How often do you hit your reset button? Well, how often do you take a few minutes to step away from a project or work or your routine and take a deep breath to completely change your focus?
Breathing is naturally done to keep our bodies alive, but to be aware of it we usually [...]
It is important to be choosy with the products you use. What you are putting onto your body has the potential to be added to the environment around you as well. It is obvious that perfumes and hairsprays are being incorporated into the environment because you can physically see the spray float into the air, [...]
Yesterday, July 21st, Portland City Council voted to limit the use of plastic bags in Portland, Oregon. After the Oregon legislature failed to pass the state wide ban Portland Mayor, Sam Adams, introduced the ban to his city.
The ban has a focus on eliminating plastic bags from the places they are provided the most, [...]
It is not often that a painting leaves an imprint on me, but hers did. In person the thick and terse paint strokes of her work create [...]
We have recently bought a new house, which needs to be entirely re-painted (interior and exterior, ceilings, with primer and paint color…).
So far, two rooms have been partly primed and it has taken two days to partially do this. It feels like a never ending job! There’s detail work, wall covering, ceilings, spackling and [...]
Living in the moment is sometimes difficult to do. There are many unhealthy thoughts that can cloud our heads; we are concerned about money, we want certain things to go our way, we hope for something unobtainable or we wish we didn’t have a responsibility.
Our health depends not only on what we put into [...]
This is a piece done by artists Lernert & Sander. In this video they apply 365 days of makeup onto a model in one sitting. The piece is called “Natural Beauty” although it is obvious that the makeup is unnatural and out of the ordinary when seen in a single video.
How are you creative?
I paint, make cards, blog or sometimes I have random ideas and make something new. Although often times, I sit down with my paint and paper and I want to paint something pretty, something that other people would like to see in their living room. I feel blocked because I image what other drawings [...]
Your personal care products have a shelf life. Whether you recognize that shelf life, or not, it is listed on every tube or bottle of product you purchase. It is often stamped on your product’s label or a picture is shown of an open or closed jar with a date attached.
The symbol of [...]
We use soap everyday (or almost everyday) on our bodies. That makes it significant in our lives; we are breathing in our products, we are lathering our products on our skin and we are reusing this product everyday or more. Being aware of the quality of our items we use can make an impact on our own health and beauty. [...]
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