Glyphosate What? Exactly…

Glyphosate. What the heck is it and why do you need to stay away from it? Let’s talk about it for a hot minute, because it’s dirty, it’s disgusting, and it does not get our juices flowing. According to the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA), “glyphosate is a...

Organic Food is Better for Your Health & The Environment

Organic agriculture means using cultural, biological, and mechanical practices that foster cycling of resources, promote ecological balance, and conserve biological diversity. Since the beginning, organic agriculture has been based on the principle of sustainability....

Coffee – Helping or Harming You?

Coffee is the second most popular drink worldwide with over 400 million cups downed a day by Americans alone. The statistics on coffee obsession are staggering, but not surprising if you catch a glimpse of the local Starbucks line around 8 in the morning. Of all the...

Tips For Staying Healthy in the New Year

TIPS FOR STAYING HEALTHY IN THE NEW YEAR It’s the beginning of a new year and a fresh start so if you have not already, now is the time to set some new goals, specifically for your health. This past year was a tough one all around and most of us are feeling it...
Be Kind to Your Body

Be Kind to Your Body

We all grew up with our parents, grandparents and teachers preaching the "be nice to others" card -no hitting, give back, share, say please and thank you -but who taught us how to be nice to our bodies? Did our elders intentionally neglect to teach us the importance...

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Unexpected Gifts of Shopping Local

Unexpected Gifts of Shopping Local

I recently purchased a coffee table from Charlotte-based artisan Janine Bithell of Rosewood Co and two original paintings by Leslie Poteet Busker, a Charlotte-based artist. I initiated both of these transactions on Instagram separately, but I wound up picking up the...

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The Power of Neutral Thinking

The Power of Neutral Thinking

How we handle stress is often a reflection of our character. Stress is toxic for our mind, our life balance and our health. There is no doubt that there are stress factors every day and every space of our life: work, relationships, health, training … the list goes on...

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Humankind’s Return on Investment

Humankind’s Return on Investment

Most of us derive our identities from what we “do” or what we have accomplished. I am not going to lie to any of you as I am a guy who has been working in corporate America for the past 16 years – and to be completely transparent – I really enjoyed it. I recently made...

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// be awkward.

// be awkward.

i am the guy who is not like the others. i don’t have a fancy business title or job description. i must prove myself everyday by making something and hopefully creating an obsession you’re compelled to exchange money for. sometimes i feel like i can’t afford my own...

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Why I Ditched Candles + Plug-ins

Why I Ditched Candles + Plug-ins

I used to LOVE burning candles. Fireside S’more? Yep! BeachSide Vacation? Had it! Warm Christmas Cookie? I’ll take 5! I was always hitting up store after store and picking up candles constantly, can you say candle hoarder? I was obsessed you guys! If you came in my...

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Gifts for your Guy

Gifts for your Guy

Valentine's Day is right around the corner! Guys can be the hardest people EVER to shop for, so we decided to ask a few of our favorite men to point us in the right direction. Check out their suggestions and count on a happy guy come the 14th! FOR THE ALL AMERICAN:...

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18 Ways to Show Kindness

18 Ways to Show Kindness

2018 is here and we are hoping that January has found you healthy and inspired! We love the New Year - it is filled with such promise and is such an awesome time to set the tone for what you want to get and give from the coming months. In the spirit of living your...

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