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My Emergency Toolkit for Wellness

A Drop in the Ocean Tacoma Zero Waste Store - Emergency Toolkit for Wellness
I woke up this morning in a mood. It happens sometimes, you know? I just woke up and immediately was feeling kind of out of place, maybe a little sad for no reason, unmotivated. I suddenly remembered a Yoga Girl podcast about creating an Emergency Toolkit for Wellbeing for these moments. Today I'm making my own.
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In Defense of Marie Kondo (and What To Do With the Things That No Longer Spark Joy)

A Drop in the Ocean Shop - Mari Kondo KonMari Zero Waste
As I watched Tidying Up with Marie Kondo, I found myself wondering about the environmental impacts of this movement sweeping the Western world, and whether the KonMari method addresses the root of the “stuff” problem - overconsumption and devaluing of our possessions. I spent hours pondering this question, and now I am jumping on the Marie Kondo and KonMari bandwagon.
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6 Things I Wish I Had Known When I Started Going Zero Waste

A Drop in the Ocean Zero Waste Store - What I've Learned
It was almost exactly two years ago today that I embarked on my first ever zero waste grocery shopping adventure. I’ve learned a lot in the last two years, and I’m still constantly learning as I go. Looking back on my journey, here are six things I wish I had known then.
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12 Things I've Stopped Buying Since Going Zero Waste

A Drop in the Ocean Zero Waste Shop - What I've Stopped Buying Since Zero Waste
There’s so much that I’ve stopped buying since I started on my zero waste journey two years ago. Some were easy to ditch, and others took a bit of adjustment, trial, and error. Some were a success immediately, and others needed some tweaking. But overwhelmingly, I feel more at peace with my life as I live in line with my values, and I’ve saved a ton of money in the process.
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My Problem with "I Tried Zero Waste for a Week" Videos

A Drop in the Ocean Zero Waste Store - I Tried Zero Waste for a Week Videos
I've been seeing more and more "I tried zero waste for a week" videos, and I have such a love/hate relationship with them. Here's why we can't - and shouldn't - go zero waste within a week.
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Why Plastic Isn't the Problem

A Drop in the Ocean - Why Plastic Isn't the Problem
With the plastic free, zero waste, and low impact movements gaining traction, plastic has become vilified, but plastic isn’t really the problem. By only addressing the plastic problem, we ignore the root cause. Here's what we need instead.
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What's so great about being busy?

What's so great about being busy?
When did being busy begin to equate being important or successful?  For so many of us, our automatic response to “How are you?” is “Busy.”  But why? Turns out, there’s actually some pretty solid science behind it, and it’s actually quite fascinating.  But it’s nonetheless worrisome....
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