I write today feeling a little bit defeated.
If you’ve been following this blog at all you know that I’ve been trying to make some changes around our house, with our health, our diets, becoming more environmentally conscious, etc.
I picked up a book from the library called Ecoholic. It is so full of information. After I read it my head is full of information. Too much information. So much information that I know that I’ll never be able to do it all. Make the house as healthy as I would like. Buy clothes that are made from organic materials and made by people getting paid decent wages. Eat food that has been grown locally and without pesticides. Ensure that my kids’ toys don’t contain PVC or lead paint. That the wood we use to build a new deck isn’t destroying some ecosystem. That the soap I wash my body with isn’t full of chemicals that have proven links to cancer.
So much to know. So much to do. Where does one draw the line? Am I doing enough? Not enough?
I wish there was a big store you could go to where in everything was safe and healthy to purchase. Wouldn’t that be nice?
Really though- this book is FANTASTIC. It’s also Canadian so it will speak of brands and stores you’ve heard of, list internet sites where you can order great products that will actually ship to Canada and so on. I want to own it!
But be warned. You will be overwhelmed.