Thanks for visiting! I’m Abby Quillen, an author and freelance writer. I live in Eugene, Oregon with my husband and two sons.
Are you looking for ways to live a healthier and more sustainable life? I’m right there with you. For many years, I’ve been on the hunt for outside-the-box thinkers, research, and knowledge to help us live the good life. I’ve written hundreds of blog posts and articles on these topics, and my writing has appeared in The Christian Science Monitor, YES! Magazine, Common Dreams, Nation of Change, Reader Supported News, The Daily Good, Truthout, Shareable.net, and dozens of other publications. I also write for businesses and organizations. I’ve written about topics ranging from conservation agriculture to conscientious business practices to family-friendly prison reforms.
We face huge personal challenges and monumental environmental and societal problems. But you know what blows me away nearly every time I research and write about a topic? How simple the real solutions are. Eating real food. Walking. Connecting with nature. Building strong families. Doing things with our hands. Relatively simple habits can have a huge effect on our lives, our communities, and our ecosystems.
That’s why I love to hang out where healthy and sustainable meet simple. I enjoy exploring the places where traditional knowledge, cutting-edge research, and practical solutions come together. I’m convinced joy is a powerful force. And did I mention I love simple? Translating complex ideas and confusing jargon are some of my favorite past times.
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- Green living
- Growing food
- Connecting with nature
- Sustainable business
I also write fiction, and I’ve edited a couple of anthologies. You can find those here.
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Abby Quillen writes about sustainability, business, gardening, green living, health, parenting, and other topics. Her work has appeared in The Christian Science Monitor, YES! Magazine, and on Common Dreams, Nation of Change, Reader Supported News, The Daily Good, Truthout, and Shareable.net. She lives in Eugene, Oregon with her family.