A Few of My Favorites

These are some of the products, people, or services that I have used and I highly recommend. Everything from eco-friendly products to Qigong classes. Full disclosure: some of these are affiliate links and some of them aren’t. If you click any of the links on my website and purchase anything, I may get a commission. There is no extra cost for you. If you do so, thank you!!! I hope that you find things on this page that become your favorites too.


I’ve mentioned the Qigong Teacher Training Program many different times in my posts. Here is the link to get more information about that program. You can also meet Chris Shelton, and learn a little more about Morning Crane Healing Arts in my Q&A Session with him.

If you want to try out some of their live classes, they have a Qi Club that meets Monday-Thursday at 8 a.m. PST. It’s a great way to start the morning, or for me (at 11 a.m. EST) a great way to take a movement break in the middle of working on things. If you can’t make it live, no worries, the classes are recorded each day and are available for a week.

On Tuesdays and Thursdays, Chris goes over some of the Qigong basics that you find on his YouTube channel, but he also teachs more in depth practices as well. On Mondays and Wednesdays Parisa does Qi Stretch and Release, which includes some strengthening exercises, balance exercises, and also yoga, along with Qigong. No matter what they’re doing, they’re always having fun!!!

To get your first month free, click here to sign up.

(To read about how I got started with Qigong, click here.)


These strips come in a compostable/recyclable cardboard sleeve, which is lighter, more compact, and better for the environment than the plastic jug brands. They make your laundry room a lot less cluttered and a lot less messy. Also…they work!

Tru Earth package opened
This is how they look right out of the package.

I was initially very skeptical about how these strips would work, and if they would really work at all. Over the last year and a half I’ve found that they actually work even better than the plastic jug brands I’ve used before. They are easy to use, they dissolve completely in any temperature I’ve washed my clothes in, and they don’t leave any kind of residue on my clothes.

Tru Earth laundry strips in an air tight container for storage
This is how I store my laundry strips: I tear them in half and put them in an air tight container.

When you purchase, you sign up for a monthly subscription, but there’s no contract, and you can change the size that you order anytime. So, if you start out thinking, I’m only going to need a 32-pack, and you quickly realize that 32 isn’t going to cut it, you can up what you get each month. You also have the option to change how often the strips are delivered.

Click here to go to Tru Earth’s website and read all about their wonderful products. Next on my list to try are their Disinfecting Multi-surface Cleaning Strips – just put a strip in a glass bottle, add water, and clean away.


Bite Toothpaste

Bite toothpaste bits are the perfect alternative to buying toothpaste in a tube. They initially come in a glass jar and then the refills come in a recyclable paper bag. No plastic tube to throw away. Woohoo! To use them, you simply put one in your mouth, chew it up a little, and then brush your teeth. My favorite flavor is the Charcoal Mint, but all of them leave your mouth feeling nice and clean. I really love their bamboo toothbrushes, dental floss, and mouthwash too!


Let’s talk TP. Specifically, TP that can help make the Earth a happier place. I’ve tried a few different types of “Earth friendly” toilet paper, but they haven’t been friendly in other ways. They were too rough, too thin, etc. CLOUD PAPER toilet paper isn’t like that at all. It’s made from bamboo!! The texture is a little different texture than what I was used to, but I love it. (If you can say such a thing about your TP…haha) It’s strong, it’s soft, and it does the job even better than the regular brands that I have used in the past. When you order, your TP arrives in packaging that is completely recyclable and/or compostable, which makes it even better…no plastic packaging to throw away.

Use the code CLOUD10 to get 10% off of your first order or subscription. We started out with a single order so we could figure out how many rolls we used each month, and then got a subscription. You could easily start out with a subscription and adjust it as needed. (I wasn’t paying attention the first time I ordered so I didn’t realize it was that easy to change it.)