Living a sustainable life can seem complicated, right? The word sustainable in and of itself conjures up thoughts of complexity and only for those tree hugging hippies. But here’s the rub, being sustainable or green isn’t an all or nothing game. You can still have your daily conveniences without feeling like you’re sacrificing quality of life. However in the overall big picture it’s time to start doing something.
When I first started easing into sustainable practices I remember being completely overwhelmed. How the hell do you do it? And if you bring canvas shopping bags to the grocery store, but buy paper towels, are you a hypocrite? I sure thought so! I was overwhelmed and totally confused by what it really meant to be an environmentalist. And I certainly wasn’t hugging enough trees or eating enough granola to play in the big leagues of a so called sustainable life.
In 2010 I was faced with a looming divorce. It was at that moment my perception of all things in life got extremely clear. My perspective got so clear in fact I gained a sense of who I really was and was comfortable doing it my way, even if that meant to some people I wasn’t doing it right.
I did one small thing at a time, got comfortable with it and then added new things as I learned more. Am I doing it perfectly after all these years? Nope. In fact to this day I still can’t manage the curbside recycling. But I am OK with that because I do a lot of other little things every day that I know amount and add up to a huge impact.
Today’s podcast is with my new friend Julie Kearns of the Shop Junket, tossed and found. Her mission is much like my own. Through a traumatic divorce she found herself living a more sustainable life and through her amazing 3000 square foot store she shares that passion with her community!
I’m so excited to share this show with you as it is close to my heart. I want to empower and educate everyone on easy ways to go green. Even if all you can do is add reusable produce bags to your routine we’ll show you how that alone creates a lasting and powerful impact on Mama Earth!
Today Julie and I discuss:
- Sustainability and what that is exactly
- Clutter and our culture of hyper consumerism
- How to have a real relationship with your things
- How trauma leads to enlightenment
- Key things that make a sustainable life accessible
- 3 things you can do today to ease into a sustainable life too