Posts in Slow Living
The BEST Guide To Container Gardening (Everything You Need To Know)

For beginners looking to start gardening, and even for seasoned gardeners often times container gardening is one of the best options for growing your favorite herbs and vegetables. Especially if you live in a small space with little or no land, container gardening is an excellent option that can allow you to grow some of your own food without the need for lots of land.

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6 Ways To Decorate Sustainably & Ethically For The Holidays

While there are many people in the sustainability community who would argue that we shouldn’t decorate at all for the holidays. That we shouldn’t buy a tree, that we shouldn’t purchase any gifts for family — this mindset is just something I will never be able to get onboard with. Because when it comes down to it, the holidays are a special time of year rooted in tradition, and if we can get back to those traditions and celebrate and decorate our homes mindfully I believe that the holidays can be a season that in fact is really good for our planet and people.

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How To Host A Sustainable Thanksgiving

Which is why the tips I am going to share with you are the kind that can easily fly under the radar of your friends and family. The goal isn’t to have everyone show up at your house and announce that this Thanksgiving is going to be a sustainable, zero waste, etc. event. Instead you want to show by example how this Thanksgiving with a few changes can be just as wonderful, and a whole lot better for the planet.

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How To Pack For A Zero Waste Move In 5 Simple Steps

As we started planning for our move out of our sixth floor walk up (and no there is no elevator) we started to plan for how we wanted this move to go, and what we wanted to avoid. Since we have adopted a reduced waste lifestyle (we absolutely are still far from perfect) one thing we really wanted to try and limit was the amount of waste that is caused by moving. 

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How To Store Your Veggies Without Plastic (And Keep Them Fresh)

When it comes to ditching plastic wrap and plastic tupperware for good one of the most common concerns that people have is that their food will go bad quicker without the use of plastic. I want to help change this misconception because the length of time you are able to store or keep your food really has nothing to do with plastic, and everything to do with how you are storing it and how you are planning your food purchases. 

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How To Create Space In A Cluttered World

No one can deny that we currently live in a world that is cluttered. Whether it is with cars, things, information, or negative energy people are feeling overwhelmed, and the desire for "space" is starting to take hold with more and more people turning towards minimalism, meditation, and overall simplified living to help carve out more space in what has become a very crowded world.

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How To Bring Sustainable Living Into Your Life This Year

You guys know that I am so passionate about sustainable living, heck I created this wonderful business for the purpose of sharing as much education and inspiration about sustainable living with as many people as possible. In my life the foundational principles of sustainable living are the leading light that drives virtually everything that I do. From the way I make choices, to the things I prioritize, to the way I wish to treat others, and the impact I want to leave on this world, sustainable living is behind a lot of it. 

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Every Behavior Starts With A Positive Intention

I remember feeling the exact same way when I first heard this quote. I was in the throes of some pretty unhealthy habits that were wrecking havoc on my body and my mind. I was overexercising, I had a very strict diet, but couldn't control my night-time snacking (because I wasn't eating enough). Top it off with the fact that I was working 12+ hour days, and barely sleeping I was a bit of a hot mess on the inside, and someone who totally had everything together on the outside.

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How You Can Set Powerful, Positive Intentions Of Your Own This New Year

We are just about two weeks now into the New 2018 Year. So I thought I would check-in and see how it is going so far for ya? Did you commit to certain resolutions? Have some of them already fallen to the wayside? Are you feeling centered and empowered with a clear vision for your life this year, or are you feeling overwhelmed?

There isn't a right answer here, but it was something that I wanted to bring up now that some of the New Year energy that always surrounds January 1st has begun to fade, and the realities of daily life are setting in.

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How To Embrace Minimalism Without Throwing Away All Of Your Belongings And Moving Into A Tiny Home

I know you have been thinking it. You feel overwhelmed by your crowded wardrobe filled with clothes that make you question your state of mind upon purchasing. Your home is filled with things and stuff and no matter how hard you try you feel like the clutter that overwhelms you will never really go away. You have junk drawers, and catch all baskets that are overwhelming with...well your not exactly sure what they are overflowing with, and after reading Marie Kondo's book The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up you question every single thing you own, and think about renting a dumpster to just start over. 

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Part Two: Guide to Sustainable Living // My Favorite Resources

In part two of my Guide to Sustainable Living I wanted to share with you some of my favorite resources to help you begin your journey towards sustainable living. Throughout my own journey I have been inspired by so many people, teachers, books, experiences, etc. and while I hope that The Well Essentials is a great resource for you to turn to throughout this process, it absolutely is not the only resource. 

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Part One: Guide to Sustainable Healthy Living // Getting Started

I hear all the time from friends, family, and readers that they want to bring more sustainable practices into their lives but they just don't know where to start. I also find that many of these same people may have wonderful intentions, but are trying to make too many changes overnight, which makes the process of shifting their lifestyle nearly impossible. That is why I wanted to create this Guide To Sustainable Healthy Living where each week I will be sharing more information and resources that will help make your journey towards sustainable living so much easier. 

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5 Steps to Creating a More Compassionate Life

There is a reason why the foundation of all religions is rooted in compassion and love. In the Buddhist tradition, compassion and love are viewed as two parts of a while. Compassion is the wish for another to be free from sadness and suffering, and love is wanting another person to have happiness. Both compassion and love are viewed in Buddhist teaching as the key to a happier and more successful life, and world. 

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