Two new posts explaining some common environmental buzzwords this week!
One blog at my home jaclynmccosker.com defining the terms biodegradable, compostable, reusable and recyclable. (Link in bio.)
Another up on the @ecomono_ website talking about what organic cotton is and whether it's worth the price tag. 💸💸 Take a gander.
This week's blog post went up earlier today!
A quick read for a newbie looking to cut down on trash production. For example, do you know the difference between biodegrading and composting? Use this super basic overview as a springboard to more research.
The link is in my bio. 👆🏻
Tim makes corn and rice pasta a couple of times a week with homemade cashew parmesan. 😋 This will for sure be in my "cookbook for vegans that don't like to cook". We always feel so good after eating it and wake up so much easier the next day thanks to all the fibre and carbs. 🌈
Truth bomb: Taking photos in direct sunlight has tricked people into believing I have good skin but OH BOY there's no hiding my hormonal acne in real life. The kind of acne that comes from taking synthetic hormones for years and then stopping.
In this photo all the product on my skin is Castile soap, apple cider vinegar and @hempmeskin moisturiser.
While adult acne can be a massive mental struggle, it's still something so superficial that it's a good chance to practice gratitude for everything your body does that deserves thanks instead of resentment. Despite the look of my skin, my body is actually healing from a long state of sickness and quitting hormonal BC was an enormous part of recovery.
I have gratitude for the fact I wake up every morning and remember I'm alive. I have gratitude for both legs being able to dance after a painful surgery. I have gratitude for my hormones now working better to regulate sleep, mood and menstrual health. I have gratitude for my digestive health maintaining my energy levels and weight. I have gratitude for my eyes, my hair, my mouth, my arms, my legs, my butt, my boobs, and everything about me that makes me, me - the person my boyfriend fell in love with. (But who I already loved first.) Because I'd much rather focus on being healthy and whole than punish myself over some spots. 🙏🏻
10/10 #gratitudeisyou ✌🏻
Quickly before I pop off to sleep, today I was g r a t e f u l for
🌱 Cashew cheese
🌱 Banana smoothies
🌱 Warm sand
🌱 Winter sunsets
🌱 Fresh lavender
🌱 @theellenshow YouTube channel
🌱 Big hugs
Don't forget to have a read of my latest blog explaining the Fairtrade and organic certifications of @bhumi_organic_cotton yogawear and why you should look for those things. The post is linked in my bio or found at jaclynmccosker.com.
"Bhumi, meaning Mother Earth in Sanskrit Hindi, is a pioneering brand determined to change the industry and advocate against conventional cotton farming and child labour." 🐚
Be Kind To The Ocean 〰 Growing up on the water since a toddler, I am so bonded to the ocean. Making up most of the Earth's surface and regulating the climate, the ocean is the reason all life on land is able to exist. Yet at current rates of pollution and fishing we're due to have dead oceans by 2048. It's the biggest danger of our time, so in gratitude to all the ocean does for us and all the life that lives within it, I support @thebekindtribe tribe and their dope, ethically made organic tees. Ocean safe, including the eco postage bag! ♻️
I'm going to power on like I didn't skip a day. 7/10 #gratitudeisyou 🌿
Today I am grateful for
🔹 Warm soup (while I can't eat solids)
🔹 The first sip of coffee in the morning
🔹 Independent media
🔹 Goat videos
🔹 Queensland weather, 29 today! ☀️
#TrashFreeThursday // I used to just buy the cheapest plastic brushes. They would always leave my thick hair looking worse, soon the handle would break off, and they'd be thrown into trash where they're left forever.
Now I use a biodegradable wide tooth comb made from the renewable resource bamboo. It leaves my curls looking BETTER not worse, limits breakages and if it eventually breaks it'll be compostable. Such a cheap, effortless plastic free swap that could make CENTURIES of difference by not adding to landfill.
If you shop at Biome remember to use my link bit.ly/biomestores so I know you like this kind of thing ♻️
After easily predicting the rise of fascism in America, like any high schooler with a little historical knowledge did, it's more than a little disappointing to see white people sympathising with the rights of known Nazi's.
There is a time for calling for love and understanding, but white supremacy rallies are not that time. You do not open dialogue with or entertain white supremacy ideology. You squash it. You ban the flags, you eject them from public spaces, you run them out of town.
Centrist white people were the ones who sat by as Auschwitz happened, all while denying allegiance to the Far Right. We don't get to ignore the obvious patterns of history and sit by "peacefully" while it happens again. If you're white, your silence is the support of white supremacy.
Nonviolence can be noble and pacifism has valid applications, but when lives are at risk the use of necessary force is moral and right and good. If you oppose the antifa turning up and putting their bodies on the line to protect us, you are a modern day Nazi sympathiser.
Fascism = bad.
Resistance = good.
📷 Stokely Carmichael of the Black Panthers #blm
On day 6/10 of #gratitudeisyou I feel really grateful for responsible business owners doing things the right way. I've been into ethical fashion podcasts lately and consuming as much content as I can and I'm so inspired and empowered by the people doing everything with the best of intentions and just killing it imo. Ethical fashion is no longer a niche market and it's not even overly expensive any more, it's time to stop settling for anything less than fair trade standards. For anyone out there raising awareness or themselves creating sustainable clothing - thank you!
My post on Fairtrade + organic certified @bhumi_organic_cotton is linked in my bio now if you want an example of good people doing good business.
Today I feel blessed to have a chance to work from home, spend seven days a week with my boyfriend and earn a living from something I've enjoyed since I was six years old (writing).
I keep intending to put together my broke lazy vegan guide. People have asked for a meal plan, things bad cooks on a budget can make really quickly. I've agreed, but I still haven't followed through. Please kick me up the bum so I'll get it done! Let me know if you'd like it either as a blog or in PDF.
Pictured is @tenillemikaela's chilli recipe with nooch and 🥑 to remind you of how vegan I am. I just used one pot + a rice cooker and let them boil for 30 mins while I watched cartoons. So densely nutritious and it was E A S Y.
Day 4/10 #gratitudeisyou
Today I am g r a t e f u l for:
🌻 Cat faces
🌻 Cat paws
🌻 The rest of cats
🌻 Orange juice with pulp
🌻 The ocean
🌻 Long drives
🌻 Australia's diversity
Planning our next adventure in this big, stunning country. 🗺
New blog post! This week I look at @bhumi_organic_cotton and their Fairtrade organic yogawear. That means they're certifiably good for both the environment and the humans involved in getting their products from the farm to your body.👌🏻
Story at jaclynmccosker.com/fashion/bhumi or link in my bio.☝🏻
How many of my followers have Etsy stores or other shops? If you've got something I need I always try to support a friend, and I need some new seasonal clothes! Please send me your links!
Pictured is some of my gear in my store at sahelidesigns.etsy.com. If you're new to following me, these are accessories I designed or sourced when I lived in India.
G r a t i t u d e //
After witnessing the violence in Virginia, I've realised it's now more than ever that we should be grateful for what it means to be alive.
Small things I'm grateful for this Sunday:
☀️ Chocolate milk
☀️ Waggly dog bums
☀️ Pink sunsets
☀️ 90s throwback fashion
☀️ Knowing my loved ones are safe from violence tonight
There's a lot of the good in the every day. Be grateful, because some people will never enjoy these things again. 💛