The Liebster Award

I was so thrilled when I saw that Emma nominated me for a Liebster Award, a blogger award given by bloggers to other bloggers. This is extremely sentimental because this is the first award/tag that I’ve been tagged in, so I am pumped to participate! 😀

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New Name: SustainingU now The Newbury Girl

SustainingU is now The Newbury Girl. Same beauty and minimalism centered content with sprinkles of wellness and sustainability.

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Starbucks to Eliminate Plastic Straws

Did you know that over 500,000,000 single-use, plastic straws are used in the U.S.A. every day? Although they offer drinkers convenience, plastic straws cannot be recycled properly due to their size and weight and are common pollutants found in the ocean and in landfills.

As we understand the impact plastic is having on the environment, businesses must learn to change their model. Can Starbucks’ recent announcement to ban plastic straws help influence other businesses to change their ways?

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to Thrive

On my commute to work, I can’t help but to wonder, how many people are aiming to get through the day? How often do I start my own day thinking, I’ll be happy when this day is over. Unfortunately, too many people go through life merely aiming to make it through their day.

In the immortal words of Switchfoot, “I wanna thrive, not just survive.” But what does it mean to thrive?

Personally, when I envision the word “thrive,” I see lush green vegetation blooming, regardless of the weather or the environment.

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