Apartment Renovation!

After completing my master’s program and finishing up my tenure with the Smithsonian’s ocean education platform, the Ocean Portal, I thought a change in scenery was much needed and deserved. So back in May I left the north east and moved to Florida to start my new career as a freelance writer in a new […]

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Welcome to Wait, Why? A New Podcast!

My best friend Tori and I have set out to investigate questions, interests, and popular thought through a relaxed, relatable, open conversation on our new podcast, Wait, Why? Episode 1 is here now! This week ,the we provide insight into why we created the podcast. The episode includes a fun Q&A where we interview each […]

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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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Road Trip Update from Portland, Oregon

A week ago today I flew into Fresno, California to begin a National Parks/ National Forests road trip out West. I’ve had so many adventures in the last seven days, and many more to come. I’m already feeling refreshed and inspired, my heart full and grateful. I have a lot that I want to share […]

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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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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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