How Green and Simple Living Becomes Generous Living (and Giveaway Winners!)

Find me over at Simple Organic this week, talking about how green and simple living ultimately lends itself to more generous living:

I have noticed a beautiful trend among those who make thoughtful, purposeful decisions about the non-toxic products they use, the whole foods they eat, the scraps they compost and the companies they choose to support.

Generally speaking, that mindfulness also seems to extend to the relationships they nurture and the generosity with which they give. Why is this?

Maybe it’s that as we delve into the why’s and how’s of sustainable living we learn about how crop pesticides from conventional agriculture are making farmers and their families sick, how your cup of Fair Trade coffee actually helps to support strong local economies and entrepreneurialism, and how big box store shelves are filled cheaply on the backs of child laborers.

Knowledge of these issues has bred a growing concern for the well-being of others. Globalism doesn’t permit us to remain ignorant about how our actions and choices affect the lives of real people. We become aware of our power to either help or hurt through the lifestyle we live and I think that awareness helps to foster a greater compassion for those living in dire circumstances.

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Additionally, there are a few giveaway winners to announce!

The winner of the Cultures for Health starter cultures giveaway package (out of 735 entries):

Emily (who chose the Cheese package– fun, fun!)

The winner of the Lilla Rose Flexi-Clips (see my review of them here) (out of 424 entries):

Bri (dodsonmom@)

Deann (kennedyrdkd@)

Both winners get their choice fo any 2 Flexi-Clips. All winners will be contacted by email. Congrats, everyone!

About Stephanie Langford

Stephanie Langford has a passion for sharing ideas and information for homemakers who want to make healthy changes in their homes, and carefully steward all that they've been given. She has written three books geared to helping families live more naturally and eat real, whole foods, without being overwhelmed, without going broke and with simple meal planning. She is the creator of Keeper of the Home.

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  1. I believe that it’s just a common trait that if a person has taken the time to think of alternatives to the mainstream way of doing things it means they ARE thoughtful and that leads to thinking of others. I know for us, seems the more blessed we are, the more we want others to experience the same thing, and then the more blessed we become and on it goes.

  2. kristen marie says:

    so i have to say I LOOOVED these ideas! I do have to ask specifically about the link you had regarding the cloth feminine products… I saw links for a couple of them and have to ask- how well do they work compared to disposable ones? I noticed alot of the cloth ones are common without wings, but how do they stay if they don’t have adhesive like the disposable ones do?

    • @kristen marie, I do make mine with wings, and I feel like that’s a necessary thing, unless you’re just making pantyliners for light days. Several of mine have fleece on the bottom which grips a bit better than cotton. I have three that are made by GladRags and have snaps on the wings and those ones are my favorites. Some people add velcro, and another simple option that I use sometimes is just a safety pin, pinning the wings together.