Author: Micha

Homemade Kombucha | Store Bought Starter Kit

Culinary + Fashion Most of us recall when kombucha hit the shelves of health food chains and speciality markets years ago. This fermented tea beverage, which in its original incarnations demanded much more getting accustomed to, had been a gut health staple for some people for centuries. But it seems GT’s Kombucha really put it on the map and stoked the flames of many many more brands and softer taste profiles to crop up over the years. Making kombucha in small batches is the selling point many brands employ, and making it in really small batches – at home...

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Meet Parks Project | Reminding Us Healthy Activism Makes Healthy People

I can’t recall where I first learned of Parks Project. It was some time this past year, and I immediately thought to myself that this company had really nailed mission-based product and philanthropy-driven for-profit business…much like TOMS before it. I wasn’t surprised to learn the co-founders, Keith Eshelman and Sevag Kazanci, had worked at TOMS, yet – while Blake Mycoskie’s specific blueprint of business that gives back is a wonderful model – Parks Project does something very different. TOMS showed us how transparently and immediately our purchases could impact someone else (one for one) while the company could still...

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In Service? | 4 Books to Help You on Your Path

You feel called to lead a life of service and/or focus on mission-oriented work? What a wonderful calling it is, but the road is not always paved with smooth stones. Following are several books I either stumbled upon myself or was referred to by dear friends as I honored a life-long calling and entered into a new life a few years ago – to start a socially conscious, mission-driven organization, The MiA (Made in America) Project; to train as a life and executive coach; and to partner with my other Wolfie half to present the global gift of Of The...

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Challenged Body, Liberated Mind | The Class by Taryn Toomey

Last spring, when I was in New York for a short visit, I met up with two amazing women – one, Shanley Knox, who is now a contributor and long-distance friend of several years, and her best friend, who I did NOT meet through her but through a former roommate of mine. This is the beautiful swirl of interconnectedness of life when you’re receptive to it. We were talking about the somewhat unpopular full embrace of trauma, grief and some of its rawer offshoots – by women but really society in general (breaking things, irrational screaming, and the like)....

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Crop Swap | A Revolutionary Idea Harnessing Local Gardening Communities

Written by Kona Morris All photos courtesy of Dan McCollister Three years ago, Dan McCollister was just another L.A. musician trying to make it. His band City City found a bit of fame after being featured on “Loveline with Mike and Dr. Drew” and MTV, as well as teaming up to produce a record with Tim Heidecker (Tim and Eric) and Greg Turkington (Neil Hamburger) as the Yellow River Boys. He continued working with Tim as a part of his studio band and played on an album that would was named to VICE magazine’s “Top 50 Albums of 2013.” With...

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