This is my story… what’s yours?

This is my story... what's yours? | Coming out of high school, I was all about “healthy living” -- except I had no idea what healthy was. I exercised excessively and ate low-fat vegetarian. I lived by and obsessed over an unhealthy desire to be stick thin. I chased after accolades and accomplishments. The cost was high. Here's my story... what's yours? | GNOWFGLINS.com

Coming out of high school, I was all about “healthy living” — except I had no idea what healthy was. I exercised excessively and ate low-fat vegetarian. I lived by and obsessed over an unhealthy desire to be stick thin. I chased after accolades and accomplishments. The cost was high. Here’s my story… what’s yours? [by Wardee Harmon]

Start your day with this!

Start your day with this! | The best thing you can do for yourself each day is so simple, but it's often overlooked. I know this because I myself -- a person who cares a great deal about healthy living -- have neglected it for years. What is it? Drink enough water. But even more than that... | GNOWFGLINS.com

The best thing you can do for yourself each day is so simple, but it’s often overlooked. I know this because I myself — a person who cares a great deal about healthy living — have neglected it for years. What is it? Drink enough water. But even more than that… [by Wardee Harmon]

KYF #082: 7 Keys to Abundant Life, Bible-Inspired

7 Keys to Abundant Life, Bible-Inspired | Chiropractor and homesteader Dr. Eric Z shares the 7 key areas to an abundant life (based on Biblical principles) and we talk about the urban homesteading legacy he and his family are passing on to their children, local community, and even online through a weekly video series. You will love every minute! Plus... the tip of the week! | KnowYourFoodPodcast.com/82

Chiropractor and homesteader Dr. Eric Z shares the 7 key areas to an abundant life (based on Biblical principles) and we talk about the urban homesteading legacy he and his family are passing on to their children, local community, and even online through a weekly video series. You will love every minute! Plus… the tip of the week! [by Wardee Harmon]

Homemade Essential Oil Bug Repellent

Homemade Essential Oil Bug Repellent | Summer is in full swing! The extra hours of sunlight make social gatherings that much more fun, but unfortunately some uninvited guests like to join the party, too: those pesky bugs. Most commercial bug repellents contain DEET, and it's best to avoid that. What can you do instead? Make your own bug repellent using essential oils! | GNOWFGLINS.com

Summer is in full swing! The extra hours of sunlight make social gatherings that much more fun, but unfortunately some uninvited guests like to join the party, too: those pesky bugs. Most commercial bug repellents contain DEET, and it’s best to avoid that. What can you do instead? Make your own bug repellent using essential oils! [by Katie Mae Stanley]

Natural Remedies for Burns, Bites, and Stings

Natural Remedies for Burns, Bites, and Stings | Summer goes hand in hand with outdoor adventures. With the sun shining and the lure of swimming, kids out of school are free to spend their days playing outside. But burns, bites, and stings can stop that summer fun dead in its tracks. Thankfully, several natural remedies will have you back to enjoying summer activities in no time! | GNOWFGLINS.com

Summer goes hand in hand with outdoor adventures. With the sun shining and the lure of swimming, kids out of school are free to spend their days playing outside. But burns, bites, and stings can stop that summer fun dead in its tracks. Thankfully, several natural remedies will have you back to enjoying summer activities in no time! [by Andrea Sabean]

A Handy Guide for Washing Produce

A Handy Guide for Washing Produce | Many of you are planning out lovely gardens or have already started hitting the farmers market early on Saturday mornings, so I figure it's the perfect to time to talk about preserving your abundance of produce. I don't mean recipes, canning, or lacto-fermentation, though. I want to talk about the first thing you do to produce once you bring it home. Let's talk about washing produce! | GNOWFGLINS.com

Many of you are planning out lovely gardens or have already started hitting the farmers market early on Saturday mornings, so I figure it’s the perfect to time to talk about preserving your abundance of produce. I don’t mean recipes, canning, or lacto-fermentation, though. I want to talk about the first thing you do to produce once you bring it home. Let’s talk about washing produce! [by Lindsey Dietz]

Quick and Easy Homemade DIY All Purpose Pine Cleaner

DIY All Purpose Pine Cleaner | I'm not going to sacrifice cleanliness just because I own and operate a muddy homestead. So, I whipped up my own version of pine cleaner to keep on top of muddy floors. Not only are the ingredients familiar and easy-to-find, the recipe is quick and gets the job done! It keeps my floors clean and smelling of fresh pine. | GNOWFGLINS.com

I’m not going to sacrifice cleanliness just because I own and operate a muddy homestead. So, I whipped up my own version of pine cleaner to keep on top of muddy floors. Not only are the ingredients familiar and easy-to-find, the recipe is quick and gets the job done! It keeps my floors clean and smelling of fresh pine. [by Jenny Cazzola]