Why I do what I do.

People connector, earth protector, organic coach & campaigner, documentary producer.

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Shop for a Healthy Lifestyle

Little by little, "go green" inside & out with products formulated for a clean, nontoxic living environment

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Watch Unacceptable Levels

My labor of love! Watch at home or arrange a community screening in your neighborhood

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Why Older Women Will Save the World

“Menopause is something that humans only share with two other mammal species: killer whales and pilot whales. Menopause is at odds with classic evolutionary theory, which posits that once animals stop reproducing, natural selection stops too. However, Brent et al. now demonstrate the importance of keeping elders around. They found that older female killer whales

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Q&A with Susan Cann at your home or business

Modern chemistry makes life easier and we’ve embraced “convenience” foods, “fast-acting” and “effective” personal care and “time-saving” inventions with open arms. Only now are we realizing the long-term health and environmental consequences of our disposable lifestyle, and it can be difficult breaking the “quick and easy” habit. Through conversation and connections, Susan Cann offers simple

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Spring cleaning in January

So many of us have complicated our lives with STUFF, placing our attention on material things, sacrificing human interaction for interaction with things… I’m ready to start paring down – the weight of belongings I have gathered over the years is bearing down on me! How about you? How have you “released” the stuff of

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What advice would you give to a younger you?

Embrace the “signs of aging” – if you’re lucky, you’ll live long enough to show the world that you’re a proud elder with wisdom to share. Ignore the marketing hype that fills corporate coffers through fear of “losing” your youthfulness – support your sisters of all ages by refusing to buy into “anti-aging” commercialism. Instead,

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What Is “Anti-Ageing”?

I HATE THAT TERM. Let’s change it around. Let’s go the other way, and look at aging from our happy side. Let’s call wrinkles LAUGHTER LINES and respect our elders for their contributions to society, for their wisdom. It’s time to STOP marketing skin care as a cure for growing older, and market personal care

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Beauty Products for Babies…?

[Since when are baby products considered suitable subject matter for “Fashion & Style”? From the March 28 The New York Times Fashion & Style section] I think a lot of the personal care product (over)pricing issues (and ethical issues) are stemming from the cosmetic industry’s massive marketing campaigns. It’s not about beauty, it’s about keeping our

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