Join us on Facebook!

by Amy on October 16, 2016

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I know I haven’t been posting much here in awhile. That’s because the interesting conversations are happening on the Green Living Now Facebook page.  There are over 5100 people there reading the timely informative articles that I’ve been posting and commenting. It feels like blogs and websites, though they lend a sense of credibility, don’t really […]


Post image for Why Come To The Mad River Valley of Vermont this Summer?

Imagine you’re driving into the Mad River Valley to attend one of our summer retreats at the Inn at the Round Barn Farm. You’ll notice a distinct lack of stop lights, billboards, and fast food joints along the way. You might even take a deep breath just driving over the border into Vermont. I still […]


Why Do We Work With Horses in Our Retreats?

by Amy on February 3, 2016

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In this video I share some of the reasons why my retreat goers spend a day working with Janis Cooper and her horses. Horses are prey animals–that means they are often hunted by other animals in the wild. They’ve developed a very impressive sensory system that alerts them to danger. It also allows them to pick […]


Post image for Green Living Expert & Educator Offers Life Changing Retreats in Vermont

  Those who have been following me as a green living expert and educator for many years may be wondering why I’m creating and leading personal growth and wellness retreats. Because it’s my passion!! Yes, I’ve been practicing, inspiring and educating people towards a greener healthier way of life for over 22 years. I’m also […]


Post image for First Food, Healing, & Wellness Program a Success! More Begin in July of 2015.

In July of 2014, I launched the pilot for the Food, Healing and Wellness program. It’s now called the Your Turning Point Retreats. Six women were signed up, 3 were veterans. It was held at our organic farm in Waitsfield, Vermont. At first the program was designed specifically for female veterans, helping them heal from PTSD, sexual […]


Post image for How the Growing Used Hybrid Market Can Help You Save in More Ways Than One

GUEST POST by Collin Seward The used hybrid market is booming, with some 415,000 for sale from individuals in Los Angeles to car dealers in Little Rock, The New York Times reports. If you’re hoping to trade in that old clunker for a more fuel-efficient car, a used hybrid may be just what you have been […]


Post image for Eco-Friendly Apps That Can Change Your Life (GUEST POST)

For the past two decades, Americans have begun to realize that green is the new black. Everyone from celebrities, soccer moms, and our nation’s leaders has seemingly fallen head over heels for the “going green” phenomenon, just as long as it’s convenient for them. But for those of us who recognize that a healthier, more […]


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“The United States makes up only 4.6 percent of the world’s population, but consumes 80 percent of its opioids — and 99 percent of the world’s hydrocodone, the opiate that is in Vicodin.” (ABC News, April 20, 2011) Holy moley, Americans are a people in pain. Or, at least we think we are. Doctors are […]


Post image for Secret Trade Agreements Threaten Food Safety

Ugh, more reasons not to trust our food supply. “So for instance, say Vietnam allows higher residues of veterinary antibiotics in seafood than the U.S. allows, and Vietnam and the U.S. both sign on to the TPP. As a trade partner, the U.S. could be forced to lower its standards to allow for imports of […]


Post image for Compact Flourescents-More Problems Beyond Mercury

I’ve never really been a fan of compact fluorescent bulbs because of the mercury, though I certainly love to save energy. Now there’s a new concern: harmful ultraviolet radiation. What? A Stony Brook University study says that the University “has proven that CFLs do emit ultraviolet (UV) light rays that can harm human skin cells.” […]