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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Happy Earth Day — Presenting the Eco Enlightened Pocket Guide!

Last week was the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, and I felt like I had a lot to celebrate surrounding this wonderful, awe-inspiring planet. This year I was part of an exciting project launch with the Smithsonian Institute’s ocean education platform, the Ocean Portal. To inspire hope and promote earth optimism, we created an interactive […]

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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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Eco Enlightened March 20, 2020

Trump’s Next Chief of Staff Is Open to Doing More on ClimateVia Chicks for Climate Via Shop with Good Intent Climate FWD: Should airline buyouts come with conditions? 

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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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