Overthinking the “Right” Choice: Cow’s Milk

Everything about this topic is complicated. It runs from how the cow was born and raised to how it is treated, which leads to how the milk gets extracted (and how often). The process in obtaining the milk. What does it mean for it to be “ethical”? This is not a means to turn someone…

All Things Almonds – The Good, Bad & Ugly

It’s not the first nor the last time you hear about almonds (milk) being great for your health yet terrible for the environment. It’s a selfish struggle to not care about the long term repercussions of our actions vs our health. The Good: Health benefits  (unless you’re allergic). Takes care of your brain, cholesterol, bone health, your…

Coffee – Will it save itself?

Big chain coffee stores  and their transition to source ethical coffee…It’s been a long time coming and it’s finally here. It seems more of a standard than a choice nowadays. Maybe it’s a new way of marketing coffee to be “upscale” and worth the higher value. Nonetheless, I do believe it’s a good move by…

The Journey Forward – Walking the Talk

Liberating, Free, Ethical, Sustainable, Clean! Is that what I should feel when I buy the “right” things? This post is to document my feelings and thoughts in my own journey to becoming “better” with cosmetics I use, apparel I buy and food I eat. It’s tough. No kidding. I can’t afford this lifestyle, which goes back…

Bees & Honey: From Flower to Table Event (Local Food)

*Warning – The following can be considered a food post!* I had the pleasure to attend a culinary event based on sustainable food sources on Wednesday February 11th, which incorporated understanding the importance of bees in our world while also tasting the food they pollinate during the different seasons. The event came at a cost…