Archive for December 28, 2015

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Growing Mushrooms

Growing mushrooms is on my mind, it is the perfect season and if the west coast gets the amount of rain predicted, we should bank on that being the perfect year to grow mushrooms…. and make rain barrels but that will be in a separate bog post! On our farm we grow mushrooms in all kinds of ways, because mushrooms have all kinds of ways they benefit things in addition to being edible. They help the soil, they are a...

Your intentions for the New Year

It’s the end of the year and I am finding myself doing my end of the year ritual of examining how the year went and formulating what my intentions are for the next year. This isn’t the new year resolutions most talk about it. This is about making a plan and crushing it! This is a great opportunity to give yourself a pat on the back on whatever you accomplished last year, even if that means you just got through...

Mangala Charan (protection) Mantra

The other night when I was dreaming, I remember being scared and in my dreams I began chanting the Protection mantra in my dream. I woke up to hearing myself chant a protection mantra and it deeply touched how my practice is effecting my subconscious. I am in love with Mantras! Here is the mantra.   Aad guray nameh, jugaad guray nameh Sat guray nameh, siri guroo dayv – ay nameh translation: I bow to the primal wisdom. ( present...

Rosemary medicinal uses

Last night I had a dream about Rosemary and wanted to shine a bright light on this amazing herb. For centuries, one of the most common medicinal uses for rosemary has involved improving memory, not just for the flavor it adds to food. This herb, especially the flower tops, contains antibacterial and antioxidant rosmarinic acid, plus several essential oils such as cineol, camphene, borneol, bornyl acetate, and α-pinene that are known to have anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal, and antiseptic properties. There has...

Non violent communication formula

It appears to me that sometimes people want to hear conflict where there is none. Sometimes misunderstandings need to come to understandings for growth to happen, in any of these situations, Non violent Communication is a great tool to use to get your point across as well as hear other people’s point. Some can even manipulate you into conflict unintentionally because of the way their day is going or hormones or whatever is unique to that person. Sometimes people just...

Book Review: Jewish Tales

I’m not sure if I enjoyed this book more than my children. I plan on reading a story each day of hannukah and one the day before. I could probably do this every year for a year or two and my children would understand it a little more each year. The illustrations are beautiful and the message is simple to understand and engaging in everyday life. The first story is about Elijah and I bet I will be reminding my...