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All articles here are written by Melinda Briana Epler (that's me!) unless otherwise noted. I'm a documentary filmmaker, writer, and brand experience designer - I've dedicated my life to living a sustainable lifestyle and helping others do the same. Please feel free to contact me if you have questions or thoughts for articles. Welcome!

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Did I fall off the sustainability wagon?

 
Three years ago I realized I needed to spend some time focused on my health and well-being. I declared that I would spend a “Year about me.” That turned into Year Two, and then ultimately three total years “about me.” Yes, it took a little longer than I expected.

A brief look back

For those new [...]

Changes are coming!

After a long hiatus, I am coming [...]

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Happy 2013!!

As you can see, it has been a while since I’ve posted. I’m working on a lot of different aspects of my life and lifestyle, all of which take time. Time is, of course, a limited resource, so my writing has faltered as a result.

However, I’m constantly thinking about One Green Generation – the [...]

10 Ways Meditation is Green, Frugal, Healthy and Sustainable

Since I started a meditation practice a few months ago, I have come to understand how much it can play a role in our daily lives as we strive to be as sustainable as we can be.

If any of you are starting to wonder what meditation is and how it can play a role, or if you’re struggling to make it a part of your lifestyle, I hope this will help encourage [...]

A Year About Me: Year Two

I’ve spent a lifetime of working to help others and save the world, often to the detriment of my own health and well-being. So in retrospect, I can’t believe I thought I’d be able to dedicate one full year to myself… and then feel completed.

It seems that this will be year two of the “year [...]

Leaving Judgement Behind

I was at a beautiful vineyard hotel overlooking the Columbia River Gorge for a weekend retreat.  There, midway through a hot stone massage session, I found myself thinking, “boy, she’s not the greatest massage therapist.” And internally I gasped.

Here I am splurging for myself on my 40th birthday, so that I can get some much needed [...]

How To Use A Neti Pot

The Neti Pot’s Impact On My Asthma

I avoided neti pots for years.  Until this past year – when I made it my goal to fully eliminate my asthma medications.  Years ago I never would have thought that would be remotely possible, but now I’m really close!

I’ve been slowly making lifestyle changes over the years that [...]