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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 a 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
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
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
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
We can’t imagine too many people appreciating an old hubcap as a gift, but we were blown away when new friends surprised us with one! We were told that moon hubcaps were the inspiration for baby moon hubcaps, which people used for their hot-rods and roadsters...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
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
Did you know that no right to privacy is expressed in the U.S. Constitution? Instead, companies sell us the illusion of privacy. For instance, your private online information might be private to other people, but not to other companies, robots and hackers. Programs...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
Sometimes, we don’t need the whole pie. Just a taste, a bite or a smidgen of delicious pie can be enough, which is the reason why the two of us decided to make mini pies for a treat day dessert! They are so cute, bite-sized and scrumptious, plus they curb...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