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25 Practical Survival Uses For Duct Tape

Survival Uses For Duct Tape

Who would have thought that the humble roll of duct tape would deserve a place in your survival kit?

Yes, this handy material isnt just for the DIYers out there! The tape can be used to repair just about anything from mending a broken fishing pole, to patching up a tent or covering a blister…and you might just need it in an emergency situation!

To view all 25 uses, visit survival.outdoorlife.com here…

25 Practical Survival Uses For Duct Tape

25 Practical Survival Uses For Duct Tape

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This Do It Yourself Heater Will Keep You Warm and Cut Energy Cost

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Its that time of the year when cold snaps cripple large swaths of the United States and those heating bills go up and up and up. But did you know you can heat a small room with some candles and a clay or terracotta pot?

This candle powered do-it-yourself heater can reach radiant temperatures of 160 to 180 degrees Fahrenheit, and the pot itself remains warm for hours after youve blown the candles out. Be very careful when handling or moving the heater though; the inner chamber of the pot has been known to reach extremely high temperatures 500 degrees if you believe the video.

How does it work?

Ive encountered some people who were pretty skeptical of how well this home made heater works. This heater works by trapping and concentrating heat that would normally just rise to the ceiling and rapidly dissipate into the surrounding air. This method allows the heat to radiate out of the sides of the pot too. As mentioned before, the pot keeps warm for hours after youve blown the candles out.

eb0okov9qcq0q3vh8e82Will you be able to heat your whole house with it? Not by a long shot. But if you have a small bedroom, a bathroom that has trouble warming up in the winter, or even a shed that you like to work in, this can help increase the temperature by a good amount.source

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13 Weeds & Plants You Can Actually Eat

13 Weeds, Plants & Cacti You Can Actually Survive On

Free food! It cant be put any simpler than that. This post will introduce the plants, weeds and even cacti that you can survive on.

With over 13 edible plants in this list you might not be so quick to dig them up in your yard this summer. With a number of surprisingly common plants everyone will be able to harvest their own free food.

For the full post head over to offgridworld.comhere…

13 Weeds & Plants You Can Actually Eat

13 Weeds & Plants You Can Actually Eat

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Amazing DIY All-In-One Outdoor Oven, Stove, Grill & Smoker

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Amazing DIY All-In-One Outdoor Oven, Stove, Grill & Smoker

Cooking outdoors can be such a fun, sociable experience, we believe that enjoying the outdoors and nature is one of lifes simple pleasures.

And with this fantastic tutorial you can create an all in one outdoor oven, stove, grill and smoker to make sure you can create a culinary masterpiece in your backyard.

Head over to instructables.com to check out this awesome DIY….

DIY Outdoor Oven, Stove, Grill & Smoker

DIY Outdoor Oven, Stove, Grill & Smoker

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U.S. Marine Exposes Truth About Paris Attack

 

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The tragic events that took place on 11/13/2015 has again changed the course of global history. A terror attack occurred, that according to some sources, could have been avoided and lives could have been spared.

In the video below, US Marine turned activist Kenneth OKeefe explains how America, Saudi Arabia and other countries are financing and enabling the terrorist who commit these atrocities.

Kenneth states: I believe that it is beyond any doubt, for any sensible person to realize that not only is the United States providing the financial cover, military cover, political cover, for these terrorists through our proxies, but weve also in a pure technical sense, provided the training for these people in Jordan and Turkey, another one of our best friends has been shuttling these psychopaths across the country from Turkey into Syria for a long time now.

 

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7 Toxins Harming Your Brain Right Now

 

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Some of the most common substances found in everyday life are harming our cognitive function right now. Along with pesticides, you have substances like BPA, phthalates, mercury, lead, benzene, and flame retardants that are affecting you, even if you dont realize it. Hidden in your home and office, you are exposed to toxic chemicals on a daily basis, and your brain is taking the brunt of it.

7 Toxins Harming Your Brain

Your brain interacts with every aspect of your body, giving directions to cells and the nervous system. It is essential for supporting good mood and clear thinking, helping to improve your overall quality of life. Here are seven of the most harmful and pervasive toxins you should look out for in order to support brain health.

1. BPA

BPA is a known endocrine disruptor that interferes with how your body regulates hormones. Not only does it affect reproductive health, but it can also affect brain function, learning abilities, and how your memory works. [1] And its not just plastic that contains BPA; items that are BPA free arent always much better. The substitutes used for BPA (Bisphenol F and S or BPF and BPS) have been linked to behavioral issues, as well. [2]

2. Phthalates

Phthalates are present in more everyday things than you might think. Similarly to BPA, phthalates are found in many products that contain plastic and things like household cleaners, cosmetics, personal hygiene products, and even food. There is a wide variety of phthalates, but the most notable versions are BBzP (butyl benzyl phthalate), DnBP (dibutyl phthalate), and DEHB (di-2-ethyl hexyl phthalate).

Phthalates have been linked to ADHD, asthma, diabetes, neurodevelopmental problems, and more. [3] California is spearheading the move against phthalates by asking that four specific types must be listed on labels (many do not have to be listed at all). Even big corporations like Target and WalMart have promised to reduce the amount of or even eradicate the use of harmful toxins like phthalates in products they stock.

3. Mercury

Ive covered the dangers of mercury extensively in other articles. The base reason is that it has been linked to kidney problems, respiratory failure, and other neuromuscular complications; however, the elemental form of mercury is the most toxic. [4] Due to this knowledge, many people have switched off from thermometers and other products containing mercury.

4. Lead

Lead poisoning isnt a problem of yesterday, its a problem today a huge problem. The biggest issue is that lead affects so many parts of the body in such harmful ways. Not only can it affect organs and tissues, but it can affect whole systems of the body like the digestive, reproductive, and nervous systems. You absolutely need to take conscious steps to reduce your exposure to lead, including making your home safer for your children.

5. Benzene

Benzene is found in fuel and motor vehicle exhaust, but can also be found in detergents and pharmaceuticals. [5] Why is something so problematic used so frequently? Benzene is even classified as carcinogen, [6] its highly flammable, and benzene poisoning can pass from mother to fetus. The best way to reduce your exposure to benzene is to distance yourself from gasoline or waste plants and to avoid cigarette smoke at all costs. As quoted by the CDC, Average smokers take in about 10 times more benzene than nonsmokers each day. [7] Just one more reason not to smoke!

6. Flame Retardants

Normally, something that helps to quell a fire is heralded as useful and sometimes heroic. However, a disturbing discovery was made by a researcher from Texas. The discovery showed that flame retardants were found in the breast milk of American women. [8] How could this happen? It turns out that flame retardants can be found virtually anywhere in food, furniture, and building materials. Were around these items every day and breathe in the toxins that emanate throughout the day.

Attributed to the spread of human civilization, its unbelievable just how widespread traces of flame retardant chemicals are. Not even bald eagles are safe. Out of 33 dead eagles tested from 2009 to 2011, every one but two had all four flame retardant components for which scientists were testing. [9] Its important to educate yourself about flame retardant compounds and make sure theyre not abundant in your home. [10]

7. Pesticides

Mostly everyone is familiar with the negative effects of pesticides, but new developments further strengthen the argument against using pesticides on foods we consume. Perhaps the biggest and most shocking development to come to light is that pesticide exposure is now linked to Parkinsons disease. [11] The best way to avoid undue exposure to pesticides is to choose organic food!

Protecting Your Brain

Now that youre a bit more informed about seven toxins you might not have known about before, you can get started on protecting yourself from the harmful effects, both short term and long term. Turmeric shows powerful antioxidant protection for the brain, and its often advised to take this in extract form to ensure best results. Eating an organic diet, reducing the use of furniture made with flame retardants, and using glass containers instead of plastic are also helpful steps.

Dr. Edward F. Group III, DC, NP, DACBN, DCBCN, DABFM

Article References:

  • [1] Nordqvist, Christian. What is BPA (bisphenol A)? Is BPA harmful? Medical News Today. MediLexicon, Intl., 26 Sep. 2014.
  • [2] Ketchiff, Mirel. The Scary Truth About BPA-Free Plastic. SHAPE. 2015.
  • [3] Westervelt, Amy. Phthalates are everywhere, and the health risks are worrying. How bad are they really? The Guardian. 2015.
  • [4] EPA. Health Effects of Mercury. EPA.gov. 2014.
  • [5] EPA. Benzene. EPA.gov. 2013.
  • [6] ATSDR. Benzene. ATSDR. 2011.
  • [7] ATSDR. Public Health Statement for Benzene. CDC.gov. 2015.
  • [8] Blum, Deborah. Flame Retardants are Everywhere. NY Times. 2014.
  • [9] Betts, Kellyn S. More Evidence for PBDEs as Neurotoxicants: Cohort Study Corroborates Earlier Findings. EHP. 2014.
  • [10] Bienkowski, Brian. Michigans Bald Eagles Full of Flame Retardants. Environmental Health News. 2015.
  • [11] Bret Stetka. Parkinsons Disease and Pesticides: Whats the Connection? Scientific American.

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Home Remedies For Vomiting

 

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Vomiting is generally not a serious health problem. Most often, it is your bodys reaction to a temporary problem. Some of the main causes behind vomiting are excessive eating, pregnancy, drinking too much alcohol, food poisoning, viral infections, and stomach disorders.

Some of the warning signs vomiting may be excess salvia in the mouth, dizziness, fluctuating body temperature and increased heartbeat. If you notice these signs, try some of these easy and simple home remedies.

Here are the top 10 home remedies for vomiting.

1. Ginger

Ginger is good for your digestive system and blocks unnecessary secretion in the stomach that can cause vomiting. It works as a natural anti-emetic. To prevent vomiting:

    • Try some ginger tea with a little sugar or eat some fresh gingerbread or fresh ginger slices with salt.
    • Alternatively, you can mix one teaspoon each of ginger juice and lemon juice and consume it several times a day.
    • Another simple alternative is to chew a piece of fresh ginger with or without honey.

2. Rice Water

Rice water helps alleviate vomiting, especially when it is caused by gastritis. While preparing rice water, use white rice not brown rice as it is rich in starch and easier to digest.

    • Boil a cup of rice in one to one and a half cup of water.
    • Strain the solution.
    • Drink this rice water.

3. Cinnamon

Cinnamon helps to treat nausea as well as vomiting. Pregnant women should not use this remedy.

    • In a cup of boiling water, add one-half teaspoon cinnamon powder or one cinnamon stick and steep for a few minutes.
    • Strain the water and sweeten it with one tablespoon of honey. Sip it slowly.
    • Do this at least two to three times a day.

4. Mint

Mint tea can provide relief from vomiting.

    • To make mint tea, add one tablespoon of dried mint leaves to a cup of boiling water. Steep it for half an hour, strain it and your tea is ready.
    • You can chew the mint leaves used for making the tea. If fresh mint leaves are available, you can even chew them to cure vomiting.
    • You can make an alternative soothing solution by combining one teaspoon lemon juice to mint juice and have it at regular intervals.

5. Vinegar

The smell of vomit can sometimes cause more vomiting.

    • To freshen your breath and prevent further vomiting, rinse your mouth with one teaspoon of vinegar diluted in half a cup of water.
    • Apple cider vinegar also can help stop repeated vomiting. Mix one tablespoon of apple cider vinegar and one tablespoon of honey in a glass of water. Drink it twice daily.

6. Clove

Cloves have antiseptic and anesthetic properties that help in digestion and can also cure vomiting.

    • You can chew some raw cloves or use a few cloves to make a cup of tea to treat vomiting.
    • You can also put a few drops of clove oil in a glass of warm water and drink it slowly.
    • Another way to use cloves during vomiting is to mix the powder of dried cloves with honey and swallow it.

7. Aniseed

Aniseed has many medicinal properties and can help treat vomiting.

    • Simply chew a teaspoon of aniseed for some quick relief.
    • You can drink a cup of herbal tea. Put one-half teaspoon of aniseed in half a cup of boiling water. Steep for a few minutes and strain it before drinking it.
    • You can also sprinkle roasted aniseed on mild vegetables such as carrots or pumpkin.

8. Cumin

One of the best and easiest home remedies for vomiting is cumin.

    • Mix one-half tablespoon of grounded cumin seeds with water and drink it.
    • You can also mix one teaspoon of cumin seeds and a pinch of nutmeg in a cup of boiling water and let it steep for a few minutes. Strain the mixture and then drink it.
    • Add some cumin powder and cardamom powder to one teaspoon of honey and take it slowly.

9. Onion Juice

Onion juice can help combat nausea and vomiting.

    • Mix one teaspoon of onion juice with one teaspoon of grated ginger.
    • Swallow this mixture at regular intervals to cure vomiting.
    • You can also drink some onion juice followed by a cup of cold peppermint tea. The unique combination of onion juice and peppermint will soothe your stomach and help ease vomiting.

10. Milk

Milk can also be used to treat vomiting but you must not drink it alone.

  • You can drink milk along with a light and easy-to-digest snack such as soda crackers.
  • You can also opt for milk toast, which is easy to make and good for your stomach. Heat one cup of milk until warm and put it in a bowl. Take a piece of toast, slightly buttered, and add it to the milk. Eat it slowly.

These natural remedies should help make you feel better. If your condition does not improve, consult your doctor.

 

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Relationships The Four Golden Threads

 

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I no longer believed in the idea of soul mates, or love at first sight. But I was beginning to believe that a very few times in your life, if you were lucky, you might meet someone who was exactly right for you. Not because he was perfect, or because you were, but because your combined flaws were arranged in a way that allowed two separate beings to hinge together. ~ Lisa Kleypas

In order for an intimate relationship to be healthy and sustainable, The Four Golden Threads Physical, Emotional, Intellectual and Spiritual need to be active and connected between two people. When entering into an intimate relationship, many people dont pause long enough to make sure that all of these threads are lit up and in alignment with their partner. This simple misstep can lead to short-term pain or long-term misery, especially when two mismatched partners get married and have children together. Ultimately, whats missing in the beginning will be the thing that derails the relationship in the end.

Think about it. In the beginning of a relationship when everything is new and fresh, we often tell ourselves, So what if everythings not quite what were looking for? However, over time, little bits of compromise creep in. We see what we want to see and ignore the rest. Its usually months or years later, in retrospect that we see that the clues of what went wrong were always there; we just chose not to pay attention to them.

Grace and Hope

Not long ago, Grace, a client of mine, told me the story of her recent marriage and divorce. Graces husband was a lifelong friend that reappeared in her life after his marriage broke up. They got together and the relationship moved very quickly too quickly for her but as she put it, she got swept along by it. Then when he got down on his knee to propose in front of her family, she was too embarrassed to say no. Grace ignored her intuition, which told her to wait, and she ended up selling her much-loved Seattle condo, moving away from her family and setting up house in Kansas.

During the first few years of Graces marriage, the red flags she should have heeded began to reveal themselves, and she knew shed made a terrible mistake. Ironically, one of her best sources of solace was her husbands ex-wife. She understood what Grace was dealing with better than anyone, and the two became fast friends.

All the while, Grace knew she only had herself to blame. Well into her forties, this was her first marriage. Her fear of embarrassment and being judged by her family was so strong that she willingly ignored her inner voice and walked into a situation that she knew might not work.

There are thousands of similar stories out there. The point is to slow down, listen and observe. It can be so easy when were swept up in the excitement of a new relationship and the promise of companionship, to compromise and ultimately sacrifice our own needs and values in the false hope that things will change.

News flash: they usually dont!

Lets first examine each of The Four Golden Threads with special attention to the impact of their absence:

Physical

If we enter a relationship with a weak or absent physical connection, what might that look like?

  • No chemistry
  • No passion or excitement
  • No playful flirting and fun
  • No meaningful or close feelings of intimacy
  • No deep levels of affection

Emotional

If we enter a relationship with a weak or absent emotional connection, what might that look like?

  • No shared vulnerability
  • No healing of emotional wounds
  • No understanding of your emotional states
  • No compassion or empathy for your experience
  • No real nurturing or heartfelt affection

Intellectual

If we enter a relationship with a weak or absent intellectual connection, what might that look like?

  • No one to share your big picture interests
  • No one to talk with for long hours into the night
  • No one to share your favorite movies, music, theater, books, etc.
  • No one to continually pique your interest and curiosity
  • No one to learn new things from

Spiritual

If we enter a relationship with a weak or absent spiritual connection, what might that look like?

  • No shared values or vision
  • No one to witness your experiences
  • No one to support you as you navigate the inner realms
  • No one to see and recognize your Higher Self
  • No spiritual companion

Its much easier to see when spelled out this way. Once you recognize the warning signs, you might not want to get involved with someone you thought was a perfect partner after all. Far better to open your eyes, get some clarity before you make a long-term commitment and find yourself in the land of regret. In addition, when one of The Four Golden Threads is missing, youll always have that gnawing feeling in the core of your being telling you somethings wrong.

Examining The Four Golden Threads helps us to move this subject out of the closet, where its vague and hidden, into the light to be seen. Once illuminated, we can recognize our patterns of behavior.

Why then, are so many of us willing to compromise and leave one of these four threads out? More than likely its due to the following:

  • Fear of being alone
  • Wanting someone (anyone) to share lifes experiences with
  • Not believing that someone with all four areas of compatibility is out there
  • Impatience
  • A lack of trust in life
  • A desire to escape from ones self
  • Pressure from friends and family to be in a relationship
  • A willingness to settle for less than you deserve

This list helps to clarify something that can be difficult to see and opens up the possibility of making different choices going forward.

Now that weve shed some light on what can happen when one of The Four Golden Threads is missing, lets imagine what it would be like to partner with someone with whom all Four Golden Threads connect.

Your Partner…

  • … shares vulnerabilities with you
  • … is willing to help you heal your emotional wounds
  • … understands your emotional states
  • … is compassionate and has empathy for your experience
  • … shares your interests
  • … supports your creative expression
  • … enjoys talking with you for long hours into the night
  • … enjoys sharing your favorite movies, music, theater, books with you
  • … continually piques your interest and curiosity
  • … is attracted to you
  • … enjoys meaningful or close feelings of intimacy with you
  • … frequently expresses deep levels of affection with you
  • … has chemistry with you
  • … shares and supports your beliefs, values and life purpose
  • … wants to witness your experiences
  • … supports you as you navigate the inner realms
  • … loves you unconditionally, both your gifts and your wounds

This may sound idealistic and a bit too good to be true, however, when you look at the option of leaving one of those things out, it doesnt seem even worth pursuing a relationship like that. Does this mean we need to seek the impossible in a partner? Do we need to look for the perfect match?

No, neither of those things.

It means we need to look for the perfect partner for us. Were not looking for a pie-in-the-sky dream partner, were looking for someone whose gifts and wounds match well with our own. In other words, when you meet someone with whom all Four Golden Threads connect, you have the opportunity to get to know this persons innate gifts and wounds, to love and accept the good with the bad and to work with all of it, because the blessings are so damn worth it.

The trick is to enter into the relationship fully cognizant of the fact that in order for a relationship to be healthy, fulfilling and sustainable for both parties, all four threads need attention and nurturing. Ignore one and the relationship will, without a doubt, fail or be severely handicapped.

As humans we need to connect with all four threads to feel whole and truly express who we are.

To take this to an even higher level, ideally we want to be partnering with someone who is aligned with our life purpose, supporting us to authentically express our gifts and deepest passions so that our lives are rich and meaningful. This way of living is energizing and fuels us.That way, the relationship is not a source of energy, but rather a place to share ourselves. It becomes a shared journey rather than a place to get all of our needs met. Its also a place where we can share our deepest fears and pain so they can be witnessed and healed. A good relationship will allow for a high level of trust, so that vulnerability comes naturally, hastening the healing process.

How sad that we were not taught how to use our most intimate relationships as a context for deep inner work and healing! Alas, many come to this place late in life and pay lots of money to do workshops, seminars and retreats to sort out the inner mess, not suspecting that when they return from those experiences, theyll have to reconcile these issues in their relationships. This is a missed opportunity because while weekend workshops are great, the wisdom and insights dont usually stick, which is why its better to work through issues in the ongoing workshop of our relationships.

All relationships are sacred love combined with respect. All life is asking of us is to treat others and ourselves with love and respect. With The Four Golden Threads as our guide, we can partner with another in a way that nurtures and inspires us, and supports us to live the life of our highest joy.

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How To Make Polar Bear Tubes To Keep Your Cooler Cool Without Drowning Items In Melting Ice

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Keep cooler items cold and fresh with these great little Polar Bear Tubes. These are a great way to avoid the waste of melting ice and help to keep your items dry, instead of sitting in the bottom of the cooler in a puddle of water.

With easy to follow instructions on how to construct these and a completely customizable size to fit in any cooler, youll be make these left and right!

Head over to Shelton Product for the complete instructions…

How To Make Polar Bear Tubes

How To Make Polar Bear Tubes

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If You Poke Your Phones Battery With A Knife This Happens

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Let me say at the outset, DO NOT TRY THIS AT HOME! Just about all of us carry cell phones that contain lithium-ion batteries (also known as Li-ion batteries), and we would never even remotely think of our phones as being flammable.

The person who made this video was obviously fascinated with seeing what would happen if he poked his cell phone with a sharp knife, into the battery itself. Although it is highly unlikely that our phones would ever spontaneously combust, watching what happens in this video took my breath away.

Although, with the current batteries we certainly have no reason to be concerned about flammability under normal circumstances, it might be a good thing to have a safer option to these Li-ion batteries. Something was discovered recently, by researchers who were attempting find a material to use on the bottom of ships, that would prevent marine life from attaching to the bottoms. In their research they made an incidental finding of a way to make non-flammable Li-ion batteries. PFPE is a material that has a similar chemical structure of the electrolyte used in the current batteries. It is being tested with the hope that they will be a marketable alternative, so that the batteries in cell phones will no longer have combustable potential. When you watch how quickly the phone blows up when prodded in this video, you may agree that it would be good to find a non-flammable alternative. It was definitely a bit scary how rapidly the phone went up in flames.

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Amazing Homesteading Ideas To Help You Become More Self-Sufficient

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Homesteading and becoming self-sufficient has become increasingly popular recently, not only are there more people trying to achieve this way of life, but there is so much more information available to people who are thinking about it…

This brilliant article written by Jonathan over at Naturalnews.com shares some great tips on how to become more self-sufficient, from making your won clothes to keeping chickens for a steady supply of fresh eggs and much much more…

Why not head over there now to check out the complete list of ideas….

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Amazing Homesteading Ideas

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Huge List Of Homesteading Skills To Learn

Huge List Of Homesteading Skills To Learn

Evolving your own homestead and becoming self sufficient involves a few key skills…and where better to learn them than with this enormous list?

Its got everything you could think of, from working a water well to building an outhouse and learning how to smoke and preserve meats! If you start today you might just about have mastered them all by the end of the year!

Check out the comprehensive list over at thehomesteadsurvival.com…

Huge List Of Homesteading Skills To Learn

Huge List Of Homesteading Skills To Learn

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Go From Stressed to Sane with a Life Detox

 

Even though we know Albert Einstein was right when he defined insanity as doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results, most of us continue to do the same old things and think the same old thoughts, while hoping for life to be different.

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We do the things we do because habits are comfortable. Change on the other hand, isnt.

Lisa Wimberger, founder of the Neurosculpting Institute, says, If you commit to changing your thoughts, behaviors and patterns over 40 days, you are guaranteed to see amazing results.

Doctors say transitional seasons, such as, fall and spring are wonderful times to detox your body.

With all this in mind, there are plenty of things you can do right now to begin to completely change your life.

In my 40 day personal reboot program, we tackle six areas of life to detox. Here are six steps you can take right now.

1. Home detox.

Our home should be a sanctuary we walk into at the end of the day sighing with relief, yet too often we close the door behind us and groan. When we dont love our environment, it affects our emotions.

Why?

Belongings hold memories. Take a look around right now. Im betting you can place exactly who you were with and what you were doing in life when you bought that dress or bed.

Depending on the memory, your mood is affected. Look at a dress or a suit you bought to wear with an ex, and memories come to the surface.

When we hold on to stuff just in case we might need it someday, we not only clutter our space, but also buy into poverty consciousness. Holding on to things we dont use, or things that dont work, reinforces the belief that were not capable to replace, borrow, or rent what we need when we need it.


So your assignment?

Go through your home and let go of anything you dont love, use or want anymore.
Recycling, selling or giving away your stagnant stuff, opens the door for change to flow in.

Not sure where to start? Fill a bag with 29 things from one room. Trust me, its far easier than you might expecteven if you arent a clutter lover.

2. Do a body image detox through ritual.

Mix some sugar with raw coconut oil and your favorite essential oils to make a paste.
Then hop in your shower and start to scrub yourself down with the following ritualistic twist in mind:

Imagine as you scrub that you’re scrubbing away any negative thoughts you’ve had about each body part. Eliminating any touch that was less than loving from your past. Scrubbing away the criticisms your body has endured.

Im betting if you lost your left leg tomorrow, youd wish for that chubby little thigh back wouldnt you? If we want to change our life, we need healthy self-esteem. Honoring your body builds self-esteem.

3. Time for an internal detox between your ears.

You did not come out of the womb thinking your legs were too short and chubby.

Self-criticisms and self-doubt were learned.

I want you to light a candle, make yourself something warm to drink and settle in with paper and pen.

Next, write down a list of every critical thought you have, or have heard about yourselfall of them. Once you begin this process, more and more thoughts will come to mind, you may even see the faces of the people who first said them to you.

When repetitive thoughts come to mind, go ahead and write them again. Were peeling back an onion here.

Now the important part.

You are going to become an urban shaman in your own bathroom.

Read through your list of critical thoughts and rip them to shreds. Then get yourself into your bathroom, light a candle, and burn those strips of paper over your toilet until you cant hold on to them any longer and drop them where they belonginto the loo. When youre doneflush.

In author Judith Orloffs book Second Sight, she states: The practice of ritual has proved of great value for many of my patients.

When we put our thoughts down on paper, we get them out of our heads and into the physical. When we destroy them through ritual, we get to witness their transformation into oblivion.

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4. Relationship Detox.

Business Insider writes: Motivational speaker Jim Rohn famously said that we are the average of the five people we spend the most time with.

I couldnt agree more. Make a list of the five people you hang out with most. How do you feel when you spend time with them? Energized? Motivated? Exhausted? Sad?

Start to limit your time with the energy suckers. Youve only got so much time in life, spend it with people who inspire you, love you, and bring out the best in you.

5. Wallet detox.

T. Harv Ecker taught in his book Millionaire Mind that we take on the beliefs of our parents.

So do an inventory. Ask yourself: What was my mothers relationship to money? How did she spend it? What were her thoughts around it? Was there enough of it? Was she responsible or irresponsible? Are you mimicking her, or doing the opposite in hopes of not becoming her? Is this serving you?

Write your answers down and repeat this with your father in mind.

When we bring our subconscious beliefs to the surface, they dont run us anymore. We get to choose whether or not we want to model our money practices after our parents, or if we want to choose differently.

6. Time to detox your plate.

Eat right, not less.

The correct ratio of protein, carbs and fat at every meal and snack causes metabolism to burn hot.

According to Dr. Barry Sears, author of The Zone, You can make sure your insulin and other inflammation-promoting hormones stay in the zone, not too high or low, by eating foods at every meal in the right proportions: 40 percent carbs, 30 percent protein, and 30 percent fat. The body needs the right balance of these nutrients to stay healthy, slim, and operate at peak performance.

Eating every few hours also stokes your metabolism to burn cleanly and efficiently. We should be hungry every few hours according to LiveStrong.com.

Change may not be easy, but its possible. Habits that keep us stuck in life are made in each moment and day by day. Undoing those habits takes the same path. Small changes daily add up to huge results.

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Awesome Origami Pots Grow With Your Plants – Tips for Survivalist

 

London-based designers have invented an origami pot that grows with your plant!

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Gardeners with green thumbs know that as a plant grows, it will at some point need to be transferred to a larger container. But thanks to London-based designers Studio Alaskan, a solution to this inconvenience now exists: an origami-based pot that evolves with the plant over time.

Called GROWTH, the shape-shifting object is no doubt the perfect companion to a plant as it grows from seedling stage to full maturation.

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As shared on MyModernMet, Studio Ayaskan feels that natures self-sustaining qualities are often at odds with humans and our manufactured merchandise. Our race tends to be proud about producing things, using them until theyve been exhausted, and later discarding them in favor of newer items. In nature, however, everything adapts, grows, dies, and is eventually reused to form new life.

Nothing stands still. Everything flows, the designers explain.

In order to create the origami pots, GROWTH uses a carefully calculated pattern to mimic what nature has mastered. As you can see in the photos, the pot transforms with the plant, something not usually witnessed in inanimate objects.

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In nature, everything evolves, adapts, grows, blooms, degrades, dies, gets absorbed, reused, the designers, Bike and Begum Ayaskan, told Contemporist. The modern approach to building is the opposite. Here, things exist in stages: objects are produced, used, discarded… Growth, through its carefully calculated origami pattern, mimics natures ability to grow and transform by unfolding over time, bringing these qualities to the manufactured object.

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