You know who you are based on all of your past experiences and choices. If you choose to remain who and what you are now, and not look ahead, then you will forever be at the mercy of your own future life experiences. Instead of taking this passive approach, allow yourself to understand that you have a choice in all of your future experiences and make those choices.
Here are three ways to to take an active role in shaping your life:
By The FIRM Master Instructor Robyn Smarr
I love summer! If you were listening to this post rather than reading it, you would surely hear me shouting this sentence as loudly as I possibly can.
Maybe it’s because I was born in the crazy heat of August. (I have a theory that people tend to favor the season in which they were born.) Or maybe it’s because I practically lived at the pool and the beach as a child. Or maybe it’s because I can wear flip-flops every day during the warm summer months (the best “shoe” ever invented)! Regardless of the reason, I find so much joy and rejuvenation during the summer.
Here are my favorite tricks for making the most out of your S-U-M-M-E-R:
By The FIRM Master Instructor Kirsten Palmer
As we move deeper into fall, the days are shorter. While I hate to see my evening light end, it will make it easier to get the boys in bed! What I dread most is the morning darkness. It makes it so hard to get out of bed, particularly when I try to fit in “me” time before the kids wake up. In my house, that means getting up pretty early, unfortunately!
Composting with worms? Bring it on. Leaving the car and taking my bike? My pleasure. Eating hormone-free, antibiotic-less, locally-raised meat? Yum, yum.
But forsake fashion? Toss my trend-addiction? Lighten my carbon footprint by giving up shoes? I’d sooner give up exhaling.
You’ve probably read enough to know that dry cleaning isn’t the healthiest or greenest way to clean your clothes. The main culprit is the chemical perchlorethylene or “perc” which is used by most dry cleaners. The EPA calls perc a hazardous air pollutant and the International Agency for Research on Cancer lists it as a probable carcinogen.
The easiest, do-it-all, eco-friendly stain remover just involves cold water and a couple of towels. But, some stains call for more extreme action. Here are a few tricks.
First, it’s a good idea to keep an eco-friendly stain removal kit on hand to help you act fast. Here’s a great one:
You’ve chosen your eco-fashion line-up for the coming season — and that’s no small investment. Now it’s time to keep those clothes looking bright and clean for as long as possible without harming the environment. No, that doesn’t mean we should all meet at the river with our washboards. But, if we really want to reduce our impact, we do need to do things a little differently
Spring has already sprung in most parts of the country, and you may be thinking about putting away wool sweaters and blankets for the season. But that’s just what the moths want you to do so they can have months of uninterrupted eating. Don’t break out the toxic mothballs just yet. There are greener ways to fight moths and keep your woolens clean and intact.