Dr. Leonardo Trasande gives us Plastics Leaching 101 in this short 3 minute video. Dr. Leo explains what plastics we need to avoid and why as well as the health effects of ingesting food contained in these plastics and how to avoid them.Read More
Fashion is one of the biggest polluters. It's time we rebel against fast fashion. Support local makers, designers, growers, creators. The big brands have the resources to make systemic change. So it’s important to PUSH big brands to take meaningful action by demanding transparency up the supply chain.Read More
Quitting plastics initially can feel like we have fewer options. Soon we realise that this choice actually frees us from the consumption culture that previously bound us to the large supermarkets that make it far too easy for us to buy anything we can think of from one place. Most often the food available is not fresh, local, or organic--but instead, processed, full of preservatives, and packaged in plastic. None of the above speaks nutrition or vibrant nourishment to our bodies!
PISCES FULL MOON MUSINGS: There is nothing more natural than what we FEEL. Honour the messages that come from within.
Our physical body communicates hunger, sleepiness, pain, energy, desires. Our heart & spirit communicate emotions, calls us to step up. Time to sharpen our energetic sensitivities to more clearly hear the guidance from within. No time to diminish these messages, bottle our emotions, no time to be small or take up less space for fear of judgment. Time to hold space for our own selves—so we show up in full power, full love, in juicy rich grounded FULLNESS for this experience of life. Do the work, ground & connect in, so that we can hold all that we are calling in & manifesting.Read More
I let go of the plastic tampons and pads I grew up on. And for the first time in my life, I had to pay attention to this menstrual cycle. Listen to this communication my body was telling me that I used to quiet with disposable plastics.
I become intimate with my body as I experimented with new methods of managing the blood.Read More
Take-away coffee cup lids are made of POLYSTYRENE!! This is plastic #6 and is known to LEACH STYRENE, the newest member on the US List of CARCINOGENS. If you forget your own cup, you can always go #toplessforthesea and skip the dose of chemicals.Read More
Tired of soaking up those balmy summer nights, only to suddenly interrupted by mosquitos. Now, no more reason to run for cover, or feel the need to engulf yourself in a cloud full of deet. Here’s a fresh and easy recipe to keep all those creepy crawlers away. Enjoy!Read More
My time spent with Conscious Ground Organics, an amazing regenerative agriculture school, learning a bit about holistic farm management, the epic carbon sequestration powers of soil, and connecting with beautiful souls bursting with nature knowledge.
AND I finally have access to a nice big hot wet filthy compost. So I can test all the “combustible” materials!Read More
Fresh, delicious, gluten-free, raw, vegan, and use organic ingredients to round it off.
Requires at 12 hours to activate the nuts. Takes 10 minutes to prep ingredients. 3 hours to set in the freezer.Read More
I made a comment on facebook that “The youth are rising to the solve the disasters left by their elders.” When I shared the news that a 17 year old had invented a solution to microplastics in the ocean.
Comments by two individuals took offence and I found it really interesting. Here are the comments, followed by my thoughts.Read More
Craving a fresh summer recipe, straight from the garden? My favorite kind of pasta simply grows from the ground! Leave your “BUSY” mindset at the door and take the time to treat yourself to from freshness straight from the earth.Read More
I became super into making my own nut milks. Soaked almonds and blended them every morning with some cinnamon and dates for smoothies, lattes, porridge, etc.
Then I learned that to grow only ONE almond it takes a whopping 1.1 gallons of water!
California, a state infamous for perpetual drought, produces 82% of the world’s almonds. So, I decided to use less plant milk in my life. When I wanted milk, I would make OAT MILK when in the US and only make almond milk when in Australia, where I could buy local Australian almonds.
Until I learned that Australian almonds are grown in drought-stricken Murray Valley! Damn!Read More
Here is my JULY JAR.
This jar can serve ANY purpose this month.
Don’t be fooled by the green-washed pseudo-sustainability marketing out there that tells you to get all new STUFF for your zero-waste, low-impact lifestyle. NAH.
You don’t need NEW stuff to live simply.Read More
Launching my podcast THE MERCAST to figure out how the hell we get out of this warming planet mess.
…I had already cancelled my mermaid retreats because I don’t yet know how to offset 10+ mermaids flying through the air burning nonrenewable fossil fuels, smashing carbon back into the atmosphere, and melting 32 square feet of arctic ice every 7000 mile flight / 10 hours in the air / roundtrip flight New York to London.Read More
Tired of having to use cover your head with harmful chemicals and plastic every time you want color your hair888 . Look no further. Sprinkle a little sunshine on your life with this Turmeric Plastic-Free hair dye.Read More
I really like Earth, so here’s my understanding of a few climate solutions that lifted my spirit immensely.
Basically the plan to help with the current climate emergency is two-fold. One, stop putting more carbon into the atmosphere by switching over to clean, renewable energy sources. Two, commodotize the carbon in the atmosphere and draw that shit back down to Earth. YES, possible and YES, happening.Read More
The coverage of the recycling myth is to bring awareness & put pressure on the governments to clean up their act. We must keep recycling. In fact our recycling must be more pristine than ever, so that when Australia, when the US, when the collective “global north” finally decide to recycle domestically they will have warehouses full of immaculate resources ready to be made into recycled swimwear and running shoes.Read More
This is privelege.
Showing up to witness the trash and being able to leave. Knowing the mounds and piles of plastic have been shipped over to clutter the children’s path to school, to cover the donkey’s grazing ground, to be picked through and burned.Read More
Greenpeace’s #PlasticMonster campaign is targeting multinational corporations because of the immensity of scale & diversity of their plastic packaging. These companies have invested billions in creating a range of packaging--so much of which is plastic--for the SAME products across different economic markets around the world.Read More