Heather Clisby

The Day I Learned to Drink Twice as Much Water Before Running When You Have Your Period

We don't know our own bodies until large parts of it rebel. ...more
To employ a tired cliche, if I can keep one runner from going through this, I have done my job. ...more

A Family Experiment: No Car

Ever notice how The Universe will often force you into a healthy transition that you've been pondering anyway? Even when employing my very best avoidance and denial tactics, I'm always amazed how the mighty hand of Change will swoop in and rearrange my life's furniture with a sharper feng shui in mind. Swift acceptance is key, I believe....more
The story is inspiring. I have just stopped driving and am beginning to find ways to do without ...more

Grandmother Power Blogging Campaign: Interview Gram

Yesterday, I came across Britt Bravo's terrific post, Celebrating Grandmother Power: Interview with my Gram, her offering for the The Grandmother Power Blogging Campaign, a collaborative blogging effort (May 7-14) about how grandmothers are changing the world....more

Ant Invasion? Natural Solutions in Battle

When my friend, Gail, recently moved with her family to Indonesia for a year, her Facebook status updates took on a poetic, lyrical quality. Then, one day, Gail - a devout Buddhist - posted this plea:This morning I killed at least 1000 ants, forgive me.More are coming.They are in everything.Advice on how to battle them without killing them, please.Suggestions came in like a flurry. The next day she posted this:When I close my eyes, All I see are ants. ...more

Why HRC's Equality Sign Made Me See Red

Last week, in support of gay marriage being argued before the Supreme Court (California's Prop. 8 and DOMA, specifically), a few million folks changed their Facebook profile photo to the red equal sign created by the Human Rights Campaign....more
Interesting article.  I saw those icons all over lately, but I find it easy to put something ...more

April Fools' Day: Feeling Pranky?

Happy April Fools' Day! Finally, a (sort-of) holiday which requires no obligatory cooking or shopping, unless there are serious hijinx involved. While history notes that April 1 and foolishness are tied together as far back as 1392, serious prankage and prankity have only grown in modern times - even the White House plays along....more
@SunbonnetSmart.com Thanks for the note, Robin. Kind of dangerous out there with both of us ...more

World Water Day 2013

Today, March 22, marks the 20th annual World Water Day and if you are reading this, there's a good chance you can walk over to a tap, turn it on and expect clean water, but for 800 million people (mostly women and children), this is not a reality. Add to this rising temperatures, exploding populations, increasing droughts and widening pollution and it all adds up to one word: crisis. ...more
@HomeRearedChef Beautiful! Something I will try to say every day. Thanks, Virginia.more

Hilex Poly: Plastic Bag Exec Speaks to Debate

To the average consumer, Hilex Poly, a manufacturer and recycler of plastic bags and other products, is relatively unknown, but to anti-plastic activists, the company is generally loathed. Their lawsuit against Chico Bags, makers of reusable bags, did not help....more
What continues to confound me is that we're arguing about dismally low numbers in terms of ...more

State of the Union: Climate Change and Clean Energy

If you watched President Obama's State of the Union address last night, you heard his strongest words yet on the related issues of climate change and alternative energy. His observation, that "12 of the hottest years have all come in the last 15" makes it clear that he does not intend to skirt the issue in his final term. Still, at least one green blogger - who regularly covers environmental issues on Green4U - has some concerns, namely, fracking:...more
While it appears that the earth is getting hotter. This article looks at the data and finds a ...more

Former Scout Addresses The Boy Scouts of America

With the Boy Scouts of America considering a reversal on their sexual orientation restrictions, the 103-year-old organization is getting some healthy feedback, both pro and con. Wasn't it just last summer when BSA had firmly stated its 'No Gays' policy? So, what's changed?...more
I do hope for inclusiveness. I really domore