Anxiety

What is the crisis text line (& how it works when you text in)

I’m a big mental health advocate – and if you’ve read the blog before you likely know that. One piece of being a mental health advocate is wanting accessibility to mental health resources for all. Unfortunately, that is something that many people don’t have.  Disclaimer: I am not a mental health professional, and the information… Read More What is the crisis text line (& how it works when you text in)

Decluttering, Minimalism

Why is it so hard to get rid of stuff? How our emotions get in the way of decluttering

Decluttering is not an unheard of project. Many of us have done some decluttering, or at the very least researched information on how to get rid of stuff.  We are learning about the benefits of decluttering and living with less all the time – especially when it comes to our mental clutter and emotional/mental load… Read More Why is it so hard to get rid of stuff? How our emotions get in the way of decluttering

Decluttering, Mindful Kids, Parenting and Relationships, Minimalism, Zero Waste Living

Must have items for your minimalist baby registry (that also happen to be eco-friendly)

A huge thank you to pip & grow for sponsoring this post. All opinions are my own.  As a new parent, it can be hard (not to mention overwhelming) to sort through the hundreds of items we’re told we “need” in order to raise a baby. You may find yourself asking “what do I really… Read More Must have items for your minimalist baby registry (that also happen to be eco-friendly)

Zero Waste Living

A master guide for a zero waste period: the what, the why, and the how (with a FAQ section)

Menstruation and zero waste often don’t go hand in hand – at least not with conventional disposable products. But unless you’re into free bleeding (and some are!), you use something every cycle.  When I first started my period (20-some years ago), the options I was aware of were disposable tampons and pads. Both, which I… Read More A master guide for a zero waste period: the what, the why, and the how (with a FAQ section)

Zero Waste Living

6 Tips for a Zero Waste Picnic and BBQ (with an itemized checklist)

Ahh, summer in the northern hemisphere. Sun, blue skies, and picnics/BBQs. And I’m going to guess, if you’re like my family, and since COVID, we’ve been having a lot more (socially distanced) picnics and BBQs with family and friends – as that’s one way we can all get together safely. However, not only are picnics… Read More 6 Tips for a Zero Waste Picnic and BBQ (with an itemized checklist)

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)