For the last five or so years, my husband and I have worked tirelessly to eliminate plastic from our lives- cutting it from our diet (plastic wrapped foods) from eating out (reusable utensils and refusing plastic straws), and from our bathroom. Read More “Fighting the Plague While Saving the Planet”
So coronavirus is here. For the long haul, it seems.
To be honest, folks, I don’t have a lot of healthy “stay safe” tips that ALSO benefit the planet. Washing your hands for 20 seconds with warm/hot water does not HELP the environment. Hot water uses a lot more energy than cold. It also happens to be better at killing germs.
I’m a little late to jump on the bandwagon of unsolicited advice on how to deal with the coronavirus, or COVID-19. But, it’s never too late to use this time to develop some incredibly healthy, and earth-conscious habits to protect ourselves, our loved ones, and the planet. Read More “Eco-Wellness, Home Hygiene Edition- Body Meditation”
I was hoping to share some enormous news with everyone by now. Unfortunately, as life occurs, I’ve hit a small snag and will have to wait just a LITTLE bit longer to make it official.
Many of you know I’ve been working on my newest project, ZooFit Safari. It seems like I’ve been working on this project forever. Well, two years. Read More “Plastic-Free July Eco-Challenge, Day 30: Cavemen Didn’t Eat With Plastic”
As a kid in middle school (many moons ago), I heard a radio ad on my favorite station exclaiming “The earth is our home. CLEAN UP YOUR ROOM!” I loved this ad so much I made a poster of it as a school Earth Day project and kept it on my bedroom door. This confused my mom so much, because, I never cleaned up my actual room. Read More “Plastic-Free July Eco-Challenge, Day 20: The Earth is Our Home…Clean Up Your Room”
Keeping your body clean, and your teeth clean are pretty obvious aspects of hygiene. But there is another aspect which rarely gets touched on because, well, it’s embarrassing for most people to discuss. Read More “Plastic-Free Eco-Challenge, Day 17- Green Your Hygiene, Part 3”
In continuing with the hygiene segment of Plastic-Free July, I find it fitting that I went to the dentist for my 3 month check-up. Read More “Plastic-Free July Eco-Challenge, Day 16: Green Your Hygiene, Part 2”
Last year, I started a new phase of ZooFit, called Eco-Wellness. It’s been an amazing journey of self-discovery and even helped shape some of my new book, The ZooFit Safari. Read More “Plastic-Free July Eco-Challenge, Day 15: Green Your Hygiene, Part 1”
There are days when I truly appreciate living on a small community island. Today was definitely one of those days.
The local library hosted a wonderful workshop this afternoon on Do-It-Yourself Cleaning Products, a topic right up my alley. Living in the Pacific Northwest, in the Puget Sound, I am very aware of chemicals I use on my body, in my house, and with my family. Read More “Stay Calm and Clean Naturally”
Every year I look forward to making a significant difference in my health and in my conservation efforts. This was a great year for me, as we tackled the plastic waste monster in our bathroom, Chris got a new kidney, and we started eating healthier for his benefit, if not mine, and I published a couple of books about ZooFit. Read More “Progress From 2018”