Shop for a Healthy Body

Wonderful certified organic and aromatherapy offerings for the inside and outside of your body

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Shop for a Healthy Home

Replace toxic chemicals found inside your home 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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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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What IS “Beauty…”

I’m curious to know how “pure, natural, and healthy” skin care manufacturers respond to questions from environmentalists and health advocates about their continued use of ingredients such as petroleum byproducts, imidazolidinyl urea and parabens. They address the issue as related to their affect on the human body (“Used in percentages far less than 1%, the

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Greening up with the Joneses

In late Fall 2008, our family was renting a home in Menlo Park, a middle-class northern California town. The home was surrounded by a humungous lawn, which the landlord expected us to maintain. One day I was driving behind a gardening truck, with a bumper sticker which read, “Food Not Lawns.” I was stunned. A

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