I'm intrigued by people who've been able to reduce their yearly waste to just a bag or two of trash. The idea of being so completely aware of every single thing I touch in a day, determining how to reduce~reuse~recycle each one? Astounding. The three Rs of environmentalism has become a mantra of sorts for me. Where to start? Let's take them in reverse order ...Read More
What intrigued me most about Ayurveda were some interesting daily habits. The Ayurvedic morning routine is substantial and quite different from the Standard American shower~coffee~commute but there are most likely one or two things you can add to your own a.m. ritual that may make a difference in your whole day. Here are some of my favorites ...Read More
I see you this week. You're running yourself ragged: rushing all over town to buy the perfect gifts, planning dozen-course meals, racing to parties, scrambling to mail packages and those never-ending cards, ... doing All The (Holiday) Things. It's been a mad dash since Thanksgiving to get to this point, and you know the shiny New Year~~with all its promises of fresh starts and healthy habits~~is just beyond your grasp. So you put it all out there for these last two weeks. But what's left for you? Plenty ...Read More
Black Friday shopping mall overwhelm. Cyber Monday inbox overload. When will the pressure to Give Bigger and Better end? It doesn't look like it will, according to a recent NPR story ... "It's just going to be a blend of a promotional period stretching the entire back half of the year and into the new year." Ugh.
But it doesn't need to be that way. Really.Read More
I've been a plant-based eater for a long time now, and I continue to consume research and refine my choices based on what I read, believe, and feel as I move through life. But one think I feel right now in my heart to be true--and I honestly don't expect to change--is that we need to do something about the bee situation, already.Read More