Saturday, October 7, 2017

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Green Light- Tiffany

You have to think before you act says this eco-sista

How long have you been eco-friendly? I am very new to the practices of eco-friendliness. I am a student of nature willing to learn and practice ways to care for the environment. I have been on my journey the last year trying to find ways to reconnect with nature. Nature has offered me numerous remedies during my trying twenties. From its beauty to its medicinal affects. I love nature and owe it my life. 

Why did you choose to be eco-friendly? Upon witnessing how nutrition has such a profound impact on our wellness, I chose to live a more eco-friendly life. My aunt is battling ovarian cancer, which has served as my motivation to pursue a career in herbalism. I want to learn how to prevent cancer and alleviate the pain it causes by designing herbal products. Concurrently, I have family that suffers from obesity, diabetes, high cholesterol, anxiety, and depression. I have found that incorporating a plant-based diet has benefited me physically, mentally, and emotionally. Living an eco-friendly life gives me purpose, even if it is solely taking care of the environment. 

What do you like about it? I love that being eco-friendly means you have to live consciously. You have to think before you act and make sure your actions uplift and protect the environment. I also love that it is a life long learning lifestyle. 

Did you face any challenges?If so, what was/is the biggest obstacle(s)? Like I said, I am new to this way of life so the biggest challenge I face is staying consistent and not letting old habits resurface. It's a struggle, but I know that before I can raise a child I need to learn how to care for the planet. Seeing as this is the only place I know we can live. 

Any tips/advice for someone looking to be more eco-friendly? Start slow and set attainable goals.

Going green can be complex. This discourages a lot of people. There's really no "right" way it's basically trying to do something than nothing at all. I sometimes feel like a green hypocrite. Do you feel that way sometimes? Yes, consistency is the hardest part. I feel as long as you are aware that you failed the future comes to us to make corrections and improve.

You know I gotta ask, How long have you been natural and how do you keep it so FLY? I have been natural almost 7 years now. I have had locs for 4 years. I love my luscious locs.I keep them strong by combining my own shampoo and re-twisting them with aloe vera gel. I want to encourage every African-American woman to embrace your natural for both your health and confidence. It is so empowering and teaches patience.

Is there anything you like to add? I am thankful that you chose me to share my journey. I am such an introvert but I am ready to start sharing more of myself so thank you again for the opportunity. 

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