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In the natural world, we see all kinds of species co-existing and depending on one another for growth and survival. This is Biodiversity. Every species has a vital role to play within the ecosystems on Earth. Diversity among species ensures natural sustainability for...read more
It’s amazing how many bad ingredients can be found in cereal bars, energy bars and granola bars. Rather than buying pre-made and packaged bars, we decided to start making them on our own, from scratch. This way, we know what they are made of and how they are...read more
Quantum mechanics has proven again and again that observation affects reality. All matter exhibits both wavelength properties (non-physical waves) and particle properties (physical matter). Meaning, something may look solid, but it can also be made up of moving...read more
The human body is brilliantly designed, working 24 hours a day to maintain bodily functions that we don’t even think about or take notice of. When the human body is active, moving and/or exercising, it produces neurotransmitters called endorphins, which are...read more
Have you ever heard of Nikola Tesla? He is considered one of history’s most important inventors and geniuses. In 1882, a time when people were still using candles to light the way, Nikola Tesla discovered the rotating magnetic field, which gave humans the AC...read more
The two of us are saying goodbye to generic deodorant. Most brands are full of harmful chemicals and toxins, like parabens, triclosan (a pesticide), diethanolamine (DEA), triethanolamine (TEA), propylene glycol, artificial colors, aluminum and more. We read that...read more
After a magical time in Sedona, Arizona, we headed North in our VW Bus to our next destination. It was a dream of ours to visit the Grand Canyon and when we finally arrived, we were impressed far beyond our expectations. Something inside of us turned on just by being...read more
Along the way, we both learned that in order to attract love and positive energy into our life, we had to first love ourselves, we had to learn forgiveness, how to be the bigger person, how to be the positive example and how to set the tone in our reality. By removing...read more
A wonderful and yummy Flaxseed Egg Substitute can be made from ground Flaxseed and water. 5 minutes together and they create the perfect flaxseed egg recipe, excellent for pancakes and other cooking. Flaxseeds and flaxseed oils are high in fiber and omega-3 and low in...read more
Some people say that VW Buses will always drip a little oil, but with proper seals, parts and installation, a VW Bus motor shouldn’t leave that unwanted breadcrumb trail of drip marks. After the complete motor overhaul on our 1978 Volkswagen Westfalia, there...read more
Global food waste is on the rise and recent studies show, Americans are throwing away 30-40% of their food, which is all sent to landfills. We’ll never forget walking into a big corporate grocery store, watching the employees take a shelf full of rotisserie...read more
The moment we realized how easy it was to make bisques, we experimented with all of our favorite vegetables. We became addicted to the carrot sweet potato bisque. One sip is like a big hug of comforting smooth goodness and is tasty hot or cold. Enjoy our recipe below!...read more
The two of us enjoyed a casual get-together with new friends recently. We all decided to make use of our thriftiness and came up with inexpensive and creative ideas for food, presents and activities. One of our contributions were paper finger fortune games, something...read more
We recently read that half of the American population has been entered into facial recognition databases. Every time we go out into public, cameras are watching. Traffic light cameras, business cameras, street corner cameras, high altitude cameras and cameras we...read more
The two of us love sleeping and taking naps together, but only recently have we looked into the positions in which we sleep. The way we sleep can have an effect on our bodies, our health and the way we feel when we wake each day, so it’s important to choose the...read more
After visiting family in Arizona, we jumped back in our VW Bus and putted all the way to Sedona. We heard it was known for its stone formations, red rocks and energetic vortexes, but when we arrived, we couldn’t believe how absolutely stunning it was. Sedona has...read more
The human brain is a three pound-ish complex organ, made up of two hemispheres. Both hemispheres control certain functions and together, act as a control center for processing information. Some people believe individuals are either Left Brain dominant or Right Brain...read more
Treat days mean we get to enjoy treat day recipes, like this cranberry strawberry pie. It smells incredible and it tastes fabulous; a simple gourmet treat! The strawberries calm down the tart from the cranberries and the combination is sensational. We just love making...read more
We’ve made the switch from generic fluoride-filled toothpaste to an easy, natural and fluoride-free alternative, using just 2 ingredients: coconut oil and baking soda. Coconut oil is a natural anti-bacterial and anti-fungal, while baking soda alkalizes the...read more
When it comes to exercising, the two of us prefer working out together and in nature. One of our favorite exercises is jumping rope because it works all of our muscle groups, it burns fat all over our bodies, it speeds up our heart rates and it’s fun. Plus, we...read more
While on our cross-country adventure, we were invited to see family. We trekked almost 500 miles from Colorado to Arizona in our VW bus and saw incredible views on the way. When we made it to our destination, we were greeted by our niece, nephew and other family...read more
Not too long ago, humans relied solely on what Earth provided. They found food, water, shelter and made use of what was available. Then along came man-made creations, the invention of money and the invention of advertising. Poof, humans began relying heavily upon what...read more
Take a whole head of cauliflower, dust it with a few ingredients, bake it up and poof, you’ve got yourself a delicious treat to dig into! We love this recipe because it is perfect for sharing with each other, friends and family. It makes a great snack or a side...read more
Over the last few years, we’ve worked closely with local farmers and food purveyors. The most important thing we learned was the difference between live and dead food. It turns out, when you pick an organic fruit off the tree and bite into it, you’re...read more