15 recipes that fight food packaging waste

We just celebrated the end of June, and thus also the end of my month-long challenge to reduce my food packaging waste. While I will continue to buy some almond milk from the store, and purchase certain packaged items I cannot make for myself (like firm tofu), this challenge has really opened my eyes to the value in […]

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15 Tips for Reducing Food Packaging Waste

Let’s talk about reducing food packaging and food packaging waste. But first, let’s talk about stress and energy. I had a stressful week. One of my beautiful, lovely, (and I thought: safe) indoor cats had a fluke accident, needed surgery, experienced some complications from the surgery, and had to stay at the vet’s for several […]

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The June Challenge – Reducing Food Packaging Waste

I got to thinking about food waste after perusing a copy of Meghan Telpner’s UnDiet that I had borrowed from the library. In the book, Meghan talks about how, with respect to waste, “there is no away.” It’s quite a concept, really. When we are finished with something, we usually just throw it “away.” But […]

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Reducing Inflammation – Foods to Eat and Foods to Avoid

I’ve been doing a lot of reading about inflammation lately. Inflammation has been suggested as the underlying factor for most diseases and health concerns. (Chronic) inflammation has been linked to any number of ailments, including arthritis, gastritis, skin disorders (like acne, eczema, and psoriasis) and dermatitis, heart disease, cancer, obesity, Alzheimers, infections, allergic conditions, bowel and […]

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The How of Happiness – 12 strategies for improving your happiness

According to science-y studies, 40% of our total happiness allotment in life is directly within our control. That means nearly half (after all, 40% is the new 50%) of how happy we are on a regular basis can be changed. By following certain activities and putting into place specific practices and habits, we can actually become […]

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Spring is Sprung – 11 Ways to Welcome the Season

Spring is here! At least, that’s what I thought on Monday when it was a balmy 18 degrees C. Then, Tuesday, we had a snowstorm and it was -5. While discombobulating (I was like, is this NEXT winter already starting? Have spring and summer become reduced to two days?), the snow couldn’t get me down. […]

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Simplify and Declutter your Book Collection

January is a good time for taking stock of one’s possessions and thinking about simplifying. This week’s focus? Books. Google “decluttering bookshelves” and skim the results and likely you’ll see multiple stories about the trauma of weeding through beloved book collections. Deciding which tomes must pass on to the library, used bookstore, or local charity […]

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