Local Resources

National Geographic’s Green Guide for Everyday Living has a special section called Go Local.

Click on it and you can type in your zip code – up comes a comprehensive list of green businesses. Little ol’ 93940 had 15 pages of listing. Of course this included businesses as far out as Carmel Valley and as far up as Santa Cruz… but still… Great resource.

What it didn’t have was what I was looking for:

I need a new dentist, a new women’s wellness doctor and an accountant.

I’m interested in supporting eco-conscious, re-source-ful, integrative professionals that

operate client-centered, value-based practices… Any suggestions?


I have been very diligent about shopping less and when I do with more intentionality but I couldn’t help to feel a good case of the wants today when I came across the newly discovered jewelery of husband and wife team Ashley Lowengrub and Dara Gerson. Committed to both environmental and social responsibility Alkemie Jewelery uses 100% reclaimed metals among other practices. I have a particular longing for their owl cuff bracelet – quirky, fun, thoroughly unusual and my animal totem. .. 🙂

Let the beauty you love be what you do.

~ Rumi

I’ve just returned from an amazing first weekend with the Institute of Integrative Nutrition in New York City!!! I’ve joined 1500 other like-minded people from around the world committed to improving the health and happiness of Americans which therefore radiates around the world.

Being healthy is NOT complicated!!!

IIN respects bio-individuality.

IIN remains neutral –  Different foods work for different people.

IIN promotes primary foods as well as edible foods.

Primary foods include the myriad ways we nourish ourselves – for example – relationships, work, intimacy, sexuality, love, spirituality, family, hobbies, etc…

IIN practices deconstructing cravings:

What is the underlying imbalance?

What is going on for me?

How is my body trying to recreate balance?

IIN values healthy, wholesome, fresh, preferrably organic foods.

Simple is best.

Cooking is an art form.

Food is for sharing.

How can your food nourish you and your relationships?

Treat everything like it matters.

Everything is an opportunity.

IIN offers excellent tools to provide wellness services for clients to recognize how food and lifestyle affect health, happiness and quality of life.

As a wellness coach I am excited to support you to identify and achieve your health and personal goals.

Please don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions…

Thank you!!!

Evolve 108

Eco-Chic Boutique

108 Webster Street, Monterey

Still searching for last minute holiday gifts?! I have another favorite local resource. Have you been to the new eco-chic boutique in Monterey? EVOLVE 108!!! It’s across the street from the Post Office – on Webster. It’s awesome!!! Prairie Underground, Viridis Luxe, Stewert & Brown…. Hip, Adorable, Cozy, Creative, Green, Eco-friendly, Designer, Stylish, Quality… I love it!!!