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Max Gerson was a physician who dedicated his entire life to showing people the power of whole plant-based foods and dietary-based treatments that proved to cure cancer and disease. We learned that our bodies have alkaline-acidic levels, that when out of balance, cause...read more
We always wanted a simple life with big adventures, so when we picked up our VW bus, we immediately named him Moksha. It represents our dream of living for the experiences instead of material, money or fame. There is a sense of universal support that comes with...read more
While thrifting in the little port town of Beaufort, South Carolina, we came across this super duper cool ring. It really is a fantastic piece that acts as a companion to any outfit. Fiercy is a conversation piece that has had everyone talking. We hope he finds a...read more
When it’s cold outside, our mini veggie pot pie recipe comes in handy. We normally try to avoid butter and all purpose flour, but we celebrate our hard work with weekly treat days where we can enjoy some comfort food. Veggie pot pie hits the spot, warms the soul...read more
Whenever we come across floppy disks for sale, we buy them up. They are a thing of the past, out of production and once they are gone, they are gone. Funny enough, we’ve heard about people using them to hide information, seeing as nobody has the old school...read more
Every wedding anniversary, we take a trip and mark another year of our marriage. In 2016, we were unexpectedly gifted with tickets to anywhere in the U.S. and chose beautiful Puerto Rico as our sixth wedding anniversary destination. The moment we arrived we felt like...read more
Have you ever heard of NLP? It was designed in the seventies by two men working on techniques to change behavior through the understanding of human psychology, language, neurology and programming. To this day this science is used in marketing, advertising, politics...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
Everyone loves the mechanical puzzle game known as the Rubik’s Cube. It was invented by architect Ernő Rubik and is a game that many people study with great determination. We were really excited to come across this old school book of solutions to the...read more
We do our best to eat as healthy as we can, but every once and a while we enjoy a treat day and savor some off-the-good-list ingredients, like butter. We had a treat day recently and decided to make some hand-made samosas that call for butter, flour and a fry. They...read more
When we take a look at animals on Earth, we don’t see them eating breakfast, lunch and dinner. They just eat. They eat when they’re hungry, drink when they’re thirsty and sleep when they’re tired, as they please. Humans on the other hand, have...read more
There is something really wonderful that happens with long earrings. They move and dance and can come off very subtle when worn with hair down. These shooting star earrings get a ton of attention and people always ask where we got them. We forget where we picked these...read more
Palo Santo is a type of tree that is part of the citrus family, grows in South America and is known for its healing and cleansing properties. Supposedly, Incas used it to ward off negative energies. In Spanish, Santo Palo literally translates into “Holy...read more
We had a good laugh when we came across info on oil pulling. We had been swishing coconut oil in our mouths once a day because we know it kills mouth bacteria and leaves our teeth feeling squeaky clean. It turns out swishing oil in the mouth (on an empty stomach) is...read more
Every animal on the planet drinks water, period. Up to 60% of the human body is made up of water and it is essential to our health and well being. It naturally hydrates, cleanses and balances the body. Supposedly, in the 1700’s, a man by the name of Joseph...read more
Studies are showing, sugar lights up the same part of the brain as drugs, like cocaine. Human brains are designed to complete tasks for survival, like eating. When we eat, dopamine is created in the brain and it signals the pleasure or reward areas, so we keep eating...read more
There are some books out there that are worth their weight in gold. This Feel Fabulous Book is one of those. Every woman should find a copy and gather the wonderful information that is contained within the book. There are some beautiful tricks and tips that we even...read more
When the two of us moved to South Carolina, we didn’t know anyone and funny enough, we liked it that way. It allowed us to focus on our business, organize our life and spend our time together, doing the things we love. It wasn’t that we were anti-social,...read more
Paramahansa Yogananda was an Indian spiritual teacher, yogi and guru who moved to America in 1920 to bring his knowledge of meditation, yoga and ancient practices to the western world. He attracted people of all backgrounds and established a center for...read more
We had a wonderful time wowing our family with these tasty Mediterranean Sweet Potatoes with White Bean Hummus! They are the perfect hors d’oeuvres and you can even eat them with your hands. Not what you’d expect to come off the grill, right? They look...read more
It’s always being made clear to us: the universe has a plan. After months of our VW Bus being at the shop, we were able to pick him up, literally a day before Hurricane Matthew hit our little town. It was absolutely incredible to evacuate just in the nick of time. We...read more
We just love handmade items, like this adorable dog necklace with legs that dangle oh so cutely. Oddball finds like this are something we look for. We love anything unique, not ordinary and creative. We hope this pup finds a great home and makes a great companion to...read more
Have you ever heard of a shrimp plant? We hadn’t! That’s the sort of thing we learn by going to Farmers Markets and local farms. We planted the shrimp plant in healthy compost and dirt and watched it thrive. The plant is native to Mexico, so we were...read more
We love items that look like they’ve been pulled from the past and transported to today. When we came across this retro eraser, we jumped for joy. We haven’t used it once, we simply enjoy the message and style. It’s just plain cool and perfect for...read more