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Conscious Magazine

Editorial Collaborator/Columnist
October 2014-Present (1 year 5 months)  | consciousmagazine.co

In October 2014, I joined the Conscious Magazine team as an Editorial Collaborator (influencers, leaders, nonprofit founders, experts and their own topic-based columns) on www.consciousmagazine.co. My column, "Kinship by Cuisine: A Conscious Coming Together," treats the topics of food and travel, and alludes to discussions of globalization and the celebration of community and culture.

people, food, community | "A CONSCIOUS COMING TOGETHER")

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people, community | "FAMILY BREWS COFFEE FOR ALL IN THE NAME OF ADOPTION")

Jake and Rachel McDonald (Adopted Coffee) raise money for adoption by virtue of coffee-celebrated community gatherings... CONTINUE READING

 

people, community | "SOUL CARRIER - BAGS THAT HAVE SOUL AND ARE A FORCE FOR GOOD")

Summer, the vacation-spirited season, engages an insouciant mindset with indulgence, recreation and re-discovery of self. Despite one’s career, professional or academic, summer rallies for quality cherished moments. This July, a progressive lifestyle brand called Soul Carrier launched its newest collection of handbags, The Conscious Intentions Collection. Each campaign (beginning with Journey, followed by Authentic Change, and currently Conscious Intentions) is modeled after philanthropic values.... CONTINUE READING 

 

people, community | "ARIZONA MICROGREENS ON CHAMPIONING FOOD SAFETY" (Originally titled "COMMUNAL ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP")

Recall a recent grocery errand experience. Visualize your course around the store and the items you amassed in the shopping cart. How many pre-made, packaged, and frozen goods occupy the aisles of your neighborhood supermarket? Executive Sous Chef Nick Rusticus maintains that a figure of approximately eighty percent represents the “ready-to-go” market... CONTINUE READING 

To inquire my original draft titled, "Communal Environmental Stewardship," please click here.

 

people, community | "CHESTNUT EARNS THE TITLE OF 'A COMMUNITY-CELEBRATED DINING EXPERIENCE'"

Leaves of kale tossed with currants, toasted pine nuts, grated parmigiano reggiano and lemon vinaigrette compose a garnering of consciously-cultivated ingredients whose personal histories marry at the crossroad of 44th Street and Camelback Road, home to Chestnut Fine Foods & Provisions in Phoenix, Arizona. The tale of Chestnut as recounted by co-owner and acting manager, Kirsten Steele, demonstrates a true commitment to community and local agriculture... CONTINUE READING

 

people, interview | "DISCUSSIONS SURROUNDING LOCAL AGRICULTURE + COMMUNITY"

What comes to mind when you think of food and fellowship? In my opinion, bringing these two together over dinner presents one of the more joyous occasions in life. Being with people you love to meeting new friends to exploring life through conversations is simply, life-giving. However, it has become quite common that the busier we get the more we tend to put dinner around the dinner table on the back burner.

Diamond Troutman, our newest editorial collaborator at Conscious Magazine, has traveled and lived quite extensively experiencing culture in California, New York, Paris, and now currently, Arizona...  CONTINUE READING