With the state of the world, I feel like I am constantly reevaluating my impact.
1. GOING PAPERLESS
I have been working hard over the last year to go paperless both with my personal documents and with my business. I've spent hours digitizing my files. It's been arduous, but SO SO satisfying. I mean bags and bags full of shredded documents! And once I drank the proverbial Kool aid, I knew moving forward I wanted to eliminate paper (except for my EMPOWERED LIFE PLANNER from the mind of the amazing Stephanie Popso) all together. The post that really inspired this shift for me came from Rachel Rainbolt with Sage Parenting. If you haven't checked out her work, follow her on instagram and/or read her post about minimalism and paperwork. And now I have these beautiful and confidential Intake Forms
for new clients!
2. USING ECO-FRIENDLY CLEANING PRODUCTS
As a bodyworker specializing in massage and craniosacral therapies, I do A LOT of laundry. A LOT. I've been using earth conscious natural products since I began my practice 7 years ago, and continue to love the way vinegar and baking soda keep my sheets clean and fresh. I'm exploring the option of packaging-free detergents, but all of the companies I've found ship their products right to your door. Convenient, yes! But is the actual environmental impact of all that extra delivery traffic actually more eco-friendly? More research to ensue.
3. BUY GOOD QUALITY SHIT
I purchased all of my 100% cotton flannel sheets (made in the USA) over 5 years ago and honestly, they just keep getting better and softer. Investing in good quality items that will last keeps my consumption of new goods down. I feel like it's easy to forget the REDUCE is the first "R" in "Reduce Reuse Recycle."