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7 Crucial Reasons to Learn Basic Survival Skills

Connect your spirit to your sustenance by learning a few primitive skills! What do I mean by primitive skills? From raising chickens to making fire to growing squash and stitching clothes, primitive skills refer to a broad set of practices and knowledge that all people used to have.

These are the practices that fed us, kept us warm, and allowed our species to survive. They pre-date the industrialized way of life, and they were as essential then as reading, writing, and paying your bills are now. Here are 7 reasons to learn some of these skills…shutterstock_366906995

  1. Help save the planet – This one’s kind of important… Primitive skills were all we had to survive when we lived in harmony with the Earth. In fact, they were all we needed. In the face of global warming, water shortages, and an atmosphere of general global chaos, we all need to step up and do our part. Marrying our modern technology with the wisdom and skills of our most ancient ancestors will set us up for centuries of beautiful abundant living.

  1. Builds confidence – Taking the time to learn a new skill is rewarding, but the results multiply when you do something that resonates with your spirit. When you do something that your ancient ancestors would be proud of, you are inspired in a way that is uniquely and characteristically human. If you can make a fire with your hands, you’ll feel like you can do anything.shutterstock_364512071

  1. Grow your own food – Rewarding and delicious! If you haven’t ever grown something, waited to see it form and ripen, and eaten it for dinner, it’s time. You’ll love it and you’ll feel your connection to the Earth grow every time. Take it a step further and learn to can or preserve your food when it is in season and abundant, (whether you grew it or not).

  1. Reduces stress and anxiety – No tricks, pills, or self-help books to buy here. Pick up your tools and walk outside. Leave behind your iPhone. Connecting to the natural world around you will disconnect you from your daily stressors. Unless that stressor is a mountain lion, in which case you should go back inside for the time being.

  1. shutterstock_372521689Great family activity – Everyone can help when it’s time to set up your spring garden. Parents, children, and teens will find engaging outlets outside, and can often find positive ways to spend time together. Take it a step further and try out a weekend primitive skills gathering, (like this one). On the homestead, your family is your team. You will find something for everyone.

  1. Be more self sufficient – You don’t have to go totally off-grid to establish your dominion. Having even a few permaculture-related skills and some experience will empower you in the way you see yourself and your capabilities, and it will never look the same again. Look up homesteading schools near you to learn what works best in your environment. Here’s an example of a great one near Asheville, NC, called Wild Abundance.shutterstock_378721531

  1. This stuff is really fun! If you’re going to put time and effort into a new skill, do something you enjoy. To me that sounds like bow making, but to you that might be studying plant medicines or making an earthen oven. To each their own.

In this modern world people need to return to a symbiotic relationship with the land and life around them. The great news is that this doesn’t have to be a sacrifice. Bringing this ancient wisdom into your life will bring great joy, fulfillment, and a chance to bond with your tribe.

10 Natural Antibiotics That Our Ancestors Used Instead Of Pharmaceuticals

The excessive usage of antibiotics in the past years reached its maximum. Due to this, many “super bacteria” appeared – bacteria that are antibiotic resistant and evolve faster than scientists are able to find medicine against them. It is estimated that in the future bacteria will be at the top of the food chain.

The antibiotics sold in pharmacies have been developed in the 40s. Before that, people used only natural medicine, i.e. food or herbs which helped in the fight against virus infections and common diseases. The global holistic medicine still uses many of these natural antibiotics. Continue reading

How to Make The Best Natural Turmeric Face Mask

In India, turmeric is called the yellow gold and is one of the most valuable and most healing spices in the world. But not only in the kitchen. Ayurveda recommends turmeric to be used in cosmetics as well. People already now a lot about the benefits of the herbal powders for face beauty and in Ayurveda we call them UBTAN.

Turmeric is a common ingredient in Ubtan and I will tell you a very simple recipe for Turmeric face peeling which is more effective and healing than any expensive peeling from the store.


Exfoliation with turmeric will deeply clean your skin, remove all dead cells and other dirt from your skin, it will help the blood circulation and relives acne, your skin will glow and it increases the natural Ph value.

Why buy expensive exfoliants with artificial additives when you can make a much better one at home. This is why I love having workshops on the topic of Ayurved beauty because I want to inspire you to make your own products for skin care, at your home and very cheap.

And skin care should not only be practiced for beauty but also for keeping our  organism healthy. Because whatever we put on our skin, in 20 min it is already in our blood stream.

Using cosmetics we can protect ourselves but also induce many misbalances in our body. And this is why we offer you this exclusive natural cosmetics.

Turmeric Face Peeling Mask

  • ½ tbsp turmeric
  • 2 tbsp flour (Vata – oatmeal, Oitta – chickpea flour, Kapha – barley flour)

turmeric pasteThe powder needs to be mixed with a little water before use in order to get a mixture which you will put on your face. Massage it for minute or two on your face and neck. And then wash your face. Instead of water you can use some herbal oils (almond, oat, hazelnut, coconut etc.).

Have in mind that the natural yellow color of the turmeric will give great tone to your face and that after this treatment you have to carefully wash your face in order not to have yellow blemishes. This is why this is recommended to be done before taking a shower.

People who have dry skin may add a bit of elderberry blossom. People with oily skin may add a bit of coriander powder or lavender blossom or a bit of fresh lemon juice. People who have normal skin may add a bit of rose powder.

I suggest you to try Ubtan and if it appeals to you make some more powder in advance and keep it in your bathroom and every morning take 2-3 tbsp and a bit of water and wash your face with this mixture.


The Incredible Health Benefits of Drinking Matcha Tea That Will Change Your Life

Green Matcha tea is taking the healthy living world by storm. Matcha Lattes for instance have made their way on the menu of trendy coffee shops and big franchises such as Starbucks. The green brew is making a big name outside its old traditional ritual setting and there’s a healthy good reason for that. But what is exactly Matcha tea and why is it becoming a bit of a present day urban legend in the Tea world?

Origins and the Traditional Landscape

The tea originated from China around the 10th century and became the staple ingredient in Japanese tea ceremonies from around the 12th century. It is revered for its remarkable health properties, visual appeal and for its distinct flavour and texture. Matcha is made from the Tencha tea leaf, most popularly grown in the southern half of Japan, and which is then de-stemmed, de-veined and stone-ground to a very fine dark green powder.shutterstock_344185937

Traditionally the tea is prepared in a ceremonial setting called ‘Chanoyu’. Essentially the powder is placed in beautiful hand-painted bowls, mixed with warm water and whisked with a traditional bamboo whisk.

Of course, the tradition follows a carefully crafted set of ritualistic steps and ‘etiquettes’. It is also normally made in two forms – Usucha and Koicha. Continue reading