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The Wisdom of Children – Words & Lessons to Live By

Wisdom Nectar Tea Seeds from African Daisy

“Wait! Don’t Throw Out That Seed!

We Can Plant It,

Then It Will Grow &

We Will Have Trees!

Climbing and Tree Wisdom Nectar Tea

We Can Eat the Fruit & Grow Strong”

The Causation Principle – Words of Wisdom from a 5 Year Old

(those seeds will actually grow into flowers)

African Daisies in the Neighborhood Wisdom Nectar Tea

Still Beautiful & Lovely 

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A Big & Beautiful Radish Baby

We found an enormous radish at the Local Public Market 


I tried to get a picture to show the radish was almost the size of a 5 year olds head!

Maya at Maya’s Farm, where we found the radish, suggested she flip the root around and hold it like a baby – Genius!


It became the cutest little baby…

A lovable bundle of joy…


Until we took it home….

It became a Delicious sautéed side!

RECIPE: “Home Fry” Local Radish & Greens:

Wash & chop the radish & leaves

& place them in separate piles.

Then heat the pan, add oil & salt.

When the pan is hot, place the chopped radish pieces in.

Sauté the pieces like home fries,

until they were getting golden or crispy.

Remove the radish pieces & sauté the radish greens with a little bit of salt & water.  

When the greens are soft & tender, but not over cooked, place them on a dish with the “home fry” radishes on top – Ready to Eat – Delicious!


Check out for more information about great local, organic produce – Be fearless to try new things with cooking – keep it simple – keep it fun!

Happy Cooking!

The dish was enjoyed with Nourishing Tea from – a perfect pairing option.

The Wisdom of a Tech De-Tox


Because until now…. Only my Dog & a Fondue Pot have saved me from myself and my tech addiction….

The Information Age has come like a tidal wave of information, tools, gadgets & innovations.

The habits the Information Age has inspired in people are much more subtle;  and the behavioral changes are more far reaching than anyone first anticipated.  This is like the Boiling a Frog Analogy: when cooking a frog in water, slowly heat it up…the frog does not know the water changes temperature until it is too late to jump!  Or in the human-tech sense, the behaviors become so common gradually that overtime we do not realize them as once not being typical.

boiling frog - DonkeyHotey

Photo Credit: DonkeyHotey

I love technology and the internet.  I love the interconnectedness and community we are developing.  I love being able to share and hear others share.  I love being linked to places and people around the world and learning from and helping each other at the speed of light. 

super-spider-web Photo Credit - thehomespun

Photo Credit: thehomespun

But with all this tech excitement, I must remember that the web and tech are not everything and so much is still there and happening in the “unplugged.”  In fact, that very link to the “unplugged” may be one of the greatest connections we can develop in our lives.

And after the “fondued phone” incident…  of December 25th,


I am taking a Tech De-Tox Pledge for 5 days.  

These are the guidelines for which I have set for myself.  I plan to observe and recognize the moments of each of these days, recalling the things similar and different to my life with and without my techs.  

I hope this pledge encourages others to experiment, even if only for a few days, with life without their techs and to rediscover the beauty of the “unplugged” in a deeper, more profound manner.  

When we remember our lives and world are beautiful, precious, we can remember  and experience our interconnectedness as so much deeper than any code or platform can express.

Lets fly a kite

The Wisdom De-Tox Guidelines:

1. No Wearing the Cell Phone on the Body

2. No Internet Surfing or Checking Email

3. Walk on the Dirt (without shoes and socks, weather permitting)

4. Sit Outside – Just Sit There for 1 to 2 minutes 

5. Walk Barefoot Inside (take off these outside shoes and walk around inside! feel the floor at your feet, stretch your toes and let them breathe!)

6.  Enjoy a Hot Cup of Organic Loose Leaf Herbal Tea – this one is one of my favorites – 


I begin my Tech De-Tox December 27th.  

Wishing you Joy & Love into the New Year!

Share Tea, Be Happy!

Peace and Humanity in A Cup of Tea

Peace for Humanity - A Cup of Tea

Yes, it really is that simple!

“Strangely enough [or really not so strangely at all :)] humanity has so far met in the teacup.” – Okakura Kakuzo

From the ancient Chinese fields, to the bustling streets of New York, tea has become a part of lives the world over!

A beverage for taste, for health, and for fashion! 

“There is a subtle charm in the taste of the tea which makes it irresistible and capable of idealization.” – Okakura Kakuzo

We love tea for its simple elegance – its clean esteem, its sociability, its quiet solitude, its confidence.   It is a tool which gives us permission to just be.  To be real.  To be who we are.

We love tea for its simple beauty; a beauty we unfold and realize in ourselves with each everlasting sip.  And with that appreciation we see and love the multitude of simple beauties all around us.

Our lives become rich the joyful appreciation of simplicity.  The simplicity of all  things and all moments.  We have practiced this – an awareness of the simple beauty – with each and every sip of tea!

It becomes our nature: each moment, endlessly overflowing with simply joy!  And we say with a smile,

“Dear friend, join me for a cup of tea!”

And all the World and Humanity is at Peace.

Sip Tea Often, Share with Others and Be Happy!

Inspirations from Okakura Kakuzo’s The Book of Tea

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