Category Archives: permaculture

A Whole Life

Slowly and carefully I am taking small steps towards going from a Whole 30 diet to a Whole 30 Lifestyle. I suppose you can say I am trying to create a Whole Lifestyle. With new born excitement about not just … Continue reading

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Sometimes we have to get back to simply being human

After just 14 days of changing my diet according to the Whole 30 standards and starting a workout program I have been able to reduce my morning blood sugars to under 100 mg/dl. That’s right! This mornings reading was 98 mg/dl. This … Continue reading

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Service to Others

Yesterday I met a woman of 79 years old who tended to the needs of a beautiful home and yard. My purpose for being there was to respond to a complaint of overgrown natural growth at a property next to … Continue reading

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Fall gives way to thoughts of new ways of Community Gardening

As the vegetables growing in my raised bed gardens are giving way to fall I am slowly cutting things down to start preparing for next years plans. This seasons yield of crop wasn’t as good as last years as we … Continue reading

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Garden Update

It has been several weeks since I did any updates on the raised bed gardens. Everything seems to be growing healthy and quickly. I noticed a few leaves being eaten about two weeks ago so I placed some more mint … Continue reading

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Diabesity Challenge Day #48 – A Garden and Elements

Here we are at day #48 of this 365 day mission to challenge this thing we call diabesity. Thus, after a start that included cardio and light strength training has turned around to where I am doing heavy lifting and … Continue reading

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Good Health is Simple Living

I have been writing a lot of posts lately about my own health and my challenges with Type II Diabetes. I tag these posts with “minimalism and simple living” tags. The reason I do this is that I feel one … Continue reading

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Diabesity War Day #21 – Gardening and a change in my Workout Plan

Well yesterday was a pretty exciting day as I was blessed with time spent in nature. It started out with finding a beautiful heirloom tomato which we quickly converted into a beautiful BLT for lunch. Then I found four of … Continue reading

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Who’s Awesome Today?

Ahhh, I slept in again and it was wonderful. Of course that means that I have very limited time to write this post this morning so I will just share a secret with you. Who ever you are and wherever … Continue reading

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Thoughts from the Redwoods

A tree falls to the ground in the forest and right away as the compassionate species we are we quickly try to find solutions to fix the problem. We want to do something because hey, “It has fallen”. Tree’s have … Continue reading

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