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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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Addressing the State of the Bar

Addressing the State of the Bar

Slippery slope or turning tide? Several of you have shared this fascinating article "The Sad Slippery Slope of Bar Soap" by Melissa Breyer from Treehugger.com with me this week. If you haven’t read it yet, do! The data in the introduction of Breyer's article suggests several reasons why millennials are turning away from bar soap: Germs. Convenience. Mess. What those numbers don't reflect is that consumer trends, particularly among millennials, are also strongly leaning towards products that are eco-friendly and authentic. People want products with “soul.” Thankfully, Breyer digs deeper. So do I. The consumerist, convenience-obsessed culture in which we live is exactly what motivates...

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