KISS: Keep it Simple & Sustainable Valentine’s Day…
even if you’re solo!
Roses are Red . . .
Are those roses fair trade? How far did they travel? Are they grown organically, sustainably responsibly? If you don’t have a honey to send you flowers (or are unlikely to get them from your own honey), send yourself your favorite flowers!
Buy ‘green’ roses from Colombian Florverde growers (not local, but for a good cause).
Eat Sexy Food . . .
Food can be such a sensual experience and there are many foods that seem to be designed by nature to enhance a sexy foodie feast. Read this fun post by GD Gina about aphrodisiac foods and listen to this Green Divas Eco-Sexy podcast where Brigitte Mars talks about foods for sexual health . . .
Keep it Local . . .
Really. Stay Home. Send the Kids out and stay home and make a romantic candle-lit dinner (soy candles, of course) at home. Visit your local markets and buy some sexy food (see above). If you are normally home alone, don’t wallow in self pity, indulge in super self-pampering behavior or take yourself out to the movies or to the bookstore.
Keep it Fair Trade . . .
Chocolate can still be a wonderful indulgence and a great gift for your loved one and/or yourself, but please make sure it is fairly traded, responsibly sourced, sustainably produced and GMO-free. Chocolate is one of those things that can have some not-s0-sweet history in its creation.
Skip the Card . . .
Can we get creative electronically? Or write love poems on our bodies or something? Lots of ways to send the message w/out killing trees. If you don’t have anyone to send a love message to, take some time to imagine you are your own lover and send yourself a wonderful love note and appreciate who you are! Care2 has some great FREE eCards that also help highlight important causes.
Keep it Clean . . .
Instead of the power-shower, take a luxurious bath together (or shower if you don’t have a tub). When was the last time you did that? This of course, can be done solo and enjoyed almost as much (don’t forget healthy candles)!
Including the Kids . . .
If you have wee ones that are just getting into the game, have fun making cards or little love tokens with them. Don’t forget to tell them (and remind yourself) that love and appreciation for each other shouldn’t be just one day a year!
Keep Your Memory Green . . .
Spend a little time with your loved one(s) and dialog about what you love and appreciate about each other, just focusing on all the things that brought you together in the first place. If you don’t currently have a mate, write in a journal and list all the things you like about yourself.
Get Outside and Play . . .
Nothing like a long walk in nature or in your neighborhood to stimulate healthy conversation and hopefully other stuff. Earthing is sexy. Read this great post on Nature is Erotic, by GD Jennifer Reed, and listen to the podcast where I speak to her about it.
Get Creative . . .
One Mother’s Day, my daughters and I decided it would be fun to make vision boards together. A vision board is a collage of images, words, artwork, drawings that help to illustrate what you want to manifest. Why not try this with your honey, your family or for yourself this V-day?
Listen to the Green Divas Eco-Sexy Podcasts . . .
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