The Giant, Ugly Footprint of Meat & What You Can Do About It

How can eating meat harm the planet? Producing meat for human consumption takes a hefty tole on the environment. There are several factors to consider including greenhouse gas emissions, deforestation, and the massive resource footprint of meat, among other impacts. Greenhouse Gas Emissions The production of livestock worldwide accounts for 14.5%, with cattle contributing 62% … Continue reading The Giant, Ugly Footprint of Meat & What You Can Do About It

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My Sticky Note Calendar: Dealing with Anxiety and Depression

I'm not sure when my depression began. Sometime at the beginning of last year, after my grandfather passed away and I was graduating from college, I slipped away into a rather dark place. I spent the rest of the year in Chile teaching English, completely confused as to why I was so down on myself … Continue reading My Sticky Note Calendar: Dealing with Anxiety and Depression

My Favorite Plant Protein

Interested in eating a more plant-based diet but don't know where to start? You've come to the right place my friend! I've created this handy infographic to help you start with my favorite sources of protein from plants. You can view this as a PDF here! --> My Favorite Plant Protein

Environmental Podcasts I Enjoy

For those of you that already enjoy podcasts or are looking to get into this addictive habit, I thought I’d share a few of my favorite earth related podcasts. I’ll come back and update this with more recommendations as I explore. Any Samsung users out there (hello, you’re awesome. stay unique.) I recommend downloading a … Continue reading Environmental Podcasts I Enjoy

Chile: The Black Sheep of the Family

This phrase, the black sheep of the family, is commonly used to describe the odd one out in a manner that can have rude connotations. As someone who is indeed, the weird one in her family (hell, the title of my blog includes the word “odd”), I’ve taken this phrase and associated it with a … Continue reading Chile: The Black Sheep of the Family

Teaching English in Chile

Before graduating college in May of 2018, I was dead set on leaving the United States for a while. I don’t mean to hyperbolize but it feels like the sky is actually going to collapse in on itself at any moment and the world will end in a big flash when you live so close … Continue reading Teaching English in Chile

Cinnamon Apple Oatmeal

This recipe is ridiculously easy. All you need is a microwave, but you can use a stove top too. I want you to picture your favorite breakfast. You're about to realize everything you believe to be amazing is sub-par Okay maybe I'm incredibly over-hyping this, but it's really good and really easy to make. Ingredients: … Continue reading Cinnamon Apple Oatmeal

THE Broccoli Mac & Cheese

*Heavy breathing and drooling* Let me start off by acknowledging the fact that this recipe is all over the place. I know, I know. “How is this going to be any different? And why do you have to ruin mac and cheese by adding vegetables?!” If you thought any of those things, I don’t blame … Continue reading THE Broccoli Mac & Cheese