6 Simple Tips to Have a Green Christmas

When it comes to the holidays, especially Christmas, it always seems like the pressure knob is turned to full blast! (No? It’s just me?) Meals to plan, family members to pick-up and drop off, gifts to wrap, don’t even get me started about decorating… Santa’s list is far from being the only one that’s a mile long. Can I get an amen? On top of all of that I’m supposed to keep my environmental impact to a minimum. Ok, got it. (Insert dramatic eye roll here.) But in all seriousness, it is someth...
Eco Friendly Travel

Lately, I’ve been thinking a lot about the carbon footprint I leave behind when I travel. I do as much as I can locally by using public transit and biking whenever I can, but sometimes I feel like I undo all that good when I fly cross country to visit my son every few months. So, as I planned my most recent trip from Oregon to Florida I decided to make my trip as eco-friendly as possible while offsetting some of my carbon footprint. Go off Grid The first thing I did bef...
What Is That White Stuff

You probably don’t spend much time thinking about what’s going on inside your mouth – unless, of course, you’re enjoying a fantastic flavor explosion while eating your favorite meal. However, there are a few relatively common conditions that can have a negative effect on your oral and physical health. Here, you will learn more about a condition called thrush, including what it is, what causes it, and how to treat and prevent it.What is Thrush?Thrush is a fungal mouth infection caused by ...
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"Let us always meet each other with a smile, for the smile is the beginning of love.” – Mother Teresa. This past summer I went through two very challenging and stressful months due to unforeseen losses in both my family and business life. It seemed that every day presented a new overwhelming professional hurtle or bout of grief to overcome. I’m sure most people can relate to these moments where everything that could go wrong does go wrong. And while these human experiences are a part of life an...
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Sometimes it’s easy to lose sight of why the beautiful earth is so important to our wellbeing, and maybe that’s because we’re so busy that we don’t get outside enough. We forget the how beautiful an eagle soaring across the sky or a squirrel swooping through the trees can be. We lose the childlike sense of wonder we once had watching a dolphin leaping in the ocean, and this loss affects our mental and physical wellbeing.I came to this realization last month after being overloaded with multip...
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Imagine you’re out to eat a celebration dinner with family and friends. You order a nice cold brew with a salmon filet and settle in for a fun night. After a short time, the waiter brings your table mugs of microplastic beads and plates of plastic trash and sides. Would you take a swig and dig in or would you be horrified? Gross, right? Unfortunately, this scenario isn’t too far from the truth; we are ingesting plastics when we eat certain fish and drink beverages from some areas. F...
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A couple of weekends ago I came home from the grocery store with a week’s supply of food. As I went to put the cold things away, the same thing happened that occurs every week. Probably at least half of the produce was soggy, brown, or moldy and had to be tossed. There was a pack of fish we’d thawed but forgotten about behind a stack of leftovers we’d packed up but unfortunately never eaten. Once I took the time to clean out all of the inedible food, over half the fridge was gone!As I layere...

If you want a real scare this Halloween, think about the monstrous mounds of trash we toss away after our spooky celebrations. Plastic candy wrappers, masks, decorations, face paints, and pumpkin candy buckets will haunt the planet long after we’re gone. So, this year, at Woobamboo we’re thinking it’s time to turn around these frightful habits and green our Halloween and all of the holidays that come after.It’s All About the CostumeWanna do Sonny and Cher this year? Well, there’s a coupl...

Author: Becci Goodall Several years ago, I decided to switch to a minimalist lifestyle. I went from a cottage packed with a lifetime of knick-knacks to a wicker basket of mementos from my kids, a roll of paintings, and a suitcase of clothes. At the time, I made this choice for economic reasons and to focus on my art (by clearing up clutter.)I flew cross country and settled into a shared space to write. At first, it was odd to live such a spartan existence, but once accustomed, I noticed tha...
5 things that can really stain your teeth

Over the last several years, having beautiful pearly white teeth has become a huge focus. More people than ever before spend time in their dentists’ offices undergoing whitening treatments, and millions upon millions of people buy at-home whitening strips, gels, and tubes of toothpaste. Like with anything else, prevention is the real secret to having whiter teeth. Below are five foods and drinks that you might not have realized can cause stains or just straight up destroy your teeth.#1 – Tom...