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Cancer Researchers Study Environmental Causes

The American Cancer Society has advised for decades against tobacco smoking and sedentary lifestyles.  It has long encouraged healthy eating habits as part of its cancer prevention efforts.  While the latest long-term prevention study by the ACS, called the Cancer Prevention Study 3 or CPS-3, also looks at lifestyle choices like diet and exercise, it […]

Continue Reading By on October 2, 2012 in Uncategorized

Cancer Survivor Leads Way with Little Changes

Cancer Survivor Leads Way with Little Changes Do you spend hours carpooling kids, coordinating sports practices and shopping for your family each week?  You probably have much in common with Kristi Marsh.  This happy stay-at-home Massachusetts mom had the good life, busy as it was. Then breast cancer stopped this thirty-something in her high heeled […]

Continue Reading By on September 24, 2012 in health, Uncategorized

Safe Chemicals Act Vote Today

Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families Delivered Approx. 130,000 Petition Signatures to Congress in May During the National Stroller Brigade The second of two recent hearings in Washington shed some light on the chemical industry’s relationship with politicians and the American public on the eve of an important vote on the Safe Chemicals Act.  The proposed law […]

Continue Reading By on July 25, 2012 in chidren, endocrine disruptors, environmental health, Safe Chemicals Act, Uncategorized

Moral Imperative for Safe Chemicals Act

A  few kind friends had assured me to not fear the machine.  The friendly, caring medical staff helped usher me in to the area where I would wait my turn.  The light blue, seersucker fabric gown I had to wear was not as awkward as I had imagined. Thank goodness for technicians with calm demeanor who […]

Continue Reading By on July 24, 2012 in Uncategorized

Brave Mom Shares Cancer Heartache at National Stroller Brigade

Mother of 3 Polly Schlaff Lost her 35-year-old Husband toa Non-Genetic Cancer, Spoke at Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families Rally The mommy guilt was kicking in a bit during the busyness of Tuesday morning’s preparations for the National Stroller Brigade and meetings with our various US Senators. There I was, part of a family-centered health concern, […]

Continue Reading By on May 24, 2012 in Uncategorized

Green Inspirations

A walk in the woods or a wade in the creek has always been my favorite sort of way to spiritually recharge and connect with my Creator.  This innate sense of where I come from has inspired the urge to provide as much green space as possible for my children. Here are a few faith-based, green […]

Continue Reading By on May 20, 2012 in Uncategorized

Wilderness Protection Effort in Tennessee

Volunteer Caara Fritz, Director Jeff Hunter Tennessee Wilderness Campaign More wilderness areas and more protections for clean water are the hopes of Tennesseans urging their US Congress members to act.  The Tennessee Wilderness Act of 2011 would add nearly 20,000 acres of wilderness in Cherokee National Forest. Tennessee Wilderness Campaign Director Jeff Hunter says those […]

Continue Reading By on April 30, 2012 in Uncategorized

Thanks, Easter Bunnies!

Soil building has been a new challenge for us this year as we try to improve on the small family garden.  We recently got an extra boost from some adorable furry friends. Prince (above), Delilah (on right) and more of their English Angora buddies have been sharing their special recipe for rich garden soil.  Unlike […]

Continue Reading By on April 29, 2012 in Uncategorized

Sweet Spring Viburnum Flowers

Spring keeps pushing forth, with some cool days and cold rain.  This viburnum surprised us this week with its compact displays of little pink flower buds that pop open into white. The fragrance is sweet, something between a magnolia flower and wild honeysuckle.  The birds will later enjoy berries from this shrub.  I’m glad we […]

Continue Reading By on April 2, 2011 in Uncategorized