• Reading

    Read This…Change a Life

    Have you ever heard the saying, “If you can read this, thank a teacher?” Does the teacher in this scenario need to be in the classroom? Of course not. Parents, siblings, family members, friends can all have a hand in helping someone become literate. Then there is the old question of which came first, the chicken or the egg? Likewise – reading or writing? Were combined letters the first thing we humans read? I don’t think so. I think as…

  • HASH

    Hash House Harriers

    When I was living and working in Abuja, Nigeria, I was introduced to a fun running/walking group called the Hash House Harriers. This crazy, fun group was made up of people from all over the world. Expats and Nigerians alike. While mighty hot, we did our darndest to follow the trail and make it to the top. Hash, A History In 1938, in what is now called Malaysia, a group of British officers started meeting on Monday afternoons to go…

  • Pretty Litter

    Pretty Litter for Cats

    Are you tired of lugging heavy litter in from the store? Sick of dumping clumps of clay into your garbage? Cat litter does not have to be this awful. Thank goodness for Pretty Litter. This company has found an earth positive solution to the monthly (if not weekly) dreaded cleaning and replacing of our furry friend’s poop and pee. Pretty Litter is unique in that it is made out of super absorbent silica microgels infused with a “formulation of indicators…

  • Compostable

    Compostable Cell Phone Covers!

    While working to open my eyes to all the plastic in my life, I noticed that my cell phone was wrapped snuggly in a cover of teal blue plastic. Ugh. But I am thrilled to say I have an alternative that is seriously cool! Never heard of compostable cell phone cover? Pela Case to the rescue! 100% compostable, made from flax. Its flexible, durable, and smooth. The company works with great organizations such as Save the Waves,  World Wildlife Fund…

  • Writing Calendar

    The Blank Page

    Hey there writers. Ever have a blank page crisis? Whether you are focusing on fiction or non-fiction, sometimes our minds just go blank. It happens to everyone. But getting over that rather large bump in the road is an absolute must if we want to keep the writing juices flowing. I’ll admit, sometimes I’m exhausted from writing one piece and I just need a break from my self-imposed pressure to keep pumping out the articles, blog posts, books. But we…

  • Toothpowder to the Rescue

    I am loving toothpowder as a new way to scrub my teeth. They not only feel super smooth afterwards, but the taste in my mouth is minty fresh! Company: The Dirt is a woman-owned company that cares about ridding our morning routines from toxins and plastic. A US based company that is focused on keeping Americans employed as well as helping the earth. Product: I tried the trial size of the “Super Mint Toothpowder” and it is great. The glass…