A thought provoking podcast by Pure Green Magazine, featuring Madeleine Somerville, got me thinking this week. I can break down what I have learned into one sentence: possessions are responsibilities.
I have a new hobby, and by extension, a tag line of sorts. It’s, “I’ve got an oil for that!”.
Sun burn? Lavender. Under the weather? On Guard. Sticky mess? Lemon. Headache? Peppermint. Cramps? Clary Calm. Scar? Frankincense. The list goes on! I am so thankful that my closest friends are jumping on the same bandwagon. We all have a strong desire to consume fewer chemicals, to simplify our lives, and to make our homes safe for each other and future generations.
Did you know that MUJI has arrived in Canada? Here it is.
If you haven’t heard of MUJI before, I’m almost not surprised. But a little bit of me is thinking, where have you been!? I first heard about MUJI on Youtube, when there was an influx in “How I Organise my Makeup Collection” videos. Say, this one.
I’ve been an admirer of their simplistic design for quite some time, but the $20 shipping cost didn’t thrill me. So of course when I had the chance to visit Toronto recently for a friend’s wedding shower, I
walked ran (like I had a secret) to the store.
There are a lot of things one could put into their yoga/gym bag. Multiple water bottles, fancy rep timers, a towel (or three), a shower kit, hairspray, protein bars, a tin of soup, feminine products, makeup, homework, running shoes, a cell phone charger, iPad, headphones, etc etc. This year, as a part of my New Years resolution to be more active, I decided that I wouldn’t make “getting all of my stuff together”, an excuse for not getting out of the house. I’ve tried to make it easy for myself by simplifying what I take down to the basics.