Maybe I’m weird, but I like conferences. And in the past year, I’ve been honored to receive invitations to numerous conferences concerning sustainability, permaculture, green living, environmentalism, and nature connection. (Some of my favorite topics!) And yet, over time my enthusiasm for such gatherings have slowly waned. In fact, I think that I’ll turn downContinue reading “The White-Washing of Sustainability”
Hell if I know. But if so, that’s pretty cool, right? I mean, I guess it’s probable that natural formations which have been embedded in the Earth for hundreds or thousands of years might have come to embody certain energetic properties based on their unique vibrational frequencies. Minerals, gemstones, and crystals have been used sinceContinue reading “Do Crystals Really Have Healing Powers?”
Your boss walks in to your performance evaluation with a frown. A waitress gives a snarky response to your question. As you exit a store, a security officer chases after you. What is your response to each of these situations? To varying degrees, each represents a potential threat or danger to your well-being. Perhaps you’llContinue reading “Fight, Flight, Freeze, or…Feel”
I love a nice, big city – crowded sidewalks filled with interesting people, cuisine from all over the world, tons of fun things to do, and every kind of neighborhood you can imagine. But at the end of the day, I’ve learned that nothing restores my sense of inner peace like a walk through theContinue reading “Get Wild! What Being in Nature Does for You”
As a mom, I’ve done A LOT of school shopping. I don’t mean the autumn ritual of purchasing school supplies. I mean shopping for schools – pouring over promotional materials, combing through websites, asking friends and community members for referrals to their favorite schools, attending open houses and orientations, comparing curriculums and educational philosophies, meetingContinue reading “Should Black Parents Consider Montessori Schools?”
Is there value in the dark times? L.A.-based singer/songwriter and self-proclaimed wild child Dorian says, “Let the blues transform you into something more powerful.” Download his positively-charged soul music from iTunes, or learn more about his latest album, Everyday Warrior, on his Facebook Page.
When my son was a baby, someone recommended African Black Soap for his skin, which was prone to eczema. My Ghanaian husband concurred; black soap is pretty popular in Ghana. But the stuff you find on the store shelves here in the U.S. is not quite like the stuff “back home” in West Africa. IContinue reading “Make your own: Black Soap”
We all know that feeling of being done. How many times have you said “I just can’t” in the past week? Might be a sign that you are burning out, and this doesn’t just affect your performance at the j-o-b.
But I’m not. After I became pregnant with twins in 2013, my vegan lifestyle (which I had strongly advocated for two years) got the boot after I realized that beef was the only thing that my body would tolerate. Turns out that I had run headlong into anemia without realizing it, and was bordering onContinue reading “Some of my best friends are vegan…”