Where Have All the Pollinators Gone?

I miss seeing monarch butterflies  Monarch butterflies used to frequent my yard. Their presence let me know that all was right in my world. They pollinated my lettuce, carrots, beans and mints, so I could have a great harvest. Now I see that monarchs…

When Did A Roll of Toilet Paper Gain Such Prominence?

A Friends of the Earth newsletter arrived at my home the other day. The bold headline, “Flushing Our Future” stared me in the face. It stated that Canada’s boreal forest was being destroyed . . . for toilet paper. Proctor and Gamble and Costco…

The Lowly Sparrow, Such a Common Bird

8 attributes we can learn from the sparrow You’re all familiar with sparrows. Many of us don’t pay much attention to them. Some may even consider them to be pests. They’re not colorful like other birds. They have drab brown feathers with variation in…

Nine Lessons Gained On Mountaintop

       When I was six years old, I remember sleeping on a cot under a sky illuminated with constellations in our galaxy. Shooting stars raced across the heavens above. I realized I was embarking on the start of a grand adventure. My…

Nature is recognized as green therapy

Ecotherapy is the practice of using Nature to boost healing, especially in the mental health field. Studies prove the healing powers of Mother Nature. Our body can handle stress better  We have a more positive outlook on life It boosts our immune system Improves…

How do I know if the tap water in my glass is safe to drink?

When I’m thirsty my first impulse is to search for something to drink. If I’m home I will open my refrigerator door in hopes of finding an enticing beverage there. Or turn on the cold water tap of my kitchen sink to fill a…

Assisted therapy dogs

What is animal assisted therapy? (6 awesome benefits for mankind) Dogs serve people, helping them cope with and recover from physical and mental conditions. It builds on a concept known as the human – animal bond.  Paws for People states that dogs and man…

Straw Bale Homes: Can They Provide Affordable & Safe Housing?

     finished plaster coated straw bale home    Extreme weather is happening more than ever lately. (Picture yourself in this scenario that many are experiencing in America today. You’re relaxing in your home watching TV after dinner. All of a sudden a breathless…

    Copywriting to bring about change

What is a copywriter? What possible relationship can there be with early blooming wildflowers that push through a layer of decayed leaves? Read on and I’ll explain. Every Spring wildflowers change a dull forest into a glorious display of nature’s beauty. Hidden within the…

Eco-friendly lifestyle

 An eco-friendly lifestyle restores the health of our planet Today, more than ever, we must protect later generations from environmental pollution. The damage done by extreme weather has initiated a new urgency, and with it, opportunity. Together we can restore and regenerate a robust…