The Blog

Nevertheless, She Persisted: In Permanent Ink

When I got a sizable tattoo a year and a half ago on my 36th birthday, I was pretty sure that would be it for…

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GIVEAWAY: Winter Might Not Feel Sunny – But Goddess Garden Should Still Have You Covered

I’ve been a fan of Goddess Garden from the beginning, from using their fantastic organic sunscreen on my family to convincing my childrens’ pre-school to…

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I am Strong! I am Invincible! But I am a Slave to Sleep

“Good luck bad luck survival. Sleep is my friend and my rival.” – STARS My relationship with sleep has always been tenuous. I am one…

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Tuesdays with Toomey: A Growing Grassroots Movement

Some people choose to lock the doors to wait out a storm. Little do they know that storm will only grow in strength, duration, and…

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The Internet is Ugly – But I’m Not Going Anywhere

I love the Internet. And I love social media. All of my work is essentially rooted in communications, and it’s amazing to share thoughts and…

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The Budget Activist: How to Be Part of the Solution with Limited Time and Money

“Action is the antidote to despair.” – Joan Baez In this rapidly changing and deeply disturbing political climate, how can we make meaningful change without deep pockets…

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Why I Became A BeautyCounter “Consultant” (Gasp!)

“Hi, Paige. It’s me ___ who never spoke to you in high school! I wanted to tell you about a wonderful business opportunity and also…

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Stonyfield Pays It Forward to my Charity of Choice: Earthjustice

After an election season that left many people concerned about the effects of politics on causes they are passionate about, millions of people united to…

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2016: The Year We Stopped Having Nice Things

UPDATE 12/27/16: George Michael and Carrie Fisher have died. There are three days left. UPDATE: 12/28/16: Debbie Reynolds has literally died of grief over the…

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Best Natural Beauty Products 2016 – 5th Edition

It’s time for my annual round-up of the best natural beauty products, gleaned from trying and testing almost every brand around! After spending another year trying out…

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