I want to thank Kevin, Cory, and Brad for their tech help and infinite patience; Heather Anderson Chalkwork for her imaginative artistry (Facebook; Instagram); and Elissa Deline Photography for her talent and vision. Thank you all! ~Deb
Sigrid. Nonfiction Honorable Mention Award, 2017 Write On The Sound Writers Conference, Edmonds, WA.
Also, please view my blog, Planet Habit.
Oldies but goodies…
VANCOUVER FAMILY MAGAZINE, Apr 2007 to June 2010 ( 15 articles)
UO: UNIQUE OPPORTUNITIES MAGAZINE, "You Can Go Home Again," Mar/Apr 2009
NORTHWEST BABY & CHILD, May 2007 to June 2008 (5 articles)
MOM WRITERS LITERARY MAGAZINE, "Singled Out and Mingling In," A Deb Kincaid book review of ODD MOM OUT by Jane Porter, Spring 2008 issue
BookLoons.com and MyShelf.com
Between 2007-2010, I crafted about 100 book reviews for these two amazing online book review sites. I primarily reviewed nonfiction books addressing environmental, sustainable, holistic health & wellness, green parenting and similar themes.
Planet Habit (the original)
In the past, I penned an online column, also titled Planet Habit (as is my current blog found on my website, DebKincaid.com), which was created in a Q & A format, and related research on a variety of green themed topics. Dozens of columns! Occasionally, you may run across one of them in a Google search.
Short Stories & Poetry
I’ve had several of my short-short stories published in online magazines, and a poem, Bamako Beat, published in LUX MAGAZINE, a small press literary magazine.
Favorite Consumer Guides & Tools
Environmental Working Group
EWG's Shopper's Guide to Pesticides in Produce Get the Dirty Dozen list & Clean Fifteen list here as well.
EWG also has a Healthy Living app you can download. Check it out!
More coming soon!
California Certified Organic Farms (CCOF) - Advances organic agriculture through organic certification, education, advocacy, and promotion.
Climate Reality Project - A venue of truth about climate change created by former Vice President Al Gore.
Environmental Health Trust - EHT "educates individuals, health professionals and communities about controllable environmental health risks and policy changes needed to reduce those risks." Led by Devra Davis, PhD, MPH, and founding director of the Board of Environmental Studies and Toxicology of the U. S. National Research Council, National Academy of Sciences.
Environmental Working Group - Their mission is, through research, education, and advancing consumer choice, to empower people to live healthier lives in healthier environments.
Green Med Info - These folks publish about anything affecting your health. They publish abstracts of current PubMed studies, too. Great research source for the latest scientific studies pertinent to health.
Real Organic Project - The National Organic Program standards have been corrupted and compromised. You might be surprised what passes for organic nowadays. Real Organic Project is about creating true organic standards and supporting real organic farmers.
SourceWatch - SourceWatch is published by the Center for Media and Democracy. CMD states: "The CMD is a nationally recognized watchdog that leads award winning, in-depth investigations into the corruption that undermines our democracy, environment, and economic prosperity." They track corporations, politicians, lobbyists, special interest groups, and the money that flows to and from them. Interesting reading.
The Cornucopia Institute - Supports sustainable and organic agriculture; and conducts thorough research and investigation on agricultural issues and shares such with the public.
The Healthy Home Economist - Sarah, a diet and nutrition expert, serves up plenty of true science-based nutrition information.
The Institute for Responsible Technology - The go-to resource for scientific research and truth about GMOs, genetically modified foods.
The National Vaccine Information Center - NVIC is "dedicated to preventing vaccine injuries and deaths through public education and advocating for informed consent protections in medical policies and public health laws. NVIC defends the human right of freedom of thought and conscience and supports the inclusion of flexible medical, religious, and conscientious belief exemptions in vaccine policies and laws."
The Organic Consumers Assn - A valuable watchdog organization, an award winning research group, and publisher of true science and real news. OCA keeps a close watch on legislation, judicial activity, and the minions of self-serving corporations and politicians. Sometimes OCA even has some good news to report!
The People's Pharmacy - Pharmacist Joe Graedon and health educator Terry Graedon, share the best of conventional and alternative treatments.
USDA National Organic Program (NOP) - Info about guidelines, certification, and current national standards.
World Mercury Project - Their mission is "to work aggressively to reduce exposure to all sources of mercury, to expose those accountable who failed to protect our planet and people from unnecessary exposure, restore health to those who have been harmed, and make sure this tragedy never happens again."
Other Valuable Blogs and Websites
Dungeness Valley Creamery - Farmers and purveyors of exquisitely delicious, healthful, and raw Jersey milk.
MindBodyGreen - A comprehensive, collaborative positive lifestyle website gushing the practical and doable
Vital Farms - They coordinate family farms who adhere to organic agricultural practices that include the humane treatment of farm animals. As consumers increasingly choose humane, traditional egg choices, more opportunity presents for family farmers to convert from harmful industrial farming practices.
Deb's Vital Recommended Reading