Okay, my mind is spinning right now. I’ve learned so much about the carbon offsets and their market! Let me share as succinctly as I can. Carbon offsets can come in so many ways. Through renewable energy like wind power or solar, through reforestation, through active destruction of greenhouse gases, and through methane capture from livestock or the landfill. A person or family can purchase them to mitigate the emissions they are putting in the air from driving, food, heating the home...all the things I have been talking about for the last few days. One thing to mention, before I move on, is that offsets are only meant to be relied upon as a last resort. It is always better to reduce the emissions we are creating in the first place. Okay, so the major problem with the offset market is that it is quite unregulated. So @davidsuzukifdn recommends considering the following before purchasing: 🍁 their permanence - it’s great to invest in reforestation, but are those trees going to be protected forever? 🍁 motive - destroying greenhouse gases from the atmosphere is a very lucrative business apparently. These businesses do not want us to reduce our emissions! 🍁 additionality - are you just paying for something that would happen anyways? Or are you investing in a way to remove carbon that adds to the systems we already have? There are a few more things to consider but at the risk of making this post sound like a text book, I’ll just summarize by saying that Gold Standard offsets are considered to be the highest quality and are regulated by reputable third parties. The Canadian company I found that offers Gold standard carbon offsets is called Less Emissions. Their parent company is called @bullfrogpower - another amazing initiative that I will post about soon. Phew. Anyhow, if you want to make a serious impact on the amount of carbon we are releasing into the air, consider carbon offsets! They are surprisingly cheaper than I thought they would be!
"When I took a long, careful look at your ways, I got my feet back on the trail you blazed." Psalm 119:59 MSG He has blazed a trail. Marked out the views not to be missed and the pitfalls to avoid. His trail assures we get the most out of life. But, the choice to walk His trail is ours to make... #histrail#itsnottoolate
Do you know that business about creating yourself? Well I am a firm believer. But, my actual understanding of this concept has only come through experience and time. Sometimes I wish my current self could go back in time and tell my younger self not to worry so much. But then I got to thinking… What if this realization or this desire is somehow fulfilled by knowing that in the future I may feel this way again and so I transport myself into the older me to give myself today this very same advice. (does that even make sense?) Look darlings. You’re going to wake up one day and realize you wasted your skinny years thinking you were fat. You’re going to regret not dancing more and allowing yourself to let loose and be free. Yeah, you’re not getting any younger. But, unless you’re approaching centenarian age, you’ve probably got at least 20-60 years left to live. Are you really going to live the next FOURTY years saying you’re: “too old to go back to school”, “too fat to wear a swimming suit”, “too short to play basketball”, “not a good enough artist to paint”, “not a good enough singer to sing”, “not smart enough to run my own business”, ____________ (full in the blank with your own silly hang ups)...??? Come on. You’re not too old. It’s not too late for you. You’re not doomed to a loveless, pathetic life. Give. It. Up. Everything has a time and a season. So yeah, you’re not as young as you once were. You’re not as skinny as you used to be. Or whatever. Get over it. What used to be is gone. What will be is always coming. Now is all we have. So, I don’t know about you but I don’t want to waste another day telling myself what I can’t do. I might not be who I once was but today is a new day, a new chance to be whatever and whoever I want and... I’m just getting started.
I will never settle knowing there’s so much more to learn. Intrinsic value for me comes in knowing each day passes and I’m one small step closer to mastering a craft. I’ve never put all my eggs in one basket for fear of failing. Having the ability to do good enough at many things keeps a safety net around your life...but firmly planting in 1 endeavor and saying “I’m going to do this and really do it this time”, is probably the most empowering feeling I’ve ever had as an adult. I can say that I feel so lucky I’ve hit this realization before I turn 30. Not to mention lucky I have such a wonderful and generous teacher by my side.🙌🏼 #lifethoughts#givethanks#expandyourmind#itsnottoolate
I am lazy. 🤐 There. I said it. I turned 40 in July and I had been neglecting many things in my life while I tried to focus on being a mom and a full-time shift worker. One of the biggest regrets I have is that I waited until this year to start taking care of my skin. I’ve always had red, patchy and sensitive skin.😡 That being said, I have been getting complimented on how great my skin looks, even without makeup on! That’s big for me!🤯 So, this lazy girl wants to share the how. And tell you that I love our men’s line of products! 🤭 It has taken me a while to find the perfect regiment for my sensitive/combination skin. It really is a fine science but now I’m addicted!😍 Mornings: ☀️Quench Cleanse (Aloe & Sunflower Face Cleanser) ☀️ Cool Down (Bergamot & Rosemary Face Balm) Bedtime: ✨Dream Clean (Aloe & Soapberry Face Cleanser) ✨mixed with a small amount of Power Start (Aloe & Eucalyptus Face & Body Wash) ✨Cool Down (Bergamot & Rosemary Face Balm) 💁🏼♀️Message me if you’d like help designing a skin care regime! Or visit my website to read up on the amazing skincare products available to you with just a click! https://www.limelifebyalcone.com/beautybycarleigh/products/SkinCare #limelifebyalcone#ottawamom#thisis40#beautybycarleigh#beyourbestselfeveryday#beyourownkindofbeautiful#skincare#skincareroutine#itsnottoolate
At the risk of courting yet more controversy(!) a big shout out to all those marching in support of a people’s vote today. However you voted in the referendum, I’m pretty sure it wasn’t for the deal / no deal it’s looking like we’ll end up with. And as David Lammy MP put it - asking for more democracy is not undemocratic. I strongly believe we should get a say on the terms under which we leave the EU and, depending on what those terms are, whether we leave at all - give us a vote on the deal with the option to remain. 📸 @andygreenacre_
For those I invited in the beginning, you never realize the value of a MOMENT until it becomes a MEMORY..... Check it out 👇🏾👇🏾 📆ONE YEAR AGO (10/19/17) ⭐️Over 11,000+ Business Owners ⭐️Over $60 Million in travel sales ⭐️7 six-figure (100k - 250k)income earners ⭐️70+ Directors ($500-$100k monthly bonus) 👌🏽All in less than 11 months 📆TODAY (10/19/18): ⭐️Over 31,000+ Business Owners ⭐️Over $325 Million in travel sales ⭐️31 six-figure (100k-500k)income earners ⭐️200+ Directors ($500-$100k monthly bonus) of which I 🙋🏽♀️ am one! 👌🏽All in less than 36 months 🙌🏽🙌🏽IT'S REALLY HAPPENING!!!🙌🏽🙌🏽 #bestplaceontheplannet#plannetmarketing#icanchangeyourlife #documentationbeatsconversation #itsnottoolate#dontmissit
For those I invited in the beginning, you will never realize the value of a MOMENT until it becomes a MEMORY..... Check it out 👇🏾👇🏾 📆ONE YEAR AGO (10/19/17) ⭐️Over 11,000+ Business Owners ⭐️Over $60 Million in travel sales ⭐️7 six-figure (100k - 250k)income earners ⭐️70+ Directors ($500-$100k monthly bonus) 👌🏽All in less than 11 months 📆TODAY (10/19/18): ⭐️Over 31,000+ Business Owners ⭐️Over $325 Million in travel sales ⭐️31 six-figure (100k-500k)income earners ⭐️200+ Directors ($500-$100k monthly bonus) of which I 🙋🏽♀️ am one! 👌🏽All in less than 36 months 🙌🏽🙌🏽IT'S REALLY HAPPENING!!!🙌🏽🙌🏽 #bestplaceontheplannet#plannetmarketing#icanchangeyourlife #documentationbeatsconversation #itsnottoolate#dontmissit#travelagenttings#makingmemories#success