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A Hygge Weekend: Asheville, North Carolina

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A Hygge Weekend: Asheville, North Carolina

One awesome paradigm shift we’ve noticed, especially this past year, is how supportive we all are of each other taking breaks and setting boundaries.  I think we collectively got to a place of exhaustion and burnout, and we hope that this is a turning point towards a new trend. 

Our favorite self-care activity is simply to take time away from your phone and do as the Japanese call, forest bathing (shinrin-yoku). When we posted that we were headed to the mountains for the weekend, and asked for suggestions for Asheville, North Carolina, ya’ll showed up big time.

So, we compiled the highlights of this funky mountain town just under five hours from Savannah. Drop us a note in the comments section if there’s a “must-see or do” that we might have missed!

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Composting: An Ode to Earth Day

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Composting: An Ode to Earth Day

“It’s just not my thing.”  Look, I get it. We have a lot to do in the short time we’re on Earth.  But you might consider the harmful chemicals that seep into our water supply and the soil where our food grows.  And hoping for a one-way ticket to Mars one day won’t solve the problem.  Just like we wear our seatbelt in case of an accident, or incorporate more vegetables into our diet, composting is one more thing you can do to care for the health of your family and yourself.


As with anything, getting started is the hardest part.  There’s lots of resources out there about starting and maintaining compost piles.  Personally, it wasn’t until a good friend had her own simple system in our small, fenced in yard of our condo complex that I took the leap.  Sometimes all we need to know is the simplest, fastest way to put something into action.

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