What's better than a first-hand recommendation?

Here, you'll find a number of items that I find useful in life and in business. Below, you'll find products, services, and information I've come to trust and rely on. Many of the items that I've recommended are free or have a free option. Other's are for sale or subscription.

While I use and freely recommend the items on this list, some of the links are to affiliates who will pay me a commission if you do business with them. This is my way of making the production of this podcast affordable for me while supporting businesses that I believe in.

It's also my way of supporting your own desire to spend your attention and money on business and things that will make your life better, without having to put the time that I have in researching quality options.

Disclosure: When you make a purchase through one of our affiliate links, we get a (small) cut of the sale. It’s incremental, but it’s incredibly helpful.

I hope you find something here useful to your life's journey.

Ebooks

Bring Permaculture Into Your Lifestyle!

This Free eBook offers over 100 unique actionable steps that you can take toward creating more harmonious relationships with yourself, your community, and our planet.

Travel in Style

Learn How to Travel the World & Stay for FREE in Over 130 Countries.  To celebrate their 2nd edition release and house sitting academy, they're offering free downloads for a limited time! Learn where to find the best house sitting gigs to make your travel dreams come true.

 

The Good Guide to Extreme Composting

Learn to compost like you’ve never composted before, with expert gardener and master composter David the Good. Quit turning piles and make compost the simple way!

Videos

Visit Our YouTube Channel!

At most of the farms that we've been visiting, we've been taking video tours of some of our guests' more interesting projects.  Join the tour from the comfort of home and see what these pioneers have been up to!  Of course, make sure to Subscribe, while you're there!

DIY Rocket Mass Heaters

This is a comprehensive look at several different approaches for building your own wood burning stove or space heater in a way that maximizes efficiency, by getting a second burn of the released gases, ultimately requiring less wood for more heat, with cleaner emissions! If you want to use wood to heat your home, you need to know about this technology!

Visit Green Dreams FL on YouTube!

If you're into fruit forests and permaculture, and want to see more examples of how others are doing it, Peter Kanaris' YouTube channel is a must visit.  He's done an extensive tour of CR over the years and has filmed many of our guests from a different angle.

Online Courses

If you're going to do it, do it right!

House sitting is a growing trend and, like most things, can be done with the guidance and wisdom of those who've come before, or you can just wing it and wonder why things didn't turn out the way you hoped.  Nat & Jodie have put the time into studying and experimenting with what works and what doesn't.  Let them tell you all about it.

PDC & Appropriate Technology Combo!

This Permaculture Design Course brings together some of the best minds in the permaculture community. With a variety of backgrounds and areas of expertise, these instructors convey the knowledge every homesteader needs.  The added course on appropriate technology makes this a very smart choice.

Demystify the myths and embrace the sweetness!

By now, most of us know that the survival of the human race depends on a healthy population of pollinators.  But bees?!  Don't they sting?  Is that's all that's stopping you?  Bee boxes can be safely located in any suburban backyard. With a little guidance, Jacob will have you well on your way to a tasty solution to one of our world's most pressing woes.

Homesteading Resources

Natural Swimming Pool Combo Pack (movie & eBook)

This is a combo pack of both an eBook and a movie about building natural swimming pools.

Solar Dehydrator Plans - Triple Combo Package

This is a triple combo offer (with discount) of three individual plan sets: Missoula, Wheaton ATC, and Hot Aussie models!

Rocket Stove Thermal Mass Heater Plans

An L-shaped heated bench, using the rocket mass heater clean-burning and super-efficient wood-burning technology.

Kitchen Staples

Revolutionize the way you grow sprouts!

The toughest part about sprouting is finding a convenient place to leave a bunch of glass jars dumped upside down to drain.  What's worse, your sprouts are always touching a wet surface increasing chance for mold.  Not anymore!

Curb your coffee habit or replace it altogether!

I've been drinking matcha for years.  It's a carefully prepared green tea powder that you can mix into hot water, smoothies, or bake with it.  It's high in antioxidants & other nutrients and is a more gentle stimulant to drink first thing in the morning. It helps me resist the coffee until closer to midday when I'll get the most use out of it ;0)

The food staple I miss most living in Costa Rica

I love starting my morning off with a serving of this delicious drink.  Stand alone in water, is my regular approach, but it's great in smoothies, too.  The best part is that all of my boys love it!  It's a great way to get your daily greens, especially in the winter.

Transformational experiences await!

Are you looking for an eco-centered place to visit, study at, or even join as a member? Take a journey through this decentralized network of ecovillages, intentional communities, permaculture farms, social projects, and retreat centers, around the world.  Plan your next adventure with this directory at your side!

Your one-stop green shopping destination!

This site's every hipster's dream store! From stuff for the kids & kitchen, to gear to keep you fit, this store has an array of quality eco-friendly products that you can feel good about using.  Save yourself hours online, reading reviews from the 10,000 things on amazon.  The Ultimate Green Store has done the hard work.  Connecting conciencious consumers to conciencious producers.  It's just that simple.  

Learn Spanish in a way that you can use it!

-I learned Spanish the hard way.  In the hardware stores and on the road.  It took me nearly two years before I felt comfortable carrying on conversations without sweating bullets.  You don't have to put yourself through that!  I've purchased this course to go through it and make sure it offers what it says it does.  And it does!  I'm confident that with steady practice, this course will have you speaking practical and useful Spanish in no time, with the tools to successfully "wing it" when the need arrives.  Learn the foundation from which you'll build life-enhancing experiences with reduced stress and embarrassment.  He even offers a 60-day money-back guarantee if you don't like it!

Browser Extensions

Copy Now, Paste Later!

Have you ever wanted to paste that text that you copied an hour ago? What about copy 3 different items on one document to paste into another, without all the back and forth? This extension is a simple, easy access tool that you'll use almost everyday.  And it's free!

Speed up or slow down ANY video!

If you're like me, watching info videos in regular speed can be a drag.  YouTube and some other players have a setting for speeding things up, others don't.  This extension allows you to control the speed of absolutely any video that you're viewing in your browser, from social media to online courses!

The last password you'll ever need!

I've been using Lastpass for a few years, now.  I just recently upgraded so that I can securely share passwords with my virtual team (& easily remove them when the time arises, without having to change all my passwords!)  This is far more secure than letting Chrome or Safari store your passwords.  I can even access them from the phone app!

Phone Apps

Take the guesswork out of what to plant, when!

This app has become indispensable for many a gardener.  Based on the influence of the moon, you can now easily plan what is best to do in your garden on any given day.

Predict the angle of the sun throughout the year!

This app isn't only useful, it's fun to use! When planting a tree or garden, or you'll want to know how sun and shade will fall on the spot.  The free version helps you see movement throughout the day, but for a small fee, the upgrade will help you see movement throughout the year. This app can provide some valuable info for your design.

Meditation is the skill to improve all skills!

This app has been a gift to 100's of thousands of people working to improve their mental, emotional, and physical wellbeing. Personally, the timer is my most used tool, but I occasionally enjoy a guided mediation or relax to binaural beats.  This is the first app I visit each day. Definately worth checking out!

Business Tools

30 Day Summit

This is a book and interview series that Russell Brunson did, asking 30 self-made millionaires how they would rebuild their wealth in 30 days if they lost all of their assets and had to start from scratch.  These stories and blueprints have inspired me to take new action like nothing else I've come across in my studies!  

Easily build sales funnels right into your WP Site!

Time have changed and, as you may have heard, the age of the website is dead.  Well, kind of.  Relying on your standard website design to convert customers is definitely no longer dependable. New education and technology are available and I've found Thrive Themes to be the perfect solution, and an alternative to other programs with expensive membership fees. If you use WordPress, Thrive Themes can be your perfect companion.

Turn Email Marketing into Conversations

I did a lot of research before choosing Active Campaign for my email needs.  What I like most is the ability to easily segment audiences so that I can communicate with each person in a way that recognizes the relationship that we've already created. It allows me to specialize my communications depending on a limitless string of conditions.  The pricing is more than fair for what it has to offer.  

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