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31 Mar. 2014 Posted by Hannah Mich

The Stooped Gardner

garden, gardening, exercise, gardening warm-up, gardener injury

I have a community garden plot that is approximately twenty feet by twenty feet. It is a glorious sight to my eyes...well at least when I am looking at it AND envisioning a garden in full bloom. Getting there paints the garden into a entirely different picture. It can be back breaking work preparing a garden for planting season. Although the work creates physical fatigue, it allows my mind such a break from the day to day grind of phone calls, emails, taking care of a two year old and managing dinner. I always feel this sense of peace after doing garden work.

5 Nov. 2013 Posted by Hannah Mich

In the Moment: Autumn is the time of year....

autumn activities, fall exercise, meditation, mindfulness, body and mind

Stop! Take a deep breathe. Do you smell autumn? The earthy smell of decaying leaves is such an amazing scent. Do you hear autumn? Geese overhead flying south, the crunch of leaves under your feet, and the wind rustling the leaves that still cling to the almost bare branches.

10 Oct. 2013 Posted by Hannah Mich

Wind of Change: Exercising in autumn

outdoor exercise, exercising in autumn, change exercise routine, exercise routine, workout routine

The sunny, brisk weather of autumn beckons you to pursue those walks, bike-rides and trail runs. You enjoy the rhythmic sound of your breathing – Inhale, exhale, inhale, exhale . As you find your pace, you begin to enjoy the radiant reds, oranges and yellows of the changing leaves. The wind gently blows, plucking leaves from their respective branches and tossing them up and around. As the wind settles so do the leaves, drifting to the ground. There they rest until the next wind blows.

25 Sep. 2013 Posted by Scott Selliers

Eudaimonia: My own private Syria

Round-up, environmentalist idealism, living green, natural weed killers

“The function of the well-intentioned individual, acting in isolation, is to formulate or disseminate theoretical truths. The function of the well-intentioned individuals in association is to live in accordance with those truths, to demonstrate what happens when theory is translated into practice, to create small-scale working models of the better form of society to which the speculative idealist looks forward.” Aldous Huxley

23 Aug. 2013 Posted by Scott Selliers

Eudaimonia: Us against them

Eustace Conway, Elizabeth Gilbert, Turtle Island, The Last American Man, Mountain Man

When looking at the world through Green eyes, our local and federal governments can appear ghoulish. On any given day, the media seems chock full of N.I.M.B.Y. warriors rallying the eco-troops against one corporate villain or another, seemingly always with a shoulder-shrugging Government complaisant in the periphery. Through our screens an epic Us Against Them plays out, the eco-friendlies squaring off against greedy politicians Hell-bent on writing laws that favor the spoiling of the Earth.

5 Aug. 2013 Posted by Karen Raden
22 Jul. 2013 Posted by Scott Selliers

Eudaimonia Offerings

green living, rural living, first time farmers, eco-dad, sustainable living,

The hardest part of making big changes in my life has come in being able to recognize the difference between my dreams and my practical day-to-day actions. As I try to make real the transition from a life of suburban consumerism over to a largely forgotten form of agrarian life, a life aimed at personal self-reliance, I am finding that to keep this difference between what I think it should be like and what it is really going to be like takes more than greenwash sloganeering and armchair slactivism; it seems to take an uncompromising dedication to compromise itself.

18 Jul. 2013 Posted by Samana Jasper

Rooted In Nature

Nature and Self, Relaxing in Nature, Being in Nature, Explore Nature, Learn from Nature

Guest Blogger, Samana Jasper, PT, CYT, CBP, and Founder of Kidz N' Moms

“Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.” – Lao Tzu

15 Jul. 2013 Posted by Hannah Mich

Peace of Mind Pulling Weeds

community garden, garden, gardening, garden plot, vegetable garden, weeding

Like many "condo dwellers" we do not have a patio, deck or yard. So, when it came time for summer and gardening season, we decided to sign-up for the local community garden program. Unfortunately, we had little luck with the drawing of the garden plots in May, we did not get a plot; there were not enough to go around. We walked away disappointed. Although we were on the waiting list, we thought it was unlikely we would receive a garden plot for this year.

3 Jul. 2013 Posted by Hannah Mich

Fun & Healthy Ideas for the 4th of July

We all have traditions when it comes to celebrating the 4th of July. Unfortunately many of them may not be the healthiest, especially when it comes to the food and sedentary activities. Here are 8 tips on making your 4th a healthier and happier one.

1. Make a fruit salad in place of a sugary dessert for your cookout