Since ancient times, our ancestors have mastered the method of manufacturing a healing, lovely flavored drink from fermented Willowherb (Epilobium angustifolium) named "Ivan-Chai" or just, Russian tea.
The Russian name "Ivan-Chai" was supposedly coined by foreigners following its export to England and other European countries: "Ivan" is a traditional Russian name, while "Chai" means tea, a word of Indian origin. There was a time when Ivan-Chai was the second most-exported Russian…Continue
Added by Yuri Smirnov on November 15, 2017 at 5:38pm — No Comments
Dolmen of Russia... These ancient stones spread on the wide territory along the Black sea are said to be Keepers of Feelings and Wisdom of our Pristine Origins. Some people come to dolmens as sacred places for pilgrimage. Making a conscious pilgrimage can cause profound changes in yourself and fill you with energy to reach a new level of…Continue
Added by Yuri Smirnov on October 31, 2017 at 4:55pm — No Comments
How to connect with our Higher Self:
Please read next blog post by my friend Regina Jensen: …Continue
Added by Yuri Smirnov on October 30, 2017 at 6:36pm — No Comments
My dear friends,
In a couple of days my Russian friend, Alosha Lynov, we will be starting his complimentary Natural Building and Intentional Community webinar.
Alosha will cover the following topics, when it comes to living in harmony with Natural law and each other.
* Integrate Solar Passive Design so you can warm and cool your home using sun and wind.
* How to avoid harmful earth and man made…
Added by Yuri Smirnov on October 27, 2017 at 8:29pm — No Comments
Here are 6 reasons to choose Heirloom Seeds from Russian Family Homesteads: http://ecominded.net/heirloom-seeds.html
1. Exceptional taste. For me it's a taste of my childhood, when I picked vegetables right from the my vege-bed in my grandma's garden.
2. Heirloom vegetables are much more nutritious than hybrids.
3. Heirloom vegetables are open-pollinated, which means you can save your own seeds to…
Added by Yuri Smirnov on October 6, 2017 at 9:00pm — No Comments
A good notice for organic gardeners, permaculture enthusiasts and homesteaders: we have more then 200 varieties of heirloom organic seeds produced in Russian family homesteads. Please feel free to browse them here: http://ecominded.net/heirloom-seeds.html - place an order and share with friends! )))…Continue
Added by Yuri Smirnov on September 13, 2017 at 11:51pm — No Comments
My dear friends,
We have just launched an affiliate program integrated with our Eco-Minded shop. Please feel free to join it and earn 10 to 50 % commission on sales of all eco-friendly products produced in Russian family homesteads. For details please check this page: http://ecominded.net/affiliate/affiliate-program.html…
Added by Yuri Smirnov on September 5, 2017 at 10:34pm — No Comments
Added by Kody Tillotson on September 1, 2017 at 1:21pm — No Comments
My dear friends,
I created this video for those who like to make organic cold-pressed seed/nut oils themselves. Please share with friends and feel free to order wooden press-barrel directly from the Russian craft master:Continue
Added by Yuri Smirnov on August 29, 2017 at 3:30pm — No Comments
My dear friends,
I thought you might be interested in this Abundance of Water Garden & Home eco webinar, created by my friend Alosha, which is starting online next week - for free: …
Added by Yuri Smirnov on July 1, 2017 at 9:03pm — No Comments
I hope this is a good moment to introduce you a new blog by my dearest friend Dr. Regina Jensen!
At a time like this it is essential that we have a forum to support each other and exchange information and call it Connected Living because that best…
Happy greetings to you all, beautiful people!
I too have had a long hiatus, I seem to remember something weird happening with money at some point... anyway, I have been enjoying reading my old posts and remembering where I was at, back in 2012!
If community spirit is still active I'd love to rejoin the wider discussions and learn and share (mostly learn!) with you again.
We have a baby now, live on the Gold Coast in Australia and are saving for land in Aotearoa New…Continue
Added by Katie on April 2, 2017 at 10:29pm — No Comments
Last month I had a conversation with a lady regarding a situation about which I was aware of much. She asked what I “did”. Most folks talking about these specific topics would call themselves Intuitives, Reiki Masters, Readers, Clairvoyant etc. I said I didn’t have a label for my abilities and what I know. She asked how long I’d been doing “this”? Since I was born….. It was obvious the woman was having difficulty putting me in a familiar classification box by my answers.
Added by Michelle Hazlewood on March 30, 2017 at 8:18pm — No Comments
Those who know me or have been “following” me for years are also aware of my pursuit of a Tropical Spa Retreat. It’s concept and details were “downloaded” to me years ago (maybe 15) while still living in California. Since that time I have contacted thousands of people, researched extensively, traveled to many countries, considered numerous offers/possibilities and, so far, still not manifested this tropical sanctuary.
Obviously, we have many possible futures. Every action we take,…Continue
Added by Michelle Hazlewood on February 27, 2017 at 7:05am — No Comments
And all that is gold does not glitter! Sit back and relax while I regale you with the ongoing tale of a Gypsy Wanderer from an intimate perspective.
Most people living “normal” lives cannot fathom the life I have been living since 2009. Personally, I don’t know how many years previous were preparing me for such either – perhaps since birth. Normal people, in this context, are those who subscribe to beliefs such as: You have to work hard at a job to have the things you want. Hard work…Continue
Added by Michelle Hazlewood on February 2, 2017 at 9:03am — No Comments
For your inspiration: please enjoy these beautiful works of art by Russian woodcraft master (see the picture).
Alexander works with different types of wood: cedar wood (Pinus Sibirica), apple tree, elm tree, poplar tree, juniper tree, maple tree, birch wood and bark, he also works with woodknob!
Added by Yuri Smirnov on January 27, 2017 at 8:29pm — No Comments
Hello everyone! I present you with all of history in as few words as possible, from the beginning, to today and the whole future, and creating a genuinely new living creation with all of it. I will present here the Paleo Sanskrit sentences here, but I am now as we speak working on translating these in complete detail into English. Here are the 9+1 sentences, along with a picture showing the direction each of these are aimed at, and can be used to translate all languages. Joy and health to…Continue
Added by Kody Tillotson on January 14, 2017 at 2:52pm — No Comments
One of the memorable gifts I am infinitely grateful for this season is warmth! 80some degree days? Oh yeah! It makes such a tremendous difference in my life when I am in a climate that supports and revitalizes me. At the same time, it thrills me to hear about others enjoying their snowy and more “winter appropriate” weather. Different strokes for different folks or we’d all be crowded in the exact same place at the same time. I wish for everyone to have the lives of their brightest desires…Continue
Added by Michelle Hazlewood on January 7, 2017 at 11:35am — No Comments
My dear friends!
January is a good time to make up your plans for the year. )
We invite you to Vedic Russia Ethno & Eco spiritual Tour/Retreat. Come and see the wonders of Vedic Russia, mysterious dolmens and unique Tekos school, join Vedic Russia festivals and gatherings and explore eco life-style of Russian off-the-grid family homesteads (Kin's domains) that have rightly been called the national idea of Russia !
Added by Yuri Smirnov on January 4, 2017 at 10:40pm — No Comments
Initially I was going to start by saying I was throwing down the gauntlet as those were the first words that came to my mind. But the challenge I want to put out isn’t adversarial but part of my ongoing quest. WHAT WOULD YOU DO?! What would you do if you had an unstoppable drive to find a place you have a detailed image of in your mind but don’t know where on earth it is? Imagine you have to find this without money…but you do have internet access. If your response in deeper than a general…Continue