Bah Humbug to New Year’s Resolutions is what I usually say. I have always disapproved of the lofty promises made to improve fitness, give up smoking or drink less made in a haze of guilt about Christmas bingeing bound to fail. Sound familiar? Well what I am proposing now isn’t the traditional New Year’s promises, but setting intentions for the New Year that will give you the motivation to achieve more this year.
The arboreal festive tradition of having a Christmas tree may seem green, but it comes at a high price. The carbon footprint of commercial Christmas tree farming, harvesting, distribution and then disposal is astronomical. But are artificial trees any better? Between their manufacture and import from China, they may not provide a greener alternative.
Not feeling festive? If you’re dreading the sound of jingle bells, throw tinned goods at carolers and ‘bah humbug’ at dogs with antlers, we’ve got your back. Studies show that giving to others helps to reduce our anxiety, improves happiness, promotes mental health and ensures our longevity.
'Tis the season to get creative. Use your skillz to create unique DIY Christmas gifts for those you love. Here are some great homemade Christmas gift ideas to make everyone merry! These great DIY green Christmas gifts use upcycled or recycled materials which make them kind on your wallet and on Mother Nature.
You can still enjoy all your favorites without the guilt and without having to add dieting to your list of new year's resolutions. Here are some low-fat, low-sugar alternatives for your holiday menu that really cut the mustard.
Thanksgiving doesn't always have to spell binge eating and regret as you slowly succumb to a turkey nap in front of the telly. You can eat, drink and actually be merry with these super healthy pumpkin pie recipes. Sugar-free, fat-free, guilt-free, vegan or raw; we've got you covered!
Giving to others is great for your health and happiness. Now you can give twice with gifts that give back. This Christmas touch more than one life with these amazing gifts that will help those in need.
As the Tiny House Movement gains traction, designers and builders are thinking outside the box to find brilliant ways to use small spaces. Here are just a few examples of tiny houses that are breaking the mold and challenging all the reservations you had about living in a small space.