Healthy Living · How-To's · Ideas

How To Crack Open a Coconut Like a Boss


On a whim yesterday at the natural farmer’s market I decided to buy a coconut. Did I have a clue what I was going to do with it? Nope. Just wanted to buy it and play with it. Today, I was ready to take it on. I looked on Google to find out how to… Continue reading How To Crack Open a Coconut Like a Boss

Healthy Living · Ideas

Green Sunday -Tip #1


  So, the other day I was taking a shower and made a rather disturbing discovery: my shower was disgusting. The tile is white, first of all, which skeeves me out, but I noticed that it was long overdue for a good scrubbin’. There was mold, yes…and more than I want to admit. We’re not… Continue reading Green Sunday -Tip #1

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5 Simple Things You Can Start Doing Now to Live Greener


We all could be a little more conscious about the environment we live in and the effects our lifestyles have on it. Try to incorporate these 5 easy ways to help protect the environment into your daily life. Every little bit helps! Use Natural Household Cleaners Conventional household cleaners contain chemicals that can harm the… Continue reading 5 Simple Things You Can Start Doing Now to Live Greener

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Evidence of Emotion in Animals and Why We Shouldn’t Eat Them


A mother calf grieves the loss of her deceased baby with mournful bellows and tries to revive the corpse. How can anyone deny animals feel emotion? I was just reading a story on Facebook about how a dog was branded (yes, branded, like cattle are branded with a hot poker) and people were posting comments… Continue reading Evidence of Emotion in Animals and Why We Shouldn’t Eat Them

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Yoga and Meditation for Stress Relief


There are never enough hours in the day. When will I get to rest? I’m behind schedule. I still have so much to do today. I can’t sleep. I’m worried. I’m overwhelmed. I can’t think. I’m stressed!   Does this sound like you? Maybe, or maybe not, but we all deal with stress and feeling overwhelmed… Continue reading Yoga and Meditation for Stress Relief

Breakfast · Classic American · Ideas · Sandwiches

Make Your Own Almond Butter


Making your own nut butters is much easier than you think. Having a good blender though will be key. Mine is by KitchenAid with a pretty powerful motor, but blenders like Vitamix would definitely do even better. Starting the blender on the lowest speed helps keep it from clumping together and creating air bubbles that… Continue reading Make Your Own Almond Butter

Beverages · Healthy Living · Ideas

Make Water Interesting! – National Water Day


I’ll admit I find drinking plain old water boring sometimes. Unless I’m super parched, but even then it’s fun to spice things up. Staying hydrated is important for healthy skin, digestion and healthy energy levels. Being dehydrated can cause headaches and fatigue. Drink up! Instead of drinking just water, brew iced tea. If you have… Continue reading Make Water Interesting! – National Water Day