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When making the transition from processed food to healthier food, we have definitely had our share of cravings. Our solution: creating and finding healthier food substitutes. One morning, we got a pang for pancakes and created an incredible treat that calls for only…read more
Life changed drastically the moment we decided to deny 9-5 jobs and began making the sacrifices needed to start our own business. All of sudden, we weren’t moved by anyone but ourselves and our clients. We didn’t have fellow employees or a boss to deal...read more
Did you know that various cultures used to send women with their periods to teepees or huts to rejuvenate and purify during their menstrual cycles? Various cultures celebrated and nurtured this phase and yet today, girls get basically zero info, are handed...read more
We took home this beautiful butternut squash from the farmers market and made a delicious soup out of it on a chilly night to warm up. In the ingredients list it includes vegetable broth, but we like to make our own. For this recipe we used carrots, celery, onions,...read more
When we married in 2010, we rented a tiny little one-bedroom cottage on a 15 acre farm in South Carolina. We literally crossed the threshold with nothing but the clothes on our backs, all so that we could simplify life and start our marriage on a fresh plate. We were...read more
We had a really good conversation with a woman in Dallas, Texas. When she heard we spend 24 hours/7 days a week together, her response was “Me and my hubby would kill each other”. We explained that most people feel that way because they have so much going...read more
When Soul first arrived on planet Earth, he had no concept of time, much like a child. He could remember events, but not sequence them. Time is the measurement we use to do so. Soul will tell you more, but also check out more info on time and enjoy Soul’s Life...read more
Potato packets are a favorite of ours. We’ve been making them together for years and we still make them today. If you haven’t tried them, we’d say it’s time. They are so easy to make, absolutely delicious and they can be cooked on the grill or...read more
We’ve been practicing a simple formula that can be used every second of the waking day and change life as we all know it. Literally, every moment we are given a choice to internally think and outwardly act positively or negatively. Because we’re surrounded...read more
We got into a really great conversation with a guy who we crossed paths with in Colorado. He was very much about being positive and doing right by others, but he still had an issue with the way some people behave. We explained our view is that if someone is acting...read more
We’re always looking for more plant based energy foods to eat and drink in place of caffeinated beverages and over-stimulating energy drinks. Chia Seed Power Gel packs an incredible amount of natural energy, vitamins and nutrients and Chia Seeds can be used in...read more
Did you know there is an official member of the English government who is disclosing alien information to the world? Supposedly, he grew up with parents who were also connected to the government and since he was a child, he has been interacting with different alien...read more
One of our main concerns before heading out on our cross-country adventure was keeping our dog, Sunday, cool from hot temperatures. Our VW bus didn’t have air conditioning, so we had always just kept the windows down, which circulated natural air pretty nicely,...read more
According to Wikipedia and some recent articles we dove into, standard time as we know it was put in place by the U.S. and Canadian railways just back in 1883. Standard time was written into law in 1918. Before all of this occurred, local towns each followed their own...read more
We love hummus, but we never knew how easy it was to make! It’s so much fun taking whole ingredients, blending them together and as if by magic, transforming them into mouth-watering dishes! Our white bean hummus is a favorite of ours. Enjoy our recipe below!...read more
A scientific study was done on red deer, showing the incredible way in which they communicate and make decisions. Although there might be a dominate male within the group, they actually don’t look to him to make the calls, but instead vote as a team. When the...read more
We used to scream for ice cream all of the time. Now we scream for ice creamless! It’s homemade ice cream without cream and it is absolutely delicious! We have made it with all kinds of different fruits, but we really love the strawberry banana and kiwi banana...read more
The two of us were overwhelmed with excitement every single day that it took to get our VW bus geared for our cross-country adventure. We had no fear, just determination. The actual day we headed out however, it sank in rather quickly that we were taking a leap of...read more
One of the most rewarding changes we’ve made was becoming aware of our mindfulness. When life had us moving at a fast pace, we were working for the man and stress was high. It was easy to charge through life, not recognizing our behaviors and actions along the...read more
What are the odds that the two of us would be born in the same hospital in Texas, leave the state around the same time and meet in Connecticut when we were 19 and 22 years of age? We’re not sure, but we find it pretty amazing that we both entered planet Earth at...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
Experts say when detoxing, fasting or juicing, it’s important to take in more veggies than fruits, to avoid spikes in blood sugar. This made us get creative with vegetables and we learned so much. For instance, we didn’t know you could juice a potato!...read more
A few years ago we learned about pH levels in the body. Dr. Otto Warburg was awarded the Nobel Prize for his research on cancer and he put forth the idea that the root cause of cancer is acidity levels in the body. He and a famed physician, Max Gerson, explained that...read more
When the first chill of Fall hit, we were quick to cook up some hot soups! One of the easiest and most soothing soups we enjoy is our mushroom onion soup. It’s hearty, the thick red onion melts in our mouths and the mushroom gives it a rustic feel and taste....read more