My Plastic Life

After having discovered the Life Without Plastic website, I found on one of their pages “10 Easy Tips For Living with Less Plastic.” I must say that as I read the list, I found that I’ve already been living with less plastic in my life. Until I got to number 9 on the list: the…

Get the Plastic Pollution Out of Your Personal Care Products!

Please SHARE this information…if you’re like me, and tired of all the plastic junk in our lives, polluting our planet (and our water systems, too), then read on: 5 Gyres has passionately worked to document the issues of plastic pollution.  Microbeads are a great illustration of poor product design that we can do something about.  Thanks…

Free to Be Me? Not in America, Not Anymore

Here we go again…another conversation with bossman about my “uncorporate-like” and unacceptable office behavior. Seems the stiff upper lips of Corporate USA can’t handle a little venting or offbeat humor on the (very stressful) job. One must CONFORM, after all, to be part of the crowd in Corporate USA. How dare I be the (in…

The Qi of Life

What exactly is Qi? There have been many interpretations over the millennia. Qi, for the most part, can be defined as “force” or “vital substance” that animates and controls the observable functions of [life].[1] The concept of Qi is the basic foundation of Chinese medicine (as well as other traditional medicines, and known by different…