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About The Basic Goods …

Stay close to yourself, close to the earth and close to each other.

I first started The Basic Goods as a way to “chronicle my wholehearted attempts at sustainable living” while also including others in the conversation as well. Overtime, I realized just how much of my journey was influenced and inspired by those around me so it was only natural that TBG grew into a space that doesn’t just share my stories but the stories of others as well. 

Starting with the simple belief that all we truly need in life are the basic goods, this space is dedicated to living simply and slowly in a fast-paced world. I’ve found that the best way to do this is by staying close to yourself, close to the earth and close to each other.

Here you’ll find many eco-friendly alternatives and solutions to everyday problems (think: DIY projects, product recommendations and more), plus, interviews and features on the people, places and things that embody these ideals.

If you’ve been searching for a community to have this conversation with then The Basic Goods is for you. As a longtime writer, yoga teacher and lover of the outdoors, I am thrilled to watch this space grow and truly hope you’ll join me here.

And along with this unfiltered, unmediated directness of their contact with reality comes also a vastly heightened ability to appreciate again and again, freshly and naively, the basic goods of life, with awe, pleasure, wonder, and even ecstasy, however stale those experiences may have become for others. – Abraham Maslow


 

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New here? Here are some of my favorite articles:

The Conscious Kitchen | SAVOR

Q + A | How to Wear Vintage with VAUX Vintage

The Conscious Traveller | Moments of Happiness

Sustainable Living | Disposable Plastics: Part II


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