Mindful Living for Living Green

Tweet Pin It I was talking to a friend recently about something I did ages ago and I said “that’s before I ever even thought about being green or caring about climate change.” I realized that my whole attitude towards how I live my daily life has changed since I have become concerned about our […]

Share Your Challenges – Living with Reynaud’s Syndrome

Tweet Pin It Often when people are faced with challenges they tend to keep them to themselves. Do you see yourself in one of these phrases? “I don’t want to burden others with my problems.”  “I don’t want others to think of me differently.” “I  don’t want sympathy or extra consideration.”  All of these are […]

8 Alternatives to Cut Roses This Valentine’s Day

Tweet Pin It One of my big pet peeves is the tradition of beautiful red roses for Valentine’s Day. I’ve written about this many times before but the issue doesn’t go away. When I was in high school I had a good job working for a florist. I enjoyed working with flowers, cleaning them, putting […]

Wordless Wednesday – Appreciating Snow

Tweet Pin It I listened to a live town hall on the phone with EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy this evening.  Gina asked people to please take their children and grandchildren outside to play. She said that children need to learn to appreciate and connect with nature and this happens from going outside. This fit so […]

Fitting in a Small House

Tweet Pin It Once upon a time I dreamed of living in a huge house like some of my friends had growing up.  A house with a bedroom for each person, an office for each adult, plenty of bathrooms and a rec room in the basement in addition to living rooms.  When I was small we had […]

3 Steps to Calming the Wrapping Paper Madness

Tweet Pin It Christmas is coming, and while I love having lots of people for gift opening and our kids love having lots of gifts, it makes for some craziness with wrapping paper. Some years we’re just swimming in wrapping paper and I’m always afraid we’re going to lose a gift or two in the […]

Home Depot recycling holiday lights again

Tweet Pin It Home Depot is offering up to $5 off LED Holiday Lights when you recycle incandescent light strings again this year.  From now until November 17, 2013 you can get up to $5 off new LED Christmas Lights in exchange for recycling your old incandescent light strings. Here is the summary from Home […]

The Easiest Way to Save Water

Tweet Pin It Stop! Quick  – do you turn the water off when you brush your teeth? Really?  Are you sure? Think about it the next time you brush your teeth.   How much effort does it take to turn on the water, wet your toothbrush, then turn off the water?  When you’re done brushing, […]

Make Recycling Easy

Tweet Pin It Do you ever have a day where you want to do the right thing, but it’s just too hard? I know, it happens to me a lot.  Like the winter I stopped composting because the snow was just too deep. It really helps when there are little thing you can do to […]

Freezing Brown Rice

Tweet Pin It Last week I wanted to make the family Indian Food over brown rice,  but I was short on time and brown rice takes 40 minutes to make.  I can’t tell you how many times something like this has come up for us.  I’ve considered buying instant rice, and I have bought a […]