Category Archives: Living a happier life

Handling Anxiety Naturally in These Troubling Times. 3-23-20

Few people in this country have ever experienced face to face disasters of such magnitude as we are facing with international corona virus. Even people who survived Vietnam are in their 70s. The troubles in our society that have hit … Continue reading

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In Quest of Beauty 2-20-2020

I think we know when we are an artist. The way we express that isn’t important. It’s a way of living. A way of seeing, and how that comes out of us by way of a medium, or art form … Continue reading

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Are You a Seed Romantic? 2-7-2020

Ever since I was 3 years old, when my pioneer stock mom gave me my first 3’x3’ bed of my very own to plant, I’ve been in love with seeds. She helped me prepare the soil (love dirty hands), pick … Continue reading

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Making a cotton mattress pad from scratch – craft, gardening, sustainability 1-21-19

Once in awhile someone posts something on FB that so resonates with me. This video shows a beautiful young Chinese woman planting, transplanting, harvesting, processing, and making a mattress out of cotton she grew herself. It’s loaded with wonderful techniques … Continue reading

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Christmas this year (2019) 12-14-19

It has been a very unusual year for me and the garden. In the garden we’ve had to struggle against constant big changes in the weather making the production varied and unpredictable. We had great production of winter squash but … Continue reading

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Simple Pleasures 11-23-19

It was my 74th birthday this week and I had a moment to consider what makes me happy. Of course I would be glad to have someone give me a sack with a couple of million bucks, but that event … Continue reading

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Basic Social Skills – Sharing A Life Lesson

Have you ever wondered how some people seem to flow effortless through friendships, social situations, have loads of friends, and are well thought of? Even if they aren’t the brightest bulb in the candelabra or aren’t physically attractive enough to … Continue reading

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