Cough syrup, chocolate and the quest for enlightenment

February 20, 2014

Woman meditating

Have you ever blinked and missed a few weeks of your digital life? Somewhere between January and now, well, I fell off the blog train. Did I hit my head on the way down and find nirvana, lined, inexplicably, with chocolate and cough syrup? No, but I did get to spend some time with a few pretty enlightened souls at the Wisdom 2.0 conference in San Francisco last weekend. It’s where the tech world and the meditation/mindfulness community meet for thought-provoking dialogue around the ideas of hyper connectivity, disconnection and how meditation and mindfulness can help. I’m writing about my personal experience of it for next week’s issue of NOW (which I’ll post here next week) and another piece on the big picture coming out this spring.

Where do chocolate and cough syrup fit into the mix?  Well, those are the Ecoholic columns I never posted here while I was off the blog wagon. So without further ado, here are my product guides on the ecological ins and outs of chocolate, cough syrup and ice melt (who’s good/green, bad or ugly), whirled up in the Vitamix with Nature Notes on L’Oreal’s forest-friendly makeover, green reno loans, Keystone updates, and more.  Yes, you get it all in Ecoholic – green news, product tips and one woman’s quest to wisen up.