Herbs & Aromatherapy

Living Simply

  • Help for Veterans at the Veteran's Healing Farm

    Help for Veterans at Veterans Healing Farm

    Veterans Healing Farm Fosters Healing Community for Vets Many veterans lack the adequate tools and resources needed to meet the challenge of transitioning from military life back into the civilian sector. Although returning Veterans do have available resources through the Transition Assistance Program (TAP), they often lack the ability to locate ongoing “local” support — […] Read more…

  • Outdoor Skills: How To Make a Fire with a Spoon

    Outdoor Skills: How To Make a Fire with a Spoon

    Making a Fire Using a Spoon Redundancy in your bug-out bag or backpack is one of the first rules of thumb. I found this video by Corporals Corner on how to make a fire using a spoon and char cloth to serve another one of my preferences, ‘dual purpose items.’ Spoons are lightweight, don’t take […] Read more…

Tiny House Living

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    Design Your Own Tiny House With This Fun Online Tool

    Do you think about designing your own tiny house but aren’t sure where to start? If yes, you will have so much fun with this interactive page where you can design the exterior, floor plan, finishes and interior of your tiny house – it’s so much fun! Start by finding the right Tiny House RV […] Read more…

  • Tiny House Plans Bundle: a 5-day special pricing event - buy today!

    Tiny House Plans: Special Bundle Pricing July 4th-9th

    Have you been waiting for the right building plans to come along to start construction on your own tiny house? If yes, take advantage of this special pricing on Tiny House Plans. Choose to buy the original 12-Pack of Plans for $79, or a new 6-Pack of Plans for $39. Included in the 6-Pack and […] Read more…

Thoughts & Inspiration

  • Energy Fields of Power

    Energy Fields of Power

    At the essence level all is one, everything and nothing combined in the great void that the ancient Hindus called the Akasha, the Taoists in China call the Tao, and our current quantum physicists call the zero point field or quantum field. The physical universe, where our personalities reside, is dualistic, made up of many […] Read more…

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    Soul of Healing Summit

    Many struggle with pain and illness despite years of treatment. Could healing involve more than physical/medical interventions? Learn how to harness the power of your mind, emotions and spirit to create radical self-healing! The Soul of Healing Summit is online and free from July 11-18, 2016. The Soul of Healing Summit merges the best of […] Read more…

Gardening, Landscaping & Tools

  • Home Grown Food Summit for Gardeners and Small Farms

    Food Growing Summit for Gardeners Encore Day!

    I spent each day this past week tuned into the Home Grown Food Summit. There were a lot of wonderful speaker/presenters on a large range of topics pertaining to beginning and intermediate home gardeners and small farms. It was certainly worth the time investment listening to 37 specialty speakers on topics. While the summit is […] Read more…

  • Quiz: What Do You Know About Chimney Swifts? They're Not Bats!

    Quiz: What Do You Know About Chimney Swifts? They’re Not Bats!

    A bird best identified by silhouette, the smudge-gray Chimney Swift nimbly maneuvers over rooftops, fields, and rivers to catch its food. Its tiny body, curving wings, and stiff, shallow wingbeats give it a flight style as distinctive as its fluid, chattering call. This enigmatic little bird spends almost its entire life airborne. When it lands, […] Read more…

HOW TO + CRAFTS + DIY

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    Soul of Healing Summit

    Many struggle with pain and illness despite years of treatment. Could healing involve more than physical/medical interventions? Learn how to harness the power of your mind, emotions and spirit to create radical self-healing! The Soul of Healing Summit is online and free from July 11-18, 2016. The Soul of Healing Summit merges the best of […] Read more…

  • Tiny House Plans Bundle: a 5-day special pricing event - buy today!

    Tiny House Plans: Special Bundle Pricing July 4th-9th

    Have you been waiting for the right building plans to come along to start construction on your own tiny house? If yes, take advantage of this special pricing on Tiny House Plans. Choose to buy the original 12-Pack of Plans for $79, or a new 6-Pack of Plans for $39. Included in the 6-Pack and […] Read more…

Cooking & Recipes

  • Pumpkin Soup with Fried Sage Leaves Recipe | Sacred Habitats

    Pumpkin Soup with Fried Sage Leaves

    Pumpkin Soup with Fried Sage Leaves This is a delicious hearty soup for autumn and winter months. Adding fried sage leaves adds a lovely complimentary flavor to the pumpkin. 2 1/2 – 3 lbs. pumpkin 1/4 C olive oil 6 cloves Garlic (skins on) 12 whole sage leaves, plus 2 Tbls. chopped 2 onions , […] Read more…

  • How To Make Fresh Fried Sage Leaves Recipe | Sacred Habitats

    How To Make Fresh Fried Sage Leaves

    The flavor of fried sage leaves are not at all pungent, just pleasantly savory. Delicate Fried Sage Leaves make an elegant garnish for meat, seafood, pasta, or a garnish for your favorite soup, or served as an appetizer along with cheese, such as Brie or a nice Smoked Gruyere. Do not make extras because these […] Read more…

Wellness & Balance

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    Soul of Healing Summit

    Many struggle with pain and illness despite years of treatment. Could healing involve more than physical/medical interventions? Learn how to harness the power of your mind, emotions and spirit to create radical self-healing! The Soul of Healing Summit is online and free from July 11-18, 2016. The Soul of Healing Summit merges the best of […] Read more…

  • How To Take Control of Your Thoughts and Health - Empowerment for Women on Becoming an Ageless Goddess

    How To Take Control of Your Thoughts and Health – Empowerment for Women

    Though we talk about wanting to “age gracefully,” the truth is that when it comes to getting older, we’re programmed to dread an inevitable decline: in our health, our looks, our sexual relationships, even the pleasure we take in living life. But as Christiane Northrup, M.D., shows us in this profoundly empowering 8 lesson online […] Read more…

Reviews of Things We Use and Love

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    Design Your Own Tiny House With This Fun Online Tool

    Do you think about designing your own tiny house but aren’t sure where to start? If yes, you will have so much fun with this interactive page where you can design the exterior, floor plan, finishes and interior of your tiny house – it’s so much fun! Start by finding the right Tiny House RV […] Read more…

  • Book Review: DIY Book of Backyard Sheds & Tiny Houses by Jay Shafer

    Book Review: DIY Book of Backyard Sheds & Tiny Houses by Jay Shafer

    What’s most enjoyable about Jay Shafer’s DIY Book of Backyard Sheds & Tiny Houses is that it provides ideas and, perhaps most importantly, whether or not you want to build your own shed or tiny house, or have one built for you. Right there alone is a big choice that needs to be made before […] Read more…

Preparedness

  • Outdoor Skills: How To Make a Fire with a Spoon

    Outdoor Skills: How To Make a Fire with a Spoon

    Making a Fire Using a Spoon Redundancy in your bug-out bag or backpack is one of the first rules of thumb. I found this video by Corporals Corner on how to make a fire using a spoon and char cloth to serve another one of my preferences, ‘dual purpose items.’ Spoons are lightweight, don’t take […] Read more…

  • Preparedness: Freeze Dried Packaged Food | Sacred Habitats

    Preparedness: Review of Canned vs. Freeze Dried Packaged Food

      Hey it’s September and it is National Preparedness Month! Which basically means what can you change, learn and do, to create “self-reliance”. Ready.gov contains info on the theme Don’t Wait. Communicate to help families be better prepared for small and large disasters. So let’s get started on one of my favorite topics, food… This […] Read more…

Gift Ideas

  • Help for Veterans at the Veteran's Healing Farm

    Help for Veterans at Veterans Healing Farm

    Veterans Healing Farm Fosters Healing Community for Vets Many veterans lack the adequate tools and resources needed to meet the challenge of transitioning from military life back into the civilian sector. Although returning Veterans do have available resources through the Transition Assistance Program (TAP), they often lack the ability to locate ongoing “local” support — […] Read more…

  • The Thanksgiving Reader by Seth Godin: Beginning a Global Tradition

    The Thanksgiving Reader by Seth Godin: Beginning a Global Tradition

    Thanksgiving is a holiday about gratitude, about family and about possibility. It brings people together to not only celebrate the end of the harvest, but to look one in another in the eye and share something magical. The Thanksgiving Reader was created by Seth Godin, he has created The Thanksgiving Reader as a tool for […] Read more…

Fun Stuff

Energy The Costs of Our Choices

  • Being Green: Getting Back to Where We Once Belonged | Sacred Habitats

    Being Green: Getting Back to Where We Once Belonged

    Isn’t it interesting that going “Green” and doing things in an environmentally friendly way are all the rage? I wonder… how many of the Green Movement proponents know that it wasn’t all that long ago that we did do things that some aren’t so willing to do any longer. A couple of years ago my […] Read more…

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    What it should mean to build it green?

    “Building Green” is a two word phrase that has two parts to its \’ definition. It means to design and build a structure in such a way that the actual construction has minimal impact on the environment including the processing of the construction materials, the movement of the materials and the physical impact it has […] Read more…

Art & Artists

  • Painting with Paper - Artist Barb Zimmerman | Sacred Habitats

    Painting with Paper – Artist Barb Zimmerman

    Delightful and inspired is how Barb Zimmerman’s makes me feel. The depth and detail she is able to achieve with a simple medium, paper. This short video gives you a taste of what she does and how. Painting with Paper- Landscapes by Barb Zimmerman from Misha on Vimeo. Barb Zimmerman paints with paper. She spends […] Read more…