Please correct me if I am wrong.
Judging by what i have googled, that means we are pretty granola and crunchy. We eat a mostly an organic, veg diet, do Attachment Parenting, and both heavily research herbalism and as you know Billy is a family wellness coach. But I also reflected on how we are not crunchy/granola. We are gamers, didn’t do cloth diapers ( when we lived in LA Target had some biodegradable disposables we got used to), I had a C section, and we really need to get better with how much we consume.
I don’t want to push myself to be something I am not, and I hate labels. At the same time, I had been wanting to make some changes to my life and wanted to keep reducing how much we use/consume as well as eating at home more often than going out. I’m not sure about you, but I LOVE to do both, and here in Phuket street food is super cheap and they can cook Thai dishes better than I can.
My thoughts on global warming differ from what mainstream media says about it. I don’t believe that carbon dioxide causes climate change or global warming, but that our plant has gone through such changes for centuries. ( 30,000 scientists want to sue Al Gore and Hara, his company that would profit from carbon taxes). Nonetheless mankind is destroying the planet, from deforestation to mind blowing pollution that is not only killing wildlife but poisoning people. Harmful toxins are in our day to day products and we need to learn to make our own chemical-free versions of products and support artisans that are making natural and sustainable crafts and goods. Billy and I are passionate about this.
So, I have decided on a few ways to be a little more granola and crunchy and thought I would share them!
1.) I am going to start planning my days better. This is something I have problems with, but I feel it will help me gain control over my daily life and start taking more care over what I buy and eat.
2.) We are going to continue talking with our daughter about diet, herbalism, and health as well as nature. Children need to learn about the Earth and it’s splendor and that some companies respect it while others exploit it. Knowledge is power and our children need this power.
3.) We are going to live in a like minded community. One thing that travel has taught me is how important being in a positive community is. We love how the Highlands has Findhorn as well as a large homeschooling group and some great sustainable restaurants and organic stores. We want to support them and learn from them.
No one is perfect, and I hate labels. But I like the idea of being a little crunchy/granola. I plan on having a home birth for our next child and will absolutely do cloth diapers. Why not?
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