Techniques For Communicating With Nature

Techniques For Communicating With NatureNature is just like us: it likes to be treated with respect, to be approached with an open heart and with care. Our energy fields will then come into harmony with one another and our intuitive perception will be enhanced.

Healing Is Love – A Simple Loving Connection

Healing Is Love – A Simple Loving ConnectionNo matter what we have experienced in our lives, tucked within each and every one of us is love. To me, healing is defined as a pure loving connection; it’s as simple as that. To demonstrate healing is to give love: unconditionally. Love is healing, healing is love.

Are Mosquito Coils Good Or Bad For Our Health?

Are Mosquito Coils Good Or Bad For Our Health?

The sight and smell of smouldering mosquito coils is a mainstay of summer. But is all that smoke really keeping away the swarms of mosquitoes, and is breathing in the smoke worse than mosquito bites for our health?

Growing Potatoes the Lazy Way

This is a fantastic way to grow potatoes using minimal effort whilst both building soil and creating an abundance of tubers.

10 Organic Ways to Control Pests in the Garden

In this video, I show you my 10 top organic ways to get rid of pests in your garden. There's no need for harsh pesticides or chemicals just these simple tips to grow lots of fruit and vegetables! Support

Wheatgrass Health Benefits & Wheat Grass Growing Guide

In today's episode we look at wheatgrass and the benefits of using wheatgrass juice or wheatgrass powder to our health. We show you how easy it is to grow wheatgrass in your home in a container. In just

Growing Crossandra Sundance Firecracker Plant

In today's video, we look at how to grow the Crossandra Plant. We look at two plant vareities - the Sundance Crossandra which produces orange flowers and the Firecracker plant which produces red flowers.

Growing Beetroot or Beets In Your Vegetable Garden

Learn how to grow beets or beet root plants in your vegetable garden. We show you show to grow beets from seeds, how to transplant them to containers or raised beds, how to care for your beetroot plants.

How To Grow Bush Slicer Cucumbers

In today's episode we look at growing a compact, bush cucumber variety called bush slicer cucumber. Cucumber can be of vining type or bush type. This cucumber is a bush type, compact cucumber variety

The "Back to Eden" Method of Permaculture Gardening

In our continuing quest to experiment with a multitude of permaculture techniques, this time we decided to construct a Back to Eden style garden bed... and in doing so, also prevented desertification!

Instant Raised Garden Beds by Flipping Sod

Help support our channel: https://www.patreon.com/backtoreality After a long and difficult summer, we're finally ready to give some garden updates. So let's start off with the changes we've been making

How To Grow Potatoes In Containers

Watch this method of growing potatoes and a big harvest - in containers with a well draining potting mix like ProMix HP or a mix of Peat Moss and Perlitte.

How To Grow Okra In Containers

In today's episode we show you how to grow an okra variety called Nombo Giant okra in containers. This okra variety produces giant sized pods and can be easily grown in containers. Growing okra is easy.

3 Ways Cities Can Help Feed The World

3 Ways Cities Can Help Feed The WorldClimate change is underway, and human activities such as urbanisation, industrialisation and food production are key contributors.

What Is The Best Garden Hose For Your Garden?

Find out the best garden hose for your home garden as we review different types of garden hoses and how they perform. From the folding garden hose to the traditional vinyl hose to the next generation

The Dangers Of Your Pet On Pot, Or Even CBD

The Dangers Of Your Pet On Pot, Or Even CBDMy family and I were on vacation in Florida recently and took advantage of a free afternoon to do some gift shopping for local memorabilia – not your ordinary T-shirts and key chains.

Connecting With Earth And Her Gifts

The Importance Of Connecting With Earth And Her GiftsThe opportunity to connect to Earth and her gifts in modern times is often waved away as a childish fantasy or an outdated practice, yet the impact of this disconnect is creating huge problems in our environment and mental health. To those who wave away our connectedness with Earth as a fantasy, I offer you an alternative way to consider these practices.

Why Zebra's Stripes Are A No Fly Zone For Flies

Why Zebra's Stripes Are A No Fly Zone For Flies
Zebras are famous for their contrasting black and white stripes – but until very recently no one really knew why they sport their unusual striped pattern.

What Are City Bees' Favorite Flowers?

What Are City Bees' Favorite Flowers?
Planting more flowers is a great idea – but it is difficult to predict which flowers different insects will use the most, and whether enough flowers are being provided for them.

How To Keep Your Pets Safe From Marijuana Poisoning

How To Keep Your Pets Safe From Marijuana Poisoning
When cannabis was legalized in the parts of the United States, there were substantial increases in marijuana-related visits to children’s hospitals and calls to poison control centers. Pets are just as vulnerable — just like our human family members, pets are susceptible to getting sick.

Is Rain Better Than Tap Water For Plants?

Is Rain Better Than Tap Water For Plants?
You might have noticed how bright green your plants look after rain. Or you may have been watering your garden this summer, over many hot days and weeks. So, which water is best for your plants? The stuff that falls out of the sky or the water that comes out of the tap?

Caring For The Wildlife In Your Garden On Hot Days

Caring For The Wildlife In Your Garden On Hot DaysLast night I was watering the garden with a hose. It is easy to see how stressed the plants are on a 38 degree day, but then I remembered that the animals in my garden need water too.

Is Winter Miserable For Wildlife?

Is Winter Miserable For Wildlife?While the weather outside may indeed get frightful this winter, a parka, knit hat, wool socks, insulated boots and maybe a roaring fire make things bearable for people who live in cold climates.

Do Cats And Dogs Understand Us When We Miaow Or Bark?

Do Cats And Dogs Understand Us When We Miaow Or Bark?There’s been a lot of research about communication between people and domestic animals like dogs and cats.  We don’t know what cats and dogs think or if they understand us when we use their noises.

When Pets Are Family, The Benefits Extend Into Society

When Pets Are Family, The Benefits Extend Into SocietyThere is a growing global trend to consider pets as part of the family. In fact, millions of people around the world love their pets, enjoying their companionship, going for walks, playing and even talking to them

When Your Pets Behave Outside Their Nature

When Your Pets Behave Outside Their NatureWhen a dog behaves unnaturally in response to any neurotic, chaotic, or disruptive energy taken on from humans, he tends to look confused because he has nowhere to put the energy that is reverberating within him. He doesn’t really know why he is acting out, nor does his behavior make the least bit of sense to him.

Should You Compost Your Dog's Poo?

Should You Compost Your Dog's Poo?

Australia has one of the highest rates of pet ownership in the world, with 38% of Australian households owning dogs. Dogs improve the quality of our lives, and studies show that exposure to dogs can even improve our immune system.

Is It Unethical To Give Your Cat Catnip?

Is It Unethical To Give Your Cat Catnip?As the Christmas season gets underway thoughts turn to buying gifts for the entire family. For some, companion animals are on the gift list, particularly cats and dogs who share our homes and hearts.

Becoming Open To New Possibilities: A Special Bond With A Dog

Becoming Open To New Possibilities: A Special Bond With A Dog
Many have experienced the depth of feeling that can develop between us and our four-legged best friends. What makes my story unique is that my search for a lasting and meaningful connection led me down a path that crossed over the boundaries of reason and concrete reality into the realm of the invisible. My dog Brio inspired me--a born skeptic--to investigate the paranormal.

When Man's Best Friend Feels More Hate Than Love For An Owner

When Man's Best Friend Feels More Hate Than Love For An OwnerEveryone thinks that dogs worship their owners – viewing them as gods of some sort. While that may be true in the majority of cases, it isn’t always so. As a veterinarian, I can confirm that sometimes, no matter what, a dog and his person just aren’t going to get along.

How Craigslist Cuts Solid Waste, One Used Sofa At A Time

How Craigslist Cuts Solid Waste, One Used Sofa At A Time
The average American generates about 1,500 pounds of garbage annually, and then spends lots of tax dollars disposing of it. Even as recycling has taken off across the country in recent decades, the volume of all this trash has kept growing – albeit at a slower pace.

The Importance of Natural Light and The Harmful Potential of Artificial Light

The Importance of Natural Light and The Harmful Potential of Artificial Light
For eons, human beings have lived in harmony with the light of the sun. But only in the last hundred years or so, since its introduction, have we become rather well adapted to artificial lighting. The advent of artificial lighting liberated us from our dependence on daylight for the accomplishment of most activities, and in so doing it has fundamentally transformed human life.

Animals Teach Us Spirituality and Heighten Our Capacity for Love and Joy

Animals Teach Us Spirituality and Heighten Our Capacity To Love and To Experience Joy
That animals touch us in a deep, central place is not a modern-day phenomenon, but one that pervades the history of the human-animal relationship. We sense that we can benefit spiritually in our relationship with animals, and we are right. They offer us something fundamental: a direct and immediate sense of both the joy and wonder of creation.

Vertical Farming Sounds Fantastic Until You Consider Its Energy Use

Vertical Farming Sounds Fantastic Until You Consider Its Energy Use
A company in Scotland has unveiled what it claims is arguably the world’s most technically advanced indoor farm. Intelligent Growth Solutions’ vertical farm uses artificial intelligence and specially designed power and communication technologies. The firm says this reduces energy costs by 50% and labour costs by 80%...

6 Steps To Make Your Room Feel Like Home While On A Budget

6 Steps To Make Your Room Feel Like Home While On A Budget
With the prospect of home ownership a distant dream for the majority of millennials, many young people opt to rent a room in a shared flat or student accommodation. While tenancies can be short, research shows that a poor home environment can very quickly become a source of stress.

How Green Spaces Help Combat Loneliness

How Green Spaces Help Combat Loneliness
Urban green spaces – including parks, woodlands, riverbanks, and gardens – are an essential part of a web of physical and mental well-being. They provide spaces to socialise and opportunities to connect with the natural world. They are restorative enclaves in stressful cities.

Spiders Scare Me, But I Also Find Them Fascinating

Spiders Scare Me, But I Also Find Them FascinatingEight schools in London have closed this month because of an infestation of spiders. The schools reported that they were concerned for the children’s well-being so they sent their pupils home – in one case for a whole month.

How Capitalism Ruined Our Relationship With Bacteria

How Capitalism Ruined Our Relationship With Bacteria

There are many rational reasons that motivate consumers to spend US$65 billion annually on household cleaning products. But non-rational mechanisms are nevertheless still at work in the cleaning products market, as in all others.

Using Basic Feng Shui for Your Health, Prosperity, and Happiness

Using Basic Feng Shui for Your Health, Prosperity, and Happiness
Our Western habitats present us with a very different scenario than that of the original Feng Shui practitioners. Many structures are located on land that the ancient practitioners would never have chosen, and often the structure’s shape and detailing break every classic Feng Shui rule.

How We Are Healed by Nature and Even Houseplants

How We Are Healed by Nature and Even Houseplants
Green growing things heal us in surprising ways. Communities are trying to bring plant life to areas that lack it. Perhaps unsurprisingly, exposure to nature can significantly reduce stress. People’s mental health is markedly better in urban areas with more green space.

Vegan Dogs? Should They Go Meat Free?

Vegan Dogs? Should They Go Meat Free?

Over the last ten years, it’s estimated there has been a 360% rise in veganism in Britain – around 542,000 people have “gone vegan”. As a nation of animal lovers, with around 44% of homes owning a pet – and somewhere in the region of 8.5m dogs in the UK – it’s only natural this phenomenon should start to spill over into the pet food world.

The Western System of Feng Shui Color Theory

The Western System of Feng Shui Color Theory

The way people react to colors is due to a mix of physiological, sociological and spiritual factors. What works in one society does not always work in another. Likewise, the knowledge that has come out of the mystery schools often needs to be adjusted to apply to modern tastes.

How Dolphins Learn To Work Together For Rewards

How Dolphins Learn To Work Together For Rewards
Cooperation can be found across the animal kingdom, in behaviors such as group hunting, raising of young, and driving away predators. But are these cooperating animals actively coordinating their behaviur, or are they simply acting individually to accomplish the same task at the same time?

Wasps, Aphids And Ants And The Other Honey Makers

Wasps, Aphids And Ants And The Other Honey Makers
There are seven species of Apis honey bee in the world, all of them native to Asia, Europe and Africa. Apis mellifera, the western honey bee, is the species recognised globally as “the honey bee”. But it’s not the only insect that makes honey. Many other bee, ant and wasp species make and store honey. Many of these insects have been used as a natural sugar source for centuries by indigenous cultures around the world.

Do Butterflies Remember Being Caterpillars?

Do Butterflies Remember Being Caterpillars?It is highly unlikely that a butterfly or moth remembers being a caterpillar. However, it may well remember some experiences it learned as a caterpillar.

That fact in itself is especially amazing because inside the pupa (or chrysalis), the caterpillar actually turns to liquid as it transforms into a butterfly or moth (the adult stage).

Why You Can Smell Rain

Why You Can Smell Rain
When those first fat drops of summer rain fall to the hot, dry ground, have you ever noticed a distinctive odor? I have childhood memories of family members who were farmers describing how they could always “smell rain” right before a storm. Of course rain itself...

Do Dogs Really Have Feelings?

Do Dogs Really Have Feelings?

If you live with a dog you just know when it’s happy or miserable, don’t you? Of course you do. Even the scientific community, now admits that dogs have emotions – even if scientists can’t directly measure what they are experiencing.

People have had a close bond with domesticated dogs for centuries. In his 1764 Dictionnaire philosophique, Voltaire observed: “It seems that nature has given the dog to man for his defence and for his pleasure. Of all the animals it is the most faithful: it is the best friend man can have.”

Are They Watching You? Bees And Wasps Can Recognize Your Face

Are They Watching You? Bees And Wasps Can Recognize Your FaceRecognizing faces is essential for how we interact in complex societies, and is often thought to be an ability that requires the sophistication of the large human brain. But new evidence we published in Frontiers in Psychology shows that insects such as the honeybee (Apis mellifera) and the European wasp (Vespula vulgaris) use visual processing mechanisms that are similar to humans’, which enables reliable face recognition.

How To Improve Farm Safety For Kids

How To Improve Farm Safety For KidsAgriculture is rated among the most dangerous industries by the International Labour Organization, and not just for adults.

How To Keep Your Power When Making Big Decisions

Keeping Your Power When Making Big Decisions
Keeping your power in every decision is necessary for your growth and for making better, clearer choices. Trusting yourself when you’re stressed out can feel overwhelming and scary.

Are You Walking Your Dog Enough?

Are You Walking Your Dog Enough?But it seems that 40% of dogs in Australia are not walked enough and that a similar percentage of dogs are overweight or obese.

How Farms Can Help Improve The Lives Of Disadvantaged Young People

How Farms Can Help Improve The Lives Of Disadvantaged Young People
A couple of years ago, I met Adam (not his real name) at a farm in Dorset. Adam was 14 and had been excluded from mainstream education due to behavioural difficulties and a disruptive home life. The farm where I met him is not a normal farm, but a social one, where the therapeutic use of farming practices and animal assisted therapy is used...

Animals As Teachers: Teaching by Example and Love

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Life surrounds us with teachers, if we are but willing to learn. Actually, everyone and everything in our life is our teacher -- they teach by example of something we'd like to attain or something we'd like to abandon. One of my greatest teachers has been my dog, Angel.

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