Friday, March 31, 2017

Wisdom from my 6 year old

So for those of you that do not know me well. a little over three years ago I was lucky enough to a have a step-child come into my life. Her name Is Hope and that is what she as brought me, hope, not just for myself but for humankind. Here is a video of some of the best moments that took place over the first year that she was in my life!

Not to long after that video was taken we had a massive life change, We all moved for around two years off the grid. That was two years without TV, the internet, or even other children for her to play with. I could not have done a better thing in my opinion for my relationship with my child we became best friends. we worked together we prayed together we walked everyday and talked together. I watch my child go from a TV watcher to an author. Yes, at age 5 she wrote her first book "7 stories for 7 bedtimes".  Throughout the past three years that Hope has been part of my life she has said some of the most enlightening and insightful things. That I just had to write them down and keep track of them.

So here is 4 things she has said that should be passed on.

Quote One:

 To set the scene for this one, we were walking barefoot in the desert up to what we called the holy land. A place on our land where we would go to sing, pray, and just have fun. She looked down at the footprints we where leaving in the sand, and said. "Look dad wherever we step we leave a footprint". Now this comment was innocent enough and a great observation, but what came next out of her mouth left me stunned. I wondered if she was channeling some ancient wisdom that was guiding me, not me guiding her any longer. She looked up at me and with kindness in her eyes asked. "Dad do you leave a big footprint"
Now I know she was just talking about the size of footprints we were leaving in the sand that day but I could not help but question my ecological footprint and what type of world I was leaving her..

Quote Two:

One day while visiting a river to play, (see video below) we where standing with our feet in the water. As we watched the sand get pulled away from around our feet by the tide, she looked up at me and asked "If each time we step in the river it changes, Are we still in the same river?" 

Quote Three:

While picking raspberries in our yard one day. I said off offhandedly  "boy these taste good!", she looked at me and said "It is not the taste that makes them good, It's the fact that we planted them that makes them good”   

Quote Four:

This one comes from my wife. While the two of them where eating breakfast they where listing to native american music. Teri (Hope's mom) decided to take the moment and turned it in to a history lesson. She started to explain. the history of the native people, and how "white man" came and killed many of them and forced the rest to move in to camps. Hope interrupted her mom to say "and they are still singing?" Teri nodded and kept teaching, trying to finish her point. She told Hope about the blankets that the "white man" gave them that had sicknesses on them that caused many more to die. Hope again stopped her mom, this time saying the same thing but with more force and less question in her voice " and they are still singing." Teri said "Yes honey, they sing to pray, to tell stories, to remember how it was, and to celebrate". Hope thought about this for a while and then said " They're still singing, and they are going to keep singing"


Tuesday, March 28, 2017

20 Tips to living a zero waste life

How to lower your trash bill!

first let me make a small disclaimer while i myself care deeply about the environment . goring trash free for use is more about saving money of a trash bill! so some of our tips to not take the environment in to account only your own trash can. 

1. Fight fashion. What’s new and trendy is ultimately what’s tomorrow’s waste.

2. Friend just have a baby? Or have you? Why buy new clothes when used from a charity will do?

3. Junk mail it is not just your email that gets spammed, lot's of business stuff your mailbox and door with free publications that no one ever reads. So shred them, save them. and then read our post coming out next month on how to turn this trash in to new paper at home!

4.  Watch the video above. 

5. Think about everyday objects you use that are wasteful, and refuse them. Paper wrapped plastic straws? Takeaway cups? Individual condiment, sugar, salt and pepper packages? Plastic bags? Plastic forks, knives, spoons, or chopsticks, usually individually wrapped? f you use this stuff just stop!

6. Refuse the crazy packaging of food. buying a product that has layers of packaging. Like that bag of frozen fish that inside the big bag each piece of fish is sealed in its own plastic. leave that big bag in the stores trash can. might feel strange the first few times but when we go shopping we spend around 5-10 min. at the stores trash can dropping of packaging that is just waste. 

7. You go to a shop to buy underwear. They wrap it up in tissue, put a sticker on it, and place it in a bag. That’s a lot of wrapping for something you could essentially put in your handbag. Just say no to superfluous packaging!

8. Tired of receiving gifts you’ll never use? Take a note from Vampire Diaries actor and refuse material gifts–ask friends and family to donate money to a charity you love instead of spending it on yet another unsuitable item that you’ll either return or rubbish.

9. Get a coffee or tea outside your home every day? Bring your own thermos to reduce waste.

10. Bring a shopping list with you each time you visit the supermarket, and stick with it. You’re less likely to buy on impulse, thus superfluous purchases are reduced, and money is saved too! 

11. is your home cluttered? Donate what you really don’t use.

12. Watch the video above.

13. Instead of buying a TV, iPod dock, radio, etc for each member of the family, revive the concept of the family room and keep one electronic item in a communal space. It will bring the family closer together for more shared entertainment experiences!

14. Are any of your clothes totally unwearable, or even un-presentable for charity donations? Rip them up and clean the house with the rags. or make patchwork new items!

15. Ditch anything disposable, such as plastic bottles, cotton pads, plastic bags and paper napkins. Instead, use washable, cloth or glass alternatives you can use time and again. This will ultimately also save you money.

16. Received a gift with beautiful packaging? Keep paper, envelopes and bows and wrap the next item you give someone with them. Also try to carefully open any delivery envelopes or boxes you get when you order stuff online and save them to use when you need to send something.

17. Got some amazing clothes that you just never seem to wear? Stylish bags that just aren’t your style? Jewelry that’s been sitting in the in your drawer untouched, for ages? Why not throw a style swap party, inviting all your friends over to exchange all their best, but unused, clothing and accessories?

18. Ensure you have the proper bins for recycling paper, tinfoil and tins, plastic and glass, and call your local council to see how you can recycle furniture, white goods, electronic waste and batteries–never just dump any of those in a bin!

19. ‘One man’s trash is another man’s treasure’ as the saying goes, and if you have any creative flair whatsoever, this is even more true.  make something new out of something old we have lots of videos on this 

20.  Love the pattern on that dress? Cut it into a top. Jeans horrendously torn at the knees?  the sky’s the limit: an old leather jacket could be refashioned into an iPad holder; knackered plush toys become a comfy chair for kids. we made a curtain out of old jeans and now i have pockets next to where I work!    

Bonus Tip 

Watch the video below.

Monday, March 20, 2017

Three Men that are saving the Earth and us -Will Allen- Elon Musk- Manoj Bhargava -

Here are Quotes from men I

Hold in the highest regard

Will Allen

“You can’t inspire someone by just talking.” - Will Allen

“When it comes to changing a thing there’s a lot of talking and not a lot of doing.” - Will Allen

“You've got to touch it ,feel it, and see it; that’s how you understand the energy of a thing.” - Will Allen

“Its not about money its about the passion.”- Will Allen

“Where all connected to the earth, even if we don’t want to admit it.” - Will Allen

“Its not always about the land sometimes its about the people.” - Will Allen

“Your never going to reach a point where you know farming down pat, ask a 80 year old farmer and they will tell you that there just starting to learn how farm.”- Will Allen

“Farming will keep you grounded.” - Will Allen

“Being a good farmer is harder then being a provisional athlete” - Will Allen

“Farming is a art form” - Will Allen

“Farmers should be held with the same respect as doctors for they both keep us alive and healthy” - Will Allen

“Join the good food revolution, grow your own.” - Will Allen

“This is a revolution, people are starting to understand that food is going to save us.” - Will Allen

“We cant build a sustainable community with out sustainable food source.” - Will Allen
“Worms are the life blood of any good working farm” - Will Allen

Manoj Bhargava

My choice was to ruin my son's life by giving him money or giving 90-plus percent to charity. Not much of a choice. Manoj Bhargava

Charity is very difficult to do right. Thinking through what people need: You can't start a charity without that. It's like starting a business without the product. Manoj Bhargava

Working hard is way more fun. If you had to goof off 40 hours a week, you couldn't do it. It would drive you crazy. Manoj Bhargava

I have not cared for money, and I enjoy working. Money comes my way. People work hard so they get enough money. Or they work hard so they don't have to work hard later in life. But though I don't need money, I still work hard because I like what I am doing. Manoj Bhargava

Philanthropy is natural. For a mother, taking care of her children is natural. If I am rich, I take care of the poor, like a mother would. Manoj Bhargava

If your mind is still, you're the happiest. Manoj Bhargava

The more you consume, the more insecure you are. It's the nature of the world. Manoj Bhargava

Recruiting is the hardest part of any business, but in charity, it is 10 times harder. Manoj Bhargava

If you don't improve the lives of the poor, it's not charity. Manoj Bhargava

The biggest challenge is always the governments - they try to stop all good things. I try to stay away from them as much as I can, as I know if someone can destroy something good, it's the government. Manoj Bhargava

If you have more money than your lifestyle, then you can either do something stupid or smart. That's not much of a choice. That's like saying, 'You are on the roof. you can either take the elevator, or you can jump.' That's not a choice. Manoj Bhargava

Minimize Risk - Manoj Bhargava personally believes that the true job of an entrepreneur is to minimise, manage and pass on the risk. Taking risk is a part of business but minimising it to the lowest level is our duties.

Enjoy your work- “Love what you do, do what you love”. The most important rule to grow your startup is to enjoy your work. The only thing one can do 8 hours a day is work and it's useless if u dont enjoy it.

Do something useful- Billions of money or success is not achieved overnight you have to do something which is related and useful for you and your organisation. Doing something useful will only help you to grow your organisation, nothing else will.

Do your maximum today- All you have is the present hour, if you don't utilize your time properly then this wastage of time can destroy you. Putting in your maximum efforts today can only lead to your growth, Success eludes those who rest in the middle of a run as the market waits for none.

Think with your head- Number of startups starts and ends up overnight. You have to think with your head if you want to do something big something different. Being practical is required if you want to stay and grow in the market. Follow your dreams but make sure they are right dreams.

Make slam dunk products- All business are same whether you are selling energy products or consumer based products till the time it's not useful for the customers it's useless. If you find or invent something useful rest everything is
Business. According to Manoj the only way to check the quality of your product is to use it by your own self, if you don't find it good nor your customers will.

Avoid aggravation- No aggravation in the startup whether its customers, Vendors or employees. If you aggravate you got to go it's as simple. If you don't aggravate its not only fun but it's a great place to work and no one quits which serves as huge benefits.

Don’t chase money- The most important rule which brought Manoj a lot of
success was he never chased money. His top priority was to increase the customer's satisfaction level which is the main point which helps in continuity of
business money is secondary.

Think things through- It means to go to the customers and find out what they need. If you ask your customers what they need they will give you wrong answer it's your duty to reach out to them and think things through.

Keep it simple- To start, provide stability and grow your business you have to
keep it as simple as possible. All businessmen only need two things i.e common sense and sense of urgency. The more you diversify your work process it will more badly affect your common sense and your sense of urgency.

Elon Musk

1.     "When something is important enough, you do it even if the odds are not in your favor."

2.     "Some people don't like change, but you need to embrace change if the alternative is disaster."

3.     "Failure is an option here. If things are not failing, you are not innovating enough."

4.     "The path to the CEO's office should not be through the CFO's office, and it should not be through the marketing department. It needs to be through engineering and design."

5.     "Persistence is very important. You should not give up unless you are forced to give up."

6.     "I think it's very important to have a feedback loop, where you're constantly thinking about what you've done and how you could be doing it better."

7.     "There's a tremendous bias against taking risks. Everyone is trying to optimize their ass-covering."

8.     "It's OK to have your eggs in one basket as long as you control what happens to that basket."

9.     "Brand is just a perception, and perception will match reality over time. Sometimes it will be ahead, other times it will be behind. But brand is simply a collective impression some have about a product."

10.  "I don't think it's a good idea to plan to sell a company."

11.  "It is a mistake to hire huge numbers of people to get a complicated job done. Numbers will never compensate for talent in getting the right answer (two people who don't know something are no better than one), will tend to slow down progress, and will make the task incredibly expensive."

12.  "A company is a group organized to create a product or service, and it is only as good as its people and how excited they are about creating. I do want to recognize a ton of super-talented people. I just happen to be the face of the companies."

13.  "People work better when they know what the goal is and why. It is important that people look forward to coming to work in the morning and enjoy working."

14.  "If you're co-founder or CEO, you have to do all kinds of tasks you might not want to do... If you don't do your chores, the company won't succeed... No task is too menial."

15.  "I say something, and then it usually happens. Maybe not on schedule, but it usually happens."

16.  "I do think there is a lot of potential if you have a compelling product and people are willing to pay a premium for that. I think that is what Apple has shown. You can buy a much cheaper cell phone or laptop, but Apple's product is so much better than the alternative, and people are willing to pay that premium."

17.  "I don't spend my time pontificating about high-concept things; I spend my time solving engineering and manufacturing problems."

18.  "I always invest my own money in the companies that I create. I don't believe in the whole thing of just using other people's money. I don't think that's right. I'm not going to ask other people to invest in something if I'm not prepared to do so myself."

19.  "My biggest mistake is probably weighing too much on someone's talent and not someone's personality. I think it matters whether someone has a good heart."

20.  "I don't create companies for the sake of creating companies, but to get things done."

21.  "I don't believe in process. In fact, when I interview a potential employee and he or she says that 'it's all about the process,' I see that as a bad sign. The problem is that at a lot of big companies, process becomes a substitute for thinking. You're encouraged to behave like a little gear in a complex machine. Frankly, it allows you to keep people who aren't that smart, who aren't that creative."

22.  "Starting and growing a business is as much about the innovation, drive, and determination of the people behind it as the product they sell."

23.  "The first step is to establish that something is possible; then probability will occur."

24.  "There are really two things that have to occur in order for a new technology to be affordable to the mass market. One is you need economies of scale. The other is you need to iterate on the design. You need to go through a few versions."

25.  "Talent is extremely important. It's like a sports team, the team that has the best individual player will often win, but then there's a multiplier from how those players work together and the strategy they employ."

26.  "Work like hell. I mean you just have to put in 80 to 100 hour weeks every week. [This] improves the odds of success. If other people are putting in 40 hour workweeks and you're putting in 100 hour workweeks, then even if you're doing the same thing, you know that you will achieve in four months what it takes them a year to achieve."

27.  "I've actually not read any books on time management."

28.  "I'm interested in things that change the world or that affect the future and wondrous, new technology where you see it, and you're like, 'Wow, how did that even happen? How is that possible?'"

29.  "Really pay attention to negative feedback and solicit it, particularly from friends. ... Hardly anyone does that, and it's incredibly helpful."

30.  "If you get up in the morning and think the future is going to be better, it is a bright day. Otherwise, it's not."

31.  "What makes innovative thinking happen?... I think it's really a mindset. You have to decide."

32.  "People should pursue what they're passionate about. That will make them happier than pretty much anything else."

33.  "Being an entrepreneur is like eating glass and staring into the abyss of death."

34.  "I wouldn't say I have a lack of fear. In fact, I'd like my fear emotion to be less because it's very distracting and fries my nervous system."

35.  "If you're trying to create a company, it's like baking a cake. You have to have all the ingredients in the right proportion."

36.  "I think most of the important stuff on the Internet has been built. There will be continued innovation, for sure, but the great problems of the Internet have essentially been solved."

37.  "I think we have a duty to maintain the light of consciousness to make sure it continues into the future."

38.  "When Henry Ford made cheap, reliable cars, people said, 'Nah, what's wrong with a horse?' That was a huge bet he made, and it worked."

39.  "When somebody has a breakthrough innovation, it is rarely one little thing. Very rarely, is it one little thing. It's usually a whole bunch of things that collectively amount to a huge innovation."

40.  "You shouldn't do things differently just because they're different. They need to be... better."

41.  "You have to say, 'Well, why did it succeed where others did not?'"

42.  "I would just question things... It would infuriate my parents... That I wouldn't just believe them when they said something 'cause I'd ask them why. And then I'd consider whether that response made sense given everything else I knew."

43.  "It's very important to like the people you work with, otherwise life [and] your job is gonna be quite miserable."

44.  "We have a strict 'no-assholes policy' at SpaceX."

45.  "I think the best way to attract venture capital is to try and come up with a demonstration of whatever product or service it is and ideally take that as far as you can. Just see if you can sell that to real customers and start generating some momentum. The further along you can get with that, the more likely you are to get funding."

46.  "Disruptive technology where you really have a big technology discontinuity... tends to come from new companies."

47.  "As much as possible, avoid hiring MBAs. MBA programs don't teach people how to create companies."

48.  "Don't delude yourself into thinking something's working when it's not, or you're gonna get fixated on a bad solution."

49.  "If something has to be designed and invented, and you have to figure out how to ensure that the value of the thing you create is greater than the cost of the inputs, then that is probably my core skill."

50.  "I always have optimism, but I'm realistic. It was not with the expectation of great success that I started Tesla or SpaceX... It's just that I thought they were important enough to do anyway."

Friday, March 17, 2017

Freedom Technology

New inventions that prove the RBE life can happen NOW!

We all know that one day we will live without the need for money! Until then, we need to learn how to live without being trapped by the money monster. 

There are a few things that we as humans must have: 1. Food  2. Water 3. Shelter. We also, to live a happy life, we should have power, heat, and a way to express and improve ourselves AS LONG AS YOU ARE PAYING MONTHLY BILLS YOU ARE NOT FREE! If you have to get up and go to a job that you do not like, you are NOT FREE! So how do we become free?  Well as you will see in the video below, there are basically two paths. One path takes time and hard work (The path I took because it cost less money) and path two that takes little time but takes lots of money.

This is only the fist video on Freedom Technology.  In part two we will cover more on water, food , and housing. How to live a zero waste life, In part three we will showcase how to improve our health and make a profit from home with passive income.

Also, we will be making videos on how to make many of the products shown  in the Freedom Technology video series, at home, the cheaper DIY way.

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Monday, March 13, 2017

10 Amazing Benefits of Coconut Oil

10 amazing benefits of Coconut oil 

To date, there are over 1,500 studies proving coconut oil to
be one of the healthiest foods on the planet. Coconut oil benefits and uses go
beyond what most people realize.

Research has finally uncovered the secrets to this amazing
fruit; namely healthy fats called medium-chain fatty acids (MCFAs), these
unique fats include:

Caprylic acid
Lauric acid
Capric acid
And around 62% of the oils in coconut are made up of these 3
healthy fatty acids and 91% of the fat in coconut oil is healthy saturated fat.

Most of the fats that we consume take longer to digest, but
MCFAs found in coconut oil provide the perfect source of energy because they
only have to go through a 3 step process to be turned into fuel vs. other fats
go through a 26 step process!

Unlike long-chain fatty acids (LCFAs) found in plant based
oils, MCFAs are:

Easier to digest
Not readily stored as fat
Are anti-microbial and anti-fungal
Smaller in size, allowing easier cell permeability for
immediate energy
Processed by the liver, which means that they are immediately
converted to energy instead of being stored as fat
20 Proven Coconut Oil Benefits

According to medical research, coconut oil benefits the body
in the following ways:

1. Proven Alzheimer’s Disease Natural Treatment
The digestion of MCFA’s by the liver creates ketones which
are a readily accessible energy by the brain. Ketones supply energy to the
brain without the need of insulin to process glucose into energy.

Recent research has shown that the brain actually creates
it’s own insulin to process glucose and power brain cells. As the brain of an
Alzheimer’s patient has lost the ability to create it’s own insulin, the
ketones from coconut oil could create an alternate source of energy to help
repair brain function. (1, 2)

2. Prevents Heart Disease and High Blood Pressure
Coconut oil is high in natural saturated fats. Saturated fats
not only increase the healthy cholesterol (known as HDL) in your body, but also
help to convert the LDL “bad” cholesterol into good cholesterols.

By Increasing the HDL’s in the body, it helps promote heart
health, and lower the risk of heart disease.

Human Kidneys, urinary system 3. Cures UTI and Kidney
Infection & Protects the Liver
Coconut oil has been known to clear up and heal urinary (UTI)
and kidney infections. The MCFA’s in the oil work as a natural antibiotic by
disrupting the lipid coating on bacteria and killing them. Also there is a
study showing that coconut oil directly protected the liver from damage.

3. Coconut water also helps hydrate and support the healing
process. Doctors have even injected the coconut water to clear up kidney
stones. Coconut is a super powerful food!

4. Reduces Inflammation and Arthritis
 In a study in India,
the high levels of antioxidants present in virgin coconut oil reduced
inflammation and healing arthritis more effectively than leading medications.

In another recent study, coconut oil that was harvested with
only medium heat was found to suppress inflammatory cells. It worked as both an
analgesic and anti-inflammatory.

5. Cancer Prevention and Treatment
Coconut oil has two qualities that help it fight cancer. One,
because of the ketones produced in it’s digestion. Tumor cells are not able to
access the energy in ketones and are glucose dependent. It is believed that a
ketogenic diet could be a possible component of helping cancer patients

Two, as the MCFA’s digest the lipid walls of bacteria, they
also can kill the helicobacter pylori bacteria that has been known as
increasing the risk of stomach cancer. Even in studies where cancer is
chemically induced, the introduction of coconut oil prevents cancer from

6. Immune System Boost (antibacterial, anti-fungal, and anti-viral)
Coconut oil contains lauric acid, which is known to reduce
candida, fight bacteria, and create a hostile environment for viruses. Many
diseases today are causes by the overgrowth of bad bacteria, funguses, viruses
and parasites in the body.

You can replace grains and sugar in your diet with coconut
oil as your natural fuel source when you’re sick. Sugar feeds the growth of bad
bacteria. Instead take 1 TBSP of coconut oil 3x daily when sick and consume
plenty of vegetables and bone broth as well.

7. Improves Memory and Brain Function
In a 2004 study published in the journal of Neurobiology of
Aging, they found that the MCFA’s found in coconut oil improved the memory
problems in their older subjects.

Across all the patients there was a marked improvement in
their recall ability after taking this fatty acid. As the MCFA’s are absorbed
easily in the body and can be accessed in the brain without the use of insulin,
they are able to fuel brain cells more efficiently. (5)

8. Improves Energy and Endurance
Coconut oil is easy to digest, but also produces a longer
sustained energy and increases your metabolism. When taking a quality
non-processed coconut oil, you can get the most benefit as it’s MCFA’s are sent
directly to the liver to be converted into energy!

Today, many triathletes will use coconut oil as their source
of fuels during training and races for long distance events. You can make a
homemade energy fuel by mixing coconut oil, raw honey and chia seeds together.
Simply put together 1 TBSP of each and consume 30 minutes prior to exercise.

9. Improves Digestion, Reduces Stomach Ulcers &
Ulcerative Colitis
Coconut also improves digestion as it helps the body to
absorb fat-soluble vitamins, calcium, and magnesium.

If coconut oil is taken at the same time as omega-3 fatty
acids, it can make them twice as effective, as they are readily available to be
digested and used by the body.

Coconut oil can help improve bacteria and gut health by
destroying bad bacteria and candida. Candida imbalance especially can decrease
stomach acid which causes inflammation and poor digestion.

10. Reduces Symptoms of Gallbladder Disease &
The MCFA’s of coconut oil do not need the pancreatic enzymes
to be broken down, so taking coconut oil eases the strain on the pancreas.

Additionally, this super fat is so easy to digest that it has
been known to improve the symptoms of gallbladder disease as well. Replace
other long-chain fats with coconut oil to improve gallbladder and total body

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Saturday, March 11, 2017

DIY Conditioner learn why to make it and out of what

info from

Mix 1/2 cup plain yogurt, mayonnaise, and one egg white together for a quick conditioner. While some people are little turned-off by the idea of using a condiment for conditioner, mayonnaise is a great way to add a healthy shine to your hair. The egg whites contain proteins that help damaged hair, and the vinegar helps restore a balanced pH to your scalp.[1] This little mixture spreads easily and can be used just like normal conditioner. Simply whisk them together in a bowl and apply like normal.
Do not use hot water to wash your hair or you risk cooking the egg whites on your head.
Substitute vanilla yogurt for plain for a light vanilla scent.[2]

Mix together a tablespoon of honey, half cup of whole milk, and a few drops of olive oil in a bowl or cup. Stir the mixture well and apply it to your head.
Add a teaspoon of cinnamon for a wonderful, spiced scent.
Some people believe that adding one pureed banana can also help prevent hair breakage.

try aloe Vera or Shea butter conditioner to fight split ends. Mix either aloe or Shea butter with 2-3 tablespoons of olive oil to make it easily spreadable, then mix it over your hair after shampoo. You can also skip the olive oil for a simple and effective leave-in conditioner.
You won't need a lot-- simply put a little on your fingertips and focus on the ends of your hair to fight split ends.[5]

Coat your hair with warm coconut or olive overnight. Oil is essential for healthy hair, so this overnight conditioner is a great way to get your hair happy and healthy. Be sure to cover your hair with a shower cap to prevent the oil from getting on your sheets. This is particularly useful for dry, damaged hair. Repeat 2-3 times a week, or as often as you hair requires.[6]
Heat the oil up until it is warm, but not hot, to the touch.
Massage the oil into your hair, spreading it from the scalp up to the end of the hair.
Rinse the oil out in the morning.

Use avocado as the base of a deep-cleansing conditioner. The following recipe combines many of the principles of homemade conditioners to make a deep cleaning, dandruff fighting conditioner. Use a blender to mix the following ingredients and reap the homemade-rewards:
1 fully ripened avocado,
2-3 teaspoons honey,
1 tsp coconut oil,
1/4 cup aloe Vera juice, (available at most health stores and specialty grocers)
1 tsp fresh lemon juice.[7]
If the mixture is too thick, add more aloe Vera or some water.

Add herbs, oils, or scents to your mix to customize your conditioner. The basics of conditioner are actually pretty simple: a base (like yogurt, avocado, honey), a pH balancer (vinegar, lemon juice), and some oil (coconut, olive, mayo). From there you have free reign to mix and match ingredients to get the right balance for you. Try adding:
Ground flax seeds.
Lavender, lemon, sage, bergamot, or rosemary extract.
Milk or cream to thin the mixture and make it easier to apply.[8]

method 2 using apple vinegar
Know that apple cider vinegar is great at balancing the pH of your hair. This classic liquid is the basis of many home remedies and is an all-natural way to keep your hair clean and shiny. It is mixed with water, so don't fret about your hair smelling vinegary. A quick rinse will get rid of any odor.[9]

Combine 1 cup water and 1 cup vinegar and mix well. Simply combine the liquids and shake them until they are well mixed. Your basic conditioner is done. Shake the bottle before using it to make sure it is still well mixed.[10]
This simple mixture is a good base that will help customize your conditioner.

Add essential oils like lavender or bergamot if you have greasy hair. These oils will clean off your hair and return essential oils to hair follicles. This prevents your hair from overcompensating and producing a lot of oil shortly after you get out of the shower, which leads to greasy hair. Add 6-7 drops the following essential oils:
Tea tree[11]

Add dandruff fighting oils if you are having trouble with flakes. Apple cider vinegar conditioner can be quickly adapted to deal with dandruff. Simply add 6-7 drops of the following oils and extracts to help fight off flakes:

Soak sprigs of rosemary or lavender in your mixture for 1-2 weeks to get scented conditioner. Simply add the springs after mixing up the conditioner and leave them in for a few weeks. Strain out the branches when you are done for conditioner that leaves your head smelling wonderful for 1-2 hours after using it.[13]

method 3 how to use your conditioner

Wet your hair with cool or cold water. Hot water damages your hair by opening up pores on the hair shaft, allowing moisture and oil to escape.[14]
If you love hot showers, try dosing your hair with cold water for 30 seconds right before getting out to mitigate some of the effects.

Squeeze the water out of your hair before applying conditioner. Your hair is already soaking with water, making it harder to get the conditioner into the hair strand. After rinsing, dry out your hair a bit by lightly squeezing it. You can even lightly blot your hair with a towel to get rid of surface water.[15]

Apply conditioner to the tips of your hair. You don't want to massage the conditioner into your scalp where it won't do you any good. Spread the conditioner along your palms and then, starting in the middle of your hair, work it out towards the tips.[16]

Leave the conditioner in for 2-5 minutes before rinsing out. This gives your hair time to absorb the conditioner and leaves it clean and happy.

try using conditioner before, not after, you shampoo. Most people naturally shampoo their hair and then apply conditioner, but a recent "reverse wash" trend promises shiny, high-volume hair. Simply apply conditioner, leave it in for several minutes, and then rinse it out before applying shampoo.[17]
Don't worry if your hair feels greasy after the conditioner -- the shampoo will deal with this.
Try out the reverse routine for a week and see how it feels. It is easy to go back if you aren't satisfied with the results.

Use conditioner even when you don't shampoo. Shampoo strips essential oils from your hair, and should really only be used every 2-3 days. But you should always use conditioner, as it restores your hair's pH balance and lends it a gorgeous sheen.[18]
People with greasier hair may need to shampoo more often.

You can use a small amount of conditioner without showering too. Just use your fingertips to massage it into the tips of your hair -- it will soak it up.

Thursday, March 9, 2017

How to not have to pay Monthly bills

In today’s post my friends I’m going to talk to you about the 5 keys to freedom plan.

Before we go over the plan let’s look at the goal of the plan.
The goal is an idealistic one and a simple one, to list a set of steps that are easy to follow and can be understood and implemented by the common person that is living from paycheck to paycheck. These step will show the reader how to first lower their monthly bills, this will create wiggle room in their monthly budget so they can save back money to invest in their freedom. Next the plan will show the reader the steps to eliminate one monthly bill at a time until they are free of monthly bills all together.  Lastly, now that the reader is free of monthly bills the plan will show the reader how to use their new free from bills budget to start a profitable home or community business using the talents and skills that the reader enjoys using. 

Okay enough about the goals, WHAT IS THE 5 KEYS TO FREEDOM?

1: Self – The First step in becoming free is awareness. Awareness of that fact that it can be done, and of yourself, you need to know what your income is and you’re spending, your wants and need, and much more.  
2: Food- There is no such thing as a black thumb, only gardeners that have not found the method that works for them. In this section we show how to find out what type of gardener you are and the methods that will work for you. Then we cover tips on how to set up your urban farm to make you extra income as well as meet your food needs.
3: Energy- next we go over how to use solar, wind, water, kinetic, and bio-gas to make all of your homes energy needs.  Next we cover how to get these items on a limited budget.   
4: Water- in this section we cover first how to collect and store rain and snow then we cover how to make a water from the air collection unit that will run off your alterative power source. We also cove some tips for how to manage water use in the garden and home.  
5: profit – now that you’re free from bills we show you how to first save a small nest egg and then use it to start you own business or how to start a community owned business. Also we cover a lot more in this section from selling tips to how to make small passive income without working more than an hour or two a week.  This is not a section on how to get rich. But merely bring you in an extra $100- $1000 a month. Now that may not sound like much to some but ask yourself this how much money do you budget for just having fun each month. Less than $100 a month for most homes, so having this extra income no matter how small is big when all your bills are gone and the income is pure spending cash.    

Now each key is broken down in to sections (between 10-30) and each section has steps and task and research to be done.
I designed the 5 Keys Plan to be taught in a class room, as it is part of my plan to open a school here in Flint MI with a Sister school opening  in Eureka CA by other Manabu Farmers.  These schools will be taught at no cost to the student. Instead will foster community spirit and encourage the opening of community ran business. A system where everyone wins! 
I see now that this plan could reach more people if it was an online courses. If you have ever taught or even taken an online course and know what steps is needed to start one. Or how to update the textbooks I made for the offline courses to what would be expected in an interactive online course. Please message me or even call Manabu farms our number is listed on our Facebook page here
Manabu Farms page


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Tuesday, March 7, 2017

The Manabu Gardening Philosophy 

Section goals: To give you a basic understanding of the Manabu Gardening Philosophy. Basic because the philosophy of the Manabu Gardening Method is quite expensive. To truly get a full understanding of it would take a whole

The Manabu Gardening Philosophy is a combination of Eastern philosophy and Western gardening techniques, with many other techniques from around the world and throughout time. Like all things that contain the Manabu word within them, it is a hodgepodge of the best ideas from around the world and follows the core concepts of:  
  1. Learning is the most important thing. 
  2. Doing well for others accomplishes good for ourselves. 
  3. Find the happiness within all things and you will always be happy. 

Like many great philosophies in life the Manabu Gardening Philosophy is best learned in small broken down increments or quotes. That when viewed together as a whole gives you a better understanding of the Manabu Gardening Philosophy. 

Quotes are In random order: 
  1. Gardening should be enjoyable. 
  2. Gardening should be rewarding. 
  3. Gardening should be easy. 
  4. Always grow more than you need. 
  5. Your garden should take care of your family first, then your community, then profit. 
  6. A Manabu gardener will often give away more food than they sell. 
  7. No two gardeners are the same, so no two Gardens should be the same. 
  8. Study one’s garden like studying for a test. Test one’s garden by one's health and happiness. 
  9. A weed is a plant that use has been lost time. 
  10. The greatest lesson the garden teaches us is our relationship to the planet. 
  11. A gardener is like a painter who paints a picture of the wild forest but the paint is food. 
  12. Grow everywhere and every way. 
  13. Make your garden the classroom, not only for yourself but for your children and your community.  
  14. Use the seasons as they come and make your own seasons where you can. 
  15. Where you can mimic the forest. No one tends to forest but yet it grows. 
  16. Water is key to life. 
  17. Soil is the most useful thing your garden can produce. 
  18. Grow and eat the rainbow. 
  19. Grow what you like and then grow new things to try. 
  20. Make a space within your garden that calms the mind. 
  21. Strive to make every part of your garden serve you in multiple ways. 
  22. We are at war! A war on hunger. To win this war all we need to do is grow more food. 
  23. Always remember to make use of all space not just the ground space but your air space and your water space. 
  24. When one gathers seed do not take all that is there, it is best to leave some in hopes that you will gather volunteers next spring to help fight this war on hunger. 
  25. Treat your livestock with respect for they give all they have to you. 
  26. Every problem within the garden holds within it the solution. 
  27. Often it is not our job to supply water to our garden. Only to slow the water that is given to us so that it stays longer within our garden. 
  28. Tree leaves are the solar panels of nature. They gather the sun’s energy and then give it back to us when we compost them. 
  29. Strive not to just make gardens but to make ecosystems. 
  30. See the garden your grandchildren will use and make it today. 

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Monday, March 6, 2017

What if you could save up to 20% on your electric bill each month? 

If you want to save money on your electric bill, light bulbs are the first things to consider.

LED light bulbs use a fraction of the energy as incandescent, but at $9-$25 a pop, they require a big up-front investment.

That’s an expensive bulb, wouldn’t you agree? I understand any reluctance you might have for shelling out the big bucks for a bunch of expensive LED light bulbs.

But are worth the money? What should you consider when buying them?

I replaced some of the lights in my house with LED light bulbs. Most of them were in the kitchen where we spend a lot of time cooking and eating. After doing the math replacing all of the lights in my house wasn’t worth it.

I’ll share with you an online calculator you can use to determine quickly if LEDs are going to save you money. The calculator is the one tool you need to use to determine if LEDs are worth the cost.

Should you make the switch to LED light bulbs?

Before you consider the financial perspective you need to ask yourself:

How long are you going to live in your current place?
How long do you run the lights each day you are considering replacing?
If you’re staying in your house for at least a couple more years, then LEDs might make sense.

But what if you plan on moving in 12 months? The last thing you want to be doing as the furniture movers show up in 12 months is taking out your expensive LEDs and replacing them with cheap lights for the next homeowner. Right?

How much can you save by buying LED light bulbs?

If you run a single incandescent bulb 5 hours a day for two years, it will cost you around $32 (depending on your energy rates).

Most of that money is spent on electricity.

If you run a single LED bulb 5 hours a day for two years, it will cost you $12.
But – $9 of that is just for the bulb! that means that on average 1 LED will cost you $1.50 a year.

So what happens if you have a closet light or some room in the house you don’t light very much?

If you run a single incandescent bulb 30 minutes a day for two years, it will cost you around $3.50 (depending on your energy rates). Again most of that money is spent on electricity.

If you run a single LED bulb 30 minutes a day for two years, it will cost you $0.50. But you still have to pay around $9 just for the bulb

If I buy LED light bulbs how long will it take to break even?

Over the long run, you can save money by switching to LEDs.

but how long is the question? let look at  the math

using the example above $3.50 -$0.50 over 2 year is a savings of $1.50 a year  or around $0.12 cents a month. at that rate and a estimated cost of $9 it would take 6 years before you paid back the  cost of the light

Don’t believe the marketing hype on the packaging for the LED lights you see in the store. Use the Cree LED Savings Calculator to determine how much money you will save on LEDs based on your usage habits. Don’t forget to include the cost of the LED!

If you want to replace all your lights to do something for the environment, hey I think that’s great.

If you just want to save some money over the long term, consider where you use the most light in your house and consider when you will break-even.

For more money saving tips for your home take a look at Manabu farms on YouTube 

also look in to a local business that may give away LEDs for free our power company gave all of ours for free!