RESILIENT LIVING: ‘Livin’ Large’, The New (Forced) Frugality – By Charles Hugh Smith

Source – oftwominds.com – “…We are now entering a new era of forced frugality in which incomes and net worth stagnate or decline while the cost of living rises and borrowing is no longer frictionless. To say that these changes will shock the system is putting it mildly…”. The New (Forced) Frugality – By Charles…

RESILIENT LIVING: The Fascinating History of the Victory Garden & How to Create One Today – By Ame Vanorio

Source – morningchores.com – “…Not only were the families at home able to meet their production needs, but extra food was available to be processed and sent to the men and women fighting in the war. Victory gardens were no minor effort. In fact, during WWII in the United States, victory gardens supplied one-third of…

RETURN TO EDEN: ‘Overnight, The World Became The Twilight Zone’ – The Freedom of Rural Communities & The Security of Land That Can Power You Through Any Crisis’

Source – eldoradolandcompany.wordpress.com – “…The flight from cities to rural communities during the outbreak, ignited by fear, could be the next hottest trend for real estate that revives dying suburbs. Families, who’ve been subjected to chaos at Costco stores of panic hoarding or forced quarantine in their tiny 550 square-foot studios, want the freedom of…

THE ROAD UP AHEAD: Are Zero-Carbon Domes the Future of Sustainable Housing?

Source – inhabitat.com – “…What makes these domes so special? A 100% bioceramic material combined with basalt and hemp fiber…is used to construct the framing, insulation and panels to provide an environmentally friendly alternative to traditional building materials…The dome shape distributes pressure evenly throughout the structure, a feature that makes it both earthquake- and hurricane-proof,…

RESILIENT LIVING: ‘Tenzo’, A Tiny Modular Home on Wheels That Can Fit a Family of 6

Source – inhabitat.com – “…A modular design, the three-bedroom home is built off-site, which reduces its impact on the environment. Additionally, the home is built on wheels, so there’s no need for a permanent foundation, further reducing its footprint” Modular tiny home on wheels can fit a family of 6 – By Nicole Jewell Although…

MEDICINE WHEEL: ‘Food As Medicine’, Return to Nature – By Rosanne Lindsay

Source – https://www.natureofhealing.org – “…Nature is self-sustaining, self-regenerating, and self-healing, so are we. Spending time in Nature not only helps us feel happy, but benefits health in a myriad of ways. For instance, as people begin to appreciate that trees communicate underground through mycelium networks, these same mushrooms, such as Lion’s Mane, can heal our…

RESILIENT LIVING: ‘Bucket List’, Ten Crops You Can Grow in Buckets Throughout the Year

Source – GreenLivingNews.com – “…You might be surprised to find that a lot of vegetables can be grown inside your home or on your porch, balcony or even patio…Growing food in buckets, particularly five-gallon buckets, can help you grow enough food to comfortably feed a family of four. In addition, using buckets will allow you…

RESILIENT LIVING: ‘Nomad Culture’, How Rejecting the Concept of ‘Home’ Has Returned to the 21st Century – By Sabrina Maddeaux

Source – nationalpost.com  – “…The new nomads are largely Millennials and young Gen Xers who eschew material ownership of items like homes, cars and closets full of luxury goods in favour of experiences – especially shareable ones – and quality of life. They’re part of the “asset-light generation,” either by choice or circumstance, that frees…

RETURN TO EDEN: ‘How to Find Your Bliss’, Joseph Campbell on What It Takes to Have a Fulfilling Life (Archive)

Source – brainpickings.org – “…If you follow your bliss, you put yourself on a kind of track that has been there all the while, waiting for you, and the life that you ought to be living is the one you are living. Wherever you are — if you are following your bliss, you are enjoying…

MEDICINE WHEEL: Study Finds Living in a Greener Neighborhood Can Improve Your Health

Source – collective-evolution.com – “…What we’re able to show with this study is really just having trees around where people are living is really important,” Crouse said…“That space is still representing an absence of traffic congestion, an absence of the noise and pollution from cars. It’s going to have a real cooling effect in an…

RESILIENT LIVING: Follow Nature’s Model, Reduce, Reuse & Recycle – Are You a Conserver or a Consumer? – By John Ivanko

Source – motherearthliving.com – “…From living in an appropriately sized home to selecting materials that divert waste streams from the landfill, renewing your commitment to reducing, reusing and recycling shaves your ecological footprint while increasing your quality of life…For many who adopt voluntary simplicity, cultivating fewer wants leads to greater achievement, satisfaction and happiness in…

MEDICINE WHEEL: Happiness Is Colored Green – By Steve Taylor Ph.D

Source – wakeup-world.com – “…An earlier US study of 600 gardeners…found that those who gardened for five hours or more per week were significantly happier than normal. This study found that the activity had pronounced physical benefits too: on average, the 600 gardeners had significantly better overall health, with fewer chronic health problems and longer…

CROSSROADS: ‘The Venus Project’, The Choice is Ours (Archive)

Source  – thechoiceisoursmovie.com – “…The Choice is Ours…questions the values, behaviors, and consequences of our social structures, and illustrates how our global monetary system is obsolete and increasingly insufficient to meet the needs of most people. Critical consideration of the banking, media, and criminal justice systems reveals these institutions for what they really are: tools…

RETURN TO EDEN: Life On the Wild West Coast, When a Trip to the Post Office Takes Half a Day

Source – thetyee.ca – “…When checking the mail involves a 90-minute boat trip, it becomes a special occasion. Some days it feels almost like Christmas….I’m hoping this will help you understand our disappointment on one particular day when we arrived at the Tofino post office and realized that we had forgotten the key to our…

RESILIENT LIVING: ‘RetroSuburbia’, How to Reclaim Common Sense Self-Reliance

Source – retrosuburbia.com – “…This book will help you get your hands dirty tackling tricky issues with creative solutions…to reclaim common sense self reliance while ignoring the overregulation, risk management myopic and dependence on centralised authority that afflicts affluent Australia. In the process, help create a broader, more holistic culture of DIO (doing it ourselves)…

MEDICINE WHEEL: Research Proves Nature Profoundly Helps Us Live Longer, Disease-Free Lives – By Alexandra Preston

Source – naturalsociety.com – “…We have evolved to prefer favorable natural environments, i.e. those with plenty of vegetation and water. More specifically, living in said environments can increase physical activity, reduce exposure to pollution, improve social engagement, and reduce stress and depression..Honestly, how would you rather exercise? By walking or cycling down a crowded city…

RETURN TO EDEN: Simplicity is the Answer to Counter Complexity – By Ethan Indigo Smith

Source – wakeup-world.com – “…The possession of knowledge unless accompanied by manifestation and expression in action is like the hording of precious metals, a vain and foolish thing. Knowledge like wealth is intended for use, the law of use is universal and he who violates it suffers by reason of his conflict with natural forces.”…

MASONIC VISIONS: Buckminster Fuller’s 1928 Ideas & Integrities – By Robert David Steele

Source – huffpost.com – “…True wealth is cosmic energy and the creation of means to deliver to humanity unlimited free energy…Housing is the socio-economic “runt” of all the professions…Bad housing breeds bad humanity and bad science-the time/energy costs and the materials costs are too high…Good design would reduce the per capita consumption of building materials…

99% Proof: ‘Boyz in the Agrihood’, A New Type of Urban ‘Hood Has Emerged

Source – yesmagazine.org – “…Blunt, a graduate of Michigan State University’s College of Agriculture who majored in Food Science and Environmental Studies. Growing up in Detroit, labeled a “food desert,” was a major motivation for Blunt to enter the agricultural field. “People deserve fresh food,” Blunt says…The 7-acre farm grows more than 30 different fruits,…

RESILIENT LIVING: Why Buying Less is Better Than Buying Green – By Nikki Harper

Source – wakeup-world.com – “…The study, published in the journal Young Consumer, found that reduced consumption – buying less, repairing items instead of replacing them, avoiding impulse purchases and so on – was linked to a higher level of personal wellbeing and a lower level of psychological distress. Green buying did not show such links”…

RESILIENT LIVING: Pasta Dish at Bice Restaurant in Midtown Manhattan – $2,013, a 14×14 solar cabin for less than $2000 – Priceless (Flashback)

Source – simplesolarhomesteading.com –  “…The Cabin has been tested in Canada, Mexico and Alaska with great results. Perfect for a starter home, hunting/fishing cabin, bug-out shelter or vacation cabin.The cabin can be built from all new materials for under $2000 (not including windows and doors) and is designed for additions on 3 sides”: (Pasta dish at Bice…

CROSSROADS: ‘Burning Issue’, A Strike for Our Children – By Andrew Nikiforuk

Source – thetyee.ca – “…More than one crisis now knocks on our door. Many democracies are failing as their struggling economies increasingly serve the one per cent. Our technologies have become tools of surveillance and manipulation. Our ravenous consumption of things is driving the extinction of birds, mammals, insects and fish…All change begins on the…

DEEP GREEN: What is ‘Energy Denial’? – By Don Fitz

Source – localfutures.org – “…As environmentalism has gone mainstream during that half-century, it has forgotten its early focus and shifted toward green capitalism…The concept of possessing fewer objects and smaller homes has surrendered to the worship of eco-gadgets…The saying “Live simply so that others can simply live” now draws empty stares. Long forgotten are the…

99% PROOF: Woody Harrelson – ‘How We Can Utilize Our Power to Support & Promote the Type of World We Want to Live In – Right Now’

Source – awarenessact.com – “…We live in a completely corrupted world where every government is just a bunch of businessmen working for a bunch of bigger businessmen and none of them give a shit about the people. The sad fact is no one knows how to change it because no one knows how to take…

RETURN TO EDEN: For a Sustainable Climate and Food System, Regenerative Agriculture Is the Key – By Kristin Ohlson

Source – yesmagazine.org – ‘…The Climate Stewardship Act…would pay farmers for conservation practices. And farmers of the future are ready to take it on. “Agriculture is perfectly poised to play a major role in the solution to the climate crisis,” says Bilal Sarwari, membership and communications manager of the National Young Farmers Coalition. “By helping…

RESILIANT LIVING: What You Need to Know About Bug Out Vehicles, Fuel, and the Energy Matrix – By J.G. Martinez D.

Source – naturalblaze.com – “…This side effect of the consequences of a flawed energy matrix (electric scooters and cars are just nonexistent in Venezuela: those were toys for kids, if you even though having something electric and non-contaminant for commuting you’d be ridiculous) that relied uniquely on fossil fuels. I know, having several energy sources…

DEEP GREEN: An Anarchist Solution to Global Warming – By Peter Gelderloos

Source – stuartbramhall.wordpress.com – ‘…Every year, the world heals a little more from the ravages of industrial capitalism. The amount of real forest and wetlands have increased as some areas rewild, while heavily inhabited areas become healthy ecosystems thanks to gardening, permaculture, and the elimination of cars. Greenhouse gas levels in the atmosphere are actually…