How Do You Escape?

How do you escape? Do you know? It may not be anything you spend a lot of time thinking about, but it’s a really important thing to know about yourself! Why? Because many people don’t know what they are doing when they are doing it. When your mode of escape is conscious, it can be […]

Self Care is Mandatory

It’s funny how often I hear people say that they gave up sleep because they had to study, do laundry, or tile the bathroom floor. Or maybe they ate fast food because they didn’t have time to cook. Or maybe they didn’t exercise because they were watching tv. Hey! Self care is mandatory! Many other […]

It’s Not About You Unless You Say It Is

When someone cuts in front of you when you’re driving, is that about you? If someone sees you walking towards them with an arm full of groceries and doesn’t hold the door open for you, do you get offended? If it’s sunny all week then rains on your day off, is the world against you? No […]

How You Do Anything is How You Do Everything

When you are in need of a solution and don’t know what to do, remember that how you do anything is how you do everything. This can do one of two things for you. It can either help you figure out what got you stuck, or it can help you get unstuck. How? Well, we […]

Just Say No

You know what? Most people don’t like hearing no, but “no” is a great gift. Think 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? Kids 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 […]