Fair Living Blog

  • Back to School Shopping with a Conscience

    Back to School Shopping with a Conscience

    As soon as summer starts it seems big box stores start their Back to School sales! Itʼs crazy but they have limited time to get you to purchase their items before its on to the next sales cycle. People always get caught up in the hype. I've been there
    too, as a mother of five sons I had to find all the deals and felt the enormous pressure to get all the cool gadgets and items so my boys would have all the tools they needed to succeed. The reality is that most of it wasnʼt necessary. Thankfully I
    developed some good shopping habits as I learned more about conscientious consumerism and the joy of minimizing the “stuff” we need. I hope the information I provide you will help you to reduce your stress, save you money and bring awareness to becoming a conscience consumer.
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  • What is your skin telling you?

    What is your skin telling you?

    And 5 things you can do right now to improve how you look and feel. Our skin is our body’s largest organ. It is logical that skin issues can be an indicator of being out of balance with our overall health. When hormones, stress, diet and gut bacteria get out of whack it can first show up in your skin. Whether it is simple dryness, acne, or eczema you can make the connection of how you are on the inside by what you look like on the outside. I have personally struggled for years with dryness, rosacea, adult acne and...

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  • 5 Steps to Shedding Your Negative Self Image


    Self Confidence

    Have you ever felt like you're just not good enough? No matter what you do, everyone is smarter than you, prettier than you, or have a better job, lifestyle, or even better behaved kids?

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  • Why Fair Trade Products are a Good Investment

    Fair Trade Booth

    Have you ever heard the term the bottom line? It means the final or most important point. In business, often the most important point or bottom line of the company relates to its financial statements - specifically the profit or loss number.

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  • Why Social Impact is Important to Me & Moyaa

    Why Social Impact is Important to Me & Moyaa

    It’s been quite a few years now that I have been thinking globally, and acting locally. Being exposed to the world around me opened up my eyes and empowered me to live fairly.
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  • Are You Ready to Kick Off Your Shoes and Live Barefoot?

    Are You Ready to Kick Off Your Shoes and Live Barefoot?

    At the age of 8, I developed a love for books when my older brother read me The Hobbit. This event led me to major in English and a career at the Public Library. After 16 years as Literacy Co-ordinator and Library Technician, I decided to take a leap of faith and start my own business. Though it started as a business selling fair trade products, I could not resist the temptation of adding books into the mix once learning about a great eco company out of Boston.  I first met Nancy Traversy and Tessa Strickland, friends and co-founders of Barefoot Books in...

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