Just Say No

You know what? Most people don’t like hearing no, but “no” is a great gift.┬áThink about it. There are a lot of people who can’t say no. They do things they don’t want to do. Some agree with things that they don’t sincerely support. They can feel burned out and taken advantage of because they […]

You Know You Need to Downsize Your Life When…

Does it seem like you never have enough time? Do you feel like you hustle all the way to the weekend and don’t get to relax even then? Are you in desperate need of a break? Is it time for a change? You Know You Need to Downsize Your Life When… the resources needed to […]

How to Completely Change the Way You Look at Struggles

Life gives us many stories that teach us – if we pay attention. Here is one that can completely change the way you look at struggles. When I was new to farming, we wanted to grow our own turkey for Thanksgiving. So we incubating some turkey eggs. After a long wait, everyone was so excited […]

Here’s a Quick Way to Get Your Wild Back

Have you ever looked around and noticed how disconnected society is from the natural world? We give birth in the hospital. We get our food from a grocery store. Kids don’t run around barefooted anymore or make mud pies. Our medicines come from a shelf. We have no rites of passage for maturing children (unless […]

Self-Love or Selfish?

Self love or selfish?┬áKids are often taught to share their toys and think of the needs of others. Reciprocity and empathy are useful values to have. However, some people have taken this to mean that anything other than giving or putting others first can seem selfish. There are distinct differences. Self-love is healthy, selfish is […]

What Are Healthy Boundaries?

Healthy people have healthy boundaries. What are boundaries? They are the physical and emotional barriers that establish the division between you and the outside world. What are healthy boundaries? Healthy boundaries are semi-permeable limits that allow you to have life giving contact with the world. You neither give too much nor receive too little. If […]

Stop Using Speech as a Weapon

We live in an age where everyone has a potential audience. Anything you post online could potentially “go viral.” If you comment on a news story, you could find yourself arguing with someone across the world or making a new friend. As with anything, this could be a really positive, unifying thing or an ugly, […]

Review: Weighted Blanket

For those of you who haven’t heard, there is this thing out there called a weighted blanket. The story goes that it was developed by a guy who has a child with sensory issues. They were out driving one day and she put a Beanie Baby on his shoulders. He thought, “Wow, this feels nice. […]

You Can’t Think Your Way to Spirituality

Once there was a well known philosopher and scholar who devoted himself to the study of Zen for many years. On the day that he finally attained enlightenment, he took all of his books out into the yard and burned them all. ~Zen parable A lot of people approach spirituality from a head space. They […]