4 zero waste habits to start today

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Learn More About Zero Waste:
Lauren Singer:
Ted Talk – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pF72px2R3Hg
Blog – http://www.trashisfortossers.com
Bea Johnson:
Blog – http://www.zerowastehome.com
Some random blog posts for your reading pleasure:
http://www.ecocycle.org/zerowaste

WHAT IS ZERO WASTE?

http://www.greenlivingjournal.com/page.php?p=9103

Zero Waste Youtubers whom I love:
https://www.youtube.com/user/Gittemary
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSmBhccHcivrgm8V6akDGUw
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3pE1IqHqbdf3vqtaALL4nA/videos
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgjw6tZNyjR_8zIFDsIPpww
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVkJJk8SLNPIoLCd_K7ztng

Composting:
http://eartheasy.com/grow_compost.html
http://www.onegreenplanet.org/lifestyle/5-reasons-why-composting-is-the-greenest-thing-you-can-do/
http://homeguides.sfgate.com/composting-helps-environment-23577.html

Second Hand Shopping:

Why thrift? The environmental, social, and personal impact of second-hand shopping

http://www.treehugger.com/style/10-reasons-why-thrift-stores-are-awesome.html
http://www.onegreenplanet.org/lifestyle/why-thrift-shopping-helps-the-planet-and-your-cool-factor/

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Hey everyone due to some unanticipated complications in my week (being sick) I decided to go with an easier and more fun video for this weeks post. I hope you like the whisper challenge that we did today!

Updates

Hey everyone and welcome back to my blog, or welcome to my (if you are here for the first time). Today I wanted to do a couple of updates on where I have been! I have not posted in so long and its mainly due to the same old stuff that keeps everyone from doing the things they want to be doing, school and work. Currently I am in my final quarter of high school and community college, so with that comes graduation preparation, moving, part planning, working as much as possible, all while doing the school work I have to do to be able to finish this quarter. I am so excited to graduate and move and that stuff but it is a lot of work to do! So that is pretty much where I have been, being super busy and wishing that I had more time to blog and film and edit, all the stuff I love to do for my blog.

But fear not because this month I am doing my best to get back to posting on the blog. It may be the minimal amount that I can do so I am not straining myself but be prepared to see a post every Friday this month. Whether it is a written post, some pictures from my week or a video, there will be a post every Friday for you all who check up on my blog.

This blog has always been something that I do as a creative outlet for myself and to share things that I love with others. I always get disheartened when it gets put on the back burner but at the same time I know what I need to prioritize in my life.

None the less I want to say to you all HAPPY MAY, I hope your spring is going well and the weather is mild and temperate. I can’t wait to get back to putting out content on my YouTube, Instagram, and here on my blog. If you would like leave a comment down below of what kind of posts/videos you would like to see!

Thanks again for checking out my Holder of my Heart,

Hanna Caroline.

Intentions 1

I have decided to set weekly intentions for myself, just little things that I want to do better at or add into my life. I feel I have been a bit scatter brained the past couple of weeks and so I feel like I need to draw my focus in a bit to a couple of small things each week that I want to commit better to. This week I want to:

  1. Get back into yoga.
  2. Set up a better sleep schedule/routine
  3. Read the bible every morning.

these are three things that I already do but having an intention on them is making the important this week. If hope you all set some intentions for yourself as this week starts especially things that are going to rejuvenate your body, mind and soul.

-Hanna Caroline

2016 Resolutions

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New Years Resolutions

Resolutions can often feel cliched and over done but this year I wanted to commit to 3 specific and thought out goals. Many times I write down my goals from the coming years and then forget about them for the next 364 days. With this short and more detailed list I feel that I will be more equipped to accomplish the tasks I set out for myself. So here they are 3 ways that I want to do better by 2016, to make it a great year for me and those I am surrounded by.

 

Live more simply.

In 2016 I want to make it a priority to live more simply. This past year I have started to feel the weight of all the stuff that we humans like to make a priority. I felt I always wanting more material things, thinking that they if I could just purchase that one thing my life would be so much better or change so drastically. Relying on stuff, material and worldly stuff, to fix my life and make me happy is not a way that I want to live. Material things have come between my relationship with God and my relationship with people. So in 2016 I pledge to make a change, I want to put my hope in the Lord, in people, and in love, not the stuff I can buy with my tip money.

 

Give more. 

Give more of my time, attention, love, money, and just give more. The world today is so focused on ME, me time and self care and treat yourself. The world says “give to yourself you deserve it”, I have bought into this lie and I have paid for it, really making myself a priority in my life only made my life harder. Giving myself a break from studying and homework when I really hadn’t deserved it or needed it, caused me to do worse in school and not learn from my instructors.  Buying myself things on a whim because I deserved it and it is my money became a big burden not only did I spend money things I didn’t need but I felt I missed many opportunities to bless others. In 2016 I want pull myself out of the center of my world. I deeply regret all the time wasted on myself in 2015 that could have been spent with my family or friends being present and enjoying the wonderful things about others. Giving more to others and experience blessings that way is something that I missed in 2015 and do not want to let slip away in 2016.

 

Learn everyday. 

I want to always be learning new things. This resolution could manifest as simply as picking up a new hobby like sewing or knitting but it could also be on a grander scale. I want to grow deeper in knowledge about the world around me which the Lord has created. Through reading and listening and finding new experiences I want to be learning all the time. I hope to return to you all this time next year with a list of things I couldn’t do and didn’t know before. What I learn, I hope, will not only be fun and interesting but also be beneficial to me as I grow up and go out into the world. Yes, I may be faced with a challenging task or subject but in 2016 I want to learn everyday with a hunger and a passion.

 

Thank you all so much for reading this year. Thank you to friends and family that support me in this blogging adventure. Thank you to those godly women whose blogs I love to read who inspired this. If you would like to share you resolutions for this year I would love love love to hear them so leave a comment down below. Welcome to 2016 may it be a beautiful new year.

-Hanna Caroline