About Micaela

Micaela Preston is a marketing and communications consultant specializing in natural, organic and eco-friendly products and the health and wellness space. Micaela is available as a social media manager, green lifestyle writer, public speaker, brand ambassador and marketing manager.

Where’s Mindful Momma? Biking in New Zealand!

Biking in New Zealand with Great Bike Tours

If you’re wondering where I am these next few weeks, here’s the scoop: I’ll be on a bike tour in New Zealand!

Good friends of ours own and lead a fantastic company called Great Bike Tours. We’ve biked with them in Vermont and they’ve been begging us to do the New Zealand tour for years. We finally took the bait!

We’ll be biking on the South island of New Zealand – making a big loop starting in Dunedin and ending up in Christchurch. We’ll start out riding the rail trails through orchards and vineyards and head toward Wanaka, Milford Sound and Queenstown for some spectacular scenery and fun adventures. Then we’ll ride along the West coast to see the beaches, rainforests and one of the world’s fastest flowing glaciers. After that we’ll head inland toward the Southern Alps, where we’ll get to meet lots of sheep. And yes, we will be biking through Lord of the Rings territory on the trip!

Plus we’re making a pit stop in Fiji – because hey, it’s on the way – and a great place to get over jet lag!

Follow along on Instagram and Facebook!

I’ll be posting pics throughout the trip – and then I’ll see you back here in March!

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Photo courtesy of Great Bike Tours.

Clean Beauty Finds: Creamy Facial Cleansers

Clean Beauty Creamy Facial Cleansers

Greener, cleaner beauty products. I've talked to a lot of you who are looking for better versions of conventional products you use every day - from shampoo to eye shadow to nail polish and everything in between. There are plenty of choices out there but I get the feeling people like to get some feedback about products before they … [Continue reading]

Recipe: Vanilla Hazelnut Overnight Joltmeal

Vanilla Hazelnut Overnight Joltmeal

Thank you to Cameron's Coffee for sponsoring this post. What's better than a perfectly brewed cup of coffee in the morning? A coffee-laden bowl of oatmeal to go along with it! And what's better than healthy oatmeal for breakfast? Overnight oats that are ready to eat straight out of your fridge in the morning! You can kinda see … [Continue reading]

Why You Should Be (Under)Wearing Breathable Bamboo

Why You Should Be (Under) Wearing Breathable Bamboo // www.mindfulmomma.com

Thank you to Boody for sponsoring this post. Shall we talk about underwear today? Why not, right? We put on our panties, socks, bras and camis every day without giving it much thought....but maybe we should. When it comes to underwear I've always heard cotton, cotton, cotton - mainly because it is a breathable fabric. But cotton … [Continue reading]

Why You Should Follow the EWG’s Dietary Guidelines Instead of the Government’s

EWG Dietary Guidelines

You may have read about the new federal dietary guidelines. In a nutshell they recommend we all eat less sugar and that teenage boys and men eat less meat. They also state that cholesterol laden foods like eggs are OK for most of us and that moderate consumption of coffee is perfectly fine - yay! What has come to light however, is the … [Continue reading]