Ethical Choices

The Paris Agreement

I'm staying pretty composed about DT's decision to remove the US from the Paris Agreement for a couple of reasons, but they aren't necessarily good. I'm pessimistic for the US, but not yet so for the planet. I know that this is so, so frustrating for so many Americans. I'm in the sweet spot of… Continue reading The Paris Agreement

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Health, Life in Paris

Little Changes : ‘Wellness’

Resisting the concept of wellness and all of its marketing, yet feeling like I'm workin' on my wellness at the same time. I'm not a paragon of wellness. I go to bed late sometimes, I'd eat nothing but eggs or cereal or veggie purée for every meal of the day, I don't work out nearly enough… Continue reading Little Changes : ‘Wellness’

Goals, Life in Paris, Schedule Series

Goals Update, Part 2

The second half of a much-needed update to how I think about my yearly goals. Yesterday, I went through the first three of my six goals for the year. Stress less. Sleep more. Use my mornings. Stay on top of my last 5 classes, my thesis, and my internship. Work toward a healthier body. Make… Continue reading Goals Update, Part 2

Relationships

May Day!

To celebrate the three day weekend, E and I got out of the city. We went for a long walk in one of the most beautiful gardens I've ever seen in my life. It felt fitting for a holiday where people usually give each other flowers; we didn't buy any from the dozens of people selling… Continue reading May Day!

Reflection

Moments for Moderation

It's a 3 day weekend here in France, and I'm taking advantage of it. I went to the library to sign up for a French library card (more on that later) and ran a ton of other errands around town. The Presidential election is in 8 days, and I'm doing anything/everything to distract myself. One of… Continue reading Moments for Moderation

Consumption, Cosmetics

Noticing “Needs”

I’m out of my face wash, and getting philosophical about it. When it comes to the things I think I “need,” I like to imagine that I’ve cut a lot of things out of my life. Rather than throwing my stuff away, I’m using it up; wearing clothes until they are irreparable, as opposed to getting rid… Continue reading Noticing “Needs”

Consumption, Ethical Choices

Purchasing Prep : Shoes and Denim

I double checked my bank statement, and the last time I bought any clothing (some undergarments) was on January 13th. So, it has been just over four months since I bought any clothing at all! That's pretty cool, considering my commitment to ethical consumption. For me, that means consuming much, much less, and when I… Continue reading Purchasing Prep : Shoes and Denim

Cosmetics

Science Strikes Again!

I really should have done my homework on this one, y'all... As I mentioned, I recently switched to sulfate-free, organic-ish shampoo. I'm trying to cut petroleum products, like sulfates, out of my body care routines because of their environmental impacts. Simple, right? Not quite... In another post on organic-ish toothpaste, I followed up on my… Continue reading Science Strikes Again!