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  • simple sustainable swaps for a new year.

    This post is sponsored by Grove Collaborative, an online marketplace committed to making it easier to find healthy and sustainable household essentials. For better or worse, I start every new year with a list…

    January 7, 2020 15 Comments
  • habit shift: morning routine.

    We’ve entered the age of the frenzied morning. We had a whole year of school mornings and tumbling out the door together under our belt when this school year started, but we’ve also got…

    October 2, 2019 25 Comments
  • gift guide: gifts to shift habits.

    An extra bag you’ll never want to leave home without +/or same-day grocery delivery (zero-waste edition). A wrist watch to help you put down your phone +/or a record player for analog evening entertainment. Not-ugly compression socks…

    December 10, 2018 9 Comments
  • habit shift: eat breakfast.

    Well, really, eat a better breakfast.  I’ve already written about my need for slow mornings. I’m not a hop-out-of-bed-and-sit-down-for-breakfast kind of person. I need a slow cup of coffee, and more than a few…

    October 9, 2018 67 Comments
  • habit shift: habits that stick.

    Shifting habits is hard. Getting them to stick is harder still.  Sometimes you write long well-intentioned blog posts about your renewed energy to go on daily walks and it’s not until a year has…

    August 9, 2017 28 Comments
  • habit shift: pay for real news.

    Growing up, endeavoring to start a neighborhood newspaper was a fairly common pastime for me and my sisters. Struck by an urgent need to report on bunny rabbit sightings or baby squirrel nests, we’d…

    February 14, 2017 68 Comments
  • habit shift: morning walks.

    I’ve talked about my morning walk habit on and off for years. I’ve been on them, I’ve been off them. I’ve been a daily walker and I’ve fallen into a wintry malaise and hardly…

    August 10, 2016 53 Comments
  • habit shift: read more.

    New parenthood and reading a lot didn’t go hand-in-hand for me. For much of the first year of Faye’s life, and well into the second, I often felt like I was barely able to keep…

    July 25, 2016 59 Comments
  • habit shift: junk mail | reading my tea leaves

    habit shift: junk mail.

    The problem with habits is that everyone has them. And while we might be able to change our own habits, it’s harder to change other people’s habits. Foiled again.Many companies and organizations have the particularly bad…

    March 16, 2016 63 Comments