There I am, holding a camera, hair blowing in my face. The Canon DSLR is actually my Dad’s; I borrowed it so that he could snap the photo with mine. I had just gotten off the plane from Chicago and was exhausted. I met my parents for a harbor walk anyway, but found I didn’t … Continue reading On Authenticity & Performance: a Recap
Recently I had the gift of attending a workshop about Cultural Humility. It was in another work role, not specific to content creation, but I am always looking at ways one part of my life flows over and influences other aspects. So I want to bring a few pieces from that training here. Bear with … Continue reading What is Cultural Humility (and does it apply to blogging)?
Wait, popsicles to start October?Since it hit 90 degrees last week, I’ve been wanting cold treats like it was still Summer. So I am trying to work some health food into my cravings. Did you know Matcha, in addition to having less caffeine than black tea or coffee, also has myriad health benefits? Antioxidants, L-theanine, … Continue reading Matcha-Top Strawberry Pops
Let’s be honest: even for those of us who love Fall (me!), it can be a hard season. Everything in the natural world readies for death or hibernation. Gardens wilt, brown, freeze. School suddenly consumes our attention and time (or our loved ones’ attention and time) at the exact moment that the cooler weather makes … Continue reading Pausing for Poetry
…and thus I bring you: My Two Favorite On-The-Go Cacao recipes! Last week, you may recall, I wrote about chocolate… Some of the ins and outs, plus my two favorite chocolate bar companies. The world has not gotten any less crazy since then, plus it’s a holiday weekend in the US, so we could all … Continue reading I’m Still Going On About Chocolate…
I mean, who doesn’t want to talk about chocolate, right?! By now, many of us have read about some of the horrors of chocolate that isn’t fair trade and we know why organic farming is important in general, including for cacao. We know some of the downsides of sugar for our bodies and the planet and we know we … Continue reading Can We Chat About Chocolate?
If you’ve followed along with my blog so far, you’re probably beginning to get the sense that I construe the topic of “sustainability” in a broad fashion (which is why I chose the genre “conscious lifestyle,” with a focus on the many facets of joy). Remember last week how I talked about action curing fear? … Continue reading Poetry, Zen Towers = Sustainability?