Category Archives: Responsible Living

Themes in my life

Again, my anal retentive list making roars its ugly head.  This time not about topics I’d like to learn about or work on, but themes in my life. I value a Healthy, Happy and Responsible life… but what contributes to these values?

For me, at this point in time, it’s the following:

Healthy Living

  • Exercise (specifically Yoga)
  • Food
  • Managing stress & anxiety
  • Managing my energy levels & mood swings
  • Managing migraines
  • Anti-aging

Responsible Living

  • Purchasing Decisions
  • Reduce & Reuse
  • Volunteering & Activism
  • Monetary Donations
  • Kindness

Happy Living

  • Relationships
  • Gratitude & Mindfulness
  • Managing my introversion
  • Seizing the day… in what ever form that may take
  • Acceptance

To Research

I like order. I learned it from my Mom. I can’t help it. My name is Jenn, and I am a slave to lists. All the life ponderings I have that I’d like to learn more about will be posted here. I’ll draw inspiration from this list when I have time on my hands to do a bit of academic digging (nerd alert!).

Healthy Living

  • Is organic worth the price tag?
  • What’s all the buzz about coconut oil about?
  • Is this gluten free, sugar is the devil, inflammation trend based in sound science?
  • Should I take multivitamins/supplements?
  • Fighting back: migraines & anxiety
  • Anti-aging in my 20s
  • Brain/Bone development in my 20s
  • Quick, Healthy, Delicious and Cheap Recipes – the holy grail

Responsible Living

  • Is recycling worth the energy consumed during reprocessing?
  • Is organic food more environmentally sound?
  • How much more environmentally sound is local food?

Happy Living

  • Life of an introvert: How to get my ass outside and talking to people
  • Inexpensive Summer Thrills
  • How to be knowledgeable with what’s going on in my city
  • Relationship Wars: A no nagging, yet effective approach at a clean house (am I dreaming!?)


Why Responsible Living?

“CARE …a species activity that includes everything that we do to maintain, continue, and repair our ‘world’ so that we can live in it as well as possible. That world includes our bodies, our selves, and our environment, all of which we seek to interweave in a complex, life- sustaining web.” – Fisher and Tronto (1993)

I came across this quote while doing some readings for my masters degree, and it’s kind of stuck with me. It defines my intentions when faced with the (seemingly obvious question) Why should I care about others? Why should I care about the state of the planet? I want everyone to have the opportunities and quality of life that I’ve been offered. I want to ensure that my impact does not impede future generations from the same. I hope you do too.

But it’s confusing, and a bit daunting to make responsible choices. There’s so much misinformation out there, and it seems like you do one thing at the expense of something else. I’d like to educate myself as much as possible, and try to live by my findings.