The blog is a place where we can share experiences and information about all the different ways to live a creative, resourceful, healthy, conscientious and fabulous lifestyle, and doing it in a sustainable way....more
Planting the Trees of MemoriesAragorn: Gimli, lower your axe. Legolas: They have feelings, my friend. The elves began it, waking up the trees, teaching them to speak. Gimli: Talking trees. What do trees have to talk about, hmm... except the consistency of squirrel droppings? ~Lord of the Rings J.R.R. Tolkien...more
Now, more than ever, we are looking into what we’re putting into our bodies. The awareness of maintaining a healthy lifestyle has made some major strides in the recent years. Families are going organic and are making an effort to stay away from processed sugars.With that being said, it’s great that you're watching what you’re putting in your body, food-wise. But are you paying attention on the medical front?...more
When we moved to NZ, life gave us an amazing opportunity to look around and make some conscious decisions about what we wanted as a family. Inspired by the amazing space at the Wild Child Day, we got off our (very comfortable) sofa and went to see some land this weekend. It was a fairly long journey into the wilds, but a worthwhile one....more
Today is Earth Day, a reminder how wasteful humans can be and of the small contributions we can make to clean up our act. This is a favorite holiday of mine as this theme runs year round throughout my blog posts.
Today is Earth Day and people all over are talking about it! There are activities for children in their schools. Various cities are have activities planned for today that encourage recycling things such as, bicycles for restoration, Apple products, and so much more. Museums, botanical gardens, and zoos have exhibits that will focus on environmental issues of all kinds for us to learn more about our planet and how to preserve it for future generations. Today is a day when we all can learn how to Improve the World: Celebrate Earth Day Every Day!...more
Today marks the 44th annual Earth Day. The first, April 22, 1970, came eight years after the publication of Rachel Carson’s epic work, Silent Spring, and just 14 months after the horrific oil spill in the Santa Barbara Channel; at that time, it was the largest oil spill ever in America and today ranks third behind the Exxon Valdez (1989) and Deepwater Horizon (2010) disasters....more
Have we ever pondered upon nature; the lessons that it teaches us, the glory of it, and the greatest gift that it has given us? Nature is our creator and it has a lot to teach to us. We adhere to nature for a lot of habits we learn in our lives. Nature in itself is a great teacher for us....more
At a playdate with a group of mothers, I once horrified an impossibly hip, young mom by telling her I refused to eat organic food because it was too expensive and that I felt I wouldn't be buying a better product. The look of shock on her face made me wonder if I had suddenly experienced a Janet Jackson-esque wardrobe malfunction. After glancing down to make sure I wasn't flashing anyone (and to check that Justin Timberlake wasn't lurking behind a bush), I tried to calmly explain my position on organic versus conventionally grown food.