Ideas for keeping clothes looking great

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Image of a fabric shaver and a lint roller
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Many clothes produced today are made to last one season and then they’re done. We produce more than 17 million tons of textiles every year and less than 15 percent of them are recycled. If we all make a concerted effort to make our clothes last longer, then we will buy less and less material ultimately ends up in a landfill. We also have the added benefit of spending less.

Before I get into clothing maintenance strategies, take a few minutes to think about your buying habits. Do you take stock every season and buy several items every 3–4 months…

Tips for staying clear and in your own energy.

A shell with a stick of palo santo wood and a box of Bach Rescue Plus mint gum
A shell with a stick of palo santo wood and a box of Bach Rescue Plus mint gum
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I did not understand what a highly sensitive person was until I was in my 30s. I didn’t realize that I picked up other people’s emotions easily which resulted in frequent confusion, anxiety, and depression.

It was only after I started working with an energy healer that I began to realize the difference between “my” energy and the thoughts and emotions of others. This is an amazing breakthrough for anyone who is highly sensitive.

What do I mean by a highly sensitive person, or HSP as it is commonly called? From my standpoint, a highly sensitive person can feel the…

Your actions by the numbers

Image of a coffee cup with a napkin that says reducing my carbon footprint and then a list. The image also shows a calculator.
Image of a coffee cup with a napkin that says reducing my carbon footprint and then a list. The image also shows a calculator.
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I recently published an article with 20 ideas for your personal carbon footprint reduction plan (link). I realized that there are many more ideas to consider for your personal plan, so I have included 5 additional potential actions in this article.

I also thought that some people may want to quantify their impact, so I include sample calculations for carbon emissions savings. I also provide a link to a calculator that you can use to evaluate your current impact and craft your own reduction plan based on quantified reductions.

Finally, I provide a couple of (perhaps unknown) resources for recycling…

Anyone can take these easy steps to make a difference

A picture of a coffee cup and a napkin that says ‘reducing my carbon footprint: 1. 2. 3.’
A picture of a coffee cup and a napkin that says ‘reducing my carbon footprint: 1. 2. 3.’
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I have been trying to make adjustments to my lifestyle to reduce my carbon footprint.

A carbon footprint is “the total greenhouse gas emissions caused by an individual, event, organization, service, or product, expressed as carbon dioxide equivalent.”

As an American, I take advantage of the many conveniences in our society such as easy access to take away food and a variety of appliances such as a clothes washer and dryer.

While I was not aware of my impact on the environment while growing up, in the past 10 years my eyes have opened to the environmental impacts humans have…

Do Something New

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Image of a woman belly dancing/twirling in a pink dress
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I was trying to reframe my mindset this morning and looked up new things I could do today to kick-start my enthusiasm for life.

I read several listicles online and found a lot of repetition and generic activities. I also only found one or two things I haven’t done. So, I decided to write my own list.

Below are ideas for (possibly new) things to try.

Some of these are not pandemic-friendly (obviously travel and other group items will have to wait until after Covid), but planning a trip for when it is possible can kick start a whole set…

Re-awakening our connection with nature

Picture of a green hedge with a heart cut out of it so that you can look through the heart hole.
Picture of a green hedge with a heart cut out of it so that you can look through the heart hole.
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“We have fallen out of rhythm. To get back into rhythm we have to remember that we have to go back to the heartbeat of Mother Earth and Father Sky.”

Joseph Rael, known as Beautiful Painted Arrow, is a Native American shaman. Originally from the Southern Ute Reservation, Rael went to live in Picuris near Taos, NM, when he was 7 years old.

He was known to have visions and when he was 12, he started assisting the village holy man.

As a growing young man, Rael learned respect for the land and how to work with plants.

“At Picuris…

Brand shares his daily practice

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“Many of us that would benefit from prayer are people that usual fall prey to anxiety and neuroticism…Prayer can be a vehicle for improving your consciousness.”

I love Russell Brand.

I am not a huge participant on social media, but every time I open Instagram I look forward to seeing his posts.

Brand is a bit of an oratory savant. While some may consider his vlog posts erratic or rambling, they are very well structured. They also reveal that Brand has immense intelligence and is committed to exploring and expanding human consciousness. …

Trevor Hall shows us how it’s done

Picture of Trevor Hall standing outside.
Picture of Trevor Hall standing outside.
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“I like to play because I am in a flow state, and I’m listening, and I am channeling whatever it is I am channeling. Like we all do as artists. And I like to be present in that space and come from a pure space.”¹

I have been a Trevor Hall fan since the first time I heard one of his songs. There was something about the depth of his lyrics and the timbre of his voice that affected me to the core.

I knew that his music was healing.

I read a…

Connecting with others is still possible

Picture of people with arms raised meeting the rising sun.
Picture of people with arms raised meeting the rising sun.
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This morning I started to think about community. I am looking for a new home and have been thinking about all the features on my wish list. Of course, I have also thought about what neighborhoods I am attracted to and why: location, attractiveness, amenities, etc.

But then I had another thought: what about finding a community that feels loving? Is there such a place?

I am intuitive, which to me simply means I can access information beyond the conscious mind. So I asked about this: is there a loving community? And the answer I got: you can create one.

Techniques for shifting out of perceived lack and limitation, and into a sense of joy, abundance, and generosity

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I see a trend in Medium stories. So many of them are focused on what you can do to earn, go viral, or what you can do to “get” something. Do you see this too?

I do not propose that there is anything wrong with making money, earning a living, or manifesting the things you desire. However, I do think that we can all take a moment to check our mindset.

When we create solely for an audience based on what is trending or popular, most likely we are not in an authentic state. In this case, we are creating…

Orianna Nienan

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