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Welcome to Sweatpants & Coffee! A bastion of comfort and sanity in an often uncomfortable world. We hope that you will feel at home here. Sweatpants & Coffee is the place where you will find everything related to personal acceptance, comfort, and health. We’ll be talking about great reads, delicious recipes, as well as ways Continue Reading

Poetry Corner | Julia Park Tracey Interview: What it means to be poet laureate, The Doris Diaries, and an ode to the 1989 quake

“Poetry is kind of like Brussels sprouts,” a friend of mine said recently. “Some people love it and most people hate it.” I find this both funny and, sadly, true; sadly because I consider myself a poet – but it took a long time, a lot of work and even more encouragement by fellow poets Continue Reading

Recipe | Cinnamon-Glazed Zucchini Bread

  Zucchini is not my favorite vegetable. It’s about as B-O-R-I-N-G as it gets. Spongy and bland right out of the garden, it gets squishier and less awesome the more you process it. So, even though I’m a registered dietitian and passionate produce promoter – not to mention bound by a blood oath to forever Continue Reading

Small Acts of Kindness | The Persistent Optimist

Optimism for me isn’t a passive expectation that things will get better; it’s a conviction that we can make things better — that whatever suffering we see, no matter how bad it is, we can help people if we don’t lose hope and if we don’t look away.” — Bill and Melinda Gates’ commencement speech Continue Reading

Coconut Bailey’s Mocha-tini | Cocktail Corner

At the end of a long week, one of the most enjoyable ways to unwind is with a delicious cocktail. I love nights out, but sometimes, I want nothing more than to curl up on the couch with my drink, a soft blanket, and the remote. This particular cocktail, made with creamy coconut milk, cold Continue Reading

Cura Coffee: Coffee With A Conscience

Two of the things we love most at S&C? Having a great cup of coffee and sharing a smile. The folks at Cura Coffee agree. So much so, in fact, that they have figured out how to turn a delicious bag of our favorite beans into sustainable, accessible dental care for remote communities around the Continue Reading

Why Indie Bookstores Make Your Community A Happier Place

Indie bookstores, those unique havens full of mysterious corners and that wondrous ink-dust scent of aging paper, have always facilitated my love of reading, my budding imagination, and the importance of reading deeply and widely. Sadly, as I’ve become an adult, the digital marketplace has eaten away at these bastions of independent thought and the Continue Reading

8 Reasons You Should Be Watching Orphan Black | Geek Lounge

At this point in the summer, I’m caught up on my DVR’s Fall overload but I’m not quite ready to tackle the Spring backlog. After all, why watch today what I can marathon the weekend before the Fall season begins? Problem is, I’m left with a giant gaping hole in the middle of my TV-watching Continue Reading

You’re Not Stuck: Why I Bug My Kid About Mental Health

“Mom, you know what sucks? When you just start sweating for no reason. Like, special effects sweating where it’s just pouring down your face and you can’t do anything about it.” “YES. And you’re convinced everyone can tell so you get even more anxious, which of course makes you sweat more, and then it pools Continue Reading

20 Minute Energy Bars | Fastish Food

One of the continual and silly challenges of my busy adult life is finding time to eat. Many of my meals are gulped down in the car between one errand and the next. Sometimes – this is really bad – I actually forget to eat. OK, not exactly forget but I keep moving it down Continue Reading

Stop Explaining Yourself | Small Change

What would you do if you knew you could not fail? I’ve seen this quote everywhere. I’m pretty sure it has been rePinned approximately one jillion times. It’s designed to shake you loose from the rigid confines of your own expectations and chip away at the quick-setting emotional concrete so many of us get stuck Continue Reading

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