As the quarantine and my daily blog draw to a close, I figured now is a good time for reflection. Summer is just now starting to begin and it was a long spring cooped up indoors. I’m sure we all have cabin fever and we’re all ready to get out of the house, but the pandemic is far from over. 2020 has been a difficult … Continue reading Day 98: Time for Reflection
I don’t know why it’s difficult for people to know when something is harmful or not. I don’t understand why people think they need a book of ethics, a religion, or some kind of preset moral guide to know right from wrong. It’s not that hard. Just ask yourself these questions: Is what I’m about to do/say potentially harmful? Am I contributing positivity or spreading … Continue reading Day 85: It’s not that hard to know right from wrong.
Like most of my friends from the Midwest, I was brought up in a conservative household. I was raised with Judeo-Christian values. And I was encouraged by my church to always vote Republican because they were the more “Christian” option. I find that last point hilarious because if you look at the Republican party’s track record, you’ll find they consistently do the opposite of what … Continue reading Day 79: Studying History Made me Liberal
In a previous post, I discussed the importance of organic gardening and reasons why we should avoid herbicides and insecticides. We can take it a step beyond that and learn to appreciate weeds. Now, nobody wants a weed growing in their garden, taking up space and depleting nutrients from your vegetables and herbs, but we can rethink the importance of weeds and come up with … Continue reading Day 66: Change your Perspective about Weeds
Pesticides are not new. They include a wide range of compounds like fungicides, insecticides, herbicides, etc. They grew in popularity in the 1960s and have been commonly used in households since despite numerous reports of their negative impact on the environment and our health. Though they can control harmful pests and yield better crops, the disadvantages of pesticides far outweigh any benefit. The World Health … Continue reading QUARANTINE CHALLENGE #8: No More Pesticides!!!
Being under quarantine does not mean you have to stay cooped up indoors (unless you’re feeling sick). You can still go out and practice safe social distancing and what better place to do it than the woods, the lake, or the park. I have the great privilege of living in the Midwest and it’s absolutely beautiful. The roommate and I decided to go mushroom hunting. … Continue reading Day 12: Get out and enjoy nature.
Things are different. Life is weird. Everything’s changed. But some things have changed for the better. Since I haven’t been going out like I used to on account of the quarantine, I’ve noticed a number of positive benefits: I’m no longer eating out. I’m cooking more. I’ve started playing my musical instruments again. I’m spending less money going out. I’m drinking less. I’m exercising more. … Continue reading Day 18: How has quarantine affected your life positively?
If you find yourself bored during this quarantine, now might be the perfect time to clean, organize, and PURGE!!! Having less stuff is such a wonderful feeling. I’d recommend it to anybody. Recently, I blogged about the art of minimalism, a concept I firmly believe in. The original post is HERE and now seems like the most appropriate time to do some deep cleaning. I’ve been … Continue reading Day 4: Cleaning and Organizing
“Materialism is the only form of distraction from true bliss.” – Douglas Horton Are you ready to embrace minimalism? There’s no better time seeing as how we’re all being cooped up indoors amidst this fear of the Corona Virus. Minimalism has enormous benefits, and for me, the primary goal is to live the greenest life possible. So what is minimalism? It is the belief that … Continue reading How to be a Minimalist in 3 Easy Steps
I make resolutions every year and for the most part I’ve been able to stick to them. This year is especially important to me because I’m on a quest to live the greenest life possible. Someday I’d like to even have my own upcycling business that focuses on reusing items, but this will take a lot of work. In the meantime, I’ll just focus on … Continue reading My Top 10 Resolutions for Green Living in 2020