30 Day Zero-Waste Challenge

30 Day Zero-Waste Challenge

I recently watched a Tedx Talk by Lauren Singer called "Why I live a zero waste life" and it inspired me to live a zero waste life as well. 

I decided to start a 30 day challenge and invite others to join me so we can support each other. Even if everyone makes simple little changes, over time they can make a big difference.

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Doing Laundry in Florence, Italy

Doing Laundry in Florence, Italy

It was a nice sunny day here today so I decided to hang laundry outside to dry.  It reminded me of our trip to Italy. One of my most cherished moments in Florence was hanging our clothes outside the window of our fourth story flat to dry. For some reason hanging the laundry made me feel like I lived there rather than just being a visitor.  It brought me back to my childhood and it felt so authentic Italian to me.  

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Minimalism: How the Documentary Changed My Life

Minimalism: How the Documentary Changed My Life

I recently watched “Minimalism - A Documentary About the Important Things” with my family and we loved it!  It has impacted our life in a big way. I couldn’t sleep the night we watched it because I had many thoughts running through my head and was so excited to start making some changes. 

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I'm Breaking The Rules And It Feels Amazing!

I'm Breaking The Rules And It Feels Amazing!

I’m breaking the rules and I have to say it feels amazing! Before your mind starts to wander thinking I’m breaking the law, it’s not that bad.  

I’m breaking some self-imposed rules and things I picked up along the way from other people regarding the best way to do things. I completely respect the law and wouldn’t break those rules.  

 

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How to Prevent Your Feet From Swelling During Long Flights

How to Prevent Your Feet From Swelling During Long Flights

Have you ever taken a long flight only to discover as you were about to get off the plane that your feet and ankles have swollen and look like one big blob?  I have!

My first long flight was to Fiji.  When I stood up to exit the plane I looked down and noticed that my ankles were swollen and looked like elephant feet.  

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3 Steps To Achieve Your Dreams and Goals

3 Steps To Achieve Your Dreams and Goals

One of the most important factors to achieving anything is BELIEF.  If you don’t believe it’s possible your thoughts and doubts will get in the way of you achieving it.  Everything starts in your mind. Our thoughts become things and create our experience. 

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My Favorite Vegan Blogs

My Favorite Vegan Blogs

There are so many wonderful vegan & plant-based blogs that I love. This made it a bit challenging to only pick a few, but I did my best.  

I chose the blogs that I often go to for recipes and that offer great resources, tips and information.

If you’re transitioning to a vegan diet there are so many wonderful blogs with free resources to help you get started. If you’re already vegan and just looking for some great new recipes, you’ll find plenty of those too. 

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Things To Do In Big Bear During Winter

Things To Do In Big Bear During Winter

Big Bear is great place to visit any time of year.  They have something to offer during all four seasons. This is part one of a four part series about things to do in Big Bear for each season, starting with winter.

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Vegan Restaurants in Antigua, Guatemala

Vegan Restaurants in Antigua, Guatemala

I usually do some research before traveling to a new place so I have an idea of where to find healthy, vegan food or places that have vegan options. 

One of my favorite resources for finding vegan friendly food and restaurants is Happy Cow.  You put in the name of where you’ll be traveling to and it gives you a list of vegan friendly places along with reviews.

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The World's Most Romantic Islands

The World's Most Romantic Islands

St. Valentine's Day is almost here.  For me it's a time to think about the people in my life that I love and am so grateful for. 

Even if you aren't in a romantic relationship, you can focus on the people in your life that you love and the many ways you can give and share love. A simple smile shared with someone can be an act of love and make a difference.  

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