Barefoot Books

Have you heard of Barefoot Books? They are bright and beautifully illustrated children’s books and CDs that celebrate the joy of childhood, diversity, inclusivity and the planet we all share. I fell in love with them when my son was a baby. We were visiting The Getty and before leaving decided to take a quick peek in their… Read More

Growth Doesn’t Just Happen

po·ten·tial / pəˈten(t)SHəl/: having or showing the capacity to become or develop into something in the future. Potential. I love this word. It’s filled with hope, optimism, faith and possibility. It’s also inclusive; everyone has it and no one is left behind. The challenge, though, is for each of us to believe in our potential… Read More

A Spring Cleanse

Victoria Boutenko, who has done much to popularize the raw food movement, has often been credited with the idea of drinking greens by turning them into smoothies—a trend that is here to stay. The multiple health benefits of eating greens has been well documented and is clear. But, although I love greens—particularly spinach, broccoli and kale, even… Read More

The Art of Decluttering

There are few rites of spring more satisfying than the annual cleaning. I’ve been at my “spring cleaning” for the past several weeks, clearing out closets and drawers again. Nowadays, I find the need and desire to declutter more often, not just during spring, but every season. I recently came across Marie Kondo’s book, The… Read More