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Unconcious Sugar- Part 1

This Week I’ve been listening to Barry Friedman tell me about how many days he’s gone without sugar for nearly a year. He knows to the day. And he is proud. But until he sent me this article, I did not really understand the power of his story. Barry tells a story that I hope […]

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Seeds to Good Homes in NZ

Hoopa! Becky and team are celebrating 3 years of writing on natural living. Right now, they’re giving away the biggest seed send yet, a lucky dip of lettuce, calendula, mustard, basil, rocket and whatever else Becky finds in her giant box. Update: November 7th 11:23am Full Moon. The Seed Celebration is closed with over 4000 […]

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Growing Goodness for Pets

This Week Today is my first day “back in the office” (5 hours at the dining room table while kids are at school). We’ve just been down in Queenstown for 3 weeks, skiing with the kids. The blossom trees are just beginning to show in whites and pinks. I love leaving my garden for a […]

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Don’t Use Paracetamol for a Fever

This Week I hope you’ve been enjoying these past few glorious sunshine days. We’ve had t-shirt weather in the day and frosts at night. Brilliant. I’m in the school holiday shifting currents of work and mama. The roles get very mixed, and I’m often working later in the evening. Helena hasn’t been feeling well, and […]

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Eco Pets

This Week The cyclone did a number on Northland this week, with most schools closed along with many roads, and much of the town of Kaeo under water. I’d only filmed the Kaeo River two weeks ago, and it was so low that a child could walk across. What power lies in water! Can you […]

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GMO- What’s in it for You?

This Week I started this morning with my feet in gumboots feeding the chooks. Then I took out the rubbish to the street complete with a rat-ruined box of stuff from the garage…. in the rain. Yuck! The gumboots, chooks and rain were fine, but the other, well, it was a job to be acknowledged […]

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The Pharmacy Tree – Neem for Pets

This Week from Becky   I mentioned that I was in Arizona editing the last issue, but I did not tell you what I was doing. My family all met in Sedona with a gentle theme of birthdays. I’m American, and now a Kiwi, settled in New Zealand for the past 15 years, so trips […]

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Lethal Routine

This Week I’ve got a list. And a date. I’ve got a 5 day circuit break, “stare at the ocean” retreat scheduled, and it begins in 2 days. I’m getting ready to shuck my routine, list or no list. I know I’ll return as vital as the sun. Shucking routine is good for that. I’ve […]

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What About Sunscreen?

This Week I know this will be hard to relate to for our Northern Hemisphere readers, but we are in summertime. Summer. Time. For us, it’s a mix of kids, no schedules, camping, bugs, music, sailing, boredom (for the kids), and looking after Goodbye Sandfly. I particularly like the “no schedule” part, as we slid […]

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Bottom Line Project

This Week I believe in community. I believe in our ability to make communities that are larger, more creative and more vital than the sum of what we each add. I love the feeling of coming home. I’ve been in New Zealand for 15 years, and while my American accent always gives me away, with […]

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A World at our Door – Local Markets

This Week Welcome again to new subscribers who have come in through friends’ recommendations to see the Small Adventure videos in eddyhopping.com. I am springtime happy that you’ve joined us. This week I get to introduce a local friend doing an amazing job New Zealand wide. And her article is a brilliant look at the […]

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Guardians of the World of Light

This Week   These are they days when spring is just a concept, even in Northland. We had our first daffodil open two days ago, only to be beaten down into the dirt by two days of rain. What faith. This weeks contributor is Mr. Garry Watson, a leader in Rongoa Maori, which is the […]

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