Are you Codependent?

“I started getting better the day my Mother started learning how to stop her enabling”          Matt, age 20, Former Heroin User If you are in a relationship with a person (spouse, child, parent, friend) who has a substance use disorder, you may be unconsciously ‘enabling’ the person to continue their same behavior. The following are a few key indicators you might be enabling a person with a substance use disorder and becoming codependent: If you want your friend or family member to stop usin

Unique American Brewery Tours

One of the best ways to discover new craft beer for your bar, is to tour the brewery itself.  With more than 4,000 across the country, nearly 75 percent of all Americans live within 10 miles of a brewery.  When the Brewers Association conducted its most recent annual survey, 92.8 percent of breweries responded that they offer tours.  This is great news for the industry, and a fun way to sample new products for your establishment. Visiting a brewery will also help you to connect with the backg

How To Live Off The Grid on a Ranch

Going "off the grid" simply means maintaining a lifestyle free from the system that delivers utilities to the masses. There's nothing quite like living off the land on your ranch, away from the constraints of society. There are several ways to achieve this goal. The following are among the most valuable tips for how to live off-grid: There are two main ways to collect water. A private well can be dug by drilling a hole deep into the ground and installing a pump. Of course, this requires there t

The Badwater Ultramarathon Is The Toughest Run You'll Ever See

Running a marathon can be tough, but what if you are down 1 mile with 134 to go, in 100 degree weather?  Yeah…not most people’s idea of fun!  The Badwater Ultramarathon is just that.  At an altitude of 8,300 feet in California’s Death Valley, how can that be entertainment? It’s not about fun, though, it’s about accomplishment.  Known as one of the most demanding footraces in the world, it truly is a test of human ability and tolerance.  59 people ran it this year, with 38 rookies joining the fr

3 Ways To Get Along With The Vegan In Your Life

There is nothing worse than preachy people. No matter what brand. Whether it be about religion, politics or a lifestyle choice, etc. … more often than not, the behavior is likely to send the person being reprimanded in the opposite direction. Typically, those preaching are simply expressing passion, but doing it in the wrong manor. Vegans are extremely passionate people, but not ALL of them are preachy. In fact, as we delve into the future of our health and diets, we are beginning to open our eyes to the benefits of such a diet. And the more this occurs, the more accepting everyone is becoming. Everyone has a Vegan or Vegetarian loved one, friend or co-worker these days.