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Mother’s Day Poem

Happy Mother’s Day
To mothers everywhere
We know that once they come out
There is no turning back
And that it all gets harder with age
Not easier

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Renew Your Vitality with a Spring Cleanse

by guest blogger Isaac Eliaz. This is a great time to clear away toxins that clutter our bodies. We may not be able to see them, but we can sure feel them. A spring cleanse and detoxification program offers us an opportunity to refresh and renew ourselves on every level.

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Damper and Dip: An Aboriginal Tradition

Every once in a while something magical happens because of my blogging (and it’s why I keep at it). This time, I was looking at the comments from one of the blogs from my time in Australia and I noticed an offer I couldn’t refuse: an offer for “Nana’s Damper and Dip” from an Aboriginal woman.

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My Wish

by guest blogger Renee James. As a parent, I never realized how much I would kind of want to stop time. I kept track of the milestones and foolishly counted the days. The days until what? No diapers? No car seats? No childhood? That was, I now know, pointless and extremely shortsighted.

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A Simple Way to Take Care of Yourself

by guest blogger Pam Peeke. It turns out that time is the major culprit that ignites our collective stress and anxiety responses. Some researchers have even gone so far as to call stress “a disease of time deficiency.” There are some very simple ways that you can take care of yourself, reduce stress, stay healthy, and enjoy life.

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Grilled Marinated Eggplant with Mint

The other day, the mint finally popped up in my garden. I couldn’t wait to cook something with it. And then I saw the perfect organic eggplant in the store and I knew just what to do.

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Grow Your Own Heirloom Grains

by guest blogger Robyn Jasko. Beautiful to grow and easy to harvest grains: More and more gardeners are discovering just how easy it is to grow sustainable, GMO-free grains at home.

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The Only Real Way to End GMOs

The other day I was feeling overwhelmed, depressed, and defeated about the whole GMO thing. There is SO MUCH evidence that GMOs, and the chemicals that are used in concert with them (like Round up) are destroying our health and planet. But then it occurred to me. We have the solution!

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