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Is It Fair to Call Tiny House Dwellers Unsocial? sustainable living Apr 06, 2017

Tiny house movement is a radical change that struck at the very root of today’s superficial living. It is an attempt to free people from the shackles of costly mortgages and a lifestyle that ultimately leads to nowhere. Leave these worldly problems behind, our mother earth is running low on...

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Wholesome Cashew Fruit Jam breakfast & brunch cultural & ethnic kid-friendly plant based recipes sauces & spreads sustainable living traditional travel Mar 10, 2017

The cashew fruit also known as the cashew apple, grows in the warm tropical climate. We are fortunate to have a few mature cashew trees at Beyond Vitality Nature Camp. The cashew fruit is where the actual cashew nut is hanging from. The nut is enclosed in a thick shell and skin. Eaten raw, the...

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Meal Planning in the Winter holistic health & nutrition Feb 02, 2017

When the days get cold, nothing can soothe us better and bring people together more than warm, delightful food. However, depending on the season, our diets should be planned and adjusted accordingly. Here are a few ideas for your winter meal planning.

 

This is a guest post by Samantha...

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Dinner Guide for a Good Night's Sleep holistic health & nutrition Feb 02, 2017

 

In today's fast paced, always connected and high stress world, quality sleep is becoming more of a luxury. There are a number of contributing factors to poor sleep including stress, anxiety, depression, extensive work hours, health issues and even your diet.  Here we discuss a few...

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Volunteer and Adventure Travel sustainable living travel Jan 15, 2017

Our action packed Off the Grid Volunteer and Adventure Travel Program is by far our most in demand program and consists of a meaningful 2 weeks of volunteering at Beyond Vitality Nature Camp and 2 weeks adventuring and discovering Dominica! Challenge yourself to make a change that will have a...

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Five Tips for A Greener Gifting Season sustainable living Dec 15, 2016

The old maxim that ‘it’s better to give than to receive’ is one that certainly gets tested to breaking point around this time of year. Not many would dispute that there’s something wonderfully rewarding about finding and giving the perfect gift, but the likes of Black...

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Gardening Can Improve Your Health and Fitness gardening & permaculture movement sustainable living Dec 15, 2016

Starting a garden comes with many perks among them being harvesting fresh vegetables to supplement your daily meals. If you are contemplating starting a garden, you stand to gain from a myriad of health and fitness benefits that will improve your overall well-being. In this article, we discuss...

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Garlic and Its Medicinal Properties home remedies Dec 15, 2016

At various times throughout history, the humble garlic bulb has been deemed to have powers to cure almost every ailment under the sun, from the common cold to warts, dandruff and premature greying. The medicinal properties of garlic are plentiful.

The ancient Egyptians fed it to pyramid-building...

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Clidemia Hirta – A Tasty Wild Tropical Berry cultural & ethnic gardening & permaculture indigenous nature connection raw superfoods sustainable living travel wild foods Nov 09, 2016

Right on the day I arrived in Dominica, I came across an intriguing berry on the way to the Emerald Pool. The plant, called Clidemia hirta (commonly - Soapbush or Koster's Curse), grows all around the island as well as in other tropical moist climates. Whenever I found Clidemia, I would pick...

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Always Stay Golden spirituality travel Nov 04, 2016

I have been trying to figure out why I ended up in Dominica – why I ended up at the place I did, with the amazing people I did. And, honestly, it took me four weeks and being forced to paint a rock for me to truly figure it out.

 

This is a guest post by Lindsey Sparrow that was...

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Reclaimed DIY: Five simple pallet furniture projects gardening & permaculture sustainable living Oct 06, 2016

There’s been a real boom in the use of reclaimed materials for DIY pallet furniture projects over the last couple of years, with pallet wood builds leading the charge. This is great news on all fronts – not only are these simple, often beautiful pieces great fun for anyone with a few...

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The Science Behind Superfoods superfoods Aug 09, 2016

The media has been blowing up on everything having to do with mysteriously healthy “superfoods”. But what exactly are they? What about superfoods makes them so “super”? Well, certain foods on our list have different reasons for being as good as they are, so here are just a...

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