Balance

I wake up under the sound of silence as the brisk and cool morning air settles into my tent. It’s still dark at 5:00 a.m. I smile and make my way over to this Hawaiian architectural space called a Hale (pronounced Hah-Lay). The project took a whole community of people working together to tightly thatchContinue reading “Balance”

All That Glitters

This post only seemed right, seeing that my birthday is coming up. Birthdays are a fact of life, but an essential ingredient in many of those party’s come in tiny shimmering form; glitter! Glitter is another form of micro-plastics. Micro-plastics are everywhere from the air we breathe to the food we eat. The plastic bitsContinue reading “All That Glitters”

Lights OUT

Hello everyone! It has been a bit since I last posted, but I really wanted to get writing again. I have been quarantined at school in complete isolation for a little over a week now, and things have been surprisingly okay. I was in Spain for spring-break and could not risk giving the virus, despiteContinue reading “Lights OUT”

Vegetarian Red Thai Curry Recipe

Hello everyone! I took a week or so off from posting, but more content will be up this week! School has been so hectic, but I promise I have some really awesome stuff happening. You asked for more recipes, well here is one of my favorites! Thai Curry is a pretty large dish & youContinue reading “Vegetarian Red Thai Curry Recipe”

Wake Me Up Combo

Mornings mid semester for me can be roughh. But breakfast sets the tone for the entire day, so I always try to eat something! Most of the time that’s a smoothie, but I also enjoy various morning toast spreads.  Easy Turmeric Latte There are tons and tons of recipes for turmeric latte’s, but I keepContinue reading “Wake Me Up Combo”

Safer Ways to do Your Laundry

When I say safer, I mean for the environment and ourselves. Hopefully by now, most of the people reading this do their laundry but for the few of you that save it for home… take some of these ideas with you to your parents. In my last post I talked about how fast fashion andContinue reading “Safer Ways to do Your Laundry”

Forget Fast Fashion

What Is Fast Fashion? The recently coined term fast fashion, has quickly become one of the worst polluting industries in the world. Fast fashion’s carbon footprint is second behind the oil industry. Understanding the environmental impact of this movement is essential in understanding another cause of climate change and what choices we can take toContinue reading “Forget Fast Fashion”

The Dirty Secret Behind Candles

Candles are one of the most basic necessities for any apartment, house, or office. As innocent as a warm scented candle might seem, they sure do hide many secrets.  Diane Walsh Astry, an executive director for the American Lung Association education project at St. Paul Minnesota, said that “candles are becoming one of the mostContinue reading “The Dirty Secret Behind Candles”

How Can YOU Make an Impact This Holiday Season?

With respect to climate change, the holiday season can be no exception. Everyone loves a good aesthetic on Christmas, but at what cost? Holiday’s bring great cheer, but it also brings thousands of pounds of waste into our landfills. Wrapping paper is typically used one time, and then thrown away. Trash increases by about 25%Continue reading “How Can YOU Make an Impact This Holiday Season?”

How Did I Get Here?

I had always wanted to travel. My answer to the often asked, ‘what do you want to be when you grow up?’ was always simple. I wanted to travel and help people and some way or another I knew I was going to make it my dream to accomplish that. When I got to collegeContinue reading “How Did I Get Here?”