Intentional Living

The Intentional Living Category includes topics on relationships, such as family and community.

It also covers Eco-conscious living, green living, socially conscious living, Fair Trade, Minimalism, and Simplicity.

Why Buy Fair Trade? An Activist Explains

Why Buy Fair Trade? An Activist Explains

Fair Trade activist Katie Bond is the founder of The Peace Exchange, an international fair trade non-profit based here in Southern California. I recently had the privilege of interviewing her and expanding my knowledge of fair trade principles and practices, as well as gaining greater […]

8 Best Places to Order Vegetable Seeds

8 Best Places to Order Vegetable Seeds

Do you enjoy gardening?  It’s estimated that 27 million people across the U.S.A. consider gardening to be a favorite hobby. Gardening is the #1 hobby in the country! It’s certainly one of my favorite ways to spend a sunny afternoon. I even enjoy the preparatory […]

Benefits of a Community Garden

Benefits of a Community Garden

Anyone who’s known me for a while knows about my love of gardening.  Even though we have moved houses often (like, ten times in less than thirty years often!), I’ve always made room to grow flowers and vegetables.  I’ve had large swaths of grass removed […]

Understanding the Basics of Fair Trade

Understanding the Basics of Fair Trade

Do You Understand the Basics of the Fair Trade Movement, and how it impacts people around the world? Like many people, I have long been familiar with the term “Fair Trade”, mostly associating it with coffee and chocolate. I understood the basics of fair trade, […]