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Vlog: More Post Election Thoughts – Where Do I Go From Here?

I’ve been lying low for the past few weeks, both with personal social obligations and social media. I really tried after the election to return to every day life, but try as I might, it just wouldn’t stick.

The light-hearted posts on social media feel hollow and discussion about the weather in every day life, meaningless. It all feels totally inauthentic for me right now.

I made a conscious effort a couple of years ago, to extract “political me”, from “every other part of me”. In an effort to maintain good relations with friends and relatives, and to stop debating with the same Facebook friends over and over again, I contained my political posts to my OC Green Mama Facebook page – taking them off my personal page entirely.

As a result, I haven’t spent much of any time on Facebook, except to check in with a few news sources and share interesting article on my Blog page. Because I almost can not think or talk about much of anything else but this horrible election. I even dream about it – EVERY SINGLE NIGHT. There is literally no escape.

As I mentioned in my last post, this election has changed me profoundly. I can’t seem to describe it as well in written words as I can verbally, so I made a quick video to try to communicate how I’m feeling.

Okay, so it wasn’t as quick as I thought. 😉 Looks like I have quite a bit to say. Even if no one watches, it felt good to get it out there.

If you are struggling too, I’d love to hear from you. Leave a comment below, email me, Tweet me, or leave me a Facebook comment or message. We need to listen to and support each other – now more than ever.

Be well friends. Thanks for listening.

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Ecofession: Episode 2 – I Used a Plastic Bag

While shopping at Sprouts today, I stumbled into the next episode of my Ecofession series. (Random note: they are having their gluten-free jubilee right now so if you or someone you love is going gf, stock up now while everything is 25% off.)

Here is Episode 2, including my I-totally-embarrased-myself-in-the-middle-of-Sprouts moment:

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Ecofessions: Episode One – To Color or Not to Color

Ecofessions: Episode I – To Color or not to Color

I am starting a new feature on my blog that I’m calling ecofessions (a word, which I may have invented, or maybe I heard it somewhere else, anyway that’s not the point)…

Ecofessions is where I “fess up” to the things that I do that are not so green.

I just think sometimes, life is hard enough, that sweating over every little thing – is it good for me, is it going to cause cancer, is it bad for the environment – is all just too much sometimes. And then things happen like Hurricane Sandy, and you see that life is really about the big stuff, not all the little things we worry about most of the time.

Believe me, I’m the biggest offender. Shopping with me is no picnic (just ask my hubby). One trip through the store with me (is it organic? is that coffee fair trade? do those eggs say free range?) and he’s just about done. “I’m so glad you do this during the week when I’m at work.” I think was his most recent comment.

But, those are the pressures I put on myself. I’m not here to load guilt on to you. So, just thought I’d start sharing some of my sins to all things green and eco-friendly.

I’m still new to this whole vlogging thing, so excuse my imperfect editing. I’m working on it. 🙂

Here is Episode I of Ecofessions:

Happy Friday everyone. Go enjoy some Halloween candy and a great glass of wine. Life is short. Count your blessings and enjoy!