Feed Your Soul

How to cook without clean water...

- Monday, January 30, 2017

Here in the US, we Americans use an average of 100 gallons per day for washing, cooking, cleaning, drinking, (and lawn watering). It’s easy to take clean water for granted, especially when all we have to do is turn a valve and copious amounts of water flow from the faucet. But according to the United Nations nearly 900 million people in other parts of the world do not have access to the daily minimum water requirement of 5-13 clean and safe gallons.

Whether your area experiences an earthquake, tornado, or a boil order, it’s good to know what to do in the event of a natural disaster when it comes to having clean water to for drinking, bathing and cooking. Here are the steps to take should you need to purify your water:

1.       Fill a large pot with water, straining the water through cheesecloth or a coffee filter to remove particles and dirt.

2.       Bring the water to a rolling boil and keep boiling for 1 minute.

3.       Allow water to cool and then pour into a disinfected drinking water bottle or container.

4.       Store in your refrigerator if possible.

Follow these steps to purify water using chlorine bleach:

1.       Strain water through cheesecloth or a coffee filter to remove particles and dirt.

2.       Pour 1/8 teaspoon or 16 drops of pure, unscented chlorine bleach into gallon size water containers. Allow this to stand for 30 minutes without drinking the water.

3.       If the water isn’t cloudy, it is safe to drink. But if the water is still cloudy after 30 minutes, add 1/8 teaspoon or 16 drops of chlorine bleach to the water and allow to stand for another 30 minutes. If the water is still cloudy after the second treatment, do not drink the water.


Caution: Using more chlorine bleach than recommended can be poisonous.

Believe you can...

- Monday, January 30, 2017

Believe you can and you’re halfway there.

The best love...

- Sunday, January 29, 2017

The best love is one that makes you better without changing you into someone other than yourself.

5 free ways to give back...

- Sunday, January 29, 2017

Short on cash but still want to give back to your community? There are all sorts of ways to give back that don’t cost you a dime out of pocket. Here are 5 free ways to give back to your community.

·         Volunteer. Whether you volunteer at your local soup kitchen or for Habitat for Humanity, the only thing it will cost you is time.

·         Charitable Closet-Cleaning. Pick through your closet and find clothing you know you won’t be wearing again. That cardigan you haven’t worn in two years could be donated to a charity so someone else can get some use out it.

·         Browse for a Cause. When you download and install the Browse for a Cause app on your computer you can donate a percentage of your purchases to the charity of your choice. Websites like Amazon kick back a small percentage to referring sites (usually 3% to 5%).

·         Join Social Vibe. To help support your favorite causes and organizations, like the World Wildlife Fund, suicide prevention organization To Write Love On Her Arms, Charity: Water, and more, join SocialVibe. Raise money for your cause by completing certain brand activities (like posting a message about a certain brand on your Facebook page) and sponsors will donate money to one of over 40 nonprofits.

·         Like Shabby Apple. For every new person who “likes” them on Facebook, Shabby Apple will donate 5 cents to help women develop their own businesses through Kiva, a micro-lending resource.

When you do things from your soul...

- Saturday, January 28, 2017

“When you do things from your soul, you feel a river moving in you, a joy.” ― Rumi

Perfect hardboiled eggs in your caldero...

- Friday, January 27, 2017

For the world’s best hardboiled eggs, this recipe hits a home run.


·         1 dozen eggs


1.       Place eggs in caldero and pour in cold water to cover. Place caldero over high heat. When water starts to simmer turn off heat, cover with a lid and let stand for 17 minutes. No peeking (don’t remove the lid).

2.       Pour out the hot water and pour cold water over the eggs. Drain water and fill caldero with cold water. Allow to stand for 20 minutes or until eggs are cool.

Don't wait until you reach your goal...

- Thursday, January 26, 2017

“Don’t wait until you reach your goal to be proud of yourself. Be proud of every step you take.” –Karen Salmansohl

The best advice when it comes to forgiveness...

- Thursday, January 26, 2017

“Forgiveness is not about letting someone off the hook for their actions, but freeing ourselves of negative energies that bind us to them.” –Satsuki Shibuya

When it comes to personal growth...

- Wednesday, January 25, 2017

"Like wildflowers; you must allow yourself to grow in all the places people thought you never would." –E.V.

The best way to experience love and true openness...

- Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Is there something you’ve been meaning to get off your chest? Then today might just be the day to cleanse your heart of your troubles and move on with a clear conscience. Little wonder why confession is a big part of many religions. Year round, honesty is the best policy. It’s the best way to experience love and true openness in your relationship.


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