We all benefit from change

Consumerism: The emotional expense of getting more "things."

Consumerism is the desire to own more than you need.  This article will focus on the emotional expense of having and obtaining more than you need.

This page is dedicated to change.  Change in thought, change in practice, change in eating, speaking, hearing, and learning.  Life is change, and there is no way to avoid it, with that, it seems best to expect and embrace it.  Fighting to maintain something destined to change is exhausting and generally fruitless.  When change knocks on your door or pushes against your walls, you must address it.  Figure out its purpose, figure out its origins, then find your place within it.  Change, by definition, is not bad, it is new, and new is not bad.  To change yourself, you must first understand yourself.  This is me speaking now, after having begun my journey towards "New Lani."  I did not start here, and my journey is far from over.  However, in hindsight, I have come to understand more about why our "human-ness" is the way it is.  It is because of our inherent affinity for habit.

Changing our thinking will inevitably change our behaviors.  The concept of sustainability for the future of the planet is dependent on our ability to change our thinking and our behaviors.  Change is not as daunting as it seems.  Small, simple changes can have huge positive impacts on the health of our cities and the planet.

Creatures of Emotional Habit

As human beings, many of us recognize and accept we are creatures of habit, vessels of repetitive motion.  What is less recognizable and less understood is—human beings are also creatures of emotional habit; vessels of repetitive E-motion; and just as we can train ourselves in muscle memory, we train ourselves in emotional memory as well....

It all begins in the home

Simple ways to reduce cost, waste, and consumption.  This article will show you how to make homemade toothpaste, homemade deodorant, and homemade all-purpose cleaner.

Breaking free from paper

There are many small steps we can all consider to decrease our carbon footprints, reduce our waste, control our spending, and make our lives more sustainable.

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