Ten months ago I decided to reduce the amount of waste my family produced. Drastically. Why did I do this? There were many reasons, but hugely motivating were the astounding statistics on WasteLess.ca. According to this site: In 2013, Lethbridge produced 1150 kg (or 2,535 pounds) of waste per person each year. [Source: Source from City […]
The term “Zero Waste” strikes dread into the hearts of commitment-phobes everywhere. My husband is one of these. He doesn’t like how extreme it is, that Zero looming over him, demanding absolute perfection. It’s an impossible standard, he says. He’s right, of course. Total Zero Waste is impossible. But I maintain that just because you […]
This week I turned 31. Ten years ago my birthday wish list would’ve been a mile long. Now, though, my wish was much simpler: I simply asked anyone who’s read my blog and found value in it to share it. (And of my husband, I asked for the gift of sleeping in. Sleep is the […]
If Facebook no longer adds value to your life, and you’re happier without it, then why are you hanging on?
Maybe quitting social media, selling your smart phone, and living in a cave in the woods isn’t a good plan for you right now. That’s okay. It still doesn’t mean you have to continue obsessively checking Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, or whatever else you spend half your waking hours staring at your phone for. You […]
As part of my journey to eradicate waste from my life, I’m minimizing not only the physical waste I generate, but also the amount of time I fritter away. Confession: I spent more hours in the last decade binge-watching crappy TV shows than I did emailing dear friends, walking in nature, serving others through volunteer […]