Here’s everything you ever wanted to know about beeswax wraps, an environmentally friendly alternative to plastic wrap. If you are one of those people who marketers call early adopters, you probably own a few beeswax wraps. But if beeswax and wraps sound a little weird to you and you just raised your eyebrows, then keep on reading because you might be quite surprised. What are beeswax wraps? Beeswax wraps are… Read More »
Utkatasana or Chair Pose There are a variety of yoga poses that you can practice that stimulate and benefit many parts of the body all at once. One of those poses is Chair Pose. In Sanskrit, the language of yoga, the pose is called Utkatasana (OOT-kah-TAH-sah-nah), but it does not translate to mean “chair pose.” It actually means “fierce pose.” Utkata means intense or powerful. We combine utkata + asana… Read More »
Think about the major problems in your life — from anxiety to lack of regular exercise to a bad diet to procrastination and more. Pretty much every one of these problems is caused by a fear of discomfort. Discomfort isn’t intense pain, but just the feeling you get when you’re out of your comfort zone. Eating vegetables for many people, for example, brings discomfort. So does sitting in meditation, or… Read More »
Recharging is essential for your mind, body, and soul and if anyone out there is suffering from burnout, it’s time to take control of your time and make time for yourself. Here’s how I went from exhausted and depressed to letting go of struggle and creating a daily self-care practice. Exhausted & Depressed When I was a new mom, I quickly became totally exhausted and depressed. I had abandoned taking… Read More »
In the past, the quotes and affirmations pages of this publication might’ve inspired you or maybe you haven’t even found them yet? Either way, I like quotes, they help me to remember some important things and they can teach us things that we haven’t known before. So, I’ve decided to start a regular 4-6 week posting featuring at the minimum 2 but maybe 3 (some people only have 1 good… Read More »
It’s startling that Broder’s unabashed expression of sadness – and all the shitty emotions – has struck such a nerve in a world where people’s social media profiles are immaculately curated to show their happiest selves. But clearly the growing rates of depression worldwide mean that we are struggling to be happy. Are we doing something wrong? Broder’s popularity should compel us to cast a new look at sadness and its cousins. Perhaps we should consider realigning ourselves with the Romantics, who as a group found solace in freely expressing emotions in poetry.
Perennial bloom succession, the first flowers of spring! If you’ve read some of my other articles on flowers and gardening, you’ll know how much I truly enjoy this activity. It connects me with nature in the city. I love living in the city for so many reasons but don’t think we should never be without greenery. Unfortunately, not all cities were built with green space in mind and sometimes greed… Read More »
Building wooden planter boxes is an economical solution to buying a multitude of containers to plant in and can meet your needs specific to the size of your balcony or terrace. Follow these step by step directions to build a wooden raised planter for your balcony or city terrace garden. You can grow veggies or flowers.
In my opinion, every garden where ever it is, deserves to have a focal point. It could be a larger flower, a cluster of flowers, a statue, a fountain, a bird, bat or insect house or any myriad of items. Here are 2 examples of focal points that I photographed on one of my trips to Glastonbury, England. Both examples are on the ground level in the center of Glastonbury in… Read More »
My first gardening experience as an adult with my own home was memorable. The plantings and areas surrounding the house were planned but through the years they weren’t tended to. I started piece by piece and the very first night after digging in the dirt, my dream was filled with earth and earthworms. It was beautiful. That’s when I became obsessed with gardening and spent hours planning, digging, growing, harvesting,… Read More »