Winter Woes? Stay Healthy & Happy This Winter!

Stay Healthy and Happy
I can’t believe it’s mid-November already, can you? Thanksgiving is just a week away, and Old Man Winter is getting ready to play his tricks any minute. Here in Columbus, OH, we’ve seen a few flakes and a few cold snaps that dipped us into the 20’s overnight, so there’s no denying...

What I Learned From Plastic-Free July (A Belated, But Valuable, Recap!)

Plastic Free July
Hello! Please allow me to apologize for what was, literally, a two-month hiatus. I can’t believe it’s been so long, but time flies when you’ve got some major life events going down! At the end of July, we said an exceptionally tough goodbye to our furry friend of eight...

Pink Ribbon Problem Part 2: Protect Yourself & Pink Wisely!

Pink Ribbon Problems
Last week, I published the first half of my discussion about National Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Pink Ribbon Problem, Part 1: “Pinkwashing” the Truth. Please check it out, if you haven’t already, since understanding both the history and the current forces at work helps paint the complete “pink” picture. Note: There was an...

Walk-In Lab: Blood Work That Won’t Bleed Your Wallet Dry

Walk in lab
You dread it. I dread it. We all loathe the process. Getting blood work done is the farthest thing from fun. The appointments. Seeing a doctor. Playing the waiting game for results. Last but not least, getting The Bill (cue dramatic music). Awful, isn’t it?! So, today I want...

Put Plastic in Your Past, Starting TODAY!

Plastic Background
Pop quiz: What percentage of your kitchen (utensils, storage containers, dinnerware, etc.) is plastic? No peeking. Really, think on it. Betcha it’s way more than you originally thought, isn’t it? We all have (or had) or grew up with The Plastic Container Cabinet, am I right?!...

What Can You Do About Chromium-6?

Chromium 6 Water
The Environmental Working Group released an explosive report on Tuesday that conveys a shocking truth for over 200 million Americans. The carcinogenic chemical chromium-6(also referred to as hexavalent chromium), which was made infamous during the 1990’s due to Erin Brockovich and the lawsuit against Pacific Gas & Electric, is present in water quality samples...

Pink Ribbon Problem, Part 1: “Pinkwashing” the Truth

Pinkwashing Breast Cancer
Welcome to October, everyone! Or, shall I say, Pinktober? Before I begin, I want to show love and respect for the millions of brave women (and men!) fighting breast cancer as I write this. The strength and courage of cancer patients and survivors is nothing short of remarkable, and...

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