Environmentalism, digital world give traditions a tweak
Christmas is steeped in tradition, but that doesn’t mean the merry season can’t feel modern.
With the digital revolution, green sensibilities and ever-evolving styles of the 21st century, traditions take on a new vibe.
“We live in a different world,” says Gerald Smith, professor of religion and environmental studies at Sewanee: The University of the South. “We can sing ‘Over the river and through the woods’ all we want, but most of us live in a digital world; high-tech things are a part of our life, and what we are doing is pulling Christmas traditions in that direction.
Need an unusual and green holiday gift idea? Consider giving organic or natural fiber sheets and blankets.
Introduce your family and friends to a healthier, cozier night’s sleep with natural fiber sheets and blankets. While you are at it, get some for yourself – you won’t believe the difference!
Read full article here: http://wellesley.patch.com/articles/green-tips-green-bedding-for-an-unusual-holiday-gift
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Written by Jill Ettinger
You think tchotchke is a Russian novelist. You’ve never bought a souvenir, a bauble or a trinket. Clutter makes you hyperventilate. There’s something to be said for the Zen-like state of living without encumbering things all around us. Even studies have shown that a de-cluttered living environment can be more conducive to creativity, focus and happiness. But being anti-thing can make the holidays a little rough and confusing.
Whether getting a gift for a minimalist or you happen to be one yourself struggling with holiday gift ideas, perhaps some of these will work for you.
Find these great gift ideas here: http://www.stumbleupon.com/su/2bP2wY/www.organicauthority.com/sanctuary/how-to-volunteer-opportunities-during-the-holidays.html
Looking for last-minute holiday gifts? Don’t stuff your loved ones’ stockings with junk! At MantraMeds, we encourage you to gift eco-consciously during this season of giving.
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Peace, love, iPod
Shanthini Naidoo | 04 December, 2011 02:06
Hippie-ism started to fade like a bad tie-dye at the tail end of last century. Then we focused on making money quickly. It was cool to own stocks and bonds, to build empires in grey suits and to have stress-related heart attacks. Now hipsters, ancestors of the hippie, are everywhere. The Bohemian has woken up from a 30-year slumber. But this time, dreadlocks and mind-evolving drugs are not a prerequisite.
From the soccer mom to the socialite, we all carry a bit of the inner hippie and the world is a better place for it.
Find your inner hippie! Are you a food hippie, an activist, a benevolent boho, a nomad, or (our personal favorite) a shopper hippie? Read full article: http://www.timeslive.co.za/lifestyle/2011/12/04/peace-love-ipod
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