We’ve come to the end of a mad, unprecedented, completely upended year on a global scale — one that all of humanity shared. As we do, like most everyone else I’ve reflected on the year past and the new one beginning.

This evening in a Zoom virtual happy hour a…

This evening I had an unwarranted attack at the grocery store that left me shaking. I was loading my groceries into my trunk when I heard someone behind me say, “Biden-Harris, huh?” Presumably this was a comment on my bumper sticker.

I turned, and the man pointed to his MAGA…

Making a fancy drink has never been easier thanks to these smoothies and cocktail recipes that you can make with a juicer or blender. Check out the best ones to impress people at your next party.

You don’t have to be a professional bartender or mixologist to prepare some stunning morning cocktails and smoothies for your friends or family. After all, there are few methods you can use to impress someone with a stunning-looking cocktail or drink. All you need is a smoothie blender and some…

Escape room games have become very popular in recent years — but did you know that you can participate in one live, virtually?

Ever since the COVID-19 lockdowns started in March my family, like pretty much all others, started to go a little stir-crazy at home, as well as connecting a lot more remotely with tech tools such as Messenger and Zoom. We started doing Friday night virtual family game nights via Zoom…

When you have moved into a new home, one of the first things on your list is probably going to be decorating, updating or remodeling the kitchen. Here are some eco-friendly tips for doing so.

Kitchens are the heart of the home, especially if you like to cook and engage, so having a design that suits you is essential. Many people are looking to make their homes as eco-friendly as possible, and this article explores several ways to do that. …

I love food. I love healthy & natural. I love Austin and the cool people we have here.

I enjoy shopping for food and cooking it. So all of these things combine to make me a perfect locavore.

I have always liked going to farmers markets, even when traveling, and fortunately I live in a place where being a locavore is relatively easy (Austin, Texas). Not only is…

Today is an uncertain, challenging, and even scary moment in time. With the continuing rise of the COVID-19 pandemic and everyone quarantining and sheltering in place, it’s easy to feel isolated and alone.

For myself, during the time I have both utilized Facebook, as well as spending less time with it. I do use it to connect with friends and family at this time when we aren’t having face-to-face interactions, so that we can keep up with one another and try to bridge…

No one anticipated the explosion of the COVID-19 virus. However, we’re all feeling its effects.

Health and safety are at the forefront of everyone’s mind like never before, especially as there is no real end in sight for social distancing protocols. Here is how to keep yourself and your family safe while we wait for this once-in-a-lifetime event to pass.

Stock Up on Emergency Supplies

First, it is important to…

Life right now is very different for all of us. For parents home with their children, who are now trying to keep up with their education online, it can be extra challenging. Here are some tips on how to manage it.

It can be really tough to make an overnight switch to the fact that we, parents, are now “homeschooling.” After all, how many of us have given serious thought or made a structured plan for homeschooling? Probably very few of us. Will it be enough for them? Am I giving…

Meditation has been shown to increase volume in certain brain regions, to reduce anxiety and depression, and even to improve immunity.

I’m a huge yoga person, which often has a meditation component, even if it’s just a short 1–2 minute savasana (the “corpse pose” of complete relaxation lying on your back) at the end. I also do meditate from time to time, although I admit not regularly. I know the benefits…

Shelley

Writer, yoga chick, world nomad, art fanatic, dog lover, amateur gourmet and wanna-be super hero living in the awesome town of Austin.

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