Hi there. I’m Liz—a mom, self-employed writer, mixed media artist, journaling junky, tree-hugging landscape photography fiend, recovering nap addict, french fry connoisseur, and wine and coffee enthusiast. Whew, that’s a mouthful! I have too many passions because I’m a constantly restless soul, but don’t worry because I won’t bore you with most of that stuff.
Why I’m Here
It’s simple. I care about our future, I care about the environment, and I care about doing what we can to end suffering.
Look. It’s no secret that climate change is real, and global warming—an indisputable component of climate change—is quickly reaching a dangerous tipping point where damage caused by human behavior will become irreversible.
So is this climate stuff my die-hard passion? Uhh, well … I’m not walking around jabbing picket signs in the air and spending all of my spare time cleaning up trash around my local beach. I don’t troll social media posts, debating the finer points of whether flatulent cows really are the major contributor to greenhouse gases, or if in 2022 recycling matters since China refuses to take it, so now what are we going to do with it? I don’t cast stones at shoppers who choose plastic over paper; I just scowl at them and curse them under my breath, then at night, I get out my voodoo dolls and …
Okay, all jokes aside, I don’t believe in perfection, but I believe we can all do our part, while remaining rooted in a fun and fulfilling existence that aligns with our core values, to pull back on destructive behavior if only just a little and tip the scales in our direction, or rather the planet’s. Here, I will share knowledge I’ve gleaned through personal experience in order to help you live your best ethical and sustainable life.
After giving up meat in 2017, I learned how destructive factory farms were to the environment, which led me down a path of trying to do better. Like, much better. I realized my outlook had shifted greatly, and the way I viewed the world, and my place in it, was … humbling.
I educated myself on simple things I could do, outside of being vegan, to better the world and ensure I was contributing as little as possible to global warming without altering my personality or joining a cult.
Long story short: sadly, maintaining a vegan diet was not doable for me due to a significant loss of muscle mass and pretty bad brain fog. However, most days of the week I’m either vegetarian or pescatarian, I only use vegan products like cosmetics and so on, and I do what I can to live in a way that aligns with sustainability – from the way I shop and what I buy, all the way to the car I drive (Yup, a Prius).
I hope while you’re here, you pick up some golden nuggets you can share with others.