Earth

Lydia Violet on Using Music as Medicine in Troubled Times

In these turbulent times on earth, we need music that reconnects us—to ourselves, to one another, and to our gratitude for this world. Lydia Violet’s new album, “Already Free,” does just that. Based on her deep study with her teacher

Hey, Hipsters! Here’s What Farming Is Really Like

When I lived in the city, I thought I knew what farming was like: hard work, pretty sunsets, living simple. And of course, there are those elements. But now that I make my life as a farmer, I know there’s

Practice Series: Speak Into What Matters

The theme for this month's Practice Series is NATURE. This month we’ve deepened our connection to nature by listening to and creatively invoking the elements. Last week we clarified how we are called to steward the earth, by committing to take

Practice Series: Turn Your Love Into Action

The theme for this month's Practice Series is NATURE. Being a steward of nature can feel immensely overwhelming. This week we’re going to make our love for the earth concrete in a simple, connected, practical way.  Throughout this month, we’ve connected

Practice Series: Dance with the Pulse of Nature

The theme for this month's Practice Series is NATURE. We are made of nature—she exists within us, in our bones, muscles, heart, and lungs. She is pulsing through our movement, our breath, and our heartbeat. This week we are honoring the

Practice Series: Nurture Your Elemental Nature

The theme for this month's Practice Series is NATURE. This week we will connect with and bring gratitude to the elements within us, to build a strong connection to nature wherever we are. By building intimacy with the earth, we forge a

Detoxing Your Home, Part 4: Your Beauty Routine

In this fourth and final part of our household detox series (find parts 1-3 here), we’ll look at personal care products and our beauty routines.  Our skin is our largest organ, taking in anything we put on it, including cosmetics,

Detoxing Your Home, Part 3: The Laundry Room

In part 1 and part 2 we detoxed the kitchen and bathroom, taking stock of which products to toss, keep, or replace. In this segment we’ll explore the laundry room.  Many of our clothes, if they’re not made from organic

Spring Detoxing for Your Home, Part 2: The Bathroom

In part one of our spring-detoxing series, we tackled the kitchen, looking at what everyday products might be harmful to our health. In part two, we’ll explore the bathroom. The bathroom is a big one, home to many sprays, soaks,

Spring Detoxing for Your Home, Part 1

When I was pregnant with my daughter, my husband and I decided to "detox" our home. We were concerned about the effects the chemicals in our household products might have on our baby, not to mention the effect they were