#MadeItBetter: Because Plastic Doesn’t Belong Anywhere But a Bin

It’s not made-up media garbage. There’s a real problem taking over our streets and waterways, our forests and oceans. Plastic. I found heaven years ago in the West Coast shores of Ireland. This last visit, however, I was genuinely bothered … Continue reading #MadeItBetter: Because Plastic Doesn’t Belong Anywhere But a Bin

This is the Black Widow My Sister Nearly Fed Her Two Year Old

Giving grapes to your two year old shouldn’t be a potentially deadly undertaking. But this week, when my sister went to prepare her daughter’s snack, she was greeted with a startling surprise. “I opened the top of the bag and … Continue reading This is the Black Widow My Sister Nearly Fed Her Two Year Old

What I Learned From Being Diagnosed with 34 Food Allergies

Last year I was diagnosed with 34 food allergies. Removing these food allergies from my system, along with processed foods and sugars, I have been cured of Hashimoto Thyroiditis (Hashimoto’s Disease), gastritis, pancreatitis, significantly reduced the symptoms from and the … Continue reading What I Learned From Being Diagnosed with 34 Food Allergies

A Reading on Tea Leaves (a.k.a. The Value of Panda Poop)

Considering myself a bit of a tea connoisseur, I jumped when a recent opportunity to document an Octavia Tea Tasting presented itself.  Elizabeth Stephano, my friend and owner of Octavia Tea, had arranged with local merchant Graham’s 318 to host … Continue reading A Reading on Tea Leaves (a.k.a. The Value of Panda Poop)