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A New World; embracing new ways to bounce back

Something you may not know about me is that I have had opportunities to present a workshop on resilience that I have developed. It is something I have researched, practiced and been told by others that I possess. But I am not special in this regard: it is not an inborn talent. The ability to practice and develop resilience is something we all have access to, both for ourselves as people and to apply to businesses we run (and probably lots more places!). We tend to not think about it until life brings us hardships that require us to figure out how to bounce back. One of the things I always say in this workshop is that sooner or later,...

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Behind the Scenes: Relaunch!

I am super excited to share with you my plans for the remainder of 2020. I am planning on a relaunch of EcoPetites! Read to the end to find out how you can get involved. I have been trying for the last couple of years to work on my career path, assuming that EcoPetites would be relegated to a side-gig. I was doing too much and unwilling to let go of any one path out of fear. But I finally decided to shut other doors and go full swing into this business. I made another change as well: a dedication to working 40 hours a week. This is something I have not done since the arrival of my first child...

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Book Review: The Grace of Silence by Michele Norris

Technically, this is an audio book review. I highly recommend listening to this one if you can. You will recognize her voice if you have listened to All Things Considered on NPR between 2002 and 2011, when she was one of the hosts. In this, her first book, she applies her award-winning journalistic skill and engaging storytelling toward uncovering the sometimes-uncomfortable truths in her own family. As a memoir, she takes us on this journey of discovery and shares with us her inner emotions along with the facts. Ms. Norris originally set out to write about the changing conversations around race in the Obama era, but changed course when she realized there was so much to learn, hear and talk...

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Take-aways from Plastic Free July®

What have you learned or what habits have you changed in July with regards to plastic usage? If you have been following me on social media, or others who post on sustainability topics, you will have known about this month-long initiative started by the Plastic Free Foundation. If not, if this is the first time you’ve heard of it, that’s OK, too! The purpose of this is to get people thinking about all the overabundance of plastics and work towards reducing our own participation in that. A month of awareness gives us a time to share ideas, bring the topic to the forefront and encourage us to make changes towards being plastic-free. Now, don’t be scared off by the idea...

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