Category: Lifestyle

Mindful Mondays: New Beginnings

“The chief beauty about time is that you cannot waste it in advance. The next year, the next day, the next hour are lying ready for you, as perfect, as unspoiled, as if you had never wasted or misapplied a single moment in all…

Mindful Mondays: Awareness

“Awareness is like the sun. When it shines on things, they are transformed.” — Thich Nhat Hanh One of the most soothing, the most helpful, The most grounding efforts one can make in their mindfulness practice, is awareness. Beth Berila dives into this quite…

Vegan Thoughts: How Do We Advocate?

I often think about how exactly I should explain Veganism to others. It’s not like it’s not an extremely important topic to me. It’s not like it doesn’t define my life in a crucial and mind-bogglingly-all-encompassing way. It does. But determining my style isn’t…

[EDITED] Series Update: Eco-Friendly Fridays Going Monthly

After much deliberation, I’ve decided that EFF should be reduced to once a month. I believe that this is for the best, since it would allow for a more in-depth post about eco-friendly topics. Every other week, despite giving me more time, still felt…

Thoughts: On Lost Time

You know, It’s been a  while since the FYF team has posted anything. A shame on our part, really. Time management is probably one of the hardest things to work around. Partly though, it must be because of how we’re organizing our priorities. It’s…

Mindful Mondays: Suicide

“I do not believe that sheer suffering teaches. If suffering alone taught, all the world would be wise, since everyone suffers. To suffering must be added mourning, understanding, patience, love, openness and the willingness to remain vulnerable.” – Joseph Addison The tone of this…

Mindful Mondays: Two Cents

Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared. — Buddha Events come and go; a mighty plethora of them grasping and demanding our attention. It’s easy…

Vegan Thoughts: Animal Rights vs. Human Rights

This topic is actually hugely controversial. Whoops. Here I go bringing up things I shouldn’t. However, many vegans discuss their stances on this, so I might as well join in. The following information is purely my viewpoint and doesn’t reflect upon the community as…

Mindful Mondays: A Restful Sleep

“May sleep envelop you as a bed sheet floating gently down, tickling your skin and removing every worry. Reminding you to consider only this moment.” — Jeb Dickerson Today, let us consider the importance of good sleep. Mindfulness isn’t solely for getting through the…

Eco-Friendly Fridays: Exploring Zero Waste

One of the more interesting eco-friendly concepts is that of Zero Waste. While not technically zero waste, as in no waste whatsoever, it’s more of a minimal waste lifestyle. As in, one small jar of waste per year sent to the landfill. Wild. The idea is…