Happy Go Local

Author: Linsly Donnelly
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1440506825
Size: 62.85 MB
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CSAs or farmers' markets? Upcycling or freecycling? Carpools or staycations? All of the above? They're all great choices - but how do you decide where your family's time and energy is best spent? In Happy-Go-Local, Linsly Donnelly shares countless ideas from her own experience in living locally to help you raise a happy and sustainable family. From community swaps to cooking co-ops, her approachable, step-by-step style will inspire you to make changes that bring your family, neighborhood, and town together - one compost pile at a time. Featuring interviews and tips from professionals in the sustainable movement, this all-in-one guide takes the guesswork out of living locally - and is one item you won't want to recycle!

Making Home

Author: Sharon Astyk
Publisher: New Society Publishers
ISBN: 1550925091
Size: 49.94 MB
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A better life means having less, not having more

The Honest Life

Author: Jessica Alba
Publisher: Rodale Books
ISBN: 1609619129
Size: 72.91 MB
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As a new mom, Jessica Alba wanted to create the safest, healthiest environment for her family. But she was frustrated by the lack of trustworthy information on how to live healthier and cleaner—delivered in a way that a busy mom could act on without going to extremes. In 2012, with serial entrepreneur Brian Lee and environmental advocate Christopher Gavigan, she launched The Honest Company, a brand where parents can find reliable information and products that are safe, stylish, and affordable. The Honest Life shares the insights and strategies she gathered along the way. The Honest Life recounts Alba's personal journey of discovery and reveals her tips for making healthy living fun, real, and stylish, while offering a candid look inside her home and daily life. She shares strategies for maintaining a clean diet (with favorite family-friendly recipes) and embraces nontoxic choices at home and provides eco-friendly decor tips to fit any budget. Alba also discusses cultivating a daily eco beauty routine, finding one's personal style without resorting to yoga pants, and engaging in fun, hands-on activities with kids. Her solutions are easy, chic, and down-to-earth: they're honest. And discovering everyday ways to live naturally and authentically—true to you—could be honestly life-changing.

More Than Just Candles

Author: Emma Janson
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781983498312
Size: 37.36 MB
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HYGGE: change your perspective Can you remember moments from your life that were pure bliss? Moments that convinced you that this right here, this is why we're on this earth? Did you think of big moments like your engagement, or seeing a landscape in an exotic country? What if you could feel like this more often? What if your morning coffee became a ritual of peace? Things that remind us about life's joy don't have to come in the big moments. Through practicing hygge, you can see the beauty in life every day. The best part is it's not complicated at all - quite the opposite in fact! Hygge is a focus on the beauty in simplicity. It's setting aside the hectic business we so often experience in the modern world, and finding joy in small moments. It's savoring a glass of your favorite wine with an old friend. It's stepping into your garden in a still moment and listening to the snow melt into tiny streams, signaling the beginning of spring. Hygge is stopping to take in the small, simple moments and appreciating them for the bursts of calm, peace and joy they bring to us every day. You don't need to change your life to practice hygge, you just need to change your perspective. CONTENTS INTRODUCTION What is Hygge? Bridging the cultural gap Hygge may call to you for lots of reasons Get started The Commercialization of hygge Not just a lifestyle trend HYGGE YOUR MIND Mindfulness Consciously Slow down Practice being positive Practice being grateful Meditation HYGGE YOUR SPACE Your town Home Office Shopping Fire Food Update your lounge wear MAKING NOT SO HYGGE MOMENTS HYGGE Outside Hygge by the Ocean: Rainy Days Off-season HYGGE IN ALL SEASONS Winter The Christmas season Spring: new beginnings, hope, wonder Summer: warmth in the air, lush greenery, relaxed atmosphere Fall: hot cider, pumpkins, plaid and your favorite socks HYGGE YOUR LIFE (TIME) Make time for hobbies Remember to create Hygge in the big moments HYGGE FOR THE TRAVELER SHARING HYGGE WITH YOUR LOVED ONES Family & friends: build a sense of community Choosing relationships carefully Improve the quality of your interactions with family and friends Be forgiving No controversy in hygge moments HYGGE ON YOUR OWN Coziness in different times of the day Love the simple things Manage your tech - embrace the benefits of unplugging All the other tech A smack upside the head for workaholics, perfectionists and self-proclaimed type A's. Taking care of yourself: exercising and eating well Related concepts: lagom and minimalism CONCLUSION

Moms Mean Business

Author: Lara Galloway
Publisher: Red Wheel/Weiser
ISBN: 1601634102
Size: 42.29 MB
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Building a thriving business while building a happy family is all about how you spend your most precious resource: your hours. The good news is that we do have time for what matters to us, and in Moms Mean Business, Erin and Lara show how to prioritize what’s important and chuck what isn’t, so you can succeed at work and life. —Laura Vanderkam, author of What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast Moms Mean Business not only gives moms permission to dust off business dreams and make them a reality, but it shares with the rest of the world that they are a new kind of business owner that will change the business landscape...for the better. —Michelle McCullough, Startup Princess There are 9 million women-owned businesses in the United States; they account for $1.3 trillion in revenue. American women are starting businesses at a rate twice that of men. Most of these women are also moms. What does it take to be successful as both a mom and as an entrepreneur? Moms Mean Business gives existing and potential mom business owners the encouragement, advice, and healthy dose of “how-to” they need. In this helpful guide, you will create a customized strategy that includes: A personal definition of success in both life and business—and the way to achieve it The tools needed to manage time and productivity when your priorities as a mom and business owner conflict A mom-friendly business plan to get you focused An approach to self-care that allows you to handle all that’s thrown your way Tips, checklists, and guidance to quickly solve the problems mom entrepreneurs encounter Behind-the-scenes stories and advice from well-known mom entrepreneurs make Moms Mean Business fun to read and full of that all-important “me, too!” factor. It is inspiring, motivating, and, above all, practical.

The Intelligent Optimist S Guide To Life

Author: Jurriaan Kamp
Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers
ISBN: 1626562776
Size: 14.63 MB
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The world isn’t coming to an end, contrary to what you may have heard. But the media’s near-exclusive focus on conflict and disaster means that the progress and everyday acts of brilliance taking place across the globe go unnoticed. Jurriaan Kamp shows that optimism—intelligent optimism, not a rose-colored-glasses brand of wishful thinking—is good for not only your mind but your body too. He details a whole host of health problems that can actually be linked to pessimism. Moreover, there is good reason for optimism: Kamp proves that on the whole we’re living longer, becoming smarter, working less, and growing richer. Not only that, democracy is on the rise, and violence is declining. This book will help you tune out the media’s focus on sensationalism and negativity and turn on your natural optimism so you’ll drop into a “real world” that’s richer than you ever imagined.

Easy Green Living

Author: Renée Loux
Publisher: Rodale
ISBN: 1594867925
Size: 73.11 MB
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A guide to an eco-friendly lifestyle provides suggestions for using an array of "green" home, garden, and beauty products, with recommendations on affordable options for renewable energy solutions, allergen-free textiles, and toxin-free cleaning products.

Generation Green

Author: Linda Sivertsen
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 141698285X
Size: 53.37 MB
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We all know about the Earth's environmental crisis, but there is someone who can truly make a difference: you. If you text your friends or chat with them online, download music to your iPod, or toss bottles and papers into recycling bins, you're already more eco-savvy than you think. It's just as easy to do even more to help save the earth, and Generation Green shows you how. This book: Lays out the inside scoop on the biggest issues affecting our planet, such as global warming and overflowing landfills Offers dozens of tips on how to shop, dress, eat, and travel the green way Includes interviews with teens like you who are involved with fun, innovative green causes Shows that being environmentally conscious can be a natural part of your life -- and your generation's contribution to turning things around. It doesn't matter if you can't vote or drive. Your efforts -- big or small -- will contribute to saving the planet. It's time for all of us to take action. It's time to go green!

A Slice Of Organic Life

Author: Sheherazade Goldsmith
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0756662117
Size: 75.57 MB
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Provides a comprehensive guide to growing one's own food organically, as well as how to cook home-grown produce, raise one's own selected livestock, and develop a more sustainable lifestyle.

Simply Sugar Free Cookbook

Author: Brittany T. Suell
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781540878076
Size: 77.46 MB
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Are you tired of having little self-control when it comes to food? Learn how to give up sugar while avoiding deprivation mode, and enjoy 30+ Sugar Free Recipes from Brittany Suell! "Looking around our world, it's obvious that sugar is everywhere. Food is a celebratory staple and a favorite pastime of many. So if I ask people to stop eating their favorite foods, even if they know the affects of sugar, they will most likely think, 'I only live once, I'm going to eat my grandma's peach cobbler!' " So what if I told you I have a way for you to still enjoy your favorite recipes, while living a sugar free lifestyle!? In the Simply Sugar Free Cookbook, I share my favorite recipes that make living a long term sugar free life a reality for my family of four. Sugar is addictive. It robs us of self-control, and affects more areas of our lives than we realize. Heart disease, mental diseases, behavioral disorders, chronic pain, loss of energy...all of these things are symptoms of the most powerful, and yet most widely accepted drug in our world, SUGAR! In my cookbook, I share my story of giving up sugar, as a challenge to myself as a new mom. Two years later, it's a lifestyle that I love and want to share with everyone! It changed my life, and I know it can change yours as well! You don't have to fear never eating your favorite dessert again or going into deprivation mode after giving up sugar. In this Sugar Free Cookbook, I share 30+ of my favorite recipes with you. Over half of those are treats and desserts that make this lifestyle enjoyable! This mom of 5 says that "Brittany's cookbook doesn't have you searching for strange ingredients in the grocery store. The recipes use items that are natural and make feeding my family sugar free food both easy, and worry free." -Abbey Ortiz (San Antonio, TX)