Deep Thoughts on Your Early 20s

I spent five of the most formative years of my life in Boston, Massachusetts. At this point, besides the town I grew up in it is still the longest I have lived anywhere. It very much made me who I am today, and I absolutely love it to pieces. But with this most recent visit…

Before Going Abroad for Months, Read This

A year ago around this time I was more than halfway through seven months abroad l and was losing it: a little bit of sanity, a couple of suitcase wheels, and any illusions I ever had that months of travel was easy. I was pretty broken on a plane at this point, but wanted to…

10 Cheap Ways to Greenify your Home Today

You sometimes buy organic. You carpool on occasion. You turn off the water while brushing your teeth and the thermostat when you’re gone. But come one, people. It’s 2018. Time to kick our environmentally friendly game into overdrive, starting in your own home. You can’t control everything in life, but here’s a few easy ways…

Much Work, Much Wine, Much Life

Hey all! Sorry it’s been a while. Many things have happened in the past few months and I’ve sort of been riding the wave until it all settled out. So here’s what’s new: I have two new, wonderful jobs. Gerrit got a year-long position in Napa. The new apartment Caitlin and I moved into in…

8 Great Things I Do Between Jobs

Yesterday I started my first big girl job ever. Pretty rad, I know. But for the past month, or two or three, I had been spiraling trying to figure out what was next, praying for an interview. But it turns out, my time wasn’t wasted. While I may have watched slightly more Netflix than usual,…

Eat Green, Drink Green, Sleep Green

As a sustainably minded, health conscious vegan, I’m constantly searching for ways to improve my health and protect myself from unnecessary toxic chemical contact. Your skin is the largest organ on your body. And while it doesn’t absorb everything, it does absorb and incredible amount of what we touch. It’s quite clear that many of…

7 Women Inspiring Me Today

Girls rule. A lot has happened in the past year that has brought us together to rally around each other, and although not always under the best circumstances I’m here for it. So it being International Women’s Day and all, I thought I’d take a moment and recognize a few boss babes inspiring me today….

Am I a Bad Vegan for Drinking Wine?

When I first saw a bottle called the Vegan Vine, my heart stopped. Wasn’t all wine vegan? It’s just grapes, right? What animal products could there possibly be? After a little research, I realized that it wasn’t so much what was in the finished product but what was used to get it there that may…

Wine Clubs: To Join or Not to Join?

If you love wine, joining a wine club is probably one of the most tempting things to do in the world. Whether it’s with your favorite winery, online, or with a wine shop, there’s about a million ways to spend your entire paycheck on bottles and we’re here for it. However if you’re not in…

How to Travel More Sustainably in 2018

Unfortunately today, tourism is one of the biggest sources of pollution in the world. And as someone who likes to travel and travel a lot, one of my biggest goals for this year is to travel more sustainably. If you’ve ever been camping you may know the phrase leave nothing behind but footprints, and I…