A 2020 Gratitude List: Looking back for Clarity

Hey, um…was 2020 actually kind of a banner year for you, in spite of it all? The past 10+ months have been full of uncertainty, but we are already pretty well-acquainted with surfing the wild waves… We had lots of big plans in January 2020, and while almost nothing worked out how we expected, plenty… Continue reading A 2020 Gratitude List: Looking back for Clarity

Unschooling When You’re Not Okay

Today I’m sharing my thoughts on continuing to unschool when you’re not okay – through depression, grief, and other emotional upheaval. I started writing this nearly ten years ago, reflecting on a time 5+ years before that…when I was deeply apathetic and miserable, and not yet aware that I was experiencing psychological abuse from those… Continue reading Unschooling When You’re Not Okay

Stream-of-consciousness: Gonna pretend like it’s 2005 and I’m on LiveJournal

I am 1000% fed up with News and ThinlyVeiled Ads, so Stream-Of-Consciousness is what you’re getting from me. It’s 2pm and feels like mid-morning for some reason. Stayed up too late watching Zombieland: Double Tap with our 12 year old. (She would say, finally!) Listening to Panic! and anything else I love singing along to,… Continue reading Stream-of-consciousness: Gonna pretend like it’s 2005 and I’m on LiveJournal

Essential Oil Ethics: Are they Sustainable?

Is it Irresponsible to use Essential Oils?? Hardly.  Occasionally I’ll hear someone on a rant about how ALL corporations are evil – and ANY essential oils being marketed today are unethical to purchase and use. They say that essential oil production is exploitative – little more than greenwashed consumerism! After I learned the truth behind… Continue reading Essential Oil Ethics: Are they Sustainable?