Natural & Eco-Friendly Skincare Product Roundup

Natural & Eco-Friendly Skincare Product Roundup

After dragging my feet for a long time, I finally made the switch to 100% natural skincare products.  The transition process was not easy, but I ended up finding some natural products that my skin loves and that are environmentally friendly in both their ingredients and their packaging.  

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A Few Things You Probably Didn't Know About Mushrooms

A Few Things You Probably Didn't Know About Mushrooms

On a recent trip to Austin, Texas, I had a chance to catch up with my friend Cory, a former house mate from my New York City days.  He's now the co-owner of Hi-Fi Mycology, a commercial scale mushroom farming operation, supplying fungi to distributors and restaurants all over Austin. 

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7 Ways to Go Zero Waste at the Office

7 Ways to Go Zero Waste at the Office

You live in the real world, and it's not always easy to stick to your high principles when you're on your grind from 9 to 5. As with everything, a little bit of planning and preparation go a long way, and it is actually possible to avoid all the trash pitfalls the corporate workday can throw your way.  

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Zero Waste Guide to Manchester: Part 3

Zero Waste Guide to Manchester: Part 3

I've been so thrilled with how many eco-friendly and zero waste-friendly businesses I've been able to find in Manchester with just a little bit of digging.  It just goes to show that there are plenty of businesses striving to make a positive impact, and we should keep our eyes open for them and support them when we can!  

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Zero Waste Makeup: A Look Inside My (Imperfect) Makeup Bag

Zero Waste Makeup: A Look Inside My (Imperfect) Makeup Bag

OK, so I don't flatter myself that anyone actually gives a shit what's in my makeup bag.  I just wanted to show you in order to illustrate a point.  This is the makeup bag of a person who is in transition, working toward a less wasteful lifestyle.

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Easy Vegan Pasta Bolognese That Tastes Like The Real Thing (I Promise!)

Easy Vegan Pasta Bolognese That Tastes Like The Real Thing (I Promise!)

With three simple substitutions I vegan-ized one of my favorite dishes, and I'd be willing to bet that in a blind taste test, you could hardly tell the difference.  This bolognese sauce is hearty, flavorful, and soul warming - the perfect dish for a cold winter evening.

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So What Can You Actually Recycle?

So What Can You Actually Recycle?

I'm ashamed to admit to admit, there was a time in my life when I didn't recycle, because I was so confused about which items my curbside recycling service would accept.  Afraid of doing the wrong thing, I did nothing.  So what can you actually recycle?  The short answer: more than you think. 

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How a Gratitude Journal Can Change Your Outlook

How a Gratitude Journal Can Change Your Outlook

In recent years I’ve become more and more conscious of people’s (including my own) tendency to focus on the negative at the expense of the positive.  We seem hard wired to latch on to, talk about, and internalize bad news.  Why is it so easy amid the chaos of our modern existence to take the good things for granted and to give more mental and emotional space to the bad? 

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My Zero Waste Dental Care Routine

My Zero Waste Dental Care Routine

When I first decided that I wanted to start working towards zero waste, one of the first things I did was to swap my plastic toothbrush for a natural, compostable, biodegradable bamboo toothbrush.  An easy swap, and I don't think anyone will argue that bamboo toothbrushes are just better looking than their plastic counterparts.  Double win. 

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Easy, Delicious (Preservative-Free!) Cashew Milk Recipe

Easy, Delicious (Preservative-Free!) Cashew Milk Recipe

Unless you've been living under a rock, you know that there are zillions of plant-based milk products on the market, to take the place of your standard cow's milk in your morning coffee or on your granola.  And while at first glance they may seem like the healthiest option, a closer look at the carton may reveal hidden sugars, stabilisers, emulsifiers, and other mystery ingredients.  The solution?  Make your own!

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