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Friday Freedonist: Combining 5 Luxurious Home-Made Indulgences for a Personal Spa Day

Friday Freedonist: Combining 5 Luxurious Home-Made Indulgences for a Personal Spa Day

| January 18, 2014 | 1 Comment

It’s been a hard week, or to put a more positive spin on things, I should say an industrious week.  Work days that stretched into the evening hours, long workouts to try to start shedding some holiday weight, and too little time left over to just sit and take a deep breath. So I thought […]

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Edibly and Me: Nifty App for Discovering the Junk in Your Grocery List

Edibly and Me: Nifty App for Discovering the Junk in Your Grocery List

| January 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

I am not much of a gearhead, but I stumbled over the Edibly app last night and thought it was fun to play with, and a pretty useful toy. It’s a work in progress, I believe, but holds great potential for reminding some folks — especially those who live by their smartphone — what to […]

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Ten Reasons Why I Hate Cheap Plastic Crap, and Why You Should Too

Ten Reasons Why I Hate Cheap Plastic Crap, and Why You Should Too

| January 7, 2014 | 15 Comments

Actually, I’m kinda proud of myself. I managed to get through the entire Christmas buying orgy without saying anything about this, but the holidays are spent and so is my restraint.  Apologies in advance to anyone who may have a fondness for cheap plastic crap, or who is employed by or dependent on the cheap […]

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Looking Forward to 2014: Five Things to Do Differently Next Year (to have more fun, live even better, and do more good)

Looking Forward to 2014: Five Things to Do Differently Next Year (to have more fun, live even better, and do more good)

| December 29, 2013 | 5 Comments

I don’t generally make New Years resolutions, and fear not, I am not going to start today.  But the end of the year usually finds me gnawing on a straw in a coffee shop somewhere, staring off into space and mulling over what I may want to change up in the coming year.  (Yep, it’s […]

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A Green Hedonist Christmas Wishlist for (Insert Year)

A Green Hedonist Christmas Wishlist for (Insert Year)

| December 21, 2013 | 0 Comments

Well, I had some high-falutin’ ideas about publishing a big list of greenly hedonistic holiday gift ideas, but that didn’t quite pan out.  So I thought I’d share my own perennial answers to the question, “What do you want for Christmas?”  It may not be too late for you to spring these on someone in […]

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Because Life is Really, Really Good: Why Be a Green Hedonist?

Because Life is Really, Really Good: Why Be a Green Hedonist?

| December 6, 2013 | 6 Comments

It happens from time to time. An environmental activist of some sort will give me the stink eye (I know, I know, that’s just the way his face looks) and tell me that I’m doing the planet a grave disservice by advocating a life that puts a high priority on pleasure.  Only it doesn’t sound […]

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A Pictorial Friday Freedonist: The Extended Picnic, $2.75

A Pictorial Friday Freedonist: The Extended Picnic, $2.75

| November 30, 2013 | 1 Comment

Sometimes, giving yourself a thoughtful hedonistic treat can be as simple as taking advantage of a nice sunny day, a pretty space nearby, and a little creativity.  My fantastic near-free Friday afternoon started with a simple craving for an outdoor picnic before the weather turns to ice next weekend.  This is an easy Friday Freedonist […]

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I NEED vs. I WANT: How Do You Tell the Difference?  On Happy Moderation, or Finding the Just-Right Life

I NEED vs. I WANT: How Do You Tell the Difference? On Happy Moderation, or Finding the Just-Right Life

| November 26, 2013 | 6 Comments

It’s coming on winter in the Rockies now, and I’ve shifted from making icy-cold, fizzy concoctions in the Sodastream to preparing round after round of hot beverages during my work day. The day almost always starts with coffee, then around 2:00 I switch to tea or cocoa (fair trade, dontcha know) for the rest of […]

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Friday Freedonist:  Forest Bathing?  It’s Free, It’s Luscious, It’s Healthy — And No Tub to Scrub

Friday Freedonist: Forest Bathing? It’s Free, It’s Luscious, It’s Healthy — And No Tub to Scrub

| November 8, 2013 | 1 Comment

Today, I bathed with my clothes on.  And it was amazing. Okay, I know, that’s weird even for ME.  But for today’s Friday Freedonist, I was on a quest to groove on a little shinrin-yoku, the Japanese term for “taking in the forest atmosphere” or forest bathing. On this fantastic sunny autumn morning with tall […]

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The Grocery Store Puzzle: Local, Organic, Cruelty-Free, Non-GMO…Who Has Time for This?

The Grocery Store Puzzle: Local, Organic, Cruelty-Free, Non-GMO…Who Has Time for This?

| November 1, 2013 | 3 Comments

I will, from time to time, stop into Costco to buy a few things.   99% of what they sell are things we will never eat, most in the processed food aisles.  But they also sell great things like organic olive oil in huge quantities, healthy meat and seafood, and organic frozen produce.  So on a […]

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