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Dawna Matthews

Dawna is a yoga teacher, writer, domestic goddess, and lover of life. She tries to celebrate all the joys given to us in this world by dancing, singing, cooking, and gazing up at the sky. Dawna believes green living is a way of coming back to the self- a simple yet deeply satisfying dance of gratitude to mother earth and each one of us. She lives in Colorado where the mountains are a perfect backdrop to each day. She twirls daily.

Yoga Class Etiquette — the Basics

By Dawna Matthews As both a yoga practitioner and a yoga teacher, I have learned a few essentials when it comes to ensuring that your class is enjoyable. When you keep these things in mind, you honor your class and your practice, as well as the practice of the other …

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Brew Your Own Booch – Kombucha, Made at Home

By Dawna Matthews: I was a student at an amazing school in San Diego where we learned herbal tea blends, tonics, tinctures, aromatherapy, and other self-healing methods. One of the things they taught us was how to brew our own kombucha. At first I was pretty reluctant to delve into …

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Mothering Ourselves — Self Care for Moms

By Dawna Matthews: Every day, we wake up with our laundry list of things to accomplish — it’s exhausting. We are busy and often feel a heavy weight of responsibility to be a “good” mom, parent, care provider, and woman. We love our child/children, family and friends. We are often …

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Bee Friends–How To Help Save The Honey Bees

By Dawna Matthews It’s difficult to imagine my garden without flitting butterflies and the soft hum of bees. I love to watch them dance amongst the flowers and vegetables, and journey onward then return throughout the day. But bees are disappearing at an alarming rate. Over the last three years, …

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Chores for Every Child and Every Age

By Dawna Matthews: Home is more than just a building or place where you live. It cannot be described in one word and it means many things to different people; but it is a space we create and, in return, we are gifted with a place of comfort, pleasure, and …

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Arts and Crafts with Kids

By Dawna Matthews: “Our task, regarding creativity, is to help children climb their own mountains, as high as possible. No one can do more.” — Loris Malaguzzi Art was always present in my life as a child. I painted, glued, cut and folded. I got messy, colored outside the lines, …

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Eco-xmas

By Dawna Matthews:  Do you want to share the love this Christmas and holiday season but still stay eco-friendly? Luckily, this is easier than ever before. Giving and sharing gifts during the holiday season need not have a negative impact on the environment. With a little imagination and eco-conscious thought, it’s easy …

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The Importance Of Healthy Lunch For Children

By Dawn Matthews Food is something I am passionate about. My father and grandmother always instilled in me the way family comes together, the way you nurture one another through the preparation, the cooking, and the eating, and just the sharing of food and time at the table. Every day …

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Eco-Friendly Summer Vacation–Visit A National Park

By Dawna Matthews: I remember looking outside the window of our family car and seeing the world – or the world as I knew it. My family’s vacations were almost always road trips to an exotic location within the United States or Latin America. Most of the time, we would pass through …

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Valentine’s Day Green Gift Guide

By Dawna Matthews Do you want to share the love this Valentineʼs Day but still stay eco-friendly? Luckily, this is easier than ever before. Whether you are gifting for the more traditional loved one or the more unique, avantgarde hipster-sweetie, the options below have you covered to give some sweetness to your …

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