New Year, new goals to evolve our sustainability efforts
This New Year the team and I are trying to reduce our waste and I hope you'll join us. This months sustainable tip is a fun one for your closet that takes very little action. Given that every second a dumpster filled with clothing is hauled off to a landfill or burned, we wanted to try and reduce our clothing waste. Clothing waste isn't something I've talked a lot about in my sustainability tips, but over the last three years I've really focused on either buying consciously or buying less. When cleaning out my closet this is my favorite tip for seeing how often I actually wear certain items. At the beginning of the season I turn all my hangers backwards, so by the end of that season if any hangers haven't been flipped the right way, I know I didn't even touch that garment. It allows me to quickly see which pieces I can donate or trade with friends.
Now say you really aren't digging my idea about downsizing your closet...fair. Let's try something else. Think really hard before purchasing about where your clothing is coming from. I've become a strong advocate for second hand clothing. With the rise of instagram and people selling things in their stories, so many good vintage sellers have come out. It feels special and you get to really interact with the seller. Even if you're looking for high end designer clothing there are places like The Reel Reel. I will list some of my favorite vintage sellers down below. Seriously scroll through and find a few sellers who are your vibe. It will make finding pieces really special.
If buying second hand clothing is not your thing, I suggest shopping with ethical brands. There are so many new brands making strides in this area and provide transparency around how or what they are made with. You can find brands like Christy Dawn whom use deadstock fabric (fabric that is discarded by other designers when they are done with it) and create no new textile waste.
Here are some great sustainable brands that I love.
The Reel Reel
Herbs in the Kitchen
Kava to relax from the holidays
We all know the holidays, no matter what you celebrate can cause stress. Our buttons are pushed, our boundaries are tested and with each passive aggressive jab we feel more and more sensitive. It happens but how do we come down from it? I have to check if I can drink this while breastfeeding but Kava is one of my favorite tools.
This herbal medicine releases tension around the heart, opens the crown, allows the throat chakra to respectfully speak the things you've been needing to say. For me it quiets the monkey mind and brings me more in line with my senses which is more relaxing. I can't say enough good things about it. If you need to have a serious conversation with someone, I highly recommend brewing up a cup of Kava because it puts you into that loving space far away from your reactive state.
Below is my favorite way to make this beverage:
- 1teaspoon ground kava root
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1 tablespoon coconut cream
- 1 teaspoon honey
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Apophyllite, the stunner of the mineral kingdom. She is a high frequency, angelic being that lifts us up when no others are willing to. Apophyllite is considered the stone of radiant joy, urging us to lift our resonance, especially if we are in a slump. When our resonance is high, nothing can stand in our way and all things are possible. This stone is very high frequency and has the tendency to open our awareness to the divine.
How to use:
Apophyllite is an amazing stone to place in the home, especially in communal areas. It will allow the energy in the space to flow with grace and ease, creating a more harmonious environment. Apophyllite is also a stone that works well in meditation, lifting us up to the realms of the divine and allowing us a bit of respite beyond our earthly bodies.
Apophyllite crystal and energy information provided by the radiant Ashley Abbott. Be sure to check out her sacred crystal collection and follow her daily journey @sacredfem
The Electric Sons
Hi everyone, this is DJ and I wanted to share some of favorite ways to shift my energy by refreshing my jewelry. Chances are you exchange a lot of energy throughout the day, whether through connection with others or internally.
Most of my jewelry is solid gold or sterling silver, so a lot of the time I’ll keep the same pieces on weeks at a time. I love jewelry essentials that I can pair perfectly together and never need to remove. I’m lazy and I will forget to put jewelry on if I had to do it daily. However with that laziness I started noticing a shift in myself. My desire to look and feel my best each morning was lost and a go-getter attitude started to quickly fade.
I looked closer at my rituals to see where I could make personal improvements, and I started with bi-mothly jewelry refreshers. This can also apply to clothing, body or mind nourishments. As we change and shift the mundane, we keep ourselves engaged in the present and stimulate those repetitive areas in our lives.
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