The Impact of Fast Fashion

The Impact of Fast Fashion: Let’s say you are planning a vacation or a business trip and it dawns on you that you will need to purchase a few articles of clothing that you don’t have. Chances are that when you make your purchase you are not thinking about the 3 trillion dollar fashion industry and its objective to maximize profits. But perhaps you … [Read more...]

3 Dangerous Food Additives to Avoid at All Costs!

The food we eat is more processed than ever before. This is due to the way our food gets to our table and how the food industry has developed over the past 50 years. Additives are used mostly to preserve, stabilize and manipulate our food, but they can also lead to ill effects on our health. Even major chain restaurants such as Panera are wising up … [Read more...]

What’s in Your Organic Fertilizer?

There seems to be something seriously (and intentionally) deceptive, if not downright criminal about biosolids being labeled as natural and organic fertilizer. Don’t know what biosolids are? That’s because the sewage sludge industry (yes, there is a sewage sludge industry with its own lobby) has created the euphemism biosolids to replace the term … [Read more...]

Looking for Sustainable Gift Ideas for the Holidays?

During the holiday season, which is full of festivities of all kinds, let’s keep our relationship to the earth in mind. There are so many legitimate options nowadays to go green; everything from buying live Christmas trees we can later plant, to choosing biodegradable, compostable, or even edible dinnerware to serve our holiday party treats on. No … [Read more...]

E.P.I.C. Health Tips: Green Detox Juice

This juice aids the body in its natural detoxification process and also gives a boost to your energy levels. It's super healthy for you and a lovely, nourishing combination of sweet and sour. Try replacing your coffee with green juice in the morning to get a healthy energetic boost! Makes approximately two 8-ounce servings. 5 stalks of Kale or … [Read more...]

Reclaiming Your Life

Having been challenged by a life threatening illness at 35, I quickly realized I wanted to not only heal my physical being, but also to discover how my body arrived at this place of dis-ease. I was lead on a healing journey of the mind, body and spirit. Over the course of three years I discovered how my dis-ease was the end result of traumatic life … [Read more...]

March-April 2016

The arrival of Spring is accompanied by a perennial, heightened sense of anticipation; a feeling that something good is on its way, we just need to be present, emptying ourselves of all that has come before that can act as a lingering film on the lenses of our perspective. Spring, with all of its newness, entices us into a practice of reverential … [Read more...]

What We Really Want

In our society we are taught to look outside of ourselves for happiness and peace. We are trained to believe that when a particular circumstance comes about, when we achieve a certain desire, or when another person behaves the way that we want them to, then we can be happy or at peace. Time and time again I ask people, “What do you want?” The … [Read more...]

E.P.I.C. Recommends May-June 2016

The Prophet by Roger Allers The Prophet, by Kahlil Gibran, is among the most popular volumes of poetry ever written, selling over 100 million copies in forty languages since 1923. Written and directed by Roger Allers (The Lion King), the film intersperses Gibran’s elegant poetry within stunning animated sequences. … [Read more...]

The Gift Of Our Own Heart

The Gift Of Our Own Heart By Craig Holliday We are all so busy in this day and age, always replacing this moment for the next. We have been so conditioned by the internet explosion to always be connected to something: our phones, our computers, or our tablets. But this type of connection often lacks depth. For most of us, it is simply a way to … [Read more...]