Delivering messages via snail mail is an outdated practice, right? Then why are 100 billion pieces of junk mail delivered in the US alone every single year? Most of us don’t give those piles of coupons, advertisements, and mini magazines another thought. But the truth is, this has an immense effect on our planet– as do other daily practices that are seemingly “normal.” Here’s the dirt on Earth Day.
For many, a trip to McDonald’s used to be a treat. There was nothing better than when your mom gave into your pleas and pulled into the drive-thru to get you a Happy Meal. However, recent studies show that many consumers—and millennials in particular—are distrustful of large food manufacturers and instead favor natural foods produced by more transparent companies. Consumers are trading in French fries for fresh foods.
The New York Times recently published a column outlining the struggles of the modern family in adapting their changing lives to stay grounded and raise their families how they wish. This resonates very strongly with us here at White Leaf as it represents one of the tenets of why we started this business.
Mindfulness is the exercise of becoming more aware of your body, thoughts, and surroundings. It allows you to become self-aware and understand your position in your surroundings, and helps you to be more present – thus achieving inner peace as you fully acknowledge the moment and your place in it.
It is also a practice, though, meaning it is something that you must actively work towards until it becomes automatic. The following activities can help you to integrate mindfulness into your life:
The search for the perfect coffee starts with a single bean. This bean’s journey and the environments it endures can have an effect on the quality of the coffee. Finding the best coffee is more of a science than an art; along its path to your cup, chemistry has a large impact on just how good your morning joe tastes.
Let’s take an adventure with the coffee bean, from the soil it’s grown in to the mug you drink it out of: