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Chasing Courage

Chasing Courage
I must assume that I have fewer years ahead of me than I have behind me, and I feel an urgency to make the most of what's left.  I find myself thinking a lot about what I'd like to accomplish and what has propelled me to achieve my goals in the past.  And I have realized it boils down to either discipline or courage.    Continue reading

On to the Next

On to the Next
One of the many things that makes Elsie Green a nice place to work -- we all possess a growth mindset.  We're always reading new books, learning new skills, and challenging ourselves in new ways.  Continue reading

Earth Day | Minimizing Your Carbon Footprint

Earth Day | Minimizing Your Carbon Footprint
Over time, we've made small changes in our homes and lives to curb and even eliminate the use of items that need to be disposed of after a single use - mainly by replacing them with household goods that are reusable and thus, better for the environment. These considered purchases are a small step we've taken in lowering our carbon footprint, but ones that we've found impactful and relatively easy to implement. Continue reading

From the Archive | The Art of Intention 2019

From the Archive | The Art of Intention 2019

One of the best parts about working at Elsie Green is that each member possesses a growth-mindset - continually striving to be better versions of ourselves - to therefore be better for each other.

Read our annual recap of our new year's resolutions.

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From the Archive | Advice to My 25 Year Old Self

From the Archive | Advice to My 25 Year Old Self
I have a daughter who's graduated from college & is working her first job.  My 19 year old niece is visiting for the summer.  My youngest is now 14.  And at the shop every day I am surrounded by women who are about half my age.  So I have been thinking a lot lately about life, lessons,  the things that have made me who I am & the hard-won wisdom that comes with life experience.   Continue reading

Change of Heart

Change of Heart
Well, 2019 had some surprises for me.   Some good, and several not so good.  Just when I think I have some control over my life, I'm reminded that no, I really don't.   And I'm reminded of something I read somewhere -- "you can't control the wind, but you can adjust your sails." I think it's time to adjust my sails.   Continue reading

The Price of Accomplishment

The Price of Accomplishment
I love transitions.  The end of every year feels like an opportunity to refine (or reinvent) myself, my habits and my impact on those around me.  And I am lucky that my birthday falls in February.  So if I have a slow start with my resolutions, I can always have a re-birth a month later. Continue reading