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25 Ways to Be the Change

To paraphrase Gandhi, you have to be the change you want to see in the world. If you don’t do it, who will? We’re depending on you (yes, you!) to take the first steps to show everyone how it’s done. Are you up to the challenge? Here’s how you can […]

Can't Sleep? 20 Natural Tips to Stop Tossing & Turning

Sweet dreams – got “Ëœem? Many of us don’t. For some, bedtime is a nightly battle of tossing, turning and exhausted frustration; believe me, I’ve been there myself. As with any of life’s imbalances, there’s usually an underlying reason for insomnia and although stress and tension are usually the root […]

Heal and Empower with Tonglen

Got problems with your family, your boss, or your co-workers? Who doesn’t? Conflict and disagreement are natural parts of life; what really matters is how you choose to deal with them. Tonglen is one incredibly personal tool for dealing for difficult circumstances. Tonglen meditation has been in practice since at […]

The Skinny on Being a Ralph Lauren Fashionplate

For good reason, Ralph Lauren is distancing himself  from this extremely altered photo of model Filippa Hamilton, who at 5’10” and 120 pounds was allegedly fired for being too fat to wear the designer’s Town and Country fashions. Last week, the website BoingBoing posted the image online, upsetting the Lauren […]

Save the Planet, Save Cash: 25 Best Ways to Green Your Green

“Going eco-friendly…doesn’t that cost extra?” Tired of hearing that line? So are we. So let’s bury this assumption once and for all! Here’s how to save a ton of cash. 1. Change to Compact Fluorescent Lightbulbs. LED lightbulbs will be greener, but right now they’re pricey – while CFLs are […]

8 Natural Sore Throat Treatments and Remedies

Uh oh. You feel that little tickle in the back of your throat. You want to deny it. It’s nothing, really, it’ll go away after a cup of tea. But it doesn’t. By the end of the day you have to admit, you’ve got a full-on, hurts-to-swallow sore throat. Don’t […]

5 Fun Ways to Add Some Action to Your Day

We all know we need to exercise. And none of us seem to have the time. Even I, who mostly work at home, still find it hard to fit regular exercise into my routine. But human bodies were clearly not made to be sedentary, so here’s how you can sneak […]

An (un)Necessary Convenience: Should We Fear the Microwave?

I have two kinds of friends – those who use microwaves and those who don’t. Somewhere along the way I became one of the non-users. I actually do own a microwave, but I only use it as a last resort and only in certain instances and with stipulations (never microwave […]

Top 20 High Sodium Foods (& 10 Tips to Reduce Your Intake)

Are you one of the many who reach for the salt shaker before even tasting your food? Because you may not be particularly sensitive to the ill effects of sodium, and because there’s no way to know who might develop high blood pressure as a result of a high-sodium diet, […]

Positive Psychology: What's It All About?

If you have noticed new ways to be happy or are one of the cheeky tricksters out there contributing to nurturing talent and improving normal life, you might be unwittingly participating in the growing field of something called Positive Psychology. In 1998, Martin Seligman chose this theme for his tenure […]

10 Foods to Fight Breast Cancer

October was National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. But just because leaves are largely fallen and pumpkins are patching up doesn’t mean that breast cancer awareness should wait another year. The Center for Disease Control shares that breast cancer is the most common kind of cancer in all women and the […]

20 Fresh Beauty Tips

Fall is all about crisp air, changing colors, and possibly the cutest organic pencil leg jeans this side of “Am I thin enough to pull it off?” (The answer is “yes” and “you go, sexy green mama!”) But what about the rest of our green beauty regime? We spoke with […]

I Did It All for the Dopamine

When love for live music crosses the ticket line to addiction. Skipped out on rent to blow extra cash at Coachella? Scheduled a pregnancy around a Phish concert? How about letting mom’s birthday cake candles melt just to spend an extra hour with Dave? Find me a harmless hobby or […]

17 Reasons We Should All be Riding Bicycles

Riding bicycles: A life on two-wheels is a life well lived, not only for personal health reasons, but for your community and the environment. With longer and warmer days, you have no excuse not to get on a bike. Need some inspiration? Here are 17 reasons riding bicycles is oh […]

Thanksgiving Local Food Challenge

Are you thinking of a local, organic Thanksgiving this year? Well, thanks to the Eat Well Guide and the Consumers Union, it’s a piece of cake (or pumpkin pie). These two groups have teamed up and created the Thanksgiving Local and Organic Food Challenge that’s aimed at helping people shop […]

The Tyranny of 'Dry Clean Only'

When I was 21, I used to think that the definition of a proper grownup was someone who took their dry-clean-only clothes to the dry cleaner. I now know otherwise. Under U.S. law, manufacturers can only label an item of clothing “dry-clean only” if they have evidence that it would […]

Drink to Feel Wildly Alive

Who needs soda, with its health-eroding sugar per serving and corrosive phosphoric acid and nerve-wrecking caffeine?  As a mom, I feel it is crucial for me to provide tasty, nutritious drink alternatives to my kids (and myself). Lacto-fermented beverages sometimes called kefir sodas and kombucha are a smart choice. Kefir, […]

Dancing Towards Ecstasy

Ecstasy without the drugs – that’s ecstatic dance. It describes the way I love to move, flailing my whole body around in wild abandon, shaking out all my knots and aches, loosening my spine, and seeking a very natural high. I feel safe enough to move like this at dance […]

Greening Hospitals to Heal the Sick

Do we go to hospitals to get sick? It can seem that way. Aside from being the best place to come in contact with a full range of germs, most hospitals have been built with PVC flooring, conventional paint and other toxic products that leach carcinogens and pollutants into the […]

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Eco-Friendly Fireplace Ideas Perfect for the Holidays

Fireplaces are traditionally symbolic, conjuring up memories of togetherness, warmth, and holiday customs, especially during the fall and winter months. Their mantels are the perfect backdrops for festive garlands and their ledges just right for family photos. And whether you already have a fireplace in your home or you’re interested […]

Decorating With Houseplants: Benefits and Tips to Indoor Greenery

Decorating with houseplants may seem daunting to those without a green thumb, but rest assured the benefits and ease of taking care of a few low-maintenance indoor plants delivers many advantages in terms of indoor air quality and design.  Indoor Air Quality Indoor air quality (IAQ) is defined exactly as […]

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Eco-Friendly Fireplace Ideas Perfect for the Holidays

Fireplaces are traditionally symbolic, conjuring up memories of togetherness, warmth, and holiday customs, especially during the fall and winter months. Their mantels are the perfect backdrops for festive garlands and their ledges just right for family photos. And whether you already have a fireplace in your home or you’re interested […]