Anxiety, Mindfulness

How to practice self compassion (with actual examples)

Compassion. Do you practice it? Towards others? Here is a definition of what compassion is: Compassion: sympathetic consciousness of others’ distress together with a desire to alleviate it. But I’m not talking about compassion for others – because for a lot of us, that seems to come easy. I’m talking about how to show compassion… Read More How to practice self compassion (with actual examples)

Mindfulness

How to find your values during this time of finding a “new normal” (and how to make time for them in the future)

This is a unique point in time where most of us have had all of our commitments stripped away – whether we like them or not. It’s scary, for sure. There is so much unknown, people are sick, and who knows what the future will hold.  However, as things start slowing opening back up (at… Read More How to find your values during this time of finding a “new normal” (and how to make time for them in the future)

Zero Waste Living

Making the Case for Eco-Friendly Reusables (during a time they’re the enemy)

In the era of COVID-19, we’ve been seeing a lot of headlines and regulations against reusable items. Coffee shops not accepting reusable mugs, bulk bins being shut down, retailers not accepting reusable bags. And for good reason: the COVID-19 virus is scary and with it being super contagious, no one wants to take any chances. … Read More Making the Case for Eco-Friendly Reusables (during a time they’re the enemy)

Anxiety, Decluttering, Mindfulness, Minimalism, Zero Waste Living

11 of the best FREE apps to help you live a more mindful, minimalist, & eco-friendly life

Part of living more mindful, minimalist, and eco-friendly living means reducing – a term I call ‘reduction-based living’. Reduction-based living (mindfulness, minimalism, anxiety management, and zero waste living), like any lifestyle change, can have challenges. And while overcoming the challenges are so worth it, I’m all about introducing a little help where I can.  And… Read More 11 of the best FREE apps to help you live a more mindful, minimalist, & eco-friendly life

Decluttering, Minimalism, Zero Waste Living

How to live zero waste and be a minimalist when your partner isn’t

How do I get my partner/family/roommate/parents on board with a lifestyle change such as decluttering or going zero waste? I see this question ALL. THE. TIME.  All. The. Time. And for good reason. Since I started my reduction-based living journey, specifically the minimalist and zero waste pieces (five years and 2.5 years ago respectively), I’ve… Read More How to live zero waste and be a minimalist when your partner isn’t

Anxiety, Decluttering, Mindfulness, Minimalism, Zero Waste Living

26 Mindfulness, Minimalism, Anxiety Management, & Zero Waste Living Book Recommendations

It’s time for my annual (third one this year!) book list/reviews of everything I read last in 2019. My goal for each year is to read the number of the year – so, in 2019, I had a goal of reading 19 books. This year, it will be 20.  I’m super excited to share that… Read More 26 Mindfulness, Minimalism, Anxiety Management, & Zero Waste Living Book Recommendations

Anxiety, Zero Waste Living

9 (free) Community-Based Actions You Can Do To Combat Eco Anxiety, Eco Guilt, and Eco Grief

The American Psychological Association has eco-anxiety listed as an official mental illness. They even have an entire guide on the topic. Eco anxiety has been getting a lot of press lately, and for good reason. It’s becoming more and more prevalent in our society, and not just in adults. In our kids too.  What’s not… Read More 9 (free) Community-Based Actions You Can Do To Combat Eco Anxiety, Eco Guilt, and Eco Grief