This is a thrilling moment for me. I feel like I’ve been planning, preparing, and especially hoping for the opportunity that is now here for my whole life. As a child, and then for my entire career over the past two and a half decades, I’ve been a storyteller. How that’s taken shape has changed over time. I wrote poetry and stories as a child, pursued a career in journalism as an adult, and have spent most of the past two decades as a writer, multimedia producer, and digital communicator – in everything from government agencies, to hi-tech Fortune 500 companies, to an international art museum. At the same time, I’ve had a deep and life-long interest in our beautiful planet, the strange and wonderful creatures who populate it, and how to live a healthy and vibrant life – one that has contributing to others and to global solutions, as its core.
This is a big moment because this time in history, and the technology we have available, means that we have the autonomy and power to communicate our ideas to each other, all around the entire planet, without needing big media’s help. It’s a big moment in time when, as evolved consumers, we can influence the market in new and more powerful ways. Personally, it’s a big moment because I’m now committing my time and talent to something I’m passionate about.
There are so many problems requiring solutions and so few who understand, or take an interest in, how to make things better. It’s easy to throw up our hands and declare that it’s all too complicated for us to figure out. We can keep waiting for someone else – government, experts, the private sector – to come up with the answer for us. The truth is that there is lots of great work being done by smart, hard-working people in all of these areas. But it’s not enough, and it’s too slow.
But rather than get overwhelmed by what is wrong, I want to celebrate the people, companies, and innovative solutions out there that are, indeed, making a positive difference. I plan to make this a discussion about progress, not perfection. I don’t have all the answers, that’s for sure, and my life is just as messy and imperfect as yours. However, there are a few things I’ve learned along the way that I’d love to share. And I’m hopeful that by creating a community of changemakers, we can gather more positive momentum than we can alone.
This blog is all about curating the very best in lifestyle trends and showing you the greatest ideas out there for sustainability, health, and ethical living. Anyone with a device and Internet connection has more power at their fingertips to create change, for themselves and others, than you think. I’ll bring you the top resources: interviews with leading experts, links to influential channels, and reviews of the very best products and books to help you on your journey.
I believe our lives should be luxurious and that Earth is abundant with natural treasures. How we can best steward them, on a global scale or in our own homes, is an exciting question. There are so many options to explore.