live our best life with simple daily intentional journaling

The benefits of positive affirmations, goal setting, small steps, brain dumps, to-do lists, meal planning, habit tracking, routine creating, and schedule making are repeated and extolled by successful people and backed by research. Who has time to do and keep track of all these things?! After years of trying many different systems, I created a … Continue reading live our best life with simple daily intentional journaling

inspiring movies

saint frances: a fictional comedy about womanhood limitless: a documentary on women and running game changers: a documentary on the science of food and athletic performance expedition happiness: young german couple and dog travel across US, Canada and Mexico*also on netflix walk with me: thich nhat hanh ending the vicious circle of negative habits how … Continue reading inspiring movies

reading options for different learning styles and needs

written word, book in hand...* library* borrow* purchase used* purchase new written word on a screen...* library* kindle* scribd spoken word...* library* audible* scribd main ideas (cliff notes) written on a screen...* scribd main ideas (cliff notes) spoken...* scribd snapshots* blinkist Do you prefer reading books with paper pages but cannot get one into your … Continue reading reading options for different learning styles and needs

nutritious, delicious potato toppings

salt seasoned salt black pepper red pepper flakes olive oil soy sauce plant-based mayo nutritional yeast plant-based butter plant-based sour cream cooked beans cooked chickpeas vegetable or bean chili veggie soup or stew broccoli & dairy-free cheeze salsa hummus tofu tempeh mushroom sauted onions sauted raw onions roasted garlic raw garlic mushroom gravy taco toppings: … Continue reading nutritious, delicious potato toppings

surprising and useful gifts for a healthier, more sustainable home

Need a holiday, housewarming, hostess, wedding, college, birthday gift? Want to give something original that is also useful and eco-friendly? These are a few of my personal favorite home items that also make unique gifts. who gives a crap 100% recycled, soft, 3-ply toilet paper wrapped in fun, colorful paper with humorous text is plastic-free, … Continue reading surprising and useful gifts for a healthier, more sustainable home

unique food gifts for healthier people and planet

Grandmas are queens of showing their love by pushing offering their delicious, but unhealthy, foods our way. Although we appreciate and enjoy grandma's homemade offerings of love, let's modernize the idea. To show our love and appreciation for family, friends, teachers, colleagues, employees, ourselves (am I the only one who buys my own gifts?) and … Continue reading unique food gifts for healthier people and planet

2 ingredient healthy oatmeal cookies

Easy, healthy, and sweet but free of processed sugar, these oatmeal cookies are a great stand-in for breakfast and snacks. Make ahead of time for travel, sports, camping, lunches. ingredients:1. bananas (ripe and freckled, not black)2. oats (quick or old fashioned)* optional extras to add... nuts, nut butter, fresh blueberries, fresh apple chunks, cinnamon, pumpkin … Continue reading 2 ingredient healthy oatmeal cookies

December outdoor holiday decor for a natural, simple, beautiful aesthetic

Strolling by homes decorated for the holidays can bring surprises and joy. They change the ordinary to something special. In the name of bringing cheer, we often get caught up in overusing our precious resources… time, money, and fossil fuels (for energy, plastics, synthetic materials). This year, let’s make the holidays extra green by creating … Continue reading December outdoor holiday decor for a natural, simple, beautiful aesthetic

What finally motivated me to declutter and the simple solution that made it happen!

For years I wanted to declutter but never seemed to get past a junk drawer or closet. I signed up for classes, watched movies, and even made mantras to try and motivate myself. The breaking point was when I got fed up and tired of spending all my time picking up, cleaning up, organizing, and … Continue reading What finally motivated me to declutter and the simple solution that made it happen!

14 fun and healthy ways to connect with friends and family, beyond the restaurant

We want and need time with others for our health and wellbeing. Dinner and drinks at a restaurant are great (good food, no cooking, no clean up) but aren't always possible (thanks, covid) and aren't always healthy (thanks, breadbasket and wine). The following are healthy, outside the restaurant, ways I've enjoyed connecting with friends and … Continue reading 14 fun and healthy ways to connect with friends and family, beyond the restaurant

Find out if you live near a source of cancer-causing industrial air pollutants

Want to know if you live near a major air polluter that could significantly increase your cancer risk? ProPublica has done the research. Read their report to learn more and enter your address to see if any hot spots are near you. The Most Detailed Map of Cancer-Causing Industrial Air Pollution in the U.S.By Al Shaw and Lylla … Continue reading Find out if you live near a source of cancer-causing industrial air pollutants

Top sources for sustainable women’s clothing

"Sustainable fashion is a movement and process of fostering change to fashion products and the fashion system towards greater ecological integrity and social justice." - wikipedia The opposite of sustainable fashion is fast fashion. "Fast fashion is a term used to describe a highly profitable and exploitative business model based on replicating catwalk trends and high-fashion designs, mass-producing them at low cost." - wikipedia … Continue reading Top sources for sustainable women’s clothing

My Favorite–Unconventional–Online Sources for Beautiful Home Inspiration

Being free of any social media accounts, Pinterest, Houzz, and Zillow had become my online warehouses for beautiful pictures of homes. Lately, however, I've noticed they are a little too "staged" and too "fish-eyed" for creating a cozy feel that brings me into a picture. For those inviting, more "lived in" home scenes that you've … Continue reading My Favorite–Unconventional–Online Sources for Beautiful Home Inspiration

14 barefoot, zero-drop, minimalist shoe brands for kids

Are barefoot shoes good for kids? Read here. Vivo Barefoot* athletic and casual footwear for kids and adults* sizes: EU 20-39* company: london, england* made in ethiopia* 20% off first order through rich roll podcast) xeroshoes* sandals & athletic shoes for kids and adults* sizes: 12 kids-4Y* company: broomfield, colorado, usa* made in china shamma … Continue reading 14 barefoot, zero-drop, minimalist shoe brands for kids

Low Chemical Homes Deserve Low Chemical Furnishings!

Finding gorgeous and comfortable seating for the living room, without toxic flame retardants, use to be a difficult and ridiculously expensive task. At one point I considered buying wood chairs with leather sling seating and no cushions to avoid the chemicals but, they looked terrible for napping! In the last few years, many furniture stores … Continue reading Low Chemical Homes Deserve Low Chemical Furnishings!

6 Easy Swaps to Green Your Kitchen Sink (No Vinegar Involved)

What we make healthy, makes us healthy. A greener kitchen is healthier for us, our family, friends and the air, water, and soil that gives us life.  Reducing, reusing, recycling are great ways to green our lives. Another is simply replacing items we currently use for healthier options. These 6 replacements at our kitchen sink … Continue reading 6 Easy Swaps to Green Your Kitchen Sink (No Vinegar Involved)