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By Bardor Tulku Rinpoche.
Ignorance is that which impedes the recognition of the mind’s nature.
Our minds possess innate qualities of wisdom, which is that faculty of the mind that makes liberation and omniscience possible. For …

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Citrus Peel for Fleas – Ask Annie
Fri, 20/08/10 – 9:10 | No Comment
Citrus Peel for Fleas – Ask Annie

Hi Annie,
In your book “Better Basics for the Home” you mention that citrus peel extract is effective in fighting flea’s. The only place I’ve been able to find it are places like iherb.com …

Potpourri and Sweet Herbal Sachets – DIY
Thu, 19/08/10 – 12:55 | 6 Comments
Potpourri and Sweet Herbal Sachets – DIY

The harvest season is a time when most of us are more in touch with plants and their gifts than at any time of year. Roses are dropping their petals, herbs are full height and …

Favorite Farmers’ Market Meal
Wed, 18/08/10 – 10:30 | No Comment
Favorite Farmers’ Market Meal

Yesterday, I was perusing my town’s farmers’ market, and was pleased to find local, organic versions of all the ingredients needed to make my absolute favorite summer meal. The meal? Pasta with roasted garlic, …

The Lumper of Ill Repute
Tue, 17/08/10 – 10:06 | 3 Comments
The Lumper of Ill Repute

This photo is of the lumper potato! The Irish Potato Famine, which killed thousands of people and caused millions to emigrate in the 1840s, was caused by reliance on one kind of potato — the …

Sandcastle Wonder
Mon, 16/08/10 – 9:45 | No Comment
Sandcastle Wonder

Someone sent me an email with all of these incredible photos from a sandcastle contest in Oregon — all I can say is WOW!! This was my personal favorite.
— Anonymous

Higher Self Meditation – How-To
Sun, 15/08/10 – 17:00 | One Comment
Higher Self Meditation – How-To

This is my favorite meditation when I need spiritual healing help; I expect I do it a few thousand times a year, but then again maybe I need more help than others. During high …

Theo Jansen’s Sand Beast – Video
Sun, 15/08/10 – 9:54 | No Comment
Theo Jansen’s Sand Beast – Video

Theo Jansen is an engineer – but he’s also an artist: he’s a kinetic sculptor. The dutch genius (I use that word with complete faith in its accuracy – and you will, too, …

Stomp Out Loud! – Video
Sat, 14/08/10 – 9:20 | No Comment
Stomp Out Loud! – Video

Rhythm using brooms, pots and pans, and basketballs…how wonderful!! Stomp Out Loud, directed by Luke Cresswell, is an amazing musical created with recycled materials and choreography. What do we need with expensive drumsets when this …

Try This Instead of Bleach – Annie’s Advice
Sat, 14/08/10 – 9:06 | One Comment
Try This Instead of Bleach – Annie’s Advice

Whitening clothes and sinks isn’t that easy without bleach, and although I have tried, I haven’t had much luck using hydrogen peroxide as a whitener.
Why avoid bleach? Breathing in the fumes of cleaners containing …

Wild Thistle Beauty
Sat, 14/08/10 – 8:05 | No Comment
Wild Thistle Beauty

I went for a walk this morning and the wild thistles were just calling me to notice them. Their purple color pops out along the roadside so beautifully, and they were just hanging over the …