Pride Month is More Than it Seems

In June, we celebrate members of the LGBTQIA+ Community, and walk alongside as allies in the continued fight to recognize the human dignity of each person. Our humanity is quickly invalidated by groups that decide for themselves that they have absolute authority, and this invalidation happens on all levels, from aesthetics to unchangeable qualities of self.

Small Business Saturday: Julia’s Crochet Crafts

I am dedicating the first Saturday of each month to a post dedicated to one of my favorite small businesses. For June, I am highlighting Julia’s Crochet Crafts!

My Sustainability Journey

Sustainability is such a trending word, generally with good intentions behind it. But sustainability is not a static state, instead it is a very fluid journey. When we consider sustainability in our life, and in our world, we would be remiss to assess this transformative lifestyle without considering important factors such as culture, systemic oppression,Continue reading “My Sustainability Journey”

Lavender & Patchouli

What kind of hippie are you? Do you live out hippie aesthetics and practices in every breath, or are you an ordinary hippie who embraces aspects of this style and movement, incorporating it in different ways to their everyday life?

Supporting Small Businesses: Pastures & Pine

The first item that I selected was one of their whipped body butters made with beeswax. I chose this scent based on name alone, “Hippie Stank,” and it does not disappoint.

Axolotl: A Dangerously Cute Trend

I will not be getting an Axolotl as a pet, but will advocate for them in other ways. There is a lot more to learn regarding ethical pet ownership of this unique creature, and the best ways to help restore their population.

Silence Does Not Mean it Doesn’t Exist

I make this statement as someone who cares deeply about her faith – I am not attacking myself or others, but instead I want us to ask ourselves if we are putting faith in other people as well? Or are we deciding for ourselves when the narratives of others matter?

Why Do People Keep Talking About Spoons?

Autoimmune diseases are specifically the 100+  diseases that are caused by a blip in our autoimmune systems. Basically, something in our body perceives another part of our body as a threat, so your body responds like it would for any threat, and starts to attack it. Those of us wth autoimmune disease are bad asses for literally living every day with a body that keeps attacking itself.