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Published on September 1st, 2021
Digging Deep with Goddess Gardener, Cynthia Brian
"We need to teach people that the environment has a direct bearing on our own benefit." ~ Dalai Lama
It's official. The Pfizer vaccine has received full and final approval by the FDA ...
By Cynthia Brian


Published on August 18th, 2021
Top organizing tips for dorm rooms
Planning ahead will simplify the transition to college dorm life.
As summer comes to an end, many of my clients are getting ready to send their child off to college. I wanted to share ...
By Jennifer Raftis, CPOr


Published on August 18th, 2021
Digging Deep with Goddess Gardener, Cynthia Brian
"Nature is the original church. Worship there daily." ~ Alan Cohen
If we have learned anything from the pandemic of the past 18 months, it is that our greatest blessing is to be able to ...
By Cynthia Brian


Published on August 4th, 2021
Choosing the best disposal
A call to look at a "drip under the sink" took a nightmarish turn for me one time. Typically, the leak under the sink is a loose pipe, or a damaged dishwasher drain line. This time, the entire drain assembly had been in place for over 40 years. The drain lines had ...By Jim Hurley


Published on August 4th, 2021
Digging Deep with Goddess Gardener, Cynthia Brian
"When the well is dry, we know the worth of water." ~ Benjamin Franklin
We turned on the spigot. A trickle. Seconds later, nothing.
By Cynthia Brian


Published on July 21st, 2021
The Real Estate Quarter in Review
The second quarter of 2021 was extremely ...By Conrad Bassett, CRP, GMS-T


Published on July 21st, 2021
Some assembly required
Periodically, I get this call. "We bought a (blank), and need help assembling it." IKEA made it famous by doing it in Swedish, but knock-down furniture, playhouse kits, and closet "space savers" all come with that phrase printed neatly on the side - "Some Assembly ...By Jim Hurley


Published on July 21st, 2021
Digging Deep with Goddess Gardener, Cynthia Brian
"When the sun rises, I go to work. When the sun goes down, I take my rest. I dig the well from which I drink, I farm the soil which yields my food, I share creation. Kings can do no more." ~ Chinese proverb
By Cynthia Brian


Published on July 7th, 2021
Reimagine your garage and give your family the space they need
This past year is one we will likely never forget. Many of my clients found themselves scrambling for more space in their homes. They were having to share not only the Wifi, but the actual rooms they needed to work in. Once we realized that the pandemic was not ...By Jennifer Raftis, CPOr


Published on July 7th, 2021
Digging Deep with Goddess Gardener, Cynthia Brian
"The keeping of bees is like the direction of sunbeams." ~ Henry David Thoreau
Barefoot and wearing our bathing suits, my daughter was teaching me Bar Method exercises out on our lawn on ...
By Cynthia Brian


Published on June 23rd, 2021
Shifty situations can create un-plumb door problems
The door to my daughter's bedroom at our house in El Cerrito had come out of plumb (no longer square). After a small earthquake, the door would bind on the top of the jamb and was stuck at about three inches away from completely closing. Since she was a toddler, it ...By Jim Hurley


Published on June 23rd, 2021
Digging Deep with Goddess Gardener, Cynthia Brian
By Cynthia Brian

"I value my garden more for being full of blackbirds than of cherries, and very ...
By Cynthia Brian


Published on June 9th, 2021
Digging Deep with Goddess Gardener, Cynthia Brian
Normally the sound of weed-whackers disrupts the tranquility of living the soulful country life, but this year, I am grateful to hear their constant buzzing. With a summer of historical dryness in front of us bringing a looming fire danger, cutting the grasses on ...By Cynthia Brian


Published on June 9th, 2021
Using Mother Nature against Mother Nature
After 33 years living in Lafayette in the same house, Gint Federas and his wife, Geni, took on a major landscaping project to halt the erosion of their property. "We originally had a retaining wall which directed the water, but it led to extensive erosion of the land ...By Jon Kingdon



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