The Latest From Charmaine: Late Summer 2020
Well, in the year of Covid, where nothing is “normal” anymore— It might be that time when our kids head back to school or maybe when they head to the kitchen table and go to virtual school.
There are so many negatives that are coming out of this current time that are affecting our emotional and mental health– that I am asking you all to make a special effort (and I know you are overloaded in SO many ways), but please, make an effort to touch base with friends and families and REALLY take time to talk and make sure they feel connected. Depression and suicidal tendencies are mounting along with an increase in violence in the home as people take out their frustrations on those closest to them.
It is really important for the health of the family and the community that we each have a checklist of people to reach out to let them know they are not alone. Another Covid consequence that is bugging me is the way companies are forcing the use of single use plastics on us all. I was doing so well with reducing the use of plastic in our house and then the rules changed. From now on, I will take my own bags into Meijer and pack my own groceries – (don’t give me the evil eye if you are behind me in line. Single use plastic bags are one of the biggest issues in landfills.) I will also take my mesh bags that I bought before Covid hit and place my greens in those instead of another type of single use plastic bag.
Check out The Tiny Life website for some ideas to help reduce and reuse and recycle.
Have a GREAT LABOR day weekend and make sure your spines are checked to keep yourselves as healthy as possible and eat lots of VEGETABLE , GREENS and FRUIT!
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