We do not need magic to change the world. We carry all the power we need inside ourselves. We have the power to imagine better. --J.K. Rowling
Here we are into another month and into another Make Do and Mend challenge! All year we've been using the Make Do and Mend Sustainable Year Planner by Jen Gale, who has re-branded from My Make Do and Mend Life to A Sustainable Life. Unfortunately, the link to this planner no longer works, it seems... but Jen Gale has other new free resources! I have the planner on my iPad and so we're still able to use it.
This month's challenge towards more sustainable living: Body and Soul.
For the Body, this might meant finding ways to toward more sustainable and plastic-less products for body and health care, such as making one's own toothpaste, deodorant, soap, shampoo, etc. Also taking more positive steps toward body health, fitness and smart eating.
And for the Soul, it's all about seeking ways to support the mind, heart and soul better... like thinking about what sustains these better. Asking questions about what we consume, like what we listen to, read, watch, etc... are they supportive for the mind, body and spirit?
These are challenges I feel like I'm always working with, and have been for some time! I've already been sharing here some of my steps toward plastic-less/free hygiene products and natural approaches to body card. You can look back on some of my posts for, among other things:
Homemade, Low-Waste Deodorant & Toothpaste
Lavender & Lemons: a homemade apothocary
Clean & Green Food
A Window Into God's Kingdom
Life with Christ is a Wonderful Adventure
So sustainable body and soul care are pretty big around here and has been for some time. Sustainable soul care has been ongoing all my adult life. My more sustainable body care really began about five years ago... And I'm still working on it all! So I feel more prepared for this month than maybe any other of the sustainable life challenges this year. Picking up on all these good things and carrying them forward...