Category Archives: Green Living
It’s Leaf Season!
Reds, golds and ambers against a deep blue sky, frosty air filled with the scent of burning wood and ripe apples, migrating birds and animals feasting on this year’s abundant harvest – autumn feels like a celebration.
Here are ten things you can do to maximize your enjoyment of one of the most dramatic and beautiful times in nature:
In my previous article Six Reasons to Practice Space Clearing I discussed some of the ways stuck energy can affect your life. Here are six more reasons to practice space clearing.
Ever find yourself wishing you had something that seems like an item you should already have lying around the house? It happens to many homeowners, and often at the worst possible times. To prevent yourself from getting stuck in a situation that could have been easily prevented – pick up these simple items on your next shopping trip to ensure that you’re always prepared for what lies ahead:
It’s always a good idea to have your hardwood floors professionally cleaned every year. And in between these cleanings, be sure to give it some TLC on your own as well.
Remember, dirt can scratch floors, make your pets sneeze, and even cause someone to skid and fall. Take care that the products you use won’t hurt anyone or anything.
In my last post about living green, I briefly talked about cleaning out your closets in the spring and in the fall. So this season, while you are putting away your shorts and tank tops, take a look at ways that you can green your wardrobe. Here is a short list of what you may do with your wardrobe to lower your effect on Mother Earth:
With the tons of garbage produced every day, there is a great sense of urgency to recycle. For many decades now, recycling has been used by mostly all countries in the world. It is by far the most practical solution in at least limiting the problem. However, with the constant rise of the population and the demand of products, the amount of garbage produced cannot be handled by recycling alone. What we need is further innovation. Thus, reducing the use of many things and materials as well as reusing them for other purposes are a must these days to combat the garbage problem. Here are eleven innovative ways of recycling and reusing household items to contribute to saving Earth and nature:
In a busy and hectic world, people long for days of relaxation and the simple life. With work, kids, chores, never-ending errands, and more, it’s easy to get overstressed and exhausted. Stress levels are at an all-time high and because of that, health problems increase. Parents scurry from place to place to raise their all-star soccer and dance competing children and lie in bed at night thinking, “What am I doing? Will life ever settle down? I’m so exhausted!”
“Live simply that others might simply live.” ~ Elizabeth Ann Seton
The growing simple living movement encompasses a few different philosophies, from slow food to self-sufficiency. At its heart, simple living is about consuming less and living more mindfully, but people come to these ideals from many different directions, and thus their lifestyles can be worlds apart.
This article was inspired by a number of life lesson’s I’ve gained over the years. Whilst people close to me were struggling with these concepts, I put them to practice in my daily life with meaningful results.
There are so many products, so much information they don’t know where to start. Other questions I get are: Do I need to buy everything organic, food, cleaning products, clothes, personal care and skin care products? Are you vegan? Do I have to throw everything away and start from scratch? Where do I start? It gets expensive. What does it mean by going organic?
Maybe the question should be, “What is your biggest challenge when it comes to simplifying your life?”
Here are 5 things you can do to successfully reduce your home energy consumption and save money in the process.
No matter what size of box you have, there will always be someway that you can find another use for it. Doing this will not only be a good form of recycling but it could also save you money and time that you would have otherwise spent finding something to do the same job. The list of things that you can do with a box could be almost endless but we have compiled some of the best and most common uses for them below.
I’m sure that if I took a poll I would get a jillion answers. Some of these would probably be: spending more time with nature, going green, living off the grid, growing your own food, buying local, and reducing your carbon footprint. In general, walking more gently upon the Earth, and living in harmony with nature instead of trying to control it. This environmental consciousness and sensitive awareness of the Earth is beautiful, and I am happy to see the efforts being made in society. The social focus on the environment is a welcome sight. I hope this trend is taken to heart and soul.
There is a relatively new phenomenon in North America called ‘voluntary simplicity.’ The term ‘voluntary simplicity’ is used to describe a process whereby people opt out of the harried life of modern day living, and chose to live a life of frugality. Frugality in this sense doesn’t mean poverty rather, it means, enjoying the virtue of getting good value for every minute of your life energy and from everything you have the use of. Frugal is characterised by or reflective of economy in the expenditure of resources.
Let me tell you, I am bananas for Bananas. I can’t get enough! This soft, creamy, sweet fruit is so wonderful. They are easy to take on the go, store, and make a great raw snack. It is jam packed with tons of vitamin and mineral goodness. They are also widely available throughout most of the year. But, did you know that the peel also has many uses in medicine and personal care.
There are countless reasons to eat organic food. It is the best choice for your health and the health of the environment. So why doesn’t everyone go organic?
There are countless reasons to eat organic food. It is the best choice for your health and the health of the environment. So why doesn’t everyone go organic? There is a higher cost associated with organic food. It costs more to produce food naturally and that cost is passed on to the consumer.
There are many varied reasons to eat organic food. It is the best choice for your health and the health of the environment. So why doesn’t everyone go organic? There is a higher cost associated with organic food.
There are so many different reasons people want to eat organic food. It is the best choice for your health and the health of the environment. So why doesn’t everyone go organic?
There are a lot of good reasons to eat organic food. It is the best choice for your health and the health of the environment. So why doesn’t everyone go organic?
There are many varied and great reasons to eat just organic food. It is the best choice for your health and the health of the environment. So why doesn’t everyone go organic? There is a higher cost associated with organic food. It costs more to produce food naturally and that cost is passed on to the consumer. There are, however, some things that you can do to make the switch to organic less costly.
Bicarbonate of soda or baking soda has many different uses in the household. Although much more expensive products have been developed over the years to do the same jobs, baking soda can work for you just as well, if not better. Use it in the following ways:
Best reuses for a fabric softener sheet: Keep drawers and luggage fresh. Wipe the lint screen of your dryer. Clean lint and pet hair off furniture. Eliminate static cling in skirts by rubbing on pantyhose.
Use old Christmas cards as Christmas tags by simply cutting out the design on the card.
Recycle old cards by using the front panel as a post card.
Tips for Making Your Home Smell Pretty with Dried Lavender – The scent of lavender has been proven to lift people’s spirits by fighting depression, can relax the mind after a grueling day, and can even help soothe body aches and pains. When used in our homes, lavender can enhance our moods and make life more enjoyable. There are many ways to use the power of lavender and incorporate that power into our daily lives.