I was just having a clear moment so I thought I write before the moment passed. I know this has been said in may different ways before but this is how it came to me! Maybe it’ll resonate with some who hadn’t grasped it elsewhere.

We all have propensities we need to recognize.

The obvious ones are our propensities to react in certain ways to information.

More subtle are our propensities to EVALUATE information.

(We may congratulate ourselves for recognizing our usual verbal reaction and it is certainly commendable but that’s just scratching the surface).

I believe it would benefit us to examine our very evaluation of information.

We could say to ourselves:

~ These are my beliefs. 

We could ask ourselves:

~ Why are these my beliefs?

We could say (or deny):

~ Well, I learned these beliefs from the people who were influential in my life. Or I learned these from people who I observed living in a way that I admire and would wish for myself.

~ I adopted these beliefs because they came from the winning team!

~ Maybe your beliefs (or at least some of them) come from a place you have to train for to access.

~ Because the truth and the answers and the ability are all inside each human and we can train to get more in touch with that wisdom. 

The only possible, earthly reason we don’t do this is that we don’t know any better!…

Knowledge & Wisdom

Knowledge & wisdom


Work Life Uprising


You’ve been teased with a podcast and now here is Dara’s website…!




Sun Beans!

Casita Tara

Casita Tara – Max 2 people

Mount Carmel Junction, UT, United States

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Fall into Place


Ah! Yes!

Life is difficult


Practical “Buch” Keeping

Practical “Buch” Keeping

You have just received a kombucha scoby (symbiotic culture of bacteria and yeast). He (she) is a pancake-like polymer structure and home for the probiotic culture.

The bacteria eat sugar and caffeine. We feed them; they grow.

Here’s what to do:

1. Brew a batch of green or black tea. (2 bags) I make it concentrated so it cools more quickly.

2. Allow to cool.

3. In a quart wide mouth mason jar or some similar vessel, dissolve 4 tablespoons of sugar into some water. NO CHLORINE or other anti bacterial chemicals!

4. Fill jar with this sugar water, tea and more plain, unchlorinated water; stir well.

5. Add scoby!

6. Cover with paper towel and rubber band.

7. Leave at room temperature, out of the sun, for 5-7 days.

8. Bottle and add flavour if desired (fruit, fruit juice, tea etc)

9. Store at room temperature up to 1 month.

10. Repeat!

The longer you leave the “buch” the more sour it becomes. It will only die if it is neglected for a long time. It will slow its action down at cooler temps, ie in fridge.


Salt Gulch All Stars

My friend and occasional music partner, Eric Scott Bresselsmith, is an artisan essential oils craftsman. Here is a link to his website for the House of Aromatics and also a link to an episode of Sustainable World Radio in which he was interviewed.

Happy new explorations!

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