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Ananday Low Waste Staples

Plastic-free(ish) July

Welcome to July! Plastic-free July is usually happening now, but this year feels very different. Between more deliveries, face masks, and limited access to bulk stores, my plastic waste has shot up. And that's ok. If anything, this simply goes to show how deeply pervasive plastic is, and how much of a privilege it is to go low waste. But our individual actions do matter.

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Ananday Journal — Anti-Racism Work

Anti-Racism Work

We are dedicated to dismantling white supremacy and building a stronger, more equitable, sustainable future. The definition of sustainability is the ability to exist consistently (Wikipedia). Today, Black people do not have the fundamental human right to exist consistently. There is no sustainability without racial justice. Period. I'm pulling these educational materials together for myself, more so than anyone else. I hope they are helpful for you also. But they only work, if we do the work.

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Ananday Journal — Home Practice, Quarantine Edition

No. 4 — Home Practice, Quarantine Edition

Many of us are going into month 2 of quarantine. Wow. Rollercoaster is an understatement. Here are some resources that are keeping me sane and grounded during this surreal time.

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Ananday Journal — Wellness On A Budget

No. 3 — Wellness On A Budget

Supporting our mind-body-spirit enables our immune system to do what it's designed to do — heal itself — when (inevitable) challenges come up. Here are my go-to, holy grail, preventative, immunity-boosting staples on a bootstrapping budget.

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Ananday Journal — 5 Ways To Help The Planet

5 Ways To Help The Planet (How Yoga Got Me Caring)

Truth be told, before I started practicing yoga, I didn’t give much thought to the environment, or how to help save the planet. I’ve always loved animals and nature and a good beach day, but sustainability wasn’t top of mind. I also loved shopping, fast food, and all the latest things. Every week bags of trash would go out on the street. I think we recycled, but I’m not sure.

But then something shifted.

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Ananday Journal — Breathwork Intro

Breathwork Intro, An Anxiety Quickfix

For the most part our breath is on autopilot. We breathe whether we think about it or not (thank goodness, got enough on my plate!)

BUT what’s so interesting is that if we do start to think about our breath, we begin to control it. We can consciously slow it down, speed it up, pause it. Our awareness affects our breath. Breath is the ONLY function in the body like that. That’s why breath is so special.

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Ananday Journal — Herbal Coffee Recipe

No-Coffee Coffee, Herbal Alternative For Your Nervous System

Ah yes, the modern cycle of late nights and early morning coffee.

It’s something that seems fine and sustainable. Or so I thought.. when working 80+ hours a week in finance and later at tech startups. It kept me going when I was running on little sleep, crappy food, no exercise, and brain fog. But was coffee really helping or was it a band-aid?

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Ananday Journal — Natural Yoga Mat Cleaner

DIY Yoga Mat Cleaner

As we practice, we release a lot of energy. “Exhale, release anything that no longer serves you…” Energy doesn’t just disappear. Some of it transfers into our space and onto our mat.

That’s why it’s such an important practice to regularly cleanse your mat and your space of negative energy that may have gotten stuck.

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Ananday Journal — 5 Zero Waste Yoga Swaps

5 Easy Zero Waste Yoga Swaps

If yoga is about taking care of our bodies and our wellbeing (our temple as some would say), what about the external stuff? How does that fit in? How can we make our practice more sustainable for the whole planet?

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Ananday Journal — 10 Eco Essentials For Your Yoga Bag

10 Eco Essentials For Your Yoga Bag

We’ve all been there. We look on the schedule, see that fire yoga class starting in less than 30 minutes, and think, “YES, I can DO THIS.” You drop everything and run out the door.

Then you get the studio, open your bag, and @#$%! — you forgot your yoga shorts...

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