The Tug of War – Ethical vs. Economic Decisions

Jun 06, 15 The Tug of War – Ethical vs. Economic Decisions

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Are your Eco Decisions for You or for Others? This is the first in a series of articles on connections between the environment and our personal life choices. As a twenty- five-year macrobiotic, my mind and heart are fused in belief.  I will examine eco-lifestyles, the green washing phenom, the paper plate or dishwater dilemma,...

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Are You Going Green or Going for the Green?

Jun 03, 15 Are You Going Green or Going for the Green?

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Paper vs. Plates  is just one question in the bigger picture Part 2 in a series on the conflicts between the environmental and the economical impulses in all of us, and how we resolve them. (repost) “How to be green? Many people have asked us this important question. It’s really very simple and requires no expert knowledge or...

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Protected: HIGH HELLS – The Demise of Powerful Femininity

Jul 04, 14 Protected: HIGH HELLS – The Demise of Powerful Femininity

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The Demise of Powerful Femininity Starts with High Heels  If high heels were so wonderful, men would be wearing them. – Sue Grafton The end of World War II and the return of men to the home front sent newly emancipated Rosie the Riveters back to traditional households and baby rearing. The freedom promised by wartime work...

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Origen Restaurant – Oaxaca’s Humble Servant of the Terroir

Feb 17, 13 Origen Restaurant – Oaxaca’s Humble Servant of the Terroir

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Precious, Priceless, and Precise. Origen in the Oaxaca city core. If  Thomas Keller, Wolfgang, Nobu, Emeril, Julia Child and James Beard had one night in Oaxaca, there would be no choice but Origen. This is new new Oaxaca. We live through stories; experiences shape our minds and live in our soul. This story starts with a...

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Burning Man meets Davos? The Summit Series

Mar 25, 12 Burning Man meets Davos? The Summit Series

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The Summit Series Does it Right, But PLEASE Don’t Go Have you ever had a perfect weekend? A perfect experience? Have you ever been part of an intentional, if temporary, community built out of seemingly thin air that coalesced into a deeply meaningful and rewarding experience for the rest of its short existence? It seems Wired...

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Transforming Tony, or How 2 Great Books on a Mountain Saved my Life and Strife

Nov 27, 10 Transforming Tony, or How 2 Great Books on a Mountain Saved my Life and Strife

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“Nothing will benefit human health and increase chances of survival for life on earth as much as the evolution to a vegetarian diet.” – Albert Einstein Half a lifetime ago, I was a mess. I was in my early 20s, an entrepreneur building a burgeoning chain of boutique retail shops, and my body and mind were falling...

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