The Changing Face of Organic

The Changing face of Organic? I’ve been interfacing with Organic for 50 years. It’s a little scary to say you have been thinking about anything for half a century, but I did first learn about Organic from my grandfather about 50 years ago.  He was a WWI vet who became an avid “victory gardener.” By the time I was eight or ten I would help him tend his vegetables or turn his compost pile.  This was in the early 60s, and my grandpa subscribed to “Organic Gardening Magazine” published by the Rodale Institute.  The organic growing system he explained to … Continue reading The Changing Face of Organic

Fairy Tale Come True

  I am the mother of three daughters who all love a good fairy tale.  I can say without a doubt that each of them went through their "Princess" phase. With the exception of the youngest (she's not yet 3) they grew out of them. While not all girls want to be a princess, they should all be given the chance to feel special no matter what their physical ability. As a mother, I consider it my duty and privilege to encourage my girls to be creative and have fun! For some little girls, playing dress up can be more complicated that … Continue reading Fairy Tale Come True

Mom’s Photos Show Children With Special Needs As Superheroes

      Renee Bergeron and her 4-year-old son Apollo had a rough 2012. In January, Apollo — who has 13 siblings (seriously!) — was diagnosed with a double aortic arch, a heart defect. In March, he had heart surgery. In May, he had a feeding tube placed in his stomach. And in October, he had another heart surgery. That's when she started taking photos of him in a superhero costume. "I wanted to do something that would make him feel strong and powerful," she said in an email to mindbodygreen. "I wanted him to know he still had some … Continue reading Mom’s Photos Show Children With Special Needs As Superheroes

#LoveYourLines Campaign

The sun is emerging from behind the clouds. Things are starting to warm up. This means less clothing — shorts, skirts, and soon enough, bathing suits — you get the idea. You may think this is universally good news, but for some, it means a tougher time covering up those pesky stretch marks.   An estimated 80% of people have stretch marks, which are often caused by rapid growth, weight changes, or hormonal changes. They're most commonly associated with post-pregnancy bodies. But what if you could change our mindset about them? What if, instead of treating them as some sort … Continue reading #LoveYourLines Campaign

Maker Faire Bay Area – May 16 & 17, 2015

  Come celebrate Maker Media's 19th Maker Faire and 10th anniversary in the Bay Area, showcasing creative and resourceful people in the areas of science and technology, engineering, food, and arts and crafts.    FRIDAY@MakerFaire – SPECIAL PROGRAM We call it the Greatest Show (& Tell) on Earth. Maker Faire is part science fair, part county fair, and part something entirely new! As a celebration of the Maker Movement, it’s a family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity, and resourcefulness. Faire gathers together tech enthusiasts, crafters, educators, tinkerers, food artisans, hobbyists, engineers, science clubs, artists, students, and commercial exhibitors. Makers come to … Continue reading Maker Faire Bay Area – May 16 & 17, 2015

Your Gut Feeling

"…That little voice in the back of your mind that says don’t trust them, don’t walk down that alley, don’t go to that party tonight, and think twice before investing stock, isn’t just a passing subconscious. We thrive in a culture that believes rationality and prevailing scientifically proven logic rules over the knee jerk reaction to pull out of the parking lot or investigate a partner’s alibi. There are just certain feelings humans obligatorily follow without concrete reasoning.    A 2011 study published in the journal Psychological Science revealed how the body is able to speak intuitively to the mind … Continue reading Your Gut Feeling

4 Recipes For An Easy Dinner

    If you’re looking for some inspiring ways to utilize the abundance of fresh produce currently hitting the grocery stores and farmers’ markets, you’re in luck! Today, New York-based chef and culinary instructor Ashton Keefe is sharing four delicious and healthy recipes with us from her new cookbook, “Lemon & Salt: A Modern Girl’s Guide to Culinary Revelry.“ From a simple tomato salad to a savory one-pan chicken dish, Ashton’s beautiful meals will have you itching to spend some quality time in the kitchen!     Continue reading 4 Recipes For An Easy Dinner