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A Thanksgiving Address

“What would it be like to be raised on gratitude, to speak to the natural world as a member of the democracy of species, to raise a pledge of interdependence?  No declarations of political loyalty are required, just a response to a repeated question: ‘Can we agree to be grateful for all this is given?'”. Robin Wall Kimmerer, Braiding Sweetgrass Is is a common belief among  Native American traditions that humans do not dominate this planet but instead we are students of the ancient plant and…

Proper Care Tips For Your Carolina Morning Products

As you may know, Carolina Morning is located in the Southern Appalachian Mountains at the base of Mount Mitchell and the Black Mountains Range.  The region is considered a temperate rain forest with one of the most bio-diverse eco-systems in the world.  This summer, in particular, has felt very damp. We have received an abundance of rain.  The high humidity levels have been a common source of conversation among folks in our parts. Perhaps some of you are experiencing a similar weather…

How We Learned To Live In And Love A Tiny House – Part One

Camping in a tent next to a pile of lumber, recycled windows, and boxes full of our entire household belongings, Linsi and I had a task ahead of us: build a house and move into it before winter. It was at that time mid November of the year 1987. Okay, the house was really only a cabin or trail shelter, the dimensions: 10 feet by 10 feet with a loft. But we had never done carpentry before and we were attempting to build this thing from a book. We had to leave our previous house suddenly….

Back Pain Management With Holistic Methods: One Person’s Success

By Laura Sobel I had wholly-debilitating symptoms of sciatica due to minor stenosis (@neural foramina) at L5/S1 that were so painful, I was prevented from pursuing employment as a massage therapist, let alone tolerate a car trip across town. I was diagnosed with “degenerative disc disease,” but thankfully I met a surgical team who did not wish to cut on me to make me feel better for my particular pathology. I originally purchased your chair [EcoBackrest™] with the intention of using it to…

What Is Grounding?

source: http://www.jackkruse.com/emf-1-does-your-rolex-work/2/ The Earth is negatively charged. It has an endless supply of negative-charged free electrons. Anytime you have two conductive objects and they make contact, such as your bare feet and the ground, electrons will flow from the place where they are abundant to the place where there are fewer of them. The electrical potential of the two objects will thus equalize. That describes grounding simply. The land and seas of planet Earth…

Modern Bedding: A Toxic Nightmare

Modern Bedding: A Toxic Nightmare Flame retardant chemicals are in almost everything: Not only in our TV’s, clothing, furniture, carpets and electronic equipment; they are also in our air, water, food and our own bodies. Their levels are especially high in our babies and children, because children eat, drink and breathe more than adults. These chemicals disrupt our thyroid function, immune systems, brain development and can possibly cause cancers. Human blood and tissue levels of these…