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While on our winter adventure in Colorado, we experienced a very odd week, where a handful of people lost their lives in different ways. We were reminded that life is happening now and it can come to a close at any time. We both agreed that we can do a better job at...read more
There are four spark plugs in our Volkswagen bus, Moksha. Each spark plug sends electric currents from the ignition system to the combustion chamber to start and move the vehicle. They are an essential part of any vintage car and they are a great health indicator of...read more
When the two of us get in the mood for pesto pasta, we go straight to our favorite pine nut pesto veggie pasta recipe. Rather than filling ourselves with heavy wheat pasta, we substitute with beautiful and just-as-delicious, zucchini ribbons. They are so delicate and...read more
Body language is a form of nonverbal communication. Without words, animals and people use conscious and unconscious gestures to convey information. Facial expressions, slight movements, tone of voice and shifting our energy can intentionally and unintentionally relay...read more
Cashew butter is such an amazing product, but it can be expensive and full of hidden additives. Transforming cashews (1 simple ingredient) into a delicious, healthy cashew butter is so easy to do! The bonuses are, there are no additives, it’s loaded with raw...read more
Wolf Creek Ski Area is renowned for getting the most snow each year in Colorado. Wolf Creek Pass, which gets people to and from the ski area, is a high mountain pass that carves through the Continental Divide in the San Juan mountains, at an elevation of 10,856 feet...read more
Our VW bus, Moksha, still gets us around with an old-fashioned carburetor. Carburetors are all about air and fuel mixture, so something as unseemly as a dirty filter can have an affect on his overall performance. After a few thousand miles, the air filter on top of...read more
A man we met in Colorado said that back in the day, police officers were your friends. You’d stroll around town and they’d wave to you with a smile on their faces. They carried of sense of peace, they were your neighbor and they acted as part of the...read more
When the two of us wake up super early, before the sun comes up, our tummies are not ready for a heavy meal. Instead, we pack a bunch of nutrients, good oils and antioxidants into a delicious green smoothie for two! The coconut flakes on top promote chewing, which...read more
In nature, animals often use power poses to display dominance and intimidation. Maybe you’ve heard of humans using similar power poses (like hands on the hips) to display strength. Power poses have become a self-help trend to override feelings of insecurity and...read more
Buying organic dried fruits can get expensive. We’ve learned it is much easier, healthier and more affordable to make them ourselves. These dried apples are full of flavor and oh yeah, a dehydrator is not needed! Enjoy our Homemade Dried Apples Recipe below!...read more
There are no words to describe what a wonderful time we had in Arizona. We were so thankful to get to visit with family, see the mind-blowing sandstone formations and the incredible Horseshoe Bend in Page, AZ. Another highlight was getting to see the Grand Canyon,...read more
We can’t imagine too many people appreciating an old hubcap as a gift, but we were blown away when new friends suprised us with one! We were told that moon hubcaps were the inspiration for baby moon hubcaps, which people used for their hotrods and roadsters back...read more
When in need of a boost, the two of us grab one of our homemade power bites. Our bites are made of simple, super-healthy ingredients like, ground flaxseed, almond flour, pumpkin seeds, walnuts, cashews and they are sweetened only with organic maple syrup. They taste...read more
In today’s world, telling the truth is a revolutionary act. Television, movies, magazines, books, products, advertising, the news, the internet, governments and most of the people around us, teach by example that lying is okay and even cool or funny. Taking...read more
The two of us love cooking for ourselves and each other. We create memories, we create delicious meals and we get to put our own energy into the food we make and eat. We favor eating small portions of healthy snacks throughout the day (that require little to no...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
Earth is an electrical planet, giving off energetic waves all around. It is just as alive as we are, and when we walk around barefoot, we can feel the tingles and sensations of being grounded and connected. They now call it “Earthing”, but it is what every...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 two of us love the earthy flavors that come from mushrooms, so we cook with them often. One of our favorite things to do is stuff them with yummy ingredients. Stuffed mushrooms make perfect little appetizers and they work well as a side dish too. See our Quinoa...read more
Discipline is the art of looking back at what one does to one’s self and applying corrective measures to achieve peace in an area of disorder (i.e. stop smoking, start walking, create less waste, eat healthier food, etc.). Discipline brings us closer to the...read more
Visiting the Grand Canyon and seeing the classic fields of Arizona cactus were dreams of ours that we saw come to fruition. The experiences touched our souls and excited our hearts. We’ll never forget when the two of us, our dog and kitten watched the sun go...read more
When we visited family for the holidays in Arizona, our five year old nephew was blown away and unable to grasp the idea of a guy having long hair. It was pretty funny. We explained, long hair isn’t just for girls, but we understood why he’d think...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