My Story.

Well hello there!

I can’t remember exactly when it happened, but a few years ago, I started becoming more aware of my surroundings, for better or worse. I became increasingly concerned about the food we eat, how it’s grown and prepared and where it comes from. The more I learn, the more food advocacy and awareness of the food system becomes one of the most important issues to me. I started questioning whether the choices we make as people help or hurt the world as a whole, and what’s really best. I became more health-conscious all around, fitness included.

When I think back to the time when I wasn’t concerned with what was in our food or how we’re damaging our planet or how big scary companies control so much of our existence, I also think of how much more complicated it is to care about these things. It reminds me of the old refrain, “Ignorance is bliss.” But then I realize that eventually, many of the less-than-positive things we are ignorant about catch up with us and the outcome isn’t pretty. Remembering that is what keeps me motivated to learn and share as much as I can so we can all make this world and the life we have on it the best they can be.

My Favorite Worcester Tree and Me, 03.2012

A little more? OK, so I’m a I’m a journalist/over-analyzer/thinker/traveler/yoga & art lover Michigan-raised girl living in the Denver area after spending two years in Massachusetts. I’m always on the lookout for a new adventure. Find out more about my day job here.

I am thrilled that this blog is one you’ve decided to devote clicks and minutes of your Web surfing to. Thanks for checking out what I’m doing and please come back soon for more.

Please feel free to drop me a line, some love, ideas, questions, concerns or anything else here or at It makes me so happy to hear from you and to know that other people out there care about making things better too!

Love love.

β€” Jacquelyn

11 Comments Add yours

  1. :-) says:

    A great message. Just want to share with a quote from one of my mentors. (Mr John Bates – a very smart man!) The essence of it was – ‘Leave everything you come across a little bit better than you found it. This includes people and things.’
    A smile, talk to someone who looks down, pick up that rubbish, recycle. What a wonderful idea – your post is doing exactly That.

  2. martha says:

    hi, I’ve bookmarked your blog on my list of ‘green’ sites – welcome to the worldwide network of people trying to find, as you put it, ‘a better way to be’. I’m in London, UK – where are you?

    1. Alan says:

      I commented on your post from my swimming club site by accident. I thought I was on my personal site (see attached website). Although I’m sure the people in my swimming club would like to impove things as well.

      Would you believe that I am from High Wycombe in Western Australia. (Which is next to Maida Vale)
      You can’t tell where the people who named our suburbs came from, can you!


      1. jdgutc says:

        Wow Australia & London! Very cool. I’m from Michigan in the U.S. I’m very appreciative that you’ve bookmarked my blog Martha! Thank you!
        And Alan, that is a great quote and one we should all try to live by. It’s right up there with “Be the change you wish to see in the world.” If we all just did that…

  3. Pearl Arroyo says:

    nice site you got here! I’m just starting out with blogging and helping save earth in my own small way. your blog posts motivated me to keep on learning and finding more ways to be green. more power to you! πŸ™‚

    1. jdgutc says:

      Thank you so much! That is so awesome to hear that my posts are helping keep you motivated. I am learning new things every day that make me feel that way. It’s really exciting β€”Β and amazing to learn so much!

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