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Topic ~ Caregiving


Shatter Old Beliefs

Shatter old beliefs that don't feel true. Ask: Do I know that's true? How do I know?  Can I apply love to my relationship with this belief? When presenting a belief, how is it received? Many of our beliefs are generational. "We learn what we live" is said of beliefs...

Topic ~ Human Trafficking


Sustainable Seafood Summer Grilling

I’m sitting on my deck writing and working on a new product line. Words cannot adequately describe the commotion that is going on in my backyard! For several days blackbirds have been taking over the bird feeder. Only yesterday morning did I see them back down to a...

The Hand that Milks the Cow

I continue to think of how results of Fairtrade practices filter down to farm laborers. Fairtrade considers fairness to farm owners but often leaves out fairness to laborers. This is often reflective of the need for awareness, education and a change in cultural...

Topic ~ Food


When Food Reminds Us of Home

Two visiting Chinese students in a Chicago airport were pointing at a Starbucks as one of them exclaimed “Look! Just like at home!” I smiled. Howard Schultz, former CEO of Starbucks would be pleased. Part of his business philosophy when he bought Starbucks was to...

Is Jimmies Really a Racist Term for Chocolate Sprinkles?

Every summer, when my cousins would visit from the city, we would make at least one trip a week into town to “Magno’s.” Magno’s was iconic for soft serve ice cream. We kids would pile into the back of the wood-paneled Pontiac; squished tighter than sardines. Most of...

Topic ~ Spiritual


Shatter Old Beliefs

Shatter old beliefs that don't feel true. Ask: Do I know that's true? How do I know?  Can I apply love to my relationship with this belief? When presenting a belief, how is it received? Many of our beliefs are generational. "We learn what we live" is said of beliefs...

Blanketing the World with Denmark’s Hygge

How to survive the rest of winter is today’s question. Mainers know that winter has a way of causing us to be snow schlepping around in fur-lined boots at a time when April showers are elsewhere. In the quest to find something interesting and innovating to take me...

Topic ~ Building Community


Shatter Old Beliefs

Shatter old beliefs that don't feel true. Ask: Do I know that's true? How do I know?  Can I apply love to my relationship with this belief? When presenting a belief, how is it received? Many of our beliefs are generational. "We learn what we live" is said of beliefs...

Blanketing the World with Denmark’s Hygge

How to survive the rest of winter is today’s question. Mainers know that winter has a way of causing us to be snow schlepping around in fur-lined boots at a time when April showers are elsewhere. In the quest to find something interesting and innovating to take me...