Meet the blogger

Hi, I'm Sara!

If you are new around these parts, let me first say welcome! I am so happy you are here. Secondly, you may be wondering who exactly is Terra Shepherd. Terra Shepherd is actually not a person - it is a business name, a place, a way of thinking, and a community.

It is my goal to connect you with your clothing on a deeper level than you likely ever have by telling the stories of the makers, fabrics, production practices, and brands I have selected to carry in the store. I hope to help you realize the incredible value of investing in garments you truly love and are excited to cherish for years to come.

This space is intended to be one in which we learn and grow together. I welcome and encourage your feedback - it will serve as my guide with this journal.

Welcome to Terra Shepherd friends. 

Spring Cleaning: Dreaded Chore or Mindful Practice?

Spring Cleaning: Dreaded Chore or Mindful Practice?

Being the one who notices and takes care of this work can leave all of us feeling stretched thin and overextended. I'm glad you're here reading this and so excited to share with you about the lessons I’ve learned about sustainable cleaning with my business 2 Green Gals. 
March 23, 2022
A Guide to an Eco-Friendly Holiday Season

A Guide to an Eco-Friendly Holiday Season

I LIVE for the holiday season. I absolutely love it. The lights, food, laughter, music, gift giving, and celebration are all things I look forward to each year. And I'm guessing I am not alone when I say I cannot wait to celebrate every small joy this year - we deserve it! But how can we live this holiday season to the fullest while still finding ways to honor our environment?
November 10, 2021
Grounding Tips for Vata Season

Grounding Tips for Vata Season

Are you experiencing an uptick in restlessness and anxiety? Feeling extra scattered, perhaps? Can’t complete a thought to save your life? If you’re feeling called out and can relate to any of the following, don’t worry. You’re not alone, friend. 
October 27, 2021
Eco-Friendly Gift Guide

Eco-Friendly Gift Guide

Look for plastic free, Fair Trade certified, chemical free, Organic, and high quality items. While all of these qualities are still important, sustainable gift giving is also largely dependent on shifting the mindset around how we give.

November 18, 2020
Greenwashing 101

Greenwashing 101

The influx of sustainability chatter has fueled the prevalence of greenwashing in our day to day lives. It can easily trick well-intentioned consumers, and that gets me a little heated. Use these seven red flags to help you identify greenwashing and become a more eco-conscious consumer.
November 02, 2020
Balancing Vata to Ease Seasonal Anxiety & Unrest

Balancing Vata to Ease Seasonal Anxiety & Unrest

The good news is that Ayurveda also provides us with seasonal practices that help balance the effects of the changing seasons on our bodies. Ayurveda shows us that making small adjustments to our food and daily routines enables us to harmonize our bodies with nature's ebbs and flows to prevent illness and imbalance.

October 23, 2020
Eco-Friendly Laundry Routine in 7 Simple Steps

Eco-Friendly Laundry Routine in 7 Simple Steps

When it comes to embracing a sustainable lifestyle, one of the toughest things to do is simply recognizing WHERE to begin. Use this list as a starting point for creating an eco-friendly laundry routine!
October 20, 2020
Six Steps for Clear Skin - Say Goodbye to Maskne

Six Steps for Clear Skin - Say Goodbye to Maskne

If you’re diligently doing your part to slow the spread but being paid back with an onslaught of pesky breakouts - I’m here to help. I am offering up some tried and true recommendations for combating the resurgence of acne that so many of us are experiencing.
September 17, 2020
Why Does Sustainable Fashion Cost More?

Why Does Sustainable Fashion Cost More?

I hope this inspires you to begin asking yourself not only WHY but HOW certain goods cost so little. I can assure you that even when an article of clothing is inexpensive to purchase there is most definitely still a cost involved. It’s our responsibility to consider the human and environmental cost of fast fashion and decide if we are willing to accept that price.

July 20, 2020
Calming the fire: escaping the heat of pitta season

Calming the fire: escaping the heat of pitta season

The summer months, approximately July through the end of September, are ruled by the pitta dosha which is composed of the elements of fire and water with fire being the dominant element. As we find ourselves in Pitta season, we see its qualities all around us. When in excess around us and within us, these qualities can influence our mind and body manifesting as various symptoms.
July 05, 2020
We're re-opening! (well, sort of)

We're re-opening! (well, sort of)

Since I made the difficult decision to close our doors to the public on March 23 in response to the COVID-19 Pandemic, I have desperately tried to figure out the "right" time to re-open our doors.
May 20, 2020
Changes for Now...

Changes for Now...

Each day our team pours our hearts into creating a physical space that provides calm and respite for you our beloved community. We have had many conversations over the past week that despite the uncertainty that surrounds us the shop still provides a sense of peace and safety from the outside world. 
March 23, 2020