While looking for a deodorant that lacked harmful chemicals, I found a few options. All the store bought options, however, still had a long list of ingredients and came in plastic containers. So, I decided I’d try and make my own deodorant using a handful of ingredients that I trusted.
Over the past 12 years, eating has been an introspective and conscious activity for me. Whether for moral reasons, my personal health, or the health of the environment, I’ve spent a great deal of time rethinking my food choices. I’m now a reformed vegetarian, eating meat while still looking out for the environment.
Is your deodorant going to give you cancer or lead to Alzheimer’s? That chemical cocktail you’re smearing under your arms may be doing more than fending off body odor. Your skin not only excretes sweat but absorbs chemicals as well. What are you actively putting on and in your body and what other options do you have?
As the weather begins to cool and the leaves change, my taste buds change as well. I am a very big proponent of eating seasonally and fall is the perfect time for this Sweet Potato and Apple Hash – a soul warming hash perfect to start your day on a crisp morning. Add breakfast sausage to the mix and a side of eggs and you’re set.
Today marks 1 month since I came back from Burkina Faso. Today is also the second day of classes. I’m back at Indiana University to finish out my last two semesters for my two degrees. I first thought that it was going to be great to have something to come back to, going right back […]
And I am back from the Peace Corps! Tyler Edward Lloyd, Returned Peace Corps Volunteer My service is complete and I have so much to share. I have tons of photos and video that I was never able to post given my slow internet. At the same time, my blog isn’t going to end along […]
I really enjoy the New Year. The parties, dropping of the ball, popping of champagne corks, and hoping to find that special someone to ring in the New Year with are all great. What I really enjoy about the New Year, however, is making New Year’s resolutions. I’m always trying to improve myself in one […]
“Sometimes when you’re overwhelmed by a situation- when you’re in the darkest of darkness – that’s when your priorities are reordered.” –Phoebe Snow The past few weeks have been some of the most trying and crazy weeks of my life. I, however, have come out on the other end better, stronger, and wiser after it […]
“You’ve been here two years? It doesn’t feel like two years, maybe less than one… It’s because you’re kind. If you’re kind you could be here ten years and it would feel like you arrived yesterday and if you left for a few days it feels like a month.” -Alu