Episode 55: Goals & Intentions for 2016

Intentions for 2016 >> Guinea Pigging Green

Hi friends!

We are so happy to have you here today, listening to our show. As we approach the start of the new year, we wanted to share our goals and intentions for 2016 with each other and with all of you. You can listen to the episode using the player below, or by subscribing to us on iTunes

We love this tradition of sharing our goals with each other. Before recording this episode, Laura listened to our goal-setting episode from last year at this time of year and really enjoyed it. If you’re curious, you can listen to that episode, or read my blog post with my goals for 2015.

  • We are big fans of Danielle Laporte’s Desire Map work for goal-setting from your values
  • I’ve chosen my word for the year for the fourth year running: light. Learn more about choosing a “one little word” here
  • If you struggle with accessing your inner truth and listening to what your intuition has to say about what it wants to manifest, check out Jess Lively’s resource about intuition
  • We love Elise Blaha Cripe’s goal trackers for keeping track of our daily goals
  • If you haven’t seen it yet, check out Laura’s new business resource for yogis, Little Black Leggings!

We want to take this opportunity to THANK YOU, from the bottom of our hearts, for listening to our show. This is such a huge source of happiness and love for us, and we are so grateful that we are able to share it with like-minded, lovely people like you. We are so excited for what the New Year will bring for us.

The Green Guinea Pigs are wishing you all kinds of growth and love and happiness for 2016!


Episode 54: Zero Waste Month

Zero Waste Month >> Guinea Pigging Green
Steph’s garbage for November

Hi friends!

Thanks so much for tuning into the episode this week. We loved this zero waste month experiment and we hope you’ll find it as interesting topic as we did. To listen to the show, just click on the player below, or head over to iTunes and subscribe!

Zero Waste Month >> Guinea Pigging Green
Laura’s garbage for the month

Listen to the show to find out more about:

  • how our zero waste month went overall
  • what are rules were for our zero waste lifestyle experiment
  • some of the biggest challenges we faced
  • how we plan to reduce waste going forward

I know Laura and I both learned a lot from a month of trying to live zero-waste. It was an interesting and inspiring challenge, and I’d love to try one again in 6 months time. Would you try this kind of challenge? Do you have any questions about how we did it?

Let us know in the comments below, or on Twitter and Instagram!

And thanks again for listening, we really appreciate each and every one of you.


Hibiscus Cafe

12305656_10204614863685937_1140597367_nA few weeks ago, I escaped a windy afternoon in Toronto by joining our friend Gabby at Hibiscus Cafe in Kensington Market.

It was the first time I had ever been (as there is often a line-up to get a seat, which is always bittersweet for me when it comes to veg restaurants). The menu at Hibiscus is gluten-free, vegetarian, and organic.

Gabby and I sat by the window, which was lovely as even in the fall a lot of light comes in.

It’s very unusual for me to order a salad — I’m not much of a salad person, and I had actually wanted to go to Hibiscus after seeing someone post a photo on Instagram of their vegan dulce de leche crepe — but when I read the description for Hibiscus’ salad I made my decision.


The ingredients listed on their menu are just the tip of the iceberg for this 42-ingredient salad. FOURTY-TWO. I ordered it with a side bowl of their butternut squash soup. At $12.50 I definitely felt that I had received my money’s worth.

She ordered the vegan mozzarella, tomato, basil, spinach, and mushroom crepe, which was also delicious.

I completely understand why Hibiscus is such a popular spot now. The staff was knowledgeable and friendly, and despite its popularity, I felt as though Gabby and I had plenty of space to ourselves.

I can’t wait to go back this winter for something sweet and comforting (I’ve got my eye on the chocolate hazelnut crepe)!

— Laura