holidays

Thank You

When my wife was a teenager, her stepmother once advised her that if she didn’t have anything nice to say to someone, she could instead try saying, “Thank you.” Not… Read More

Give What You Wish to Receive

Over the past few weeks I’ve been writing about conscious gift giving. Not only can we reduce how much goes into landfills, we can also do better than providing our… Read More

DIY: A Sustainable Holiday Season

The holiday season is hard on our beloved planet. We throw away 25% more trash between Thanksgiving and New Year’s than at any other time of year.1 And about a… Read More

Go Deep for the Holidays

I was jogging on the mesa behind our house and my thoughts went to the upcoming holidays and my cycles of introversion and extroversion. For me, social gatherings inevitably spur… Read More

Lighting the Way

As we descend into darkness at this time of year, our attention is naturally drawn to the light. As with many things of value, we notice it more when it… Read More