Wednesday, May 27, 2015

From here to there!

Found this cool illustration to share from Bread and Puppet Theatre company. Have you ever thought about the journey from here to there?

The journey to a new job or out of a rough patch or moving to a new home?

Don't we all feel the 'plains of fear' and 'broke as shit mountain'?

As a visual person, sometimes I find graphics like this to be funny but also extremely insightful into a topic that is more transparent. 

So often we hear the phrase, it's not about the destination it's about the journey. This little map really illustrates that process. Thought I'd share with you all today! 

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Love Your Mother

Stop and smell the roses! (Or in this case the pansies!) Remember that all life is fragile and there is a gorgeous world of plants and flowers and creatures for us to share and enjoy. I've seen a lot of violent behavior towards nature lately and I'm really not feeling it. Winters are so harsh here and it's a miracle every year that green life returns! Please don't stomp, pick, or pull apart flowers, plants, or trees for fun. Not only are you minimizing the beauty of public spcae, but it took a lot of hard work for that beautiful little plant to grow! Enjoy it! Take in the bright colors and fresh scents! We only have one earth, so treat her right!

Friday, May 22, 2015

Grateful diagram

What are you grateful for?

We get asked this question a lot, but who really thinks about it? I saw this photo on Instagram and had to share it with you guys. 

Why not make your own chart? What would it look like? 

Are you grateful for your community? Your food? Your environment? Your soul?

Really challenge yourself and ask the deep questions. Where have you been blessed in your life?

Put your diagram on your fridge or in your bedroom, somewhere you see it often. Let it remind you of all of the ways in which you are blessed and lucky to live the life that you live!

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Try a beet of something new!

I mean... Come on. This cuteness is far too much to handle.

When was the last time you tried beets? Red or gold? I know most of us as kids probably hated beets, but they're SO good for you! (And crazy cheap) I encourage you to try beets again! Step out of your comfort zone! Mix them in a salad with feta cheese or eat them with spicy pecans or even just plain. I'm sure you'll love the 'steak of the earth'.

Stay healthy friends!  

Tuesday, May 19, 2015


Sorry it's been such a long time everybody! We've been crazy over here with lots and lots of upcoming grant deadlines!!

I thought I would talk to you guys today about the environment. With spring in full swing, the flowers in bloom, the trees finally sprouting leaves, let's think a bit about the nature around us!

One thing you can do is recycle. I know you have heard this all the time, but one thing I bet you didn't know is that Detroit has one of the BEST recycling centers! (Seriously you must check it out) 

Sort all of your paper, plastic, and aluminum cans into different bags or boxes and head over to the recycling center! The staff there will show you where to put your trash for recycling.

They even have a bookshelf with leftover books for the taking! Not to mention thatits a great place to find lots of salvaged wood or other materials for home projects!

Get excited and get outside!