Building Resilience

Reasons for Hope – Two Books to add to your Winter Reading List!

We are in full-on winter now and I have to admit, this time of year is often challenging for me. Though I appreciate the opportunity to slow down and rest, the cold, snow, shorter days, and dry brittle plants often leave me feeling stagnant and stuck. There is an absolute beauty in all of it, […]

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Permaculture’s 2nd ethic and why I’ll be shopping as local as possible this holiday season (and why you should too!)

I’ve been spending way more time indoors the past few weeks (and it’s not just because we’re in a pandemic :-). Even though my kale, chard and lettuce have made it through these frigid temperatures and are still growing outside (check out my short video here), I’ve definitely felt the urge to snuggle up on the

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Three Inspiring Books that I’m Reading this Winter

Happy New Year! I hope you had a wonderful holiday season filled with meaningful connection, delicious food, and some down time. Though I always like to enter a new year with hope, energy, and positivity, I have to say that listening to the news every day often counters those feelings. The top news headlines today include the

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A Five Minute Project to Cut Down on your Energy Use!

I talked in my last blog post about how our directive, in the global north, should not only be to grow our own food but to look for other ways to reduce our energy consumption. The US Energy Information Administration estimates that 35% of our household energy use goes towards lighting, appliances and refrigeration. Therefore, anything we can

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