Who knew standing by your values would be such a fight!

11/7/19

Bar Fight

In my Low Waste Journey I have decided to do away with Liquid Hand Soap in our Home.  I bought soap dishes and bamboo soap savers and eco-friendly bar soap.  You would not believe the uproar this has caused in my home. I have explained my reasoning for doing this: better for the earth, no waste….etc. But some people in my home do not want to make the change. I honestly do not see what the big deal is wet hands /grab bar of soap/put soap down/ wash hands vs  wet hands/ dispense soap/ wash hands.  Is there something I am missing as to why this would be a problem? Either way…  I am in charge of these things in my home and I will no longer be buying liquid soap….. so that is that….

Sorting Trash

Vector illustration of young people sorting garbage and putting it in trash bins or containers. Recycling trash and zero waste lifestyle.

I had a disagreement with my Husband last week about sorting the trash.  I do not have a problem with sorting the trash.  I will take a bin out and manually sort the recyclables, compostables and trash.  In the bathroom we only have one bin, so this must be done.  I don’t mind it. Do it, wash hands, done… My Husband has a major problem with this for some reason. He thinks we need to get two bins for the bathroom one for trash one for recyclables.  I find this cookoo!  So I told him I would just make that my job and continue to sort the trash, but he thinks I am the one that is insane. Who knew standing by your values would be such a fight!

Funny thing happened the other day….

So you know how there is the running gag that meat eaters always ask Vegans “Where do you get your Protien?”  I was literally asked this, this week.  Most People don’t ask me questions about my diet, I think they are afraid I will try and convert them or something.  So I have never actually had this happen to me, when it did I could not help but chuckle.  I told the person; that is a common misconception that you need meat for protein and my levels are great.  They did not believe me and walked away.  I was amused. 

In the same vein I saw in interesting interview this week on London Real it was an interview with Dr. Neal Barnard (Your Body in Balance) I was fascinated by what he had to say.  He actually found some commonalities between addiction (drug, smoking, sugar, gambling) with Meat consumption.  I was amazed by this idea.  But the more I thought about it, the more realistic it became.  People will defend and justify their meat consumption in face of their own health etc. just as they would another addiction.  It made a lot of sense to me. I suggest you check it out.

Hygge

Hygge is a something that I have discovered and I am in love.  I want to incorporate this into every part of my life. It is a Danish Philosophy about living to enjoy simple pleasures.  I am at a place in my life where I am so sick of the hustle and bustle.  I want to enjoy my life. I am tired of living for work and getting my to do list done.  I want to slow down, declutter, minimalize and concentrate on what is really important.

I hope some of these things have given you some food for thought.  If you have any questions about what I do or want me to elaborate on any items, please leave a comment…

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