A Cup of Green


An Empowered Life Through Living Food

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By: Brent Knoll

Do you live an empowered life? I’m referring to feeling the spiritual, political, social and economic strength that is our god given right? The unwavering confidence in your own capabilities? If not, it may be your health that is betraying you, more so your food…

The old saying, “you are what you eat” is becoming more relevant each day, as people eat processed, nutrient-deficient toxic food and as a result have no color in their skin, no jump in their step and are extremely unhappy. Powerless!

When we choose Living Food, meaning food that contains the necessary vitamins, minerals,... Read More

Take your shoes off before going outside

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By: Brent Knoll

You mean, “take those shoes off before coming inside” right? Nope, you read correctly the first time.

As a child were you one of the lucky ones that got to run in the rain and play in the mud barefoot? To feel the coolness of the water and squish of the mud between the toes? To play in the garden and feel the warmth of the soil as you picked vegetables and of course, threw some at your brother? (pumpkins make great projectile objects) I was one of those kids and those were enchanting times.

I was fortunate to have grown up in the country,... Read More

10 Ways to Keep Indoor Air Fresh

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Posted on May 23, 2011 by Courtney

Please welcome today’s guest poster, Jakob Barry.

Whether at home, in the office, or at school, people who spend most of their time indoors can’t afford to breathe unhealthy air. Even limited exposure can compromise concentration and creativity, as symptoms associated with breathing bad air include laziness, dizziness, mood swings, and stomach sickness. Long-term exposure may even lead to chronic conditions.

For these reasons and more, it’s important to monitor the quality of indoor air, which at its core is fairly simple when taking the following points into consideration:

1. Regular cleaning: This may seem obvious, but weekly... Read More

Celebrate Earth Day at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden!

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Take a deep breath and stop to smell the thousands of plants found in Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden.  No words can describe this majestic place.  Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden is home to more than 4,000 colorful and vibrant species of plants including, cycads, ferns, orchids, aroids and bromeliads.

Being a foodie, a restless cook and a gardener my favorites section is the Tropical Fruit Pavilion which features rare fruit trees from Southeast Asia to the Keys Coastal Habitat where a marsh-like ecosystem runs wild with birds, insects and even (my favorites) butterflies.

Fairchild is dedicated to global conservation programs;
Fairchild is dedicated... Read More

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