Get Better Gas Mileage With Coconut Oil


You never have to leave the house with this can’t-live-without problem solver:

  • Shines stainless steel wheels tires and grill.
  • Revs up memory and brain function.
  • Removes sticker glue or sap when mixed with baking soda.
  • Cleans your interior – lubes your ears and promotes heart health by increasing your healthy cholesterol (HDL).
  • Energizes your body with the best medium chain triglyceride – lauric acid
  • High octane hair conditioner, skin softener, nail cream, sunblock.
  • Cleans your teeth and your dog’s teeth ( separate brushes are recommended)
  • Replaces your cooking oil with healthier option.
  • Acts as diaper cream for baby and others.
  • Soothes mosquito bites.


It’s the Anti-Everything – Anti–bacterial, anti-fungal, anti-viral, anti aging, and antioxidant.

Best of all it’s gluten free!painting-1826438_1280.jpg

Note : mileage will vary depending on the vehicle and the above claims are only estimates.

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When your supply runs out, run like greased lightning to get more!

Are Women Finding Mentors to Model Their Success On?


Success gurus like Tony Robbins say you need to find a mentor who did what you want to do in life and model what they did.

It’s a way of short-cutting the process to success by not trying to re-invent the wheel yourself.mentor-2063045_1920.png

There are some outstanding female mentors like J.K. Rowling and Oprah Winfrey, but there are way more male mentors to model career success on.

Men can be mentors to women to a degree, but there are unique aspects to being a successful woman that relate to biology that men haven’t experienced so women are better at teaching us about those things.

Tony Robbins says you need to immerse yourself in the lives of your mentors on-line and find out what they did, because success leaves clues. By reading their books and listening to their interviews you can see and feel what makes them masters at what they do in all the little details, and you can model your behavior on that.

One ‘mentoress’ I have in the field of media and publishing is Ariana Huffington.


Say what you want about the tactics of Ariana Huffington, she is one of my mentoresses.

She is one of the most influential people in the media – male or female. She launched The Huffington Post, one of the most popular websites on the internet, She transformed journalism into engaging, personality driven entertainment. She was guilty of playing favorites with people like the exiled Dalai Lama, but to be fair all the male news-moguls likely had a code to protect their friends in the past as well.

Leadership is tough for everyone, and she is one tough female cookie, who has been burned many times.

She is now 66 years old and makes me forget about the worship of youth in our culture, as she rocks her age and combines it with the eye of experience.

She gives me hope to carry on with blogging in middle age.

After she resigned from ‘The Huffington Post’, she headed up ‘Thrive Global’, a wellness media company focusing on helping people get enough sleep, and sells pillows with the quote: “sleep your way to the top”.

What I most admire about Ariana is her style. Mixing the vulnerability of a woman and a mother, with a warrior role in the competitive ring with the big boys takes balls.

Her curiosity helps her grow, and her determination to turn her failures into a part of her future success is why she continues to thrive.

Some of her quotes resonate with me and likely the other 50 percent of the female population that she speaks to:

“Fearlessness is like a muscle. I know from my own life that the more I exercise it the more natural it becomes to not let my fears run me.”

“Trying to be Supermom is as futile as trying to be Perfect Mom. Not going to happen.”

“I think while all mothers deal with feelings of guilt, working mothers are plagued by guilt on steroids!”

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Why Raw Honey Is The Answer to Everything

Raw Honey Is Funny


If Food be thy medicine, honey is the cure-all. There’s nothing it cannot do!

Drizzle it everywhere – up your nose if it’s stuffed, down your throat if it’s dry.

Toss all your hair products! Douse your dandruff and mix it with castille soap for shampoo. Put highlights in your hair with honey and a pinch of cinnamon and olive oil stuck on for 6 hours. Pair it with olive oil to make a conditioner, and stop frizz by adding a teaspoon to your rinse water.

Big Pharma will soon be on its bees knees! It cures hang-overs, dark under eye circles, bad breath, warts and acne.

Proctor and Gamble no more as honey is the sweet new bubble bath, moisturizer and massage oil. Unwanted hair vanishes when you mix honey with sugar and lemon juice on cloth strips. Stimulate hair growth by applying one part honey and 9 parts water to your scalp for 3 hours. A 1:1:1 combo of honey, sugar and olive oil makes a skin scrub.

It helps you sleep, and helps you wake up!

And best of all, it never goes bad!

If you’re still not convinced, see my next article Why Yoga Is the Answer to Everything!


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Two EE’s Farm Market In Surrey BC

Did you know that there are 2 EE’s in Surrey BC?

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I am so grateful that The Two EE’s Farm Market in Surrey is a ten minute drive from my house. Organic produce and fruit, grown on the farm without sprays or chemicals are sold at reasonable prices, along with food from mostly local growers. dutchcoffee&2es 012.JPG

I arrive near closing time and a young man on the roof is packing away the Dutch and Canadian flags for the evening.

The market’s name comes from the initials of the two original owners prior to World War II – Emil and Elizabeth Kowalski. A Dutchman bought the land from them in 1960. His son-in-law, Henk Shoen from The Netherlands, worked the land along with his family, and now his son Mike and his family continue to work the land and sell the produce, along with many long term employees.

“Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.” Hippocrates

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The farm has maintained the original aura of a roadside fruit stand for 57 years. Upscale farm markets are cropping up in the surrounding area faster than townhouse developments, but their produce doesn’t compare to The Two EE’s.

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The market is a throwback. It is still closed on Sundays, as were all of BC’s major stores until the early 1980’s. British Columbians would cross the US border to shop on Sundays in those days. America is a ten minute drive in the opposite direction from my house.

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(You can see Mount Baker near Bellingham, Washington USA, peeking out above the greehouse).

Note – (not a rendering of Canada’s view if Trump builds his wall.)

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In the summer, cool water mists down from the outside vegetable and flower bin areas to cool the produce and the crowd of shoppers.dutchcoffee&2es 016.JPG

Crops like carrots and swiss chard are grown outside the market and in greenhouses as far as the eye can see.dutchcoffee&2es 051.JPGdutchcoffee&2es 052.JPG

Then they are freshly picked and sold insidedutchcoffee&2es 021.JPG

I buy fresh local strawberries at the market.
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Winona kindly rings them up at the till.

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I ask her if she is a member of the family, and she says “no, but a lot of people ask me that”.

That’s the family atmosphere at The Two EE’s.

The market is a labour of love.

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Love for:



the air

the land


and future generations.

I have a garden at home in case I can’t make it to my beloved farm market.

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It’s a lot smaller than the 25 acre farm, but it’s a start.

The more people grow and buy organic, the more organic growers there will be.