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Green Beer: Not Just for St. Patrick’s Day

Ginny Figlar Colón by Ginny Figlar Colón | March 10th, 2014 | 4 Comments
topic: Green Living | tags: bars, beer, beer bottles, beer cans, brewery, brewing, carbon-footprint, celebration, delivery, drinking, eco-friendly, emissions, environmental footprint, green, green beer, holiday, Irish, local, New Belgium, organic, Oscar Blues, Otter Creek, recyclable, recycling, Samuel Smith, St. Patrick's Day, USDA, Wolaver's

When I told my husband I picked up some green beer, he assumed I meant a brew reserved for celebrating St. Patrick’s Day (which is strange since I usually don’t even wear green that day).

No, I bought the other kind of green beer: eco-beer — extra refreshing whether it’s March 17 or any other day. I don’t remember ever seeing ecological beer in the States, so I was intrigued when I saw the label while living in Sweden last year.

A Key to Happiness

Cynthia James by Cynthia James | December 10th, 2013 | No Comments
topic: Personal Growth, Relationships | tags: affirmation, authenticity, celebration, desires, gift giving, giving and receiving, happinesss, happy, harmony, heart, holidays, intention, joy, key to happiness, kindness, peaceful actions, peaceful thoughts, respect, share, simple acts, simple and heartfelt gifts, soul, stressful holidays, stressful season, want to be happy, wisdom, without expectation

This is the time of year when people are often either excited to celebrate the holidays or they are feeling a sense of dread about what might be coming during this sometimes stressful season. But the one thing that we all have in common is that we want to be happy.

As I was thinking about happiness, it came to me that a key to happiness involves circulation. By that I mean that true happiness comes from giving and receiving. The kind of sharing that involves the heart and the willingness to share without any expectations.

Toast to Old Times

Kim Fuller by Kim Fuller | December 29th, 2010 | No Comments
topic: Personal Growth, Relationships | tags: Auld Lang Syne, celebration, cheers, family, friends, memories, New Year's Eve, party, places, reflection, Relationships, resolution, Robert Burns, singing, the past, toast, toasting, travel

Women toasting the New Year with champagne

On the eve of every New Year, a familiar tune floats over bubbly toasts and festive kisses. As the clock strikes midnight and we add another notch to the belt of our years, the words of the late Scottish poet Robert Burns are sung in unison while we sway amongst friends and family.

Kick the Calendar Campaigns to the Curb

Leslie Garrett by Leslie Garrett | March 29th, 2010 | No Comments
topic: Conscious Living News, Green Living | tags: awareness, campaigns, celebration, days, holidays, issues, manufactured, occasions, party, prevention, week

CalendarI love a party. No matter my advancing age, a birthday is cause for celebration. Though I officially celebrate Christmas, count me in for Winter Solstice, Kwanzaa or Chinese New Year or, heck, pretty much anything that involves food and merriment.

6 Celebrations to Honor the Winter Solstice

Wendy Worrall Redal by Wendy Worrall Redal | December 21st, 2009 | No Comments
topic: Eco Travel, Green Living | tags: celebration, darkest day of the year, festival, Makar Sankranti, Montol Festival, Newgrange, Paul Winter, shortest day of the year, solstice, solstice celebrations, winter, Winter-Solstice, Ziemassvetki

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“Arise, shine, for your light has come!” These words from Handel’s Messiah resonate with meaning for me at Christmas. My own celebration is likewise enriched by the multitude of traditions around the world that honor the return of light to the world during the darkest days of the year.