Sometimes we wake up on the wrong side of the bed and other days it feels like everyone and everything is against us. Even then, sometimes we’re stuck mentally and need a little help to get unstuck. Taking care of your mental health is super important especially when it feels like you can’t go anywhere without hearing about catastrophes throughout the world.
As the leaves change from green to golden and the air gets cooler, we’re getting excited for those yummy autumn flavors like apple, maple, cranberry, pumpkin, and squash. With Autumn comes Thanksgiving—a time to gather with friends and family, celebrate the good food of the season, and take some time to practice gratitude for what we have.
The weather is getting cooler, and we’re looking to clean out our wardrobe. Some clothes we haven’t worn in the past year (or a few years). Some are missing buttons, or zippers, and have ripped. Other clothes are no longer part of our style. You’ve finally decided to get rid of the clothes that no longer serve you, maybe Marie Kondo-style.
“Healthy living” may look different from one person to the next, but simply put, healthy living is doing and eating things that make you feel good mentally, emotionally, and physically. It’s also a way of living that lowers your risk of getting seriously ill or dying early. How you get there will depend on your current lifestyle, (mental and physical) health, interests, and goals.
Everyone deserves to treat themselves to an at-home spa day once in a while, especially if going to an actual spa isn’t realistic right now. In fact, treating yourself to a DIY pampering session will help reduce stress and calm your nerves—which is something we can all use right now.
Staycations are the next best thing to traveling the world this summer. Sometimes (okay, always), we want to drop everything and escape the ordinary. To jet set across the globe. Meet someone cute in a faraway city. Change the status quo. Live a little, or a lot.
Why should you buy organic cotton over conventional cotton? Is it worth the extra money? If you consider the number of toxic chemicals sprayed over regular cotton during farming, the bleaching during the manufacturing process, and the itchiness when you put it on, then maybe it’s time to invest in organic.
Starting an eco-friendly laundry routine is a great way to help the environment. Laundry consumes a ton of electricity, especially when you use hot water and the dryer. Not to mention, the chemicals in detergents can have devastating effects on people’s health and the Earth. The chemicals can actually make their way into groundwater used for drinking and growing our food.
You want to care for something, but maybe you’re not ready for a pet (or child) or you’re allergic or the landlord forbids them. Adopting an indoor plant could be a better way to go. There are many health benefits that come from house plants, like air purification and improved memory.
Every year on Earth Day, people get inspired to become more eco-friendly. We love to see our neighbors picking up trash, learning how to recycle, and participating in community clean-ups. But more needs to be done if we’re going to keep Earth beautiful and thriving (and around for the future).
Sustainable living means working to reduce your need for natural resources and to conserve resources at the same time. Through sustainable living, you’ll become more aware of how your food and product choices and your energy use make an impact on the environment.
You want to travel, but you want to center the environment and local community on your trip. You know traveling is about visiting a place in a way that does as little harm to the environment and supports the locals as much as you can.