When we talk about the big topics like caring for our environment it can be easy to get so overwhelmed with all of the things we could be doing that we end up doing nothing. I feel an urgency to create the changes I wish to see in the world, but have to balance that with realistic steps or that overwhelm will become paralyzing. We will never have all the answers. We don't have enough hours in the days to educate on all the things that matter. What we can do is take small steps every single day to choose more mindful lifestyles. I've worked on reducing waste this year by starting in the home. Turning off as many lights as possible as often as possible. Being aware of how much toilet paper I use (3 squares is max). Buying second hand when possible. Avoiding products wrapped in plastic. Re-evaluate the feminine hygiene products I use. These seemingly little steps make big changes over time. Some of my favorite words are by Tony Robbins: "I don't hope for change. I plan for change." Every few months I write down a few new habits I want to incorporate. My next goal is zero waste grocery shopping. Your turn. What are some of your favorite practical ways to reduce waste and care for our earth? If you don't have any, what is one you might begin incorporating today?