SUSTAINABLE LIFESTYLE

It Is About Time To Curate A Sustainable Closet

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I am a Conscious Consumer. What about you?

If you are someone like me who wants to save the planet one day at a time and believes in living a sustainable lifestyle, I reckon you must have calculated your carbon footprint by now.

According to the thredUP Fashion Footprint calculator, my fashion habits contribute 803 lbs of carbon emissions annually.

If you are curious about how my footprint is 50% lower than the average consumer, keep reading.

If this makes you inquisitive of your fashion footprint, calculate here and come back to the story.

BOOK SUMMARY

The Go-Giver by Bob Burg and John D. Mann

The Go-Giver is perfect for a weekend read (133 pages). The storytelling is phenomenal and well narrated.

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Meet Joe — smart, ambitious, fairly successful and a go-getter. Joe believes he has a lot more to endeavour and is determined to achieve higher.

One day, Joe meets Pindar — a highly successful man with a wide range of enterprises. Now retired, Pindar regularly devotes his time to teach and mentor others.

One of the most popular questions we often ask is “What is in it for me?” This is not a bad question to ask per se. …

And Why That Won’t Stop Me From Writing

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Photo by Nick Morrison on Unsplash

It all began with an email with a modern-day pen-pal. She Googled and wrote back to me.

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Illustration by fran_pulido (https://franpulido.com)

Ah, the Metaphors!

Metaphors have a way of holding the most truth in the least space. — Orson Scott Card

A metaphor is a figure of speech that, for rhetorical effect, directly refers to one thing by mentioning another.

Metaphors can add a more detailed and complex description to things. They brighten and invigorate the ordinary language. They stimulate creativity and imagination.

I fancy using metaphors, and at times create my own.

The greatest thing by far is to be a master of metaphor; it is the one thing that cannot be learnt from others and it is also a…

Life Lessons

Reflections from my first year in Canada

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Photo by Silvestri Matteo on Unsplash

July 2017: One beautiful Bombay monsoon day, I was travelling in a shared Ola cab from the suburbs to the downtown. My co-passenger was a young man working as a strategic advisor at one of the preeminent food companies. During our conversation, Mr. Advisor advised me to apply for the Canadian Permanent Residency. To top it, he quoted Rumi.

“Stop acting so small. You are the universe in ecstatic motion.” — Rumi

July 2018: After a year of dilly-dallying, I registered for the Express Entry with the guidance of then-colleague-now-friend. My family has always been encouraging and supportive. …

Life Lessons

“Darling, I am a Work of Art!”, reads my Instagram bio. To me, it always sounds like an unfinished sentence.

In November 2019, author Caroline Moss asked Tweeple to share ‘the best thing you learned at therapy’. The responses are both powerful and empowering. Over thousands of tweeple shared their learning with #bestthingatherapistsaid, mostly on how to have a better relationship with oneself.

A tweet by author Caroline Moss

Let me say it out here, “Darling, I am a Work of Art and Therapy.”

I have visited the therapist a few times. A couple of them. Finding the right therapist…

All you need to know to make #PlasticFreeJuly a success

And how you can contribute to making it better.

The Plastic Problem — A documentary by PBS NewsHour Documentary

There are more microplastics in our oceans than there are stars in our galaxy — 500 times more.

We use tons of plastic. It is in everything, from packaging to foam cushions, to the dashboard of the car. An enormous amount of it ends up in the ocean. Plastic is made of toxic chemicals like phthalates (pronounced as thah-lates), flame retardants, bisphenol A (BPA). As the plastic breaks down more toxins adhere. Floating toxic microplastics are often ingested by marine life, which is then consumed by us.

  • 8 million metric…

Life Lessons

Words of wisdom from a top business leader to inspire you all.

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This day last year, for the exit interview at my previous workplace I got the opportunity to meet the Founder & Chairperson of my company. In my tenure of three years, I had seen him twice before. Once when he walked past the glass door on my floor, and the second time we shared the lift and politely greeted “good morning” to each other.

In the capacity of working as a Manager for the company’s corporate responsibility unit, it was my last Board of Trustees Meeting. The Board had arranged a farewell for me to express their gratitude. The words…

Samiksha Rane

Mastering the art of mastering life // Novice Writer | Sustainability Educator // Connect with me on LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/in/samiksharane

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