Inspiring Fair Trade Quotes

Every time we go shopping, there are an overwhelming number of products available. We are bombarded by product ads influencing our choice of food, clothing, and even of our concept of leisure. It’s easy to stop asking questions about the brands we choose and the companies that manufacture our products. But wouldn't it be better if we knew what practices and standards we were supporting? Quote…

Highlights from United State of Women: Inspiring, Connecting, and Building a Better World for Women

On June 14, 2016, over 5,000 women from across the U.S. came together in Washington DC for the first ever United State of Women. I was lucky enough to be nominated to attend, and I spent two incredible days learning, celebrating, and preparing for what's to come.  At first, I wanted to share a blog about how much experience impacted me, but, even 2 months later, I'm still struggling to fully…

Traveling Ethically through Peru

“Wow, day one of Peru is coming to an end. What a crazy (but fun) day. I’m really loving this whole independent, getting around by myself thing. If you ever need something to make you feel like a capable human being, this is it.”In June I ventured out to Peru all on my own. It was the first time I had traveled to another country (almost) completely solo. The first half of the trip I spent ven…

6 Thoughtful & Easy Gifts for Mother's Day

Aren't moms just the greatest?! They put so much love and care into everything they do, yet they have to be the most under-appreciated people on the planet. Show the mother in your life you care this Mother's Day-- here are some thoughtful (and easy!) gifts that she'll adore.1. I Love You Because...This gifts is one of my long-time favorites, inspired by my dear friend Anna.  It can manifest…

​Inspired by Earth Day: 8 Easy Ways to Reduce Your Carbon Footprint

We are celebrating Earth Day, which marks the anniversary of the modern environmental movement incited in 1970. However, the struggle for awareness that the environment faces should go beyond this day. It’s a continuous plight to save the Earth. I know, I know, its sounds a bit dramatic and most of us would probably just brush this off. We think to ourselves, why not leave this problem…