Episode 106

The future of humanity may very well rest on the success of the small, sustainable farm.

If that sounds like a severe exaggeration to you, you might find today’s interview with author Elvira Di’Brigit quite illuminating.

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Episode 103

Marissa Vicario is a certified integrative nutrition coach who is helping people to embrace holistic health.

She is the author of the best-selling, award-winning book, Your Holistically Hot Transformation: Embrace a Healthy Lifestyle Free of Dieting, Confusion and Self-Judgment  – about her own journey to wellness and the unique philosophy she uses in her coaching practice to teach women how to trust themselves to make slimming, nutritious and energizing choices without resorting to fad diets.

In this interview she shares some valuable tips to help us all create healthier habits.

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Episode 102

I embraced feminism at an early age.  It seemed like a no-brainer. Women should have the same rights as men. Period.

I honor and appreciate all the pioneering women who came before me and through their efforts, made it possible for me to vote and choose to have the career that I want.  Many continue fighting for our rights to this day and I am grateful.

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Episode 100

The Sustainable Living PodcastOur journey on the sustainable living path led Marianne and I to create a weekly podcast a little more than two years ago.

This episode marks 100 times we’ve recorded and shared our thoughts, interviews and tips via the podcast.

In celebration of this milestone, Marianne traveled to my Big Bear homestead last weekend to brainstorm about our future plans and to record this episode.

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Episode 99

Permaculture and agorism.

Both offer methods for changing the world for the better. And both have become hot topics over the last several years, thanks to independent thinkers and alternative online media.

In this week’s episode of the podcast, I had the chance to engage in an exhilarating discussion about these topics with Eric McCool. Eric is using his webisite, Permagora,  to highlight ways in which people can combine permaculture with agorism for the betterment of humans and planet Earth.

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Episode 098

I’m excited about food swaps. Why? There are SO many reasons!  I mean who doesn’t like fresh, locally grown food? Or building community with your neighbors? Or trading your excess garden produce for something that you really need?

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SLP 95 – Healthy, Handmade Food

Healthy, handmade food was hard to come by when I was a child.

My mom would be the first to say that cooking was not her forte’.  But, lucky for her,  Mr. Swanson, Mrs. Stouffers and many others provided pre-cooked meals that could be bought at the super market and stored in the freezer until needed.

So, for many of us, cooking amounted to opening a package and heating a frozen or canned meal up on the stove or in the oven.

Hey, it was the “modern” way, wasn’t it?

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Episode 92 – Jennifer Osuch of Self Reliant School

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Jennifer Osuch

Jennifer Osuch discovered the art of self-reliance through parenting.

As the mother of two children with asthma, she wanted to do whatever she could to reduce toxins and support their health. Through her research she learned techniques and skills that really made a difference.  She began to make healthy meals from scratch using old-fashioned techniques like canning and food dehydrating that also saved her time and money.

Jennifer  and her husband Bill teach people how to do these things and more on their website, Self Reliant School.

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Episode 90 – The Venus Project

The Venus ProjectI was blown away when I first learned about The Venus Project five years ago through a video on You Tube.

It’s creator, Jacque Fresco, had thought of everything needed for building and maintaining a society that actually allows humans to live the lives they long for.

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Episode 88 – Online Clothes Swap & Help for Bees

online clothes swapAn online clothes swap? What a great idea!

That’s what I thought when I first heard about SilkRoll, an online fashion-sharing community that aims to bring sustainability to the fashion industry.

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