Blog: Travel, Inspire, Encourage
This Blog is written by Emily Jaime, designer and owner of YIREH.
She writes about her travels, shares personal photos, interviews women who are making IT happen, and overall gives this space to inspire & encourage the reader to follow their own journey.
So, taking time for friendship isn’t selfish or meaningless — it’s self-care and teaching yourself to thrive. Friendship makes you feel grounded, supported and less alone in this vast universe. Whether your BFF lives one door down from you or in a completely other country, give them a little squeeze (digitally or IRL) and plan your Friday night in together.
At YIREH, we believe in companies that operate with heart and soul. That means more than just turning a profit. That means selling products with a socially-conscious mission.
Those who have depression are familiar with the associated guilt and shame of not being productive. Especially in this world where we glorify busy over happy and pat ourselves on the back for an 80-hour work week at the office. Don’t get me wrong — if you can power through, that’s amazing. But, for some of us (myself included) it can feel like we’re required to walk through a river with cement blocks on our feet, weighing us down, just to get to the other side. Raise your hand up if that sounds like you. You are not alone.
I’m going to be honest: life with two young children feels like a busy, chaotic season all the time. Literally all day every day. But during the holiday season, we find our calendar stacked with work projects, playdates, community events, and family gatherings. I might be losing my mind a little bit. I’m certainly no expert at slow living, but it is a major priority in our family. We have made a lot of very intentional decisions to live our lives this way, and we’re still figuring it out as we go. Read on for my top notes/tips for anyone looking to slow things down a little.
We’ve rounded up a few of our favorite ethical brands in this holiday gift guide for you. All of these brands are women-owned and create consciously, with a little something for everyone. It really doesn’t get better than this!
Knowledge is power! Here are a few ways to educate yourself on why shopping small is so important.
It has become quite trendy to use words like “green” “sustainable” or “organic” without any real accountability and for most consumers it is hard to know what companies really mean by these claims. So, as you shop this holiday season (and beyond), we’ve put together a brief list of 10 ethical shopping terms you should know. If you’re unsure if a company’s claims are true, you can use these definitions to help guide questions and research.