Understanding Pope Francis' Laudato Si', Care for Our Common Home In 2015, Pope Francis received a lot of attention for his “global warming” encyclical, with praise and venom from both sides of the environmental issue. The encyclical (or letter written by the Pope to bring about conversation) isn’t an infallible document that all Catholics must believe and follow, but rather a letter he addressed to all people of the world. The problem was and still is, that the Pope’s encyclical, Laudato Si’, ... Read More about Understanding Pope Francis’ Encyclical on the Environment: Introduction
From Trash to Eco-Smart As I started to understand why I needed to take up a green journey, my mind changed from ‘not really thinking’ about the effects of my product choices to ‘what are the best options’ for my product choices. I didn’t even make a conscious decision, I just changed as I learned and grew in understanding. It happened slowly, organically and naturally. It’s amazing how once my mind started thinking about others (my family, those impacted by environmental damage, the ... Read More about Product Review: Blossom uCap Silicone Mason Jar Straw Lids
On December 31st, many people feel the excitement of a new year lingering with the calendar and celebrate the anticipation of what the new year will hold for them once the clock ticks over to the first new day of the year. Many recommit to exercise, dieting, and living healthier lifestyles in the coming year with hopes to make it a better (happier!) year than the last! Although I usually dust off my My Fitness Pal app on the 1st, I’ve never really made new year resolutions or goals -- but this ... Read More about Making a Green-er New Year’s Resolution!
10 Simple Steps to a Green-er Kitchen Starting and keeping a more environmentally conscious and green kitchen can seem overwhelming at first, but it doesn’t have to be. Start simple with these easy changes. 1. When Shopping for a Green Kitchen, Buy Less When stocking your kitchen, only buy what you need. This seems like an easy one, but I can’t tell you the number of times, I’ve overbought and later found myself throwing things out. Meal planning can make a huge ... Read More about 10 Easy Steps to a More Environmentally Conscious Green Kitchen
Loving Clinique Many, many moons ago my Mother-in-law introduced me to Clinique. She wanted to save me from the dangers of drugstore cosmetics and didn’t want me to break-out from makeup that clogged my pores. I’ll tell you, once I tried them, I was impressed. The color lasted, the products worked, they felt good, the department store ladies were always so helpful and I felt like I was part of a special cosmetics “club.” (Plus, they have all those extra free bonuses!) At the time, Clinique ... Read More about Why I Quit Clinique for Good! (And Chose Green Products Instead)