Staying Healthy by Starting Healthy

I recently returned from the Integrative Oncology Conference in Arizona with my mom. We had a great time at the conference (and at the Grand Canyon)! I was fortunate to listen to a few of the general talks that were offered about healthy lifestyle. Here are some tools and topics that really spoke to me … Continue reading Staying Healthy by Starting Healthy

7 Tips to a Healthier, Happier Lifestyle

1. Stop Buying New Stuff  “99 percent of the stuff we harvest, mine, process, transport... is trashed within 6 months.” – Annie Leonard, “The Story of Stuff” 2. Stop Buying Disposable Products In 2010, the U.S. produced more than 250 million tons of trash, 4.43 pounds per person per day, according to EPA Municipal Solid Waste Data for 2010. 3. Burn … Continue reading 7 Tips to a Healthier, Happier Lifestyle

Embracing re-gifting, swapping and a buy less lifestyle

I love the idea of never buying anything new, but even I am sometimes enchanted by the idea of something new and shiny. In order to have my cake and eat it too (why would you have cake and not eat it?!) I am reconnecting with the swapping, re-gifting approach. Just a few days ago, … Continue reading Embracing re-gifting, swapping and a buy less lifestyle

What it means to be an Everyday Environmentalist

As a self pronounced environmentalist, it has become clear to me that being an 'environmentalist' means many different things to many different people. To some being an environmentalist means recycling, to others it means chaining yourself to a tree to prevent deforestation and to others still it could be anywhere between those extremes. To me, … Continue reading What it means to be an Everyday Environmentalist