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How You Can Build Your Confidence to Be Ready: Re-Enter the World with Confidence

It has been a crazy past few years as we have dealt with the COVID-19 pandemic and all of the isolation and separation that came along with it. Luckily, as vaccines make their rounds, we are starting to see a light at the end of the tunnel so many people...

Simply Sustainable: Renewable vs. Non-Renewable Energy

What is the difference between renewable and non-renewable energy? Right now, most of the energy sources we use in the United States and around the world are nonrenewable. Meaning that we are limited only to the amount that we can take from the earth and that it will not be replenished once...

Simply Sustainable: How are our personal care products regulated?

Similar to food and drug products, personal care should be regulated to ensure they are safe for use. One would think that personal care products are treated with similar rules and regulations as food and drug products, but that is not the case.  In the United States, the FDA has...

Simply Sustainable: Waste in the Clothing Industry

The clothing / fashion industry is considered one of the largest polluters, even compared to other industries like agriculture. Luckily for us, we get to experience the convenience of visiting a store or even better, clicking a button online to receive the piece of clothing we desire. One does not commonly think about...

Simply Sustainable: Water treatment: Tap water, home purification and bottled water

Water is essential for all life, it aids in dissolving and transporting nutrients inside our bodies. Our bodies are even made up of about 60% water. We should be consuming water everyday but do you ever think about where that water is coming from and the processes it goes through...

Simply Sustainable: Sustainable Landscaping

How to have an environmentally friendly yard or garden! Residential greenery not only looks nice but can help promote both mental and physical health. Many people have a yard or an area that can support some kind of green space, but the upkeep and care can be time consuming and...

Simply Sustainable: Disposing of Old Beauty Products

As I have been working on incorporating more sustainable practices into my everyday life, I have been trying to live more minimally. I noticed the graveyard of beauty products shoved to the back of my bathroom cabinets. It was real telling of how many marketing traps I had fallen into...

Simply Sustainable: Skincare Preservatives

In skincare products the use of preservatives is essential, they prevent bacteria and microorganisms from growing and damaging the product. Just like food products, cosmetic skincare products can soil and grow bacteria and fungi. Any product that is water-based will require some sort of preservative, while oil-based products without water...

Simply Sustainable: "The Game Changers" Netflix Documentary

The Game Changers is a 2018 documentary presented by James Cameron and Arnold Schwarzenegger that follows James Wilks on his journey to uncover the conventional view we as a society have on protein in our diets. It showcases several professional athletes that live by a vegan or vegetarian diet and how...