Green tip: Many commercially produced paints contain VOC's which offgas and cause health issues. Save your health & your wallet by making your own paint, e.g. flour paint, oil paint, casein paint. Check out (from your library) “Natural Paint Book” by Edwards & Lawless
Life tip: With the recent thanksgiving weekend in mind, be thankful for everything you have, not just a good job, good home, good spouse & family, but also consider your health, down to the little items, like the ability to walk/talk/write. Studies have shown that people who are grateful daily:
- Feel better about their lives.
- Are more optimistic.
- Are more energetic.
- Are more enthusiastic.
- Are more determined.
- Are more joyful.
- Exercise more.
- Have fewer illnesses.
- Get more sleep.
- Are more likely to have helped someone else
If you're up for it, every night before bed write down 3 items from the day that you're thankful for, why you're thankful and who was involved. After a few weeks look for patterns and enjoy your new perspective on life. For more info, check out this article: thankful
“Now this is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning." - Sir Winston Churchill
Interesting website/article: Give a unique holiday gift! Perhaps a camel, or a goat, or some trees. Check out http://OxfamAmericaUnwrapped.com and http://CarbonFootprint.com
“If you can't feed a hundred people, then just feed one.” – Mother Teresa
Yummy recipe: Sweet potatoes - much healthier than regular potatoes both from a vitamin/mineral perspective and from an herbicide/pesticide perspective