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  • Chika Yamawaki

The power of conscious choices

Updated: Jan 27, 2019

- To live in harmony with the Mother Earth -


We live in a time of environmental challenges - global warming, climate change, plastic pollution, deforestation and the list goes on and on. The future doesn't sound bright for our children and this is extremely concerning for a new parent like myself. Sometimes these things can make us feel overwhelmed, powerless and hopeless but the thing I would love you to know is, we CAN make a difference by becoming more and more conscious of where we spend our money everyday and changing what we buy and use everyday. In the end, companies need our money to stay in business, so the question is - who are we voting for with our dollar?!


If we all stop giving money to companies who keep harming our planet and start supporting other companies who instead care for our planet, what do you think will happen? We need to start circulating money in the right direction. In the end, the money is power. We need to start seeing money going into good hands, towards the direction of conscious businesses who are making a positive impact in the world.


I'm not encouraging over consumption, but there are things we need everyday to keep ourselves clean and healthy like foods and toiletries. Pay attention to what you are buying (what is in it) and where it comes from and how it is made. Invest your money in companies who are making a positive impact in the world. Do you know what they are doing with their money and profits? Are they interested in giving back and choosing to make the world a better place?

Reducing plastic pollution has become my recent passion after watching a few documentary films to learn what was really happening to our beautiful ocean. I had no idea there was so much suffering in our innocent marine life because of the choices we make daily to live more convenient, disposable life style. I had no idea sea turtles mistakenly eat plastic bags thinking they are jellyfish for example. It is said that by 2050, there will be more plastic than fish in our oceans... Who wants to live in a world like that? I don't. We need to take actions NOW to make a difference, to create a better future for our next generation. If you already haven't, I strongly encourage you to watch a Plastic Ocean (available on Netflix) and Blue to gain more insights on this matter. It all starts with awareness. Awareness is the key for transformation.


Lets avoid purchasing products that contribute to the plastic pollution. Lets stop supporting the practices that keep polluting our beautiful planet. This includes purchasing fruits and veggies that come wrapped in unnecessary plastic. I'm not encouraging you to go completely plastic free right now and start stressing yourself out (you would know how tricky this is if you have tried. the plastic is sadly everywhere...) but you CAN take a small baby step each day to change what you use and buy daily. And choose what is kinder to the planet over what is harming our planet.

I'm a strong believer that it all starts with us and how we live our life. I believe I can make a difference and make the world a better place for our children. We CAN make a bigger impact if more people joined this movement. If I can inspire 1 person each day, 7 more people might be a part of solution every week. In a year, 365 people might be making a positive impact rather than a negative one!

Did you know that we now have the online eco shop with the beautiful range of eco-friendly products? This is the result of many months of researching and trying out products kind to us as well as to our beautiful mother earth. I have personally tested each product and only kept items I personally use and recommend. Check out the beautiful collection of other conscious businesses doing wonderful things right here!


https://www.wayoga.com.au/eco-shop


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