Entries by Janelle Allspach


“The secret of change is to focus all your energy not on fighting the old, but on building the new.” -Dan Millman David Allan Coe said, “It is not the beauty of a building you should look at; its the construction of the foundation that will stand the test of time.” After one of the […]

Wistful Wintering

7 SECRETS TO SUBDUING STRESS IN THE SEASON OF SELF-SABOTAGE “Don’t forget: Drink water and get some sunlight. You’re basically a houseplant with more complicated emotions.” Imagine you are a plant. You look strong and healthy, but you exist in harsh, demanding conditions. Your soil is dry, lacking nutrients, you haven’t been watered in a […]

A Balancing Act

Walking that fine line… When we think of balance, perhaps we envisage a tight-rope walker, carefully shifting weight, balancing grit and artistry, calculating each movement, aware that any small miscarriage of judgment is followed by consequences. One definition of balance reads: a condition in which different elements are equal or in the correct proportions. A […]

Planting Community Seeds…

“You cannot stop the death that comes in the winter nor the life that comes with the summer. You can contribute your intelligence and will to the intelligence and movement of a dynamic larger than you. You can plant the seed that will sprout in the spring. You can lay the foundation for a different […]

Harmful Habits and Savvy Spending

7 Tips To Keeping Your Head In A Spend-Frenzied Society. “It costs money. It costs money because it saves money.” ~Cosmo Castorini, Moonstruck Albeit comical, I honestly can’t count the number of times I have repeated this sage advice. Because the truth is, when you invest in quality, it generally outlasts the competition. But doesn’t […]

Algae and Altruism

Learning manners from microorganisms. Over the last two years we’ve learned a lot about bacteria, viruses, and the spread of germs. We’ve learned how the simplest of actions, washing one’s hands with soap and water, helps to reduce and prevent the spread of germs. Ironically, the same principle applies to keeping your home’s exterior clean […]

Darkness, Dirt, and Depression

How Dirty Windows Can Contribute to Seasonal Affective Disorder. Exactly one month since the autumnal equinox, Latin for ‘equal nights’, and it has grown noticeably darker each evening. That sense of darkness will be even more impactful when the observance of DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME ends, this year on the 7th of November, 2021. We enjoy […]

Fall Is For Flat Surfaces

The Hidden Dangers of Autumn: When we think of a season’s dangerous weather, we naturally think of winter’s ice and snow, of summer’s violent storms, tornadoes, and hurricanes. Rarely do we think of autumn. But there is a hidden danger in autumn that can affect your safety outside of your home. Fall’s foliage is magnificently […]


What you need to know about changes. To say the last two years have been inundated with change would be an understatement. While the Pandemic incited many shifts in how we live and work, we have grown and shifted with those changes. We’ve learned a lot about safety and prevention. We’ve also learned about supporting […]