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Simple Beauty, Simple Enrichment
Thursday, 15 Sep, 2011 – 18:04 | One Comment
Simple Beauty, Simple Enrichment

The sun reflecting off this grass, making it look so golden, took my breath away. I work out of a home office and had been at my computer all day, hardly looking outdoors at all. …

How to Smudge to Clear the Air
Thursday, 4 Nov, 2010 – 9:55 | One Comment
How to Smudge to Clear the Air

The ritual of smudging to clear out old energy and cleanse and purify your space is one that has been used by indigenous peoples for millennia.
The herbs used to make smudge sticks are usually …

A True Find: Auto Dish Detergent That Works
Thursday, 7 Oct, 2010 – 19:08 | 2 Comments
A True Find:  Auto Dish Detergent That Works

A TRUE FIND: Seventh Generation Automatic Dishwasher Detergent Concentrated Pacs
THE GOODS: For years I’ve watched as the green cleaning product industry has wrestled with providing phosphate-free dish detergents that worked.
Until a year or …

Spiritual Solutions #10: Rhythms of the Universe, Inside and Out
Thursday, 7 Oct, 2010 – 9:15 | Comments Off on Spiritual Solutions #10: Rhythms of the Universe, Inside and Out
Spiritual Solutions #10:  Rhythms of the Universe, Inside and Out

By Deepak Chopra and Annie Bond.
All One With The Universe
On Earth, we feel the effects of the moon in the circadian rhythm, and the effects of the moon in the lunar rhythm, as …

A True Find: Simplers Hydrosol (DIY for Ticks!)
Tuesday, 5 Oct, 2010 – 18:43 | Comments Off on A True Find: Simplers Hydrosol (DIY for Ticks!)
A True Find: Simplers Hydrosol (DIY for Ticks!)

A TRUE FIND: Simplers Therapeutic Hydrosols, Rose Geranium in particular
THE GOODS: First let me point out that Simplers botanical hydrosols are wonderful. I have used the Rose Therapeutic Hydrosol for a number of years, frequently …

A True Find: two leaves and a bud tea company
Monday, 4 Oct, 2010 – 17:23 | Comments Off on A True Find: two leaves and a bud tea company
A True Find: two leaves and a bud tea company

By Annie B. Bond, best-selling author of five green living books, including True Food (National Geographic, 2009).
A TRUE FIND: two leaves and a bud tea company.
THE GOODS: Tea, wonderful tea. Black, jasmine petal, …

The Autumn Equinox and the Harvest Moon
Wednesday, 22 Sep, 2010 – 14:38 | Comments Off on The Autumn Equinox and the Harvest Moon
The Autumn Equinox and the Harvest Moon

By Reverend Betsy Stang, on behalf of all our relations and all sentient beings.
The days are getting colder in the Northeast, where I live most of the year. Darkness comes noticeably faster as the luxurious …

Feng Shui Bedroom Decor for Love
Thursday, 26 Aug, 2010 – 12:00 | 2 Comments
Feng Shui Bedroom Decor for Love

Adapted from The Sexual Herbal, Prescriptions for Enhancing Love and Passion, by Brigitte Mars, A.H.G.
For adults, decor in the bedroom should focus on pairs; solitary items and images promote independence, rather than harmonious relationships. If …

Citrus Peel for Fleas – Ask Annie
Friday, 20 Aug, 2010 – 9:10 | Comments Off on Citrus Peel for Fleas – Ask Annie
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
Thursday, 19 Aug, 2010 – 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 …