Mango Matcha Energy Bites

I recently visited an herbal clinic in Burlington to see if they could help me with my dust allergies. After a 4-page questionnaire and a 2 hour appointment, they gave me some great herbal formulas and helpful dietary and lifestyle advice. One suggestion they made was to consume more prebiotic fiber (yes PRE, not PRO), which […]

Spring 2016 Capsule

Spring 2016 Capsule

March is a tricky time to transition from winter to spring clothing. Our “Spring” weather here in Vermont has been a strange mix of 20 degree days and 65 degree days, sun and snow storms. It’s easy to be fooled by a few nice days in a row, but it ALWAYS snows at least once […]

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Zero-Waste Grocery Shopping

One of my favorite things about health food stores and co-ops are the bulk food sections. I love smelling the herbs and spices, and perusing the gallery of flours, beans, grains, and dried fruit. Each store has a slightly different collection. Some have pastas, dried soup mix, oil, vinegar, grind-your-own peanut butter, and even yeast. […]

Winter 16 Capsule

Winter 2016 Capsule

I’m already about a month into wearing my winter capsule and have finally gotten around to posting about it – so sorry! Building this one was easier than my first one in the fall but still took longer than I expected. Plus, winter temperatures didn’t even really start here until January. Anyway I decided to take […]

How to Plan a Capsule Wardrobe

It’s been hot here in Vermont. So hot that I’ve been putting off starting my fall capsule because I’m not ready to wear jeans and flannels everyday! And I’m definitely not ready for pumpkin-flavor and Halloween candy that have already taken over the grocery stores. All my capsules start and end mid-month because that’s just […]

Lavender Festival

If you’ve never met me, you might not know about my obsession with lavender. You wouldn’t have noticed the candles, soaps, air fresheners, tea, incense, cleaning sprays, honey, perfume, sachets, or dried bundles that make me and my apartment smell great.  But now that you know this about me, you can imagine my reaction to […]

Mindfulness is: Not Ignoring Uncomfortable Facts

“When you’re in the supermarket, you don’t want to think about where those products come from. You don’t want to think about how those animals have been reared, how they’ve been treated. The power of willful ignorance cannot be overstated. This is systemized cruelty on a massive scale and we only get away with it […]