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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 […]

Dry January:  My 31-Day Alcohol-Free Experience

Dry January: My 31-Day Alcohol-Free Experience

I’m really pleased to introduce a guest writer for this post, Meaghan Roach. Meaghan works as a Research Scientist for Health Policy, and yes, she’s my daughter! Meaghan is an intrepid traveler, adventurous hiker, amazing baker, and rescue dog lover. Always up for a new […]

14 Best Ways to Celebrate Valentine’s Day

14 Best Ways to Celebrate Valentine’s Day

Want to be more productive?  Get 5 FREE printable weekly and monthly planners HERE. Whether You are Single or Coupled and at Home or Out! I know some people really get excited about Valentine’s Day, with the hearts and flowers and chocolates and dinner at […]

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, […]