News, Musings & Announcements

  • Retail Therapy

    I am not sure what it means to anyone else, but retail therapy has taken on certain meanings for me. For one, it means since I am in retail, I must...
  • I Started An Eco-Anxiety Support Group On My Local Nextdoor Page

    So far I am the only member. I have yet to invite anyone else because I am not sure how to go about it. The only thing I am fairly sure of is that ...
  • You Can Get That Online

    ”You can get that online,” one said. "Right?" Another took pictures of my wares and left without a word. Depends on what you mean by “that” I thoug...
  • Shop Like There IS A Tomorrow

    I am about to change the slogan of the store. It took a while to decide on the direction, but after testing a few ideas with customers, it appears ...
  • Billions Strong

    "I'm just a teenager," she said. "I can't change the system." My mind went immediately to Greta Tintin Eleonora Ernman Thunberg, the Swedish teen a...
  • Natural Scents, Medicine For The People & New Threads From Old

    What Do All-Natural 18-Note Perfumes, Organic Full-Spectrum CBD & Stylish New Upcycled Clothing Have In Common? All have deep-rooted connection...
  • Nobody Knows Anything

    Have you noticed?  Yet, if someone can predict what will happen a high percentage of the time, we feel strongly convinced to pay attention to what ...
  • Summer Is Coming

  • Throwing Shade On Boxing’s Shadow

    As a species it seems we excel at building boxes. But now it seems the chickens are coming home to roost. We have so many boxes in our lives these ...
  • Move Slow & Repair Things

    Dear Reader, You know when ‘move fast and break things’ becomes the mantra it might be time to slow down and repair things. Ask any parent who has ...
  • And We Are Just Getting Started

    Dear Reader, I watched Dr. Sanjay Gupta latest documentary about stress. In case you do not know, Dr. Gupta is Associate Chief of the Neurosurgery ...
  • Hello, Savvy Shoppers

    Local retailers are struggling to reposition themselves in today’s faster-moving, more global economy. I wonder, though, how much the average consu...