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WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU ADMIT YOU'RE WRONG

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU ADMIT YOU'RE WRONG

My lesson in everyday advocacy this week came from admitting I was wrong. Here’s what happened: Two weeks ago, we announced that Redbudsuds was sending soap as humanitarian relief for victims of the storms in Georgia. As quickly as we could, we designed* and printed* labels, got donations for little soap bags*, and assembled satchels* of our shower bars. We were so excited to be bringing our community together to help those in need... ...And then I talked with Tim Reichel, our local Red Cross Disaster Program Manager. Turns out, the need simply wasn’t there. Tim patiently explained that when a...

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THREE STEPS TO STAY POSITIVE

THREE STEPS TO STAY POSITIVE

For all of us, the past week was one of confusing headlines, sweeping changes national policy, and a sense of “what do we do with all of this?” What can we do? In our household, “everyday activism” meant figuring out how to do this activist thing without feeling overwhelmed. Whether you are a democrat, republican, independent or I-don’t-even-know-because-I’ve-never-done-this-before, you are welcome into this conversation. We need each other. We need passionate hearts listening and speaking with compassion. So here goes. This week, three important things have helped me stay positive: 1. Finding focus. While it is tempting to want to...

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Thoughtfully Clean Blog Series: An Introduction

Thoughtfully Clean Blog Series: An Introduction

“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.” -Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Now is a time of great change. We face a new year, a new presidency, and a new world record: 2016 was the third year in a row that average global temperatures hit the hottest on record.  Several weeks ago on our roadtrip home from family Christmas, I announce, “Honey, I’m starting a blog.” My husband, bless him, responds, "Why.” “I need to do something to fight climate change.” Eyebrows raise. “And that’s really the best thing you can do.” Good question....

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