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Consumption…gifts…toys. If you’re like me, you live in a society where materialism and the availability of toys and “stuff” is overwhelming, you likely struggle with the desire for “more” vs. minimalism and mindful consumption.

In this episode we discuss how we can be eco-conscious when it comes to gifts and the holidays.

  • [3:33] The deck is stacked against us when it comes to consumption and materialism…especially in the U.S.
  • [6:29] The real issue is with our own internal struggles with mindful consumption.
  • [6:42] We also need to give ourselves the grace and freedom to live a joy-filled life.
  • [8:12] The world (and our children) needs less consumption.
  • [15:29] Idea #1: Adopt an animal from a shelter.
  • [16:48] Idea #2: An experience.
  • [18:20] Idea #3: Second hand (used) items.
  • [19:58] Idea #4: Long lasting/high quality toys.
  • [21:40] Idea #5: Digital gifts.

In the end what makes the biggest impact is minimizing and making special occasions less about “stuff” and more about what really matters.  

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