Hello! I’m Emily Anderson and I am a sustainable style advocate, author, mom, maker, and yoga teacher.
A few years ago, I left my job at Martha Stewart to write my first book, Eco Chic Weddings and then Eco Chic Home. Both books are about more than just being eco-friendly–they are filled with easy ways we can all be a little more mindful of what we do everyday as consumers. Now, with technology becoming such a significant factor in all of our lives, we need to be intentional about decisions such as what we eat, where our clothes come from, and how each of us impacts the world, the environment, society, other people, and ourselves. We are all connected, and each one of us is powerful in our own ability to be a force for good.
No matter how great or how small, all living things are connected to one another. We are all connected. This a beautiful thing to realize. What I find fascinating is how we are able to stop and and acknowledge this connection, but in our day to day living, we forget, or ignore, how our individual actions are impacting our environment. I believe everyone wants to make the world cleaner, but not everyone knows how to get from point a to point b. Before any changes can really take affect, we need to help everyone move along to point b. We must bridge the gap between a few individual voices and the broader population.
Mindfulness is a practice that helps bridge this gap between knowing we are connected, and seeing that connection everyday. You can use mindfulness to live every moment understanding that you are a force in the world, and you make things happen, even with that one small choice, like deciding to put that bottle in recycling instead of in the trash. I began to embrace mindfulness a few years ago through my Yoga Practice.
Excerpt from my book Eco Chic Home, available here.