In honor of Black History month, I will share earth-focused quotes by known Black environmentalists each Monday.  My way of thanks and appreciation for my ancestors/peers that are making an environmental difference.  Check out the medium article in my references to see a list of 28 Black environmentalists. Today's quote is by Angelou Ezeilo, the… Continue reading Motivation Monday: Access to Natural Resources

Food Waste

Food Waste Spotlight: SWAG

Today's Food Waste Friday is a spotlight on SWAG (Instagram)  which I learnt about last year.  The following are their founder's, Peita, responses to my food waste questions. Q: Tell us a little bit about yourself and company. A: I brought The Swag to life for a number of very compelling reasons. Many years ago,… Continue reading Food Waste Spotlight: SWAG

Low-waste Living, Random Thoughts

Self Care Perspective on low-waste living not being universal

Last year I wrote a reflective on how low-waste living isn’t always universal. I’m constantly reminded of this broad concept as I determine which sustainable self-care products I should carry in the store (in case you didn’t know I’m a fairly new owner of a low-waste shop). My hopes are to at least have 2-3… Continue reading Self Care Perspective on low-waste living not being universal

Earth focused, Life, Motivation & Wisdom

Motivation Monday: Value Earth

In honor of Black History month, I will share earth-focused quotes by known Black environmentalists each Monday.  My way of thanks and appreciation for my ancestors/peers that are making an environmental difference.  Check out the medium article in my references to see a list of 28 Black environmentalists. Today's quote is by Jerome Ringo the… Continue reading Motivation Monday: Value Earth

Earth focused, Low-waste Living, Plastic-Free Living, Random Thoughts, Tips

Let’s Talk Greenwashing

I remember how a while back someone questioned the cost of a bamboo toothbrush for they had seen one in our local dollar tree. I immediately asked if they could tell me about the packaging. Welp I had to sadly inform them that they had experienced greenwashing because the toothbrush was in one of those… Continue reading Let’s Talk Greenwashing

Life, Low-waste Living, Plastic-Free Living, Tips

Switching to Sustainable Self-Care Products

Collage of some self care swaps made (not sponsored) As you know, our family has been on a low-waste/plastic-free journey since December 2018. Me sharing the process and then starting the business has encouraged folks to ask questions about our journey and our swaps. Common questions I get typically come in the form of WHY… Continue reading Switching to Sustainable Self-Care Products