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Call for assistance… HELP

Hello fellow WordPress crew. We have launched a patreon Page that will be posting videos, podcasts, some live, and blogs on YOGA, Bees & Beekeeping and self sufficient living in rural NSW.

” In case you’re wondering, patreon is a simple way to contribute to our videos, podcasts, blogs every month and get super cool, exclusive rewards in return! ”

For as little as $1 per month you get access to our patron only blogs and for as little as $5 per month you can access all our videos online.

Could I please ask you all to share this with other amazing people like you so that we can get this fabulous venture up and running.

You are have our gratitude and thanks for this awesome amount of help.

http://www.patreon.com/YogaHippy

Link to our Patreon Page.

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The blend of Beekeeping and Yoga in a simple space

The beautiful mix of the honey man ( Hibbo’s Honey) and the yoga hippy ( Naturally Fit Bodies) , Bee-Lotus ( combination of the pair) is the family establishment that wants to share and spread the love for our wonderful natural environment and the beauty of movement of the body, mind and spirit in on space.

As a beekeeping / yoga family with 4 small children we are ways on the out and about and love to share the stories of our travels along with wonderful products we have or have found that are natural, sustainably sourced and are great for you and the environment.

Our motto for all things in this area is quality, affordability and environmentally friendly. If you would like an article to reach thousands, on a product that you are passionate about and is sustainably sourced please contact us here and we will have a look.

We support the Australian (worldwide) beekeeping industries that are sustainably Run and also the wonderful yoga hippy world that is full of wonderful products, genuine practice, and sustainability for all.

As a family run, owned and created business which incorporates so much love for these things we look forward to sharing all these Inge with you.

Re-vegetation Sponsorship

Sponsor a tree and help to get native, bee friendly plants into our beautiful country with a small contribution. For every plant you sponsor a orange ribbon will be placed around the tree with your name written on it to show our appreciation for your support.

A$5.00

Sponsor a Hive of Bees

The sponsorship of a hive shows your awareness of the plight of our Bees. Increased awareness helps us to build bee numbers, plant native bee friendly vegetation and make fabulous honey from these plants.

A$20.00

purchase some veggie plants

Did you know just one plant can highly increase your families nutritional intact, can you imagine 6 different veggie varieties and how these will feed your family? By adding a small contribution you are helping to increase awareness of home grown versus mass produced production and helping us and those around us enjoy great value, nutritionally perfect produce.

A$10.00

Sponsor a chicken

Just one chicken will help to arreate the soil in your gardens, keep bugs under control and produce an egg a day. Can you imagine what a fresh egg looks like? the yolk is bright orange/yellow, the white is white not cream and the chicken is fat and healthy. By buying a chicken for the farm you give this chicken a long happy life, great food ( they get the veggie scraps) and you allow people to get great, fresh eggs. Each chicken that is brought gets the name of its sponsor as constant respect for your support.

A$15.00

Help get more gardens

By helping with the purchase of more raised garden, we are able to plant more veggies which means happy healthy people. With each garden we get through your support we paint your name on the side to show our gratitude and appreciation for your support.

A$30.00

Creating a self sufficient lifestyle.     

Destruction of the beekeepers way of life. 

Good Food for Good Health

Food for life….

001. A Bit Hippy- Product Review.

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002. Cool little creative -coffee hub

Do you ever wonder why it is so hard to find the perfect little place to take your family? Have you ever noticed that even the coolest looking coffee lounges, tea room and surfer dives aren’t that special once you hear the person behind the counter talk, that the energies aren’t what the surroundings portray? I have and that’s why I only review the ones that are as authentic as there decore promotes.

There are a lot of little dives out there that seem authentic, relaxed, visionary, alternative and family friendly but once you sit down, get comfy you start to realise that it’s not all the decorations paint it to be, it’s energy or the operators energy that just doesn’t match the stores initial vibe.

The little place I found today ( Liberty Providores -Urunga- ) has all that I love in a dive it had milk crate chairs outdoors where you could keep the rug rats entertained, there was fresh fruit and veggies for sale from local produces including honey sourced locally, coffee which is every parents saviour the usual cold drinks to keep the kids happy and then the best was pre-loved funky clothing, bags, incense, teas and a variety of other cool stuff to keep the parental happy and wanting to spend.

The lady that runs this little beauty is named Emily, her husband and her set it up about a year ago. Emily had a beautiful relaxed energy that portrayed the same energy as the store which was a very pleasant experience, Liberty Providores -Urunga- The store that has fruit, veg, coffee and is a creative hub. Drop in and have a coffee and relax.

The store was set up in a organised but energetic way that made you look but didn’t make you overwhelmed by products and produce it was smooth in its layout and styling.

Some of the fantastic stuff that was there I have NEVER seen elsewhere and was unique to her I totally loved the mandala painted river rocks that were bright, cheerful and just perfect for brightening the home and for the Yoga Hippies out there she had earth coloured hair wraps that had genuine feathers to wind or pin into your hair. I myself ended up indulging in two new vintage dresses, so sage and the wonderful Moondance incense that I haven’t been able to get elsewhere.

Personally I would highly recommend dropping in and having a coffee at this shop, meet Emily and enjoy the experience. It is on the old highway in Urunga NSW

I found this Facebook page for them and here is a lovely video to see the atmosphere.

https://www.facebook.com/libertyprovidores/videos/1543857229011758

Total Yoga Hippy award 🥇 for this amazing place 🙏

Meditation for inner peace.

Sponsor a Yoga Hippy

With your simple donation your helping the Yoga Hippy and family to live, breathe and share yoga within the communities of Australia.

A$20.00

I know it is a great to say that meditation works for people but, does it really?

The answer is simple yes! It does. It helps to unwind, refresh, rejuvenate and just generally make you feel so much better but, how do we find the one that works for us or is best for me? Hmm well this is a tough one as there is no simple answer for this question it is all about searching and trying.

Each teacher, student, person is individual and their needs are as varied as the people themselves, my style is relaxing and some say hypnotic others are very deep, spiritual, or classical.

Meditation is definitely like your shoes and handbags, very individual and unique like yourself.

I provide a small meditation at the end of all my yoga classes instead of the standard Savasana relaxation, this provides all my ladies with the refresh and reboot needed to enjoy the rest of their day, week, evening and each of the ones I do carry a gentle visualisation of healing energies.

I like to advise everyone to give it ago as if you find the one that suits you you will notice the amazing health benefits that go with it. The include but are not limited to,

  • Weight loss
  • Happiness
  • Glowing skin
  • Forgiveness
  • Spiritual healing
  • Physical healing
  • Family satisfaction
  • Self awareness
  • Self love
  • Better sex life

And the list could go on.

I have done a recordings of meditations that I have created,

They will help to relax and find inner peace or heal the body mind and spirit. You may be after something completely different so go out and try different styles and embrace and enjoy the experience of surrendering to your own health.

 

Namaste.

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Femininity V’s Feminism

There is a lot to be said for the female body, hair, face, natural beauty and the belief that we have to measure up to societies views. Is this belief the natural way of female progress OR is it the natural place for the goddess that has lost her way? 

Is today’s women, girl, sister, mother controlled mindlessly by expectations or, does she truely believe that acting different to her true self the best way to get recognition?

Can you honestly say that you are happy with 100% of you? Is the reason that you are dissatisfied due to the reflection in the mirror? 

Your not alone this is basically the entire population of women worldwide. Disappointing, depressing and dissatisfying is what this is, not to mention really bad for us all.

Now that we have established that we are dissatisfied with what we see let’s look at why! The reason is that we look into those god damned mirrors and start to think that everything about ourselves is wrong, our arses are not a peach, our bellies are shaped like an apples, our hips are pears, our boobs are saggy grapes, and we just don’t look like the embodied meant of Kylie Minogue, Jennifer Lopez, Elle Macpherson and so on and so on. So what is the Anwser to this self sabitaging behaviour? 

Well in my world that’s as simple as the apple pie and fruit bowl that we have just compared our bodies to, read the magazine and remember that the person you are viewing is actually photoshopped (think Kim Kardasian) and secondly stop looking at yourself in the mirror until you can see the beautiful women you are.

Step 1, check out that sexy shadow walking beside you.

Step 2, add some colour to your waldrobe ( think underwear, sexy underwear.) yeah I know your wandering why but we will cross that in a mini moo.

Step 3, start to see the good bits that you haven’t noticed yet, hair, eyes, mouth, feel them, touch them.

Step 4, feel feminine, not for anyone but yourself, just feel that wonderful female energy creeping in, embrace it, and surrender to it.

Step 5, write down how you feel, uncomfortable with starting, loving the change, noticing the smile that you have that you just can’t shake.

Now that we have completed this wonderful 5 step. Program, start to live this free feminine life.

Can we be feminine without being feminist? Hmm well I have my Anwser, how about you?

Yes of course you can! A feminist is someone that has to prove that she can do everything as good or better than men. femininity is the way we act, dress, behave within our lives (. Moral, standards). 

Feminist, they are the women that did help us get out of the kitchen, mines, and general drudgery. These are women that have paved the way for us to create the world of family friendly that we have. Have we gone to far now? would our for mothers approve of where we have taken feminism to in today’s society?

I am sure that they wouldn’t, infact I believe that they would be disgusted with us for merging into men instead of staying feminine and accepting ourselves for the beautiful women we are. Do we really have to go this far, Or can we stay feminine and appreciate what they did for us whilst still be able to remain in this century? The thing is women today want equal pay for equal work yet, they still ask the bloke in the next cubicle for the use of their muscle. Is this the right way to go really?

No for me if you want equal work, equal pay then do the work yourself, don’t ask for help, don’t ask them to do bits and pieces for you ( obviously this is job general not specific) . By the way girls you don’t have balls so start to embrace the fact that you are a women not a man in disguise. I know, I know you really want to give me a blast for that last comment and please feel free but, accept the fact that I am a women, mother, friend and granddaughter, great niece etc and I do value the femininity that I possess and also respect those that helped to get us where we are today, but I also would rather accept a pay cut and a mans help to lift that box then receive the exact amount of money so I wreck my body trying to achieve the impossible and prove that I have the same equipment as the blokes.

Ladies from now on try to start to see the inner goddess in you, start to appreciate the body that you have been given, start to embrace colour, sensuality, and start to cover those mirrors, remove media from your zone that makes you feel horrid and really work on the finding of your beautiful feminine self.

You are beautiful, your are feminine and you are the best person in your life once you embrace self as there is nothing more sexy then a comfident women that ouzes sensuality. The best thing is you can do it all for yourself and not care what anyone else thinks as they aren’t in your body so it’s all about you.

be fearless, can you be feminine today?

First the Goddess in the sunlight of heaven, then the domestic Goddess sanding the wall ready for painting, both make me feel feminine and I am proud of the way I look. Time for you to embrace the beautiful Gooddess in yourself.

Yoga Hippy of Naturally fit Bodies

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Yoga Hippy Lifestyle

I have acquaintances that love the idea of being self sufficient and I have others that love the idea of the city and all the supposed simplicity of it all, can we really say that one or the other is simplistic or, is it just a state of mind?

I moved to this remote place just on ten years ago and realised that I had moved myself into isolation but, when push came to shove was I really more isolated than I was in town? Answer no I was actually far more isolated in the thriving metropolis of Newcastle where my family lived and I never saw.

Living where I do I have No electricity bills, no water bills, this is due to being on solar and generator power and having river and rain water for supply, We have the internet through the NBN sky muster system which everyone complains is slow but works wonders here and we a perfectly good phone line but no mobile service.

This is where everyone is going oh totally wish that was me, but do you really think that the challenges you face with these will make you happy? For me they have the power plays up and this is due to financial capital or lack there of to replace the old failed batteries, the generator needs an upgrade and for the same reasons can wait. All this aside am I happy? You bet and I wouldn’t change it for the world.

So right now I have spent the last few days preparing our beds for spring, nice and early so that we have a great diet to plant all the vegetables that our family eats, these are wife and varied and are always in overly abundant in which we share with neighbors, friends and of course the general public. Our business motto has always been pretty simple when it comes to the over supply of our fruits and vegetables 🥒 it’s a pay what you feel they are worth and people are as varied with this as the produce itself.

I love this life but it’s not for everyone, most people find it hard to disconnect from the world and live as natural as we do but, for us it isn’t even a thought as Stuart works bees 🐝 with Mother Nature as his boss, I work with yoga which is a universal down to earth, grounded way of life and we Both value greatly the time we spend together as a family unit as you really don’t know when it could be taken away.

Our little stall at the side of the road is where we stick our products and it’s on the old fashioned honesty system as karma catches those that are dishonest and we leave it to karma for the peacefulness of mind. We call our little stand the Yoga Hippy stand as it incorporates both my husband and I as well as the children we are all hippies at heart and we love a yogic lifestyle. Stuart’s Honey is sold at this little stall and we know that we get regulars coming as when where out of good old Hibbo’s Honey 🍯 they come up and ask for it.

So by the time that this article gets released I probably would have finished the gardens and started looking for plants to put in so it will probably be old news. I don’t turn the internet on daily let alone weekly and this is why you find that my posts are irregular.

Well hopefully you have a wonderful growing season and you find so peace in growing something for yourself.

Love the Yoga Hippy and Hibbo’s Honey crew from Newton Boyd NSW Australia ❤️❤️❤️❤️🙏

Good Food for Good Health

Okay so good food, healthy food is not always know for its ease and affordability or for that many family friendly budgeting but, if you can put this stereotyping of the good stuff aside I have a few hints and tips to make it affordable, family friendly and yum.

Firstly, you do NOT need to shop at Coles,  Woolworth’s, IGA for everything in fact you can do most of your shopping at places like the  affordable whole foods                                  ( https://www.affordablewholefoods.com.au/ )  shop either online of personally where you can pick up bulk items for less than packaged price and as good if not better quality as its generally Australian, or high quality anyways.

With this in mind you can now start to organise your cupboards and have a range of healthy alternatives for yourself, children and guest. Start by thinking about what you can make with the foods you wish to purchase so that you aren’t just getting a pile of ingredients that aren’t appropriate to your needs and also have an idea as to what you and your family like to eat most of the time, this should be your guide to purchasing foods and stop over expenditure or sudden dietary changes.

Be gentle with how and what you wish to change in your lifestyle don’t rush and try to become a full blown vegetarian, vegan or paleo if this is not you if trying these styles of living add them once a week not daily to see how it works.

Now that you have all your whole foods sorted ( nuts, seeds, rice, flour, pasta etc) lets have a look at fruit and vegetables. Just like the above store there are ways to purchase your fruit and vegetables without breaking the bank and thats farmers markets and in season produce from the supermarket. you will recognise in season by the amount on the shelves and the price is usually lower than when out of season. The other option is to plant a couple of your favourite fruit vegetable staples in your own yard, balcony etc. Eating in season is also better for your body and then nutritional benefits are higher as its ripe now.

Now the last staple is meats, this is just as easy especially for those in the cities, go for the fish markets for your seafoods, it’s fresh, cheaper than the supermarkets and can be filleted your way. red meats find a farm butcher, they are there ask around or check the internet, they also have delivery services to some areas.

So there you have it, you can be nutritionally balanced, enjoy great tasting foo and live within a really great budget. I have a family of six to feed and do this every few weeks so for the most my fortnightly budget is $300 and every 8 weeks it may go to $400 when I am running low on cleaners and a few standard essentials.

I have added a few links to the page to help take the searching out for you. enjoy your new budget friendly lifestyles.

Namaste. xxx

I do shop at the Affordable whole foods store in Coffs Harbour but we have local fruit, vegetables and meat services.

https://www.affordablewholefoods.com.au/  ( Highly Recommend this shop)

https://www.meatonline.com.au/?gclid=COur0PyB-9QCFRQKKgodAccGLg

http://www.fruitenroute.com.au/

“This is where I get all my products to feed our family of 6 minus fruit and vege, and any meat we need. I get asked all the time how I stay in a much smaller budget well here is the answer I buy bulk and cook for my family, I don’t buy takeaway, or alot of packaged foods e.g cheese three ways just the block.
 
For those that don’t already shop at a bulk whole-foods supplier check out this site… https://www.affordablewholefoods.com.au/

This recipe is from the Affordable wholefoods website and tastes AMAZING 🙂

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BASIL & MACADAMIA NUT PESTO

Ingredients:

1 clove garlic crushed

1/4 cup raw macadamia nuts

1 cup basil leaves

1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese

2 tablespoons olive oil

pinch of Celtic salt

1 teaspoon of savoury yeast flakes

 

Method:

  1. In a food processor pulse the garlic and macadamia nuts until mixed.
  2. Add the basil leaves and Parmesan cheese and blend again until you have an even consistency (don’t overdo it)
  3. Add the olive oil and Celtic salt and pulse for another 10 -15 seconds
  4. Serve into a bowl and sprinkle with nutritional yeast flakes

 

Inspiration:

Pesto is such a personal experience and you can mix it up in so many ways. Experimenting with using different herbs, nuts and seeds is a great way to do this.

We recommend with this recipe replacing the basil with parsley, or to make a wetter pesto, to add more olive oil to the mix. Enjoy!

 

Gluten Free | Sugar Free