Ethical Aspirations: 3 Ways Small Steps Create Big Change

Ethical Aspirations: 3 Ways Small Steps Create Big Change

When it comes to living a more ethical lifestyle that promotes social and environmental justice, it's small changes that matter. They add up, they last, and they inspire grace and collaboration more than an “all or nothing” approach ever could. Plus, they are doable without breaking our budget. It’s time to embrace the small, and I hope my latest post on Noonday’s Flourish blog will inspire you to do just that. Set a new year's resolution to make small changes that stick.

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Conscious Curation is the New Minimalism

Conscious Curation is the New Minimalism

I get it. Minimalism appeals to you, but you also love a great pair of earrings or a cute picture for the wall, and you wonder if it means you're doing it all wrong. I believe the problem with materialism is deeper than numbers, so the solution should be as well. Enter Conscious Curation: curating, over time, a collection of belongings that I find useful or beautiful; putting thought into each purchase; defining beauty as aesthetic as well as derived from story and appreciation for creators; appreciating the value of having a few meaningful items rather than many meaningless ones, without obsessing over numbers; and doing all this in a way that is conscious of the way my belongings were created or acquired, to avoid exploitation of the planet and its people.

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