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H. A. O'Connor

For the Love of Dandelions

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For the Love of Dandelions

I love dandelions. Maybe “love” is a strong word, but I really do like dandelions.  I’m also a fan of what they represent: a chemical-free lawn. Unfortunately, I live in a neighborhood where many lawns are chemically treated and mine tends to stand out … especially at the height of dandelion season.  I bite my […]

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H. A. O'Connor

I Write, Therefore I Am. Just Kidding.

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I Write, Therefore I Am.  Just Kidding.

Image via Unsplash/Mikhail Pavstyuk Even if I didn’t write, I’d still be me.  Just a whole lot less me than I am. We could all say that to some extent about our interests and hobbies, couldn’t we?  They’re, of course, part of what makes us us.  But what about our passions?  They might not be required for […]

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H. A. O'Connor

Homely Beauty

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Homely Beauty

That’s right.  I’m pretty proud of my homely beauty.  I love that many of the products from my beauty routine come right from my home.  In fact, most the things I’m wearing on my face today are edible.  No, I don’t eat the leftovers. Prove it, you say?  But of course.  Here’s a summary of […]

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H. A. O'Connor

Natural and Noteworthy: Rosehip Seed Oil

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Natural and Noteworthy: Rosehip Seed Oil

I’ve never been much of a trend follower.  In fact, trends have a habit of getting on my nerves … unless they happen to coincide with my own tastes or wishes, that is.  Maybe that makes me a trend hyprocrite.  Either way, I recently stumbled upon a beauty trend that has fallen right smack into […]

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Henna Gabber

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Henna Gabber

Sorry for that title, there was a Hedda Gabbler reference there and I had to take it.  (The college professor who taught my senior seminar on Henrik Ibsen would be proud.  Nah, he probably wouldn’t.)  Anyhow, I seriously digress… So, I come to you today from my sofa with my head coated in grassy-scented, brownish goop, wrapped […]

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H. A. O'Connor

Why I Began My Journey to the Natural Kind of Life

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Why I Began My Journey to the Natural Kind of Life

This path first presented itself to me when my children were very young. I’d always loved the natural world and my favorite place to be was outdoors in the fresh air. Still, I thought little about our home’s indoor environment. That all changed the first time I read a list of the toxins people were […]

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