– this one starts off as a celebration and then it includes a reality check… a hard pill to swallow; my journey to sustainable living continues. Wow! Look how far I’ve come- a premature celebration. Yesterday I lived in a comfortable bliss, feeling proud of how much I have changed in just under a year. […]Read more
I have compiled a list of Zero Waste or Less Waste products and behaviors I have been implementing. Here are some places to start- I do lots of research and am only recommending things I truly believe are necessary, not all the extra ‘fun’ products that are only adding to consumption. I have included links as well, either to small shops or to Amazon. I am an affiliate with Amazon so it helps to monetize the site at no extra cost to you; none of these companies sponser me.Read more
I showed up with no plans. I climbed a mountain, scuba dived when I was immobile on land, and got chased by wild orangutans.Read more
I wrap up my visit in California with 2 more National Parks and a visit to the Eastern Sierras/ Mammoth. I venture beyond barriers and find solitude among mountains, almost die, and find serenity under the milky way grounded in a hot spring. Oh! and I get inspired for my 3rd tattoo (which I get later in TX).
This is my second time to CA and my focus is on NorCal. I return in 2019 and focus on the South.
After researching multiple reputable sources to include: The New York Times, DW, The Washington Post, BBC, The Carbonbrief organization, and GreenPeace International, I have collected information to share the COVID-19 impact on our climate crisis. While it is a short term positive effect, it is not a solution… CLEARLY. Still, there are some learning points we can take away from this pandemic. Before labeling me an optimist- read the post!Read more
After going on an ‘everyday’, nothing out of the ordinary, hike I feel a sense of pride. I notice my growth and the importance of challenging myself physically and beyond to grow. Life isn’t meant to be stagnant.Read more
NorCal- Crater Lake to Napa. I detour to Crater lake on my way to California. I visit the Redwoods, the lost coast, glass beach and ride the Napa Wine Train. Part II continues on in San Fran.Read more
I share a letter I wrote to my senate and representatives and share an easy way where you can do the same- custom message or not. I also share why demanding changes and finding support is important for the future- for children, the generation who’ll truly be affected and can’t vote. I share an IG post about being an aunt at the end.Read more
A quick read about an organization I back- a way to stay informed and get involved easily. An organization John Muir helped create.Read more
This post is a more in-depth look at composting- how to. If you aren’t ready to compost the Billboard post has a middle step- an easy alternative. Composting will prove easy though if you are ready!Read more