106 • The Human Cost of Discounts
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Discounts and sales come at a cost to the humans making the things we buy, and to the planet. This week's round-up of recommendations and tips is below!


Youth Emergency Shelter for Youth and Families, donate now:

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Polly Barks Video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iQAQVU4VG6k&feature=youtu.be&ab_channel=PollyBarks

Affiliate Links for Polly:

https://pollybarks.com/easy-zero-waste-swaps/

The Green Spectrum’s How to Exploit Amazon for a Change Post:

https://www.instagram.com/p/CIBAaXrHu-q/?utm_source=ig_web_button_share_sheet

@thegreenspectrum

About Eco Cart:

https://ecocart.io/about/

About Made with Respect:

https://www.madewithrespect.com/

The True Cost Documentary

https://truecostmovie.com/

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The Slow Home Podcast
The Slow Home Podcast
Brooke McAlary
Meditation, acceptance and relinquishing control with Kevin Janks - Life in the Time of Covid-19
We've all heard about the transformative power of meditation, but how can we access it when uncertainty, stress and living through a pandemic make it difficult to simply sit still and breathe?  In today's episode Brooke is joined by friend of the show and founder of Centred Meditation, Kevin Janks, to talk through the power of meditation in challenging times.  Meditation allows us to decompress from 'fight or flight' mode and as Kevin explains, the time investment doesn’t need to be excessive. (Research has found that meditating for as little as 12 minutes a day can have a substantial impact over the course of three weeks). It can also be used to shift our perception of control, which is often the overriding emotion during times of crisis, and by doing so, release us from the stress of trying to control and uncontrollable situation. Kevin also shares how meditation allows us to accept the current circumstances we find ourselves in (not in order to accept and give up, but in order to simply accept the way things are at the moment) and use that freedom to look at how we will move forward when we're able.  There's so much to be taken from meditation, particularly during such stressful times, and this conversation with Kevin is full of tools and takeaways that will hopefully help you.  Enjoy!  Looking for more Slow? Find show notes, resources and links at slowyourhome.com/season6 Follow us on Instagram @slowhomepod Sign up for the Slow Post, Brooke's weekly slow-living love letters  Or leave a rating or review in iTunes Support the show: https://www.patreon.com/slow See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
40 min
Sustainable World Radio- Ecology and Permaculture Podcast
Sustainable World Radio- Ecology and Permaculture Podcast
Jill Cloutier
The Wondrous World of Living Color
Step into the vibrant and beautiful world of living color with natural dyer, designer, and artist Sasha Duerr. Sasha takes us on a journey from Soil to Studio. We learn how creating and working with dyes made from plants, seaweed, and other natural materials can increase our ecological and botanical knowledge, foster collaboration, and have a beneficial impact on ecosystems. Natural dyeing offers us multiple opportunities to participate in solutions. Food scraps and green waste can transform old clothes into “new”. Instead of being buried at landfills and emitting VOC’s, organic materials like onion skins, pomegranate rinds, and citrus peels can be re-purposed into natural dyes that revitalize our wardrobes and lessen our carbon footprint. Some dyes can even be poured into the garden when finished and used as a fertilizer. Unwanted weeds in your yard or invasive plants in your neighborhood can also be turned into color. One of my favorite dyes is Sour Grass. I look forward to seeing this ubiquitous plant every winter. I collect loads of it and dye old clothes a neon yellow that really glows. (Note: Be sure to identify plants before using them as dyes- just in case they are toxic.) Sasha talks about a few of her favorite dyes including Loquat, Eucalyptus leaves, and Redwood Cones, all very appropriate plants for beginning dyers. We also learn about some of the palettes from her new book Natural Color. I especially loved the Pollinator and Perfume Palettes. They will make you swoon! What color story would you like your clothes to tell? Sasha Duerr is an artist and designer who works with plant-based palettes, natural dyes, and place-based recipes. She is an Adjunct Professor at the California College of the Arts with a joint appointment in textiles and fine arts where she designs curriculum and teaches courses in the intersection of natural color, slow food, slow fashion, and social practice. Her work has been shown in galleries and museums across the United States and abroad. In 2007, Sasha founded the Permacouture Institute to encourage the exploration of regenerative design practices for fashion and textiles. Her extensive work with plant-based palettes and ecological principles through local land-based sources and community has been featured in many publications She is the author of The Handbook of Natural Plant Dyes, Natural Color, and Natural Palettes.Discover more about Sasha and her work at SashaDuerr.com. Sasha mentions the following references in this episode: Books by Kate Fletcher Fibershed Greenpeace Botanical Colors
1 hr 5 min
The Mindful Movement Podcast and Community
The Mindful Movement Podcast and Community
Sara and Les Raymond
Season 2, Episode 26: What it Means to be Metabolically Fit with Casey Means
In this episode Les chats with Levels Health co-founder Casey Means. Casey schools Les on metabolic fitness and how accounting for our metabolic health can help us dodge the most common disease processes. Les has been testing their latest glucose monitor and it has been quite an eye opening experience with many lessons. Levels has provided an opportunity for The Mindful Movement listeners to bypass the 55,000 person waitlist to try out their latest wellness tech. Click the link to check it out https://www.levelshealth.com/join?partner=MINDFUL Casey Means MD is a Stanford trained MD, biomedical researcher, surgeon-turned-metabolic health evangelist. She is a co-founder at Levels Health Check out their excellent blog for an amazing resource of information: https://www.levelshealth.com/blog -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Connect with Les and Sara on social media to stay up to date on the latest from The Mindful Movement: https://www.instagram.com/themindfulmovementpodcast/ (INSTAGRAM - @themindfulmovementpodcast) https://www.facebook.com/themindfulmovementpodcast/ (FACEBOOK)  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCu_mPlZbomAgNzfAUElRL7w?sub_confirmation=1 (YOUTUBE)  Join Sara from The Mindful Movement for this https://www.themindfulmovementcourses.com/ (FREE 4-Day Meditation Journey)! Start, deepen, or reignite your meditation practice with these four guided meditations. For more tips from Les on living intentionally, check out https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLCQACBUblTbUpkZG3JshDAqrtTl5CtfRA (the Mindful Tips Series). https://themindfulmovement.com/contact/ (Get in touch!) Support this podcast
1 hr 17 min
Spark Joy
Spark Joy
Kristyn Ivey and Karin Socci
Encore! Ep 136 | Love in the Time of Corona - Conscious Dating with Angela N. Holton
Relationship expert Angela N. Holton joins us to share Conscious Dating strategies that focus on self-love and connection, even in the midst of social distancing and quarantine. Angela N. Holton, is an International Dating & Relationship Expert, Speaker, Author and Founder of Love Sanctuary, an online spiritual and personal development site centered on helping women and men create more love in their lives from the inside-out. She is the Creator of The Conscious Dating Method, a modern and revolutionary approach toward dating and relationships and the author of The Conscious Dating Method Workbook Journal. We want to hear from you! Tell us your burning tidying questions or share stories about how KonMari has impacted your life. Find us at www.sparkjoypodcast.com and click “Ask Spark Joy” to leave a question or comment for a chance to be featured on next week’s show. While you’re there, sign-up to join our Spark Joy podcast community and get notified when each episode airs. You can also join the Spark Joy podcast community on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter at the handle @sparkjoypodcast. Book a custom Virtual Tidying Experience with For the Love of Tidy (https://10to8.com/book/fortheloveoftidy/189638) Join The Spark Joy Club today! (https://www.patreon.com/sparkjoy) In this episode, you’ll enjoy: How Angela became an international dating coach Angela's definition of self-love and why it's so important as we date How to build self-love into our homes, schedules, and routines The Conscious Dating Method - how to become what we are seek How letting go is a common theme across both tidying and dating Tips for navigating dating during quarantine and beyond Social distance dating ideas How to make dating a priority when there are other things fighting for our attention Tips (do's and don'ts) to help you make online dating spark more joy and how to get started Angela's favorite dating tip: Have fun and date with curiosity. What sparks joy for Angela: Waking up and sharing her gifts. To connect with Angela, you can find her at lovesanctuary.com (https://www.lovesanctuary.com/) and on instagram @angelanholton (https://www.instagram.com/angelanholton/). You can also pick up Angela's book, The Conscious Dating Method Workbook and Journal (https://www.lovesanctuary.com/conscious-dating-method-workbook). Gems: "Relationships begin and end with relationship with self." "We are naturally wired for connection." "How are you learning how to be in a relationship if you're not dating?" You can find Karin Socci at The Serene Home (https://www.theserenehome.com/) You can find Kristyn Ivey at For the Love of Tidy (https://fortheloveoftidy.com/) Special Guest: Angela Holton.
35 min
Psychologists Off The Clock
Psychologists Off The Clock
Diana Hill, Debbie Sorensen, Yael Schonbrun & Jill Stoddard
180. Choosing to Live Your Values
It’s only the second week of the New Year, and many of us have already failed at (or given up on) achieving our New Year’s Resolutions. We often rely on sheer willpower to achieve these types of goals. However, willpower simply isn’t enough. On this week’s episode of Psychologists Off the Clock, Diana and Benjamin Schoendorff, co-author of The Essential Guide to the ACT Matrix and The ACT Practitioner's Guide to the Science of Compassion, discuss the Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) matrix. The matrix is a complex therapeutic tool used to help clients contact experiences which keep them from living in ways that serve their values. In this episode, Benjamin breaks down the ACT matrix in a way that is accessible for all. Grab a cup of coffee, and join us to learn, practice, and grow today! Listen and Learn: Diana and Yael’s take on the ACT matrix, what it is, and how it’s helped them to live in ways that serve their values Benji’s expert definition of psychological flexibility  Some practical exercises you can use to become more psychologically flexible right now Benji’s breakdown of each quadrant in the matrix and what they represent  About Diana’s personal experience working through the matrix How the ACT matrix can be helpful for couples, parents, organizations, achieving New Years Resolutions, and much more! What the “Dead Man Rule” is and how it might be impacting your mental health Why values are often more important than willpower when it comes to achieving your goals What ‘loops’ and ‘hooks’ are and how we get stuck in them (and how to behave in service of your values instead!) Benji’s personal explanation of how moving through the ACT matrix influenced his spiritual practice Resources: Books Benji co-authored, The Essential Guide to the ACT Matrix : A Step-by-Step Approach to Using the Act Matrix Model in Clinical Practice and The ACT Practitioner's Guide to the Science of Compassion: Tools for Fostering Psychological Flexibility Paperback – Illustrated, December 1, 2014  Connect with The Contextual Psychology Institute  Read more on what the ACT matrix is (and see what it looks like) here: https://contextualscience.org/act_matrix  Register for Diana’s free, weekly meditation course here: https://drdianahill.com/tuesday-teachings/  Sign up for POTC’s First Annual Wise Minds Summit: How to Adapt and Thrive in Today’s Challenging Times About Benjamin Schoendorff: Benji Schoendorff Benjamin Schoendorff is a licensed psychologist and international trainer living near Montreal. Benji has a passion for helping people get unstuck and move toward valued living and travels the world over to train clinicians from all backgrounds in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Functional Analytic Psychotherapy (FAP). In addition to his clinical and training practice, he currently researches ACT in the treatment of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder as part of the Montreal university mental health institute. As an author and trainer, Benji is renowned for his down-to-earth, authentic, relationship-centered and deeply compassionate style. He believes effective science-based methods to get unstuck are too precious to remain confined to academia and has made it his life mission to disseminate them in an engaging and easily accessible way. Simple, but not simplistic. Benji dreams of a scientific psychology in the service of spreading love, peace and understanding. He has written books and chapters in French and English including co-authoring The Essential Guide to the ACT Matrix and The ACT Practitioner's Guide to the Science of Compassion. Episode 116. Building a Meaningful, Values-based Life with Dr. Jenna LeJeune Episode 102. A Liberated Mind with Dr. Steven Hayes Episode 167. Get Curious and Change Unhealthy Habits with Dr. Judson Brewer Episode 77. Acceptance and Commitment Therapy with Dr. Jill Stoddard
1 hr 3 min
A Sustainable Mind - environment & sustainability podcast
A Sustainable Mind - environment & sustainability podcast
Marjorie Alexander
077: Kind Cup - Bringing Innovation to Menstrual Cups and the Feminine Hygiene Industry with Christine Brown
Kind Cup Kickstarter Campaign: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/kindcup/kind-cup-the-innovative-menstrual-cup?ref=72obwi&token=02b39bee   Visit our site for a full transcript of this episode at www.ASustainableMind.com/077      Founder and designer of Kind Cup, Christine Brown, grew up in a small agricultural beach town in Southern California. A sixth-generation Carpinterian, Brown is a part-time avocado farmer, and American Sign Language teacher and advocate. Brown studied Critical Social Thought at Mount Holyoke College, and Deaf Studies: Cultural Studies for graduate school in Washington D.C. at Gallaudet University.     In this episode Marjorie and Christine Brown discuss: * How menstrual cups work and why they can be a much better alternative to tampons and pads. * How Christine came up with the idea for Kind Cup.  * The design elements that make Kind Cup unique. * Marjorie’s personal experiences with menstrual cups over the last 15 years and why she loves the Kind Cup design.  * What to consider when choosing a menstrual cup that works best with your body and lifestyle.   Resources from Christine Brown: * Direct Relief - Kind Cup's non-profit partner (DirectRelief.org) - Direct Relief is a humanitarian aid organization, active in all 50 states and more than 80 countries, with a mission to improve the health and lives of people affected by poverty or emergencies – without regard to politics, religion, or ability to pay. * Here is the press release about their work with Kind Cup https://www.kindcup.com/blogs/news/podcast-with-direct-relief-on-period-poverty * Intersectional Environmentalist Group (IntersectionalEnvironmentalist.com) - A platform for resources, information, and action steps to support intersectional environmentalism and dismantle systems of oppression in the environmental movement, led by environmental activists and sustainability advocates. * Put a Cup in It (PutACupInIt.com) - A collection of resources about reusable menstrual products overall and great general info if you are new to the conversation about menstrual cups * The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho   Connect with Christine Brown and Kind Cup: * Website: https://www.kindcup.com/ * Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kindcup * Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kind.cup/ * Kickstarter Campaign: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/kindcup/kind-cup-the-innovative-menstrual-cup?ref=72obwi&token=02b39bee   Connect with Marjorie Alexander: * Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/asustainablemind/ * Twitter: https://twitter.com/SustainableMind * Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/asustainablemind/ * Website: asustainablemind.com     Want to help us spread the word?   Post a screenshot of ASM in your favorite listening app and tag us on your Instagram story!   Subscribe, Rate & Review ASM on Apple Podcasts: ASustainableMind.com/Apple
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