The Holidays and Mindful Consumerism

The holidays should not be about indulgent consumerism. If you ask someone what the holidays are all about, you hear words like "family", "friends", "loved ones", "gathering" and "sharing". But if you watch people's actions, you often see something very different... you see people clamoring for Black Friday "bargains", credit card balances skyrocketing, and a …

A Beginner’s Guide to 8 Major Styles of Yoga – Gaiam

https://www.gaiam.com/blogs/discover/a-beginners-guide-to-8-major-styles-of-yoga

What is Mindful Eating? – Mindful

https://www.mindful.org/what-is-mindful-eating/

Summer Harvest at Qualcomm 

It doesn't get more "local" than this! I am grateful to be working with an organization that values clean, fresh, local, organically grown food. Every day, I can walk to either of two beautiful on-site cafe's where meal choices include food that is grown at gardens right here in the middle of the campus! Every …

But First Cuddle.

via Photo Challenge: Friend This little girl stole my heart! We usually foster kittens once or twice a season for the San Diego Humane Society. For anyone thinking about doing this, I can tell you from much experience that it is not always easy, but it is incredibly rewarding! I don't have experience working with …

Beginner’s Vegetarian Smoothie

In a recent post, I wrote about my foray into vegetarianism. I am sure that every person's story is a little different, but my goal was simply to continue to move my lifestyle toward what I consider a more happy and healthy one... both for my body and the planet... and to lead by example. …

Awesome Blogger Award

I would like to thank Emma at CurlyGirlAbroad for nominating me for the Awesome Blogger Award. As a blogger virgin only writing in my second month, I am honored to be recognized by one of my peers. Thank you, Emma. Alright. Here we go... The Rules: Thank the person who nominated you Tag your post with #awesomebloggeraward …

Julian Hard Cider: The Taste That Bites Back

  This post is Part 4 in a series: Part 1: Anza-Borrego Visitor Center Part 2: Anza-Borrego: The Slot Part 3: Anza-Borrego: Mine Wash   Returning from our desert wildflower hunt, we decided, somewhat spontaneously, to stop for some hard cider. Carrie had heard about a tasting room in the area called Julian Hard Cider. …

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