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Little Bits of Granola is a laid back, judgment free zone for people who want to add some sprinkles of granola (a.k.a. earth-friendliness) and simplicity to their lives.
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Natural living is hard to define because it means something different to everyone. For some it means choosing products that are from nature and are not harmful to our bodies. For others it means making choices that protect the natural environment. For many, natural living means a balance of using natural products and protecting the environment. And those choices look different for everyone.
Little Bits of Granola is a place where people in all different seasons of life, with different priorities and challenges, and their own unique natural living deal-breakers are accepted and encouraged. Hate cloth diapers? No worries. Formula feed your babies? Hey, whatever works for you and your family. I use those two examples because they are the opposite of what is generally thought of as “natural living”, but I don’t believe that to be true. Lots of natural mommas use disposable diapers and formula.
If you are just getting started on your natural-living journey, here are some topics that you might find helpful:
As the weight of balancing all the various aspects of my life began to push me to a breaking point, I realized I needed to make some big changes. But the idea of a minimalist lifestyle just seemed so depressing. I guess, like most of us with first-world problems, I love my “stuff”. But wait. Isn’t that just as depressing?
I knew I needed to change my relationship with stuff. I started with decluttering and purging. I changed the way I think about clothes. I changed the way I think about my home. I changed the way I think about shopping and gift-giving occasions. It’s a work in progress, but I can tell you that it has lifted a weight from me in surprising ways.
Learn more about How I Broke Up with Stuff.
The other big challenge I faced was that I had committed to way too many obligations. I was volunteering for 3 organizations, working 2 part-time jobs that equaled up to a full-time job, blogging, keeping our home, all while trying to give my kids and husband the love and attention they deserve. And that’s not even the beginning. I was so burnt out that I wasn’t doing any of it well. So I started shedding obligations. Boy was that tough.
Learn more about Just When I Was About to Break.
If you are new to simple living and are looking for a place to start, these topics might help you.
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