How to eat healthier in 2021

Raw avocado and mint brownies – Markus’ favorite.

Instead of vowing to lose weight in January, why not consider the more sustainable resolution of eating healthier in 2021?

There is less pressure, the concept is entirely positive, and it does not demand that we go on a diet. And yes, we will still lose weight – just in case you were wondering.

Here are some simple, everyday tips to make it happen.

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How can we thank you enough?

On behalf of the 70 families who received our Christmas food bags last night, we would like to thank everyone who supported our annual community outreach project. You have given these people a meal to share for Christmas, and more importantly, hope that their situation can improve and the assurance that they are not forgotten.

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A quick thought on living in tune with nature

It gets pointed out a lot that we humans are the only beings on the planet who don’t live in tune with nature. Instead, we exploit, destroy, and otherwise undermine nature’s systems for our own short-term gain.

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The joys of camping

One thing this pandemic made me realize is how much I miss camping. Ever since I was a child, camping has been synonymous with a vacation to me, and since growing up I have also come to appreciate the sense of adventure and freedom that it provides. So, I thought I’d write about it. Here are the joys of camping, from my perspective.

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What kind of love do you deserve?

Looking back, there is one assertion that perfectly encapsulates every relationship I’ve had: We accept the love we think we deserve.

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A quick thought on where we are right now

You’d be forgiven for thinking we’ve hit rock bottom only to break out the shovels. After 9/11, the world lost its mind. Rights curtailed, industries overhauled, countries invaded. Now, Covid-19 causes one 9/11 a day in deaths, in the US alone, yet here we are.

On top of that, there is societal division, mounting US-China tensions, increasing violent conflicts around the world… the list goes on. In short: One could hardly imagine a more striking endorsement of cynicism than the year 2020.

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How to get yourself to try anything

It could very well be that my death arrives after eating a poisonous mushroom that looked cool or cliff jumping from an overly ambitious height in an unknown, remote island. I am all for trying.

I am curious about results, outcomes, discoveries, experiments, and explorations. The process of finding out or learning more is infinitely fascinating to me.

So I want to try. Not exactly to succeed, but to know. Of course, I know this is not the same for everyone. For some, it is hard to try.

Do you find yourself in this situation? Here are some tips and concepts to consider to get yourself to try anything.

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5 Essentialist tips to stress less leading up to the holidays

PS. Anything can be a Christmas tree.

Markus and I enjoy Christmas. It is probably our favorite holiday. However, as fun as it is, the season tends to get crazy busy with preparations, projects, and socializing that it can also be draining. Do you agree?

So before things peak this year, here are five simple tips on how to approach Christmas in a more mindful and intentional way to stress less and enjoy more. Because we all deserve better!

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A new day, a new talk show episode

Whenever we do blog nomination posts, we receive comments on how reading it is like watching a talk show. Is that a good thing or a bad thing?

Anyway, today’s episode is from our blog friend Michelle of Boomer Eco Crusader, who nominated us for the Sunshine Blogger Award. Thank you, Michelle!

It is always fun for us to do Q&As. We do not think they are bothersome at all. You can find our previous nomination here from Happy Panda. On to the questions, with no commercial breaks!

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Some of my favorite crazy thoughts

Something for long bus rides.

There are a lot of crazy thoughts out there, and the best ones contain at least a kernel of truth – or have some probability of being actually true. Here are some of my favorites, enjoy!

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