a mid-service recap: WorldTeach American Samoa

While I cannot begin to encompass my service into a neat package, I want to share some highlights for my mid-service in American Samoa as a WorldTeacher. And no, it’s definitely not all picturesque ocean views and beach days.

pulling the plug: complete disconnection on an under-developed island

There’s something to be said about complete disconnection. Disconnection not of your choosing, that happens spontaneously. Imagine all the means to contact anyone you love […] Read More

realities and challenges teaching abroad

Life gets busy, especially if you’re international teaching volunteer. Admittedly, I’ve not taught any classroom before, so the prep work involved came out of the […] Read More

GUEST POST: embarking toward veganism and spirituality

Veganism and spirituality might sound like a discombobulated association. One involves food, the other…not so much. However, I see the two having an interesting connection […] Read More

how to be minimalist without throwing everything away

Minimalism: bare rooms, spacious drawers, and empty closets. It’s become increasingly popular to be minimalist and adopt the lifestyle of “less is more.” Why clutter […] Read More

false vegan claims: decipher fact from fiction

Follow my blog with Bloglovin The goal of the vegan movement is for everyone to go vegan or at least incorporate more plant-based choices into […] Read More

get goods AND do good? easy charitable shopping

Every dollar is a vote. What you pay for, you support. Too often as consumers, we focus on the end product. We go into a […] Read More

is honey vegan? a sticky situation

I live a plant-based lifestyle. I eat some kinds of honey. That admittance alone will likely have some people raising red flags, calling me out […] Read More

vegans: just some angry hippies?

When I first started talking about veganism, I knew what I was getting myself into. Well, to an extent. Even with almost two years under my […] Read More

spring clean your makeup: why green beauty matters

The more information we have, the more we know about everything we do, including the products we use on our face, hair and body. The […] Read More