Kindness
February 18, 2017

Most sustainable?

What is most sustainable: avoiding and buying new alternatives or buying used stuff? Shoes, bags,…
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insight timer world
Expansion
December 29, 2016

Cultivate a mindfulness practice in 2017

As 2016 ends so another year dawns.  Expand your consciousness in 2017 with a daily…
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Expansion
October 10, 2016

Birthday Musings

October 10, 2016 My 35th birthday was about two weeks ago.  A memorable one, for…
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In Nature
July 21, 2016

On adopting a dog and growing in love.

So we recently adopted a dog named io.  How do you spell that? I <pause>…
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various raised garden beds at Life Lab
Education
June 1, 2016

The apparent bad taste of the word vegan.

View of the outdoor kitchen at Life Lab at the UCSC Campus. Vegan is a word, like so many others, used almost as a derogatory judgement about someone else, regarding…
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etc.
January 23, 2016

Do Parents Matter? Turns out- No.

Not as much as we think they do. I recently read an article by Malcolm…
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Expansion
December 30, 2015

Who is Actually Doing Their Part to Conserve Water?

Can you guess? Do you have a clue?  Even want to know?  Vegans! If you spent any time at the library recently, you might find a phamlet like I recently…
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Expansion
December 8, 2015

In Gratitude: Ripples and Reflection

I recently picked a card from my Crystal Ally Cards, Amazonite, personal truth. The author and…
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Expansion
October 15, 2015

Moving- a time to lighten your load.

I recently did this whole thing. Packed up all of my and my partners belongings…
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Expansion
September 29, 2015

Allowing your creativity to flow

creative adjective having the quality or power of creating. resulting from originality of thought, expression, etc.;…
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Expansion
August 10, 2015

How deep big dairy goes…

Taken in Los Angeles while I was there for my brother's wedding, a very welcome…
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after-awkening
Expansion
August 1, 2015

After Inner Awakening

Its day 8 being back in the states and I am still processing.  I am not sure how long it will take, whether it will even be completed or if…
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wedded-bliss
etc.
June 22, 2015

Wedded Bliss

June 21, 20015 It has been a week since my brother's wedding, which was more…
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Holistic
June 7, 2015

Why I teach about essential oils

This is one of the first questions that you pose to yourself when you are…
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Holistic
May 19, 2015

How do you stanch the flow?

A visit from aunt flo, riding the cotton pony, your time of the month, the…
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Expansion
May 11, 2015

You have a pineal gland for that

A pine cone shaped gland, nestled in the center of our brain between the two…
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Holistic
April 29, 2015

Flavoring with Essential Oils

Essential oils can be used to create flavors in the kitchen.  Oils that are made…
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Kindness
April 21, 2015

If babies are vegan, then what happens?

My sister recently had a baby.  As the baby got older and was going into care, my sister needed to decide what to feed her.  So my Mom breaks out…
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Education
April 8, 2015

What’s missing from teacher education?

This is another really loaded one.  The question could be extended to what is missing…
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Expansion
March 29, 2015

I come from… the universe.

I recently participated in a writing workshop.  It was my first time doing anything of…
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Holistic
March 20, 2015

Day in the life of an essential oils user

Here is my top 5. Frankincense for immune support, inflammation and wrinkles. Melaleuca for acne,…
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etc.
March 13, 2015

The Language of Motivation= Effort

A favorite Aunt(-in-law-ish) just gave me a book for Christmas that was a fun read…
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etc.
February 26, 2015

Oh a thrifting we will go!

Ok, if you know me at all, you know that I love, <3, going to…
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Holistic
February 15, 2015

Ran out of something? Try coconut oil.

Seriously.  This reminds me of the adage: Cant fix it, duck it.  Can't duck it,…
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Education
February 5, 2015

Understanding the meaning of high-quality preschool and how to find it.

This is really a big one here, but let's break it down. A graph to show the benefits of preschool to those that attend- they have a higher graduation rate…
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