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After I read Zero Waste Home” by Bea Johnson, my main takeaway was that new, eco-friendly habits are only helpful if they’re sustainable. I wanted to immediately make a hundred changes to the way I shopped, cooked, dressed and cleaned, but I knew that such an overhaul would be too disruptive for my family and my budget. We’re doing things differently a little at a time, and so far, it looks like our reduced reliance on plastic is building good long-term habits. The massive scale of the global waste problem can make our individual efforts seem so trivial, but don’t get discouraged. We can all work together to make a difference.

When my plants wither, it feels like a reflection of my own setbacks

Taking care of myself and my plants can be an uphill battle

Kate not Katie: Why I dropped the ‘i’ in my name

As I got older, my name started to feel like a too-small sweater

My parents’ divorce stopped me from being the kid I wanted to be. Here’s how I healed.

I realized every family has their own story, and this is mine