If We Were Having Coffee #4

If we were having coffee, I’d ask how you’ve been doing with everything going on in the world right now.

Hello Hearts

A few weeks ago, I sent some bundles of love to beautiful people I admire and had so much fun putting little packages together with craft supplies I’d been hoarding in the basement. I was a bit surprised by the response; I had no idea my pals needed to receive those glitter bombs as much as I needed the phone-free time making them.

We’re all going through it right now despite how chill we may come off on social media and through zoom calls. Check in on your mental health, friends and family as regularly as you check your social media accounts. More than ever we should be using this time to connect with people in our lives, learning how to be better human beings, and spreading love with everything we do. It is now we can see and appreciate how the little things can mean the most.

If we were having coffee, I’d tell you about all the media I’ve been consuming with this extra free time I recently found myself with.

I kicked off my summer reading with Watchmen by Allan Moore and Dave Gibbons. This book is nothing like the books I usually pick up and I love it. If you’re looking for some action this summer but can’t leave the house, I recommend adding this to your kindle. The book is so good in fact, The Morning Brew referred to a character in their morning newsletter today (have you subscribed?)

Red Books and Wood
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After the holiday weekend, I decided to pause my TV and movie consumption. My screen time has been super high lately and I’d like to cut back so instead I’ll be rereading the books in my library and requesting books from my local library. Some books I’ll be reading next are Becoming by Michelle Obama, Me before You by Jojo Moyes, and What We Do For Love by Ilene Beckerman.

Besides books, blogs take up a lot of my reading time, here are a few that I’m loving lately:

The Black Princess Diaries

Shed Happens


If we were having coffee, I’d chat about the eco-friendly habits I recently adopted and how excited I am to have found my purpose helping out planet.

Who knew going green would be so easy and save me tons of dollars! Before going out to buy anything, I assessed my entire day to day intake, waste, and daily habits. I decided to focus on each of the following rooms separately and break my list down by habit: kitchen, bedroom, bathroom, living room. Here are 50 ways you can reduce waste!

For the month of July I decided to focus on kitchen and bathroom to make building these habits a bit easier. For a few months I’ve been saving glass jars and using metal straws to cut back on my waste. Recently I purchased recycled reusable produce bags, a bamboo tooth brush, all natural soap and a soap holder / loofah replacement.

What are some alternatives you can use to reduce your waste? Pinterest is a great tool for green ideas!

If we were having coffee, I’d share a few resources that help making a difference a lot simpler.

The Greater Good is an awesome website that uses ad revenue from website clicks to make a change in the world and has donated $60 million to organizations around the world. Click here to see how you can donate to Breast Cancer Research, Veterans, and Rainforests with just a few clicks and no money. Every 6 hours, you can click to make a difference.

Free the Ocean uses clicks from daily trivia to remove plastic from the ocean. Right or wrong, you’re able to help the planet while potentially learning something new every day!

Here’s a #JusticeforBre petition by MoveOn urging the arrest of the police officers responsible for her murder. It takes less than one minute to fight for justice. If you’d like to sign some petitions, Wordless Wednesday: Peaceful Protests and Petitions is the post you should check out next.

Would you like to donate to Black Lives Matter but financially are unable to? Stream to donate – 24/7 Hip Hop Music 0 Donate with No Money by Listening #BlackLivesMatter by Revive Music via YouTube.

If we were having coffee, what drink would you be sipping on and what conversations would you like to bring to the table?

I’d like to connect with my readers in the comments about issues and topics you’re passionate about! One of the easiest ways to make a change is to start the conversation so let’s chat. Unsure how to comment on the post? Click here to comment on the Instagram post instead!

cheers to growing bright like sunflowers,

xo Bri

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5 thoughts

  1. Wow, wow. I love this post and how it is written. Stellar writing. Important points made. I love that you’re taking initiative in protecting mother earth by being mindful of how you interact with your environment. 🤗

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    1. Thank you so much for reading!! As someone who loves plants and animals (and living) it’s the least I can do!! One thing I’ve read a lot about is how people transitioning to waste free living get discouraged by how little of an impact they make alone but I’m realizing the little things repeated over an extended period of time reallllly add up. Hope I helped inspire someone to join me!


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