by Down to Earth
When we think of Mother’s Day gifts, we usually think about what to buy. This year, consider making something. Handmade gifts are the best, and moms love them because they come from the heart.
So then, what to make? When we were kids, mommas would take care of our every need. They would feed us, dress us, hug us and kiss us. They bathed us as babies and made sure our skin was properly cared for. They checked us for chafing and anomalies, and made sure the products they used were gentle and right for our skin. We were happy!
by Down to Earth
With the upcoming Earth Day celebration on April 22nd, it is fitting that we take a moment to reflect on how we’re treating our planet and what we can do about it. We’ve compiled a few thoughts mainly from the information gathered by the United Nations, which has been studying this issue for some time.
Climate Change, which used to be referred to as Global warming, continues to be a “hot” topic for debate. Is our planet actually heating up? Are humans responsible? What can you do about it?
Our newest Down to Earth store will be a 13,000 square foot location just a few blocks mauka of the SALT at Our Kaka’ako cultural center. Down to Earth will be on the ground floor of a mid-rise development called Keauhou Lane at the corner of Keawe and Pohukaina Streets.
Kaka’ako is part of the urban core of Honolulu that is experiencing explosive growth. The development itself will have 209 residential units and other retailers. It is on the same block as another development that will be 40 stories high and have 388 units and a rail transit station.
This upcoming Thanksgiving holiday is a great reminder to count our blessings. One way to do this is to take 15 minutes out of the year and meditate on Gratitude. This is becoming an increasingly important topic in the mainstream healthcare and yoga communities. For good reason. Feeling and expressing gratitude can have a profound effect on your life—especially if you do it on a daily basis, all year round.
by Sabra Rebo, R.D., Down to Earth Community Outreach Team Leader
This month we will celebrate Oahu’s first VegFest, which will bring our community together to experience the many benefits of plant-based living. VegFest will be held at the Honolulu Hale from 1:00pm to 6:30 pm. It’s going to be an exciting day, with all kinds of family activities.