How to Find Safe Drinking Water While Traveling (Without Resorting to Plastic Bottled Water)

How to Find Safe Drinking Water While Traveling (Without Resorting to Plastic Bottled Water)

Traveling can be especially difficult for a zero waste warrior, as it can be challenging to keep yourself fed and watered without resorting to single-use disposables, ubiquitous and convenient as they are. Water can be of particular concern, especially if you’re traveling to a country that doesn’t have safe drinking water readily available.  Is it possible to travel to places like Mexico and India without resorting to plastic bottled water?

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What's On Your Self Love Menu?

What's On Your Self Love Menu?

Though I love my job and look forward to it every day (yay for being your own boss!) I still need to take time to step away and engage in something that doesn’t involve a screen (aka binge watching Friends reruns on Netflix), and that relaxes and recharges me.  So I came up with the following menu, to help me keep some balance even as I’m striving to make my fledgling business a success: 

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Reusable Cloth Menstrual Pads - Your Questions Answered

Reusable Cloth Menstrual Pads - Your Questions Answered

Disposable menstrual products contribute a staggering amount of waste to landfills each year.  As menstruating people become more aware of the waste problem facing the world today, many of us are switching to reusable menstrual products, which, in addition to being less wasteful, are often better for our bodies and lighter on our pocketbooks in the long run.


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How to Stay Looking Fresh When Traveling Internationally

How to Stay Looking Fresh When Traveling Internationally

One of the challenges of international travel is that it can leave you looking tired, dehydrated, and generally ragged.  I don’t care who you are, flying through the night is hard on your body, your immune system, and your skin.  But with a little preparation, you can help mitigate the bedraggling effects of trans-Atlantic travel. 

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The Positive Effects of an Established Morning Routine

The Positive Effects of an Established Morning Routine

I've often despaired that every morning when I wake up, the first thing that I do is start opening apps on my phone, before I've even gotten out of bed, sometimes before I've even turned on any lights.  What if, I thought, I came up with an alternative way to begin each morning, a simple series of healthy activities that would put me in the right frame of mind to have a satisfying and productive day?

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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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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 Vegetarian Potato Leek Soup for Lazy Winter Weeknights

Easy Vegetarian Potato Leek Soup for Lazy Winter Weeknights

Since my recent move to the UK and my subsequent endurance of the perpetually dreary weather here, I've noticed a significant increase in my desire for three things: sleep, baths, and soup.  I've never been too mad about soups in general, and have rarely ever made them at home, but they are the perfect comfort food for a rainy weekday evening.  

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Zero Waste Financial Freedom: TOILETRIES

Zero Waste Financial Freedom: TOILETRIES

You can reap a lot of savings by making some of your own cosmetics and toiletries, with the added benefit of knowing exactly what's going into them (no mystery un-pronounce-able ingredients, thank you very much!).

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