• Health,  Sustainability

    Switching to Natural Deodorant

    For 27 years, I didn’t give much thought to my deodorant. I slapped it on in the morning and never bothered to read the ingredients. Then, I got really sick. Living with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome made me rethink everything I was putting IN and ON my body.Β Things that once seemed harmless now made me react with pain, swelling, and fatigue.…

  • Health,  Sustainability

    A City Girl’s Guide To Composting

    I always thought of myself as a true Midwestern girlβ€”descended from farmers, with grit and dirt in my blood. Then I went to work on an organic farm. According to the real farmers, I was a city girl who didn’t know the first thing about dirt.Β These people grew food in the desert, made their own worm tea (a natural fertilizer…