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Top 10 Questions To Ask @ Your Local Farmers Market

Here is # 7 & 8... You will have to click to see the rest! 7. “How do you control weeds for your crops?” Organic farmers use all types of methods to suppress weeds but generally don’t require a completely weed-free field, and with good reason. As long as soil quality is high, even a weedier field will produce the same yields as a chemical field, according to research done by the Rodale Institute, an organic research farm near Kutztown, Pennsylvania. Organic methods include using cover crops, mulching, cultivation, and if it’s a smaller operation, even hand-weeding. 8. “How are bugs and pests controlled?” Biodiversity is a major part of organic farming. Farmers who install wildlife corridors and pollinator plantings, including meadows, will attract beneficial inspects into the field to prey on pests that like to eat crops. Bugs are only bad in processed foods. There are also organic-approved pest-control products on the market. If your farmer uses them, ask for the product name, and check to see if it’s on the OMRI list.

2017-04-14T00:15:25+00:00 July 24th, 2014|blog, Featured, Health & Wellness, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Top 10 Questions To Ask @ Your Local Farmers Market

The Habit Change Cheatsheet: How To Successfully Change a Behavior

Our daily lives are often a series of habits played out through the day, a trammeled existence fettered by the slow accretion of our previous actions. But habits can be changed, as difficult as that may seem sometimes. Finally, you'll have the tools to change the habits that you found difficult to change in the past" (thanks Gail) I’m a living example: in tiny, almost infinitesimal steps, I’ve changed a laundry list of habits.

2017-04-14T00:15:26+00:00 July 7th, 2014|blog, Get Productive!, Health & Wellness|Comments Off on The Habit Change Cheatsheet: How To Successfully Change a Behavior

Gone in 90 Seconds!

What if a brief exercise of 90 seconds, made it less likely that this dessert would get stored as body fat? That is exactly one of the things Tim Ferriss explores in The 4-Hour Body. Brief Muscular Contractions a Few Minutes Before You Eat? So most of you probably know that after an intense workout, food calories are less likely to get stored as body fat. A simplistic explanation is that your muscles are depleted of glycogen and that a lot of the calories you eat at this time simply serve to refuel these depleted muscles. What I did not know was how little the stimulus needs to be in order for this to happen. Tim has found that this effect can happen in as little as 60-90 seconds. The proper activity done a few minutes before eating can encourage food calories to get shuttled into the muscle cells, before it has a chance to get stored as body fat.

2017-04-14T00:15:30+00:00 March 21st, 2014|blog, Get Productive!, Health & Wellness, Mantra Living, My Favorites|Comments Off on Gone in 90 Seconds!

NASA Says This Is The Worlds Best Exercise

The body has a built-in need for activation. The lymph system, for example, bathes every cell, carrying nutrients to the cell and waste products away. Yet the lymph is totally dependent on physical exercise to move. Without adequate movement, the cells are left stewing in their own waste products and starving for nutrients, a situation that

2017-04-14T00:15:32+00:00 January 18th, 2014|blog, Get Productive!, Health & Wellness, What I Like|Comments Off on NASA Says This Is The Worlds Best Exercise

Top 25 Life-Improving Zen Holiday Gifts for Under ($10 Bucks!)

If you’re like me, you’re always looking for ways to give inexpensive but meaningful gifts. Yes, I’m a inexpensive-skate, but I’m a happy one. I’ve always been into improving my life, and if I can help the loved ones in my life do the same, without spending a lot, I’m very happy. So lets take a look!

2017-04-14T00:15:34+00:00 December 15th, 2013|Connect, Health & Wellness, Mantra Living, Real Inspiration|Comments Off on Top 25 Life-Improving Zen Holiday Gifts for Under ($10 Bucks!)

The “C” Word…It’s all an Illusion

When you think you control something, you’re wrong It’s amazing how often we think we’re in control of something when really we aren’t. Control is an illusion. We constantly make plans that never actually turn out the way we envisioned. ‘If you want to make God laugh, make a plan,’ an old saying goes.

2017-04-14T00:15:46+00:00 June 4th, 2013|Connect, Happiness, Health & Wellness|Comments Off on The “C” Word…It’s all an Illusion