About

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I’m Belinda

I’m a petite New Yorker and wearer of many hats: I am an ecoblogger, bullet journalist, and artist with a fascination for the zero waste lifestyle, and strong ambitions to inspire individuals to practice sustainability in our everyday lives. Read on to find out more!

The Dog Whisperer

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I wasn’t lying when I said I cuddle them whenever I can!

Ever since I can remember, I loved animals. When I was a child, I wanted to be a professional birdwatcher when I grew up, and can even remember playing with the large black ants in the playground in elementary school (not so keen on bugs these days though!) I am also known for being a “dog lady”; I am the proud mom of four Shih Tzus and like to consider myself a dog whisperer because despite my friends’ best efforts to deter me from petting dogs when I’m abroad, I gravitate toward any furry friend that wags its tail at me and comes to say hello.
On most days, you can find me cuddling up with one of my pups while I binge-watch television shows or documentaries, as I work on the latest spreads for my bullet journal, or as I create content for you on my blog!

My passions

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I grew up surrounded by creativity. My dad used to carve miniature race cars out of wood, and me and my sister took art classes growing up. Some of that stuck with me, and I like to unleash my artistic side through my bullet journal and painting. I also grew up volunteering (our first volunteer gig was at the North Shore Animal League). I loved interacting with the community when I performed community service for school credit and in my free time.

Since then, I have volunteered both domestically with New York Cares and internationally with UBELONG (read about my experiences here and here). I’m currently advocating for gender equality and the health, rights, and wellbeing of girls and women through my organization, supporting a network of 700 youth advocates in their work, and loving every minute.

My love for travel and food

When I’m not busy advocating for sustainability and gender equality through my blog and work, you can find me in countries outside of the US exploring the markets to taste the diverse range of foods–I firmly believe that understanding cultures includes embracing and trying out the local food–and discover hidden gems such as artisanal works crafted in the region.

My love for the environment and sustainability

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If you are new to A Healthy Blueprint, welcome! I am so excited to have you here and hope you will enjoy reading through the content that I share. As someone who is passionate about the Sustainable Development Goals, specifically those that pertain to protecting our environment, I want to share some simple tips that may help you become an even better Eco-Warrior and champion for the planet. Looking forward to connecting with you!

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I’d love to hear from you! Please share with me your thoughts on content you’d like me to focus more on, and any gaps you’d like me to fill in the blogging space.

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