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Why just these four? Because, from my research, they are the kings and queens of prevention for viral infections, and they are considered safe to ingest. Some essential oils, while highly anti-viral, may not be …

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Strange Fruit — Video
Wed, 22/07/09 – 15:16 | No Comment
Strange Fruit — Video

There are very few videos of Billie Holiday performing. Watching her perform gives you chills – you understand immediately (if you couldn’t just from recordings of her) how she became one of the best blues …

Gorecki’s 3rd Symphony — Video
Wed, 22/07/09 – 14:59 | No Comment
Gorecki’s 3rd Symphony — Video

This symphony is beyond beautiful. It is heart-wrenching and nerve-rattling. The words of the symphony were written on the walls of an internment camp during the Holocaust by a woman preparing for the worst. Gorecki …

The Lost Generation — Video
Wed, 22/07/09 – 14:57 | No Comment
The Lost Generation — Video

My generation (college-ish age) have lost a lot of faith in our governments and our planet: this video restored my hope – it’s incredible. Make sure you watch it all the way through, though! The …

Stand By Me — Video
Wed, 22/07/09 – 14:52 | No Comment
Stand By Me — Video

This video is incredibly powerful: it represents the connection between everyone in the world, and our connection to the earth. We all have to stand by each other, and by our planet, if we are …

Mason Jars for Freezing – Eco-Win
Sun, 19/07/09 – 7:17 | One Comment
Mason Jars for Freezing – Eco-Win

Plastic food storage no more. I just bought two cases of mason jars, one quarts and the other pints. They have wide mouths making it easy to put the food in and take out. Made …

First City Roof Top Farm
Sat, 18/07/09 – 20:39 | No Comment
First City Roof Top Farm

Who: Michael and Helen Cameron
What They Do: Own the Chicago restaurant and music venue Uncommon Ground that has the first certified organic roof top farm. The couple is deeply committed to their mission of serving …

Stress-Relief Tea — Herbalist Rosemary Gladstar
Sat, 18/07/09 – 19:49 | No Comment
Stress-Relief Tea — Herbalist Rosemary Gladstar

Who: Rosemary Gladstar
What She Does: Rosemary Gladstar has been a practicing herbalist for 30 years. She is the author of many books and has founded the California School of Herbal Studies, United Plant Savers, co-founded …

Great Blue Heron Visits
Sat, 18/07/09 – 19:10 | One Comment
Great Blue Heron Visits

Whenever I see a great blue heron I tend to feel as if I am given a gift of good luck, of some sort of a blessing. I’ve read about the symbolism of this bird, …

Alcohol for Mealy Bugs
Sat, 18/07/09 – 18:39 | No Comment
Alcohol for Mealy Bugs

Mealy bugs look like little bits of cotton on a plant. They seem to especially like juicy plants like jade, as they latch on to drink the fluids in the leaves.
Denatured alcohol or vodka
Cotton balls
1. …

How to Ban 1,700 Everyday Killer Chemicals
Sat, 18/07/09 – 14:14 | No Comment
How to Ban 1,700 Everyday Killer Chemicals

If you’ve ever been wondering how many toxic chemicals we could put in our home, wonder no longer. The Maine Department of Environmental Protection and the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention on Friday …