Food ideas to make vegan fun and delicious.

Boy are we enjoying our veganism this round…and this is a 4th tour, maybe 5th but who’s counting? PETA? It helps to learn some dishes, the biggest tip I can give is learn how to remake your favorites and really experiment with alternatives.  Daiya cheeses have come a looonnng way. Some foods we enjoy are Quorn products.  They have a  Turk’y roast that tastes pretty darn good.  You slice it up, cook it, either eat with dinner, add gravy, or later for sandwiches.  Tofurkey is another one that can be found with stuffing and I love slicing it up and cooking … Continue reading Food ideas to make vegan fun and delicious.

Ways to save money, get super healthy and have fun this summer for pennies.

Here is my budget party table!  I had a bar b q for a house warming and invited all the neighbors surrounding me.  We had a nice little turnout and I did it for a small sum of $60 to $75 and this paid for the bar b q, a dinner the next night with our beloved friends and godparents to the boys, along with 3 or  4 nights of dinners for just us.  Pretty good eh? My decorations were nice table clothes, bouquets of flowers picked from my yard, candles from my wedding 6 years ago, and that pot of a … Continue reading Ways to save money, get super healthy and have fun this summer for pennies.

Shut down mainstream media and feel your sanity and joy return.

You don’t have to run off to the Himalaya’s and live in a cave to find God…or peace of mind.  Why, you can do it right there in your home, right here in your life! Let me tell you a little story:  Once upon a time I had my first child and something happened to me.  I had this huge shift and suddenly my heart opened wide and I cried for the world and all the humans out there hurting, starving, the planet and all it’s woes, global warming, war, disease, shootings, stabbings, more war, hate, pollution, corrupt governments (and … Continue reading Shut down mainstream media and feel your sanity and joy return.

Time for more challenges. Let’s lose weight and save money!

I did a self-created 40 day challenge a while back.  Made all kinds of goals and came out a winner times 10!  I find that short-term and intense challenges are the magic bullet for getting and staying motivated.  We get so amped up for a goal and then we plod along like a horse and buggy on a Sunday drive and get bored from the beginning.  But if you charge into the goal and immerse yourself mind, body, and soul and you make huge changes from the start…you just might reach the finish line. We like seeing big results and fast don’t … Continue reading Time for more challenges. Let’s lose weight and save money!

Stress. It lurks in the daylight. How to create a life of peace.

Recently we purchased a home and moved.  It required a lot of work and, though I had moved hundreds of times before, this move seemed the longest, most grueling and hard.  We had far less stuff to move this time since we had downsized considerably over the years and I’m into decluttering and being organized.  It was our first home and the thrill of that should have filled me with energy but instead, I was so wiped out through it all that I dragged myself through all my work as slow as a slug.  I usually have so much energy … Continue reading Stress. It lurks in the daylight. How to create a life of peace.

Poor man’s diet.

Recently I turned our family diet toward a more Paleo lifestyle.  I did all kinds of research and reading as I always do before taking on a new venture.  Paleo seemed like a great way to eat for better health and years ago I had been put on this diet to clear up some health issues.  My acupuncturist put me on the diet before it became so popular.  It cleared up my issues in a short amount of time. Today, my only issue is being 30 to 40 lbs beyond a balanced weight.  I had some unclear skin and I … Continue reading Poor man’s diet.

Budgeting and being Green.

Some of you are on very tight budgets.  You may be one income families or on fixed incomes.  You may even be a student.  So, how do you afford organics and go green on a budget?  Good news!  It’s more affordable than ever to buy organics because it’s so popular that even the big box stores such as Walmart and Target, FoodMax and Winco are getting up to speed and have created organic sections in their stores and made the organics very reasonable.  In some ways going green and getting healthy can be less expensive and even free! Here are … Continue reading Budgeting and being Green.

.99 cents to a new life.

Here comes New Years and a boat load of lists on what we hope to accomplish, changes we would like to make to improve our well-being and life.  We all know the old saying, “you reap what you sow.”  The choices we make this very day will have a ripple effect on into the future.  Some of us will actually make some positive changes and stick with them.  Some of us will only dream.  Some decisions we make or actions may only take a few minutes but may cause huge and detrimental effects for years to come.  Scary to think … Continue reading .99 cents to a new life.

Starting over right here and now…or starting tomorrow.

What do we do when we wake up one day and realize that this is not the life we had dreamed of?  That we are miserable, tired…no, exhausted, and we feel lost beyond lost?  I went through this 10 years ago.  I had a quiet breakdown.  It wasn’t the dramatic nervous breakdown where you sit crouched in a corner rocking back and forth chanting some odd word over and over.  I just slowly unraveled and kept sliding more into drinking in my rented room at night while watching TV, crying after work, running on the hamster wheel without any life … Continue reading Starting over right here and now…or starting tomorrow.