In today’s society we’re all about convenience, which means many of us are reliant on disposable items. Over the years disposable items have almost replaced their once reusable counterparts. Unfortunately it’s come with a hefty price – destroying our planet. I’m talking about the astronomical waste problem that we have. And it’s only getting worse.
But, you can do something to help. By making even small changes in your life to be a little greener, you can reduce your waste. One of the things that I talk about a lot on this blog is about periods. Mainly reusable menstrual products, which are as the name suggest, reusable. Before you click away thinking ‘ugh gross’, please hear me out.
How To Have An Eco Friendly Period
There are a few options to having an eco-friendly period, depending on how you like to manage it:
- Menstrual Cup
- Cloth Pads
- Eco Disposable Pads/Tampons That Are Biodegradeable Or Compostable (Natracare & TOTM, etc)
A while ago I featured a guest post on PCOS by the lovely Ashley, which was to help raise awareness. Because I talk about chronic illness and menstrual related issues, I felt it important to expand upon these topics that affect many people in the hope of raising awareness. This post is all about Endometriosis, and is by guest poster Claire Fisher.
Let’s Talk About Endometriosis – By Claire Fisher
This little known condition affects 1 in 10 menstruating people within the UK. Yet many have never heard of it until someone they know is diagnosed or they experience problems themselves. On average it takes around 7 and half years to be diagnosed from the first visit to the GP. For me it was even longer! I started my periods very young when I was still in primary school. From my very first period, they were extremely painful and heavier than usual. There started the years of back and forth from my GP. When I reached my late teens I was off my feet for over a week. I would bleed through 4 night pads layered between two sets of underwear whilst crying in agony, dealing with sickness and fainting spells. And not to mention the bowel problems. View Post
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The time has come again to make some New Year’s Resolutions. It seems like 2016 has just flown past and I can’t believe we’re already going into 2017. Every year I try to make a couple of resolutions. Whether it be working on myself and growing as a person, or green lifestyle changes, I do always try to make small improvements.
My Resolutions For 2017
1) Buy More Second Hand – Whilst we try to buy preloved items, I feel we could try harder. We regularly need clothing for my son due to him outgrowing sizes. We try to buy second hand as much as possible. But, as a result of poor planning, we end up needing to find clothing quickly. This means buying new just so my son has clothing that fits.
For 2017 I am going to plan ahead and pick up preloved clothing in the size up ahead of time. This will give me more time to explore charity shops, online sites like Preloved and eBay, and check out my local nearly new kids store, Raspberry Rascals. I also need to exhaust all options searching for preloved/second hand household items before buying new. View Post
Can you believe that it’s almost Christmas? This month has gone so fast, hasn’t it?
A few weeks ago I announced that I was hosting a giveaway for reaching 3,000 fans on Facebook. I had planned to do this sooner, but with the UK Blog Awards voting and being in hospital, time escaped me. But fear not, I have finally got my butt in gear and have an awesome giveaway that’ll have 3 WINNERS!
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When we think about chronic illness, we tend to only think about those illnesses and rarely secondary side affects. I know that in my case, I only ever thought about immediate side affects linked directly with my conditions. It wasn’t until a ‘like clockwork’ bodily function stopped being like clockwork, that I realised how health conditions and procedures could have knock on effects.
Before my health suddenly declined in January 2014, I had very regular periods. My period came every 32 days and I knew when it would arrive by observing things like cervix position and fluid. View Post