Remembering my Mom; Jeana Stanley July 25th, 1965 – June 26th, 2020

A week ago today, I went through the heart-aching process of burying my beloved mother. My world became darker, but heaven got a whole lot brighter. I truly can’t believe you’re gone, but I also can’t believe how lucky I was to have you as my mom. I never had to look far for a […]

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Here I Am, A Black Woman in America

Me 2020  ✊🏽 Grandma 1956 In the years between these photos so much has changed, but still so little progress has been made. Why have I been told before “ you’re so white” What am I doing that’s reserved for white people So much so that I’m no longer true to the color of my […]

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Adventures around the house

“And when the danger passed, and the people joined together again, they grieved their losses, and made new choices, and dreamed new images, and created new ways to live and heal the earth fully, as they had been healed.” – Vella It’s hard to reflect on things when were still in the thick of the […]

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Spring 2020- Introduction & Announcements

Hello everyone, it’s Hannah! The gal behind Thoughts and Thank Yous. I’m stopping in on this Friday for a formal hello and to give you all some updates happening around my website! Housekeeping One of the most important and likely most obvious updates is that I’ve done away with the name Thoughts and Thank Yous. […]

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Three everyday products that reduce plastic waste!

  Or at least reduce! Sharing 3 products that I use pretty much everyday that help minimize plastic waste!   1. Myro Deodorant : Myro is an all-natural plant-based deodorant that uses a refillable case! You can buy refills individually or get them set to monthly shipments (aka never go out to buy deodorant again). Myro’s […]

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Action steps to beating climate hopelessness

There’s a lot of hopelessness surrounding the climate crisis. I’ve heard it all too many times, something along the lines of  “we’re not big enough to beat this,” or “not enough change can happen soon enough”. I’ve even heard people argue that individual choices don’t matter. Well if you haven’t already heard me say it, […]

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“The Uninhabitable Earth” Book Review

An intense and anxiety-provoking work of nonfiction, one that should come with a warning for the faint-hearted, The Uninhabitable Earth is an urgent evaluation of the predicament the climate crisis will force upon the human race in the near future. Through the extensive use of reports on the most up to date climate science and […]

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Happy Low Waste Holiday

As I’m becoming increasingly aware of my climate impact, approaching this holiday season from a sustainable lens was an important goal for me. Here’s just a little bit of advice, including some last minute gift and wrapping ideas, that I have for you this season.Remember, the small things always count! Gifts DIY: sugar scrub I […]

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JORD Wood Watches: Everything you need to know (and a giveaway)!

Right on time for the New Year: JORD’s gorgeous wooden watches It’s officially the holiday season, the new year (and with it a new decade) is upon us, and it feels like life couldn’t be moving faster. I’ve got an exciting, and busy, next few weeks ahead of me. I’m trying not to let the […]

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Health hacks: 4 ways to easily boost your mental and physical health

We all have our battles when it comes to health. In the past few months, I’ve been struggling with my health in multiple ways (don’t worry though, I’m doing alright!) Between myself and my doctors, we still have yet to pin anything down. After yet another bout of being ill, my brother gave me a […]

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