We all know how important living in the moment is – it’s not like this is news to anyone anymore. Why, then, is it still so hard to do?
The phrase has seen a bit of a resurgence lately. You will be forgiven for immediately linking it to American politics. But populist hypocrisy aside, I have struggled with this phrase a lot in the past days for entirely different reasons.
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.
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 alwaysContinue reading “A new day, a new talk show episode”
Here we are with a couple of nominations from our blog friends Janis and Shelly. Thank you for remembering us! It is always fun for us to answer these tags. Questions from Janis of Momshie Diaries for the Real Neat Blog Award. What has been a special moment for you thus far in 2020? Markus:Continue reading “This Week’s Episode of the Markus + Micah Show”
Most of us fall deeply in love with yoga and often the next step is taking yoga teacher training. It is a fun and worthy adventure, if not crazy sometimes, or most times actually. But do you know what is even crazier? Signing-up for the course as a couple. It is a challenge to captureContinue reading “13 Questions on yoga teacher training for couples”
This coronavirus quarantine period was, and still is, not a time of comfort, but it did squeeze out many good things from us. One of the biggest is that we finally found space to do our food experiments. We are happy to report that we are now making our own yogurt and cheese! Hard toContinue reading “Why we stopped buying yogurt and cheese”
Increasingly, I feel like a character from a Disney movie in the 1940s, living in a small wooden cabin under a green canopy, getting food from the plants outside, and doing chores in a ridiculous old-fashioned way (yes, we air-dry our clothes on a clothes line with pins), with a soundtrack of birdsong in theContinue reading “How to live slow and have a more meaningful life”
Since our traveling came to a halt last December, I really got into houseplants and gardening. It gave me so much joy as a beginner because plants are easy and they respond so well to care. It feels so calming, being surrounded by green, too, as if I am in a forest, safe and nurturedContinue reading “6 Easy care houseplants for beginners”
After one month in “enhanced community quarantine”, Micah and I finally ventured out of our cave at her parent’s place and braved the great outdoors – well, mostly just the road to our tiny house. We built this thing since December 5 (exactly) and we were never even able to stay in it yet. ItContinue reading “Tiny House – The Return”