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Happiness: Woman Has Not Used Money In 15 Yrs

I have often wondered if we really need money and if the world would work better with out it.  I know this is a radical idea in our American Dream Get Rich Quick Instant Gratification Culture where we feel we need money to be happy.   But I have heard of people who live with very little or no money and through either a self sufficient lifestyle or a simplified lifestyle feel they are much happier than when they were in the “Rat Race.’  Now with our infinite growth paradigm starting to collapse it is wonderful to see pioneers such as this woman in Germany. What do you think? Can you see a way you could live without money or with much less?

Happiness: Woman Has Not Used Money In 15 Yrs.

Citizens for Health Opens a Green PolkaDot Box Natural Food Store for Members

Jim Turner of Citizens for Health, pioneer in the natural health freedom movement, and Rod Smith, of The Green PolkaDot Box, Partner to Provide Holistic Options for Social Purpose Consumers

Washington, D.C. & Alpine, UT / PRBuzz / July 12, 2011 – – Planetary Streams and reen PolkaDot Box™ founder Rod Smith today announced his partnership with Citizens for Health, a nonprofit pioneer in the natural health freedom movement, to offer consumers with a social purpose an online natural foods shopping alternative.

According to Jim Turner, for the last 19 years Citizens for Health has been a nonprofit pioneer in the natural health freedom movement.  Citizens for Health (CFH), believes that sound health is the vital foundation of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, and is itself a fundamental human right. CFH believes now is the time to demand access to healthy food, alternative and complimentary medicines, and nontoxic products for our families.

Their partnership with Rod Smith of the Green PolkaDot Box is an aspect of fulfilling their mission.  They are proud to offer this new store front Green PolkaDot Box as a holistic aggregate place for people to shop.

“Citizens for Health is pleased to offer its members the ability to buy their favorite products with a social purpose,” said Jim Turner, founder of Citizens for Health.  “The Green PolkaDot Box™, our natural foods online affiliate store, will give Citizens for Health consumers to shop for the healthiest alternatives at lower prices and support citizens for health.”

The Green PolkaDot Box™ (“GPDB”) is a membership club that helps consumers combine their purchasing power to bargain directly with manufacturers and growers for the best pricing on organic, natural and other healthy food products.  The GPDB mission is to offer products that meet specific dietary needs, whatever they may be.  Green PolkDot Box™ hopes to become the leading authoritative source for our members who suffer from food allergies, diabetes, heart disease, cancer, obesity and other health maladies.

“We are proud to offer the Citizens for Health organization the best pricing on organic foods and holistic products,” said Rod Smith, founder of the Green PolkaDot Box.   “For those dedicated to eating Raw, Living Foods, Vegan or vegetarian, dairy or sugar-free, the Green PolkaDot Box membership will deliver a wonderful variety of the living foods you love for less.”

The Green PolkaDot Box™ does not carry any products that contain harmful ingredients, including foods that are known to be genetically modified.  It only carries products that are believed represent the highest quality and value.  GPDB has done the homework and research for its Members. But company management is willing to listen and improve its performance and product selection anytime.   GPDB’s goal is to pass through to its Members all the cost savings possible, and to create opportunity for them to share the savings with others.

The Green PolkaDot Box™ is an online membership club that provides to Citizens for Health members the lowest pricing on organic, natural and other healthy food products through partnerships that garner the best pricing from manufacturers and growers. The GPDB annual membership includes both a “club” or “reward” membership; the later offering a referral rewards program to help consumers earn their healthy food purchases. Both membership types feature a FREE delivery option.  Green PolkaDot Box.


Citizens for Health is a nonprofit pioneer in the natural health freedom movement and has been for the last 19 years. We believe now is the time to demand access to healthy food, alternative and complimentary medicines, and nontoxic products for our families.  The Citizens for Health blog– — seeks to empower readers with the lesser-reported “under side” of the stories about the dangers that hundreds of food, drugs and other everyday products bring into our homes.  Visit to find current and thought-provoking videos, legislative updates, and essays from subject-matter experts, opinion leaders, whistle-blowers, Washington insiders and concerned citizens.  In addition to exposing the risks of everyday products, this site also provides information about healthy living, including organic food, dietary supplements, and non-drug therapies like acupuncture, naturopathy and chiropractic. 

James S. Turner, founder of Citizens for Health and a principal at the Swankin & Turner Washington, D.C. based law firm, represents businesses as well as individuals and consumer groups in a wide variety of regulatory matters concerning food, drug, health, environmental and product-safety matters. He has appeared before every major consumer regulatory agency, including the Food and Drug Administration, Environmental Protection Agency, Consumer Product Safety Commission and Federal Trade Commission, as well as the Department of Agriculture and the National Institutes of Health. For more about Jim Turner please visit,

The Green Polka Dot Boxfounder Rod Smith talks about the new online membership club that provides the lowest pricing on organic, natural and other healthy food products.  Learn how the GPDB referral rewards program helps consumers earn their healthy food purchases. Green PolkaDot Box

Rod A. Smith, founder of The Green PolkaDot Box, has launched numerous successful ventures in his professional life after an earlier career in Commercial Real Estate.  Prior to The Green PolkaDot Box™ he also founded and development of the company known today as InContact (NASDAQ: SAAS), a diversified communications company.  For more information about Rod Smith and his reason for founding The Green PolkaDot Box™, please visit Green PolkaDot Box.






Knee High Corn By The Fourth of July – Bah Humbug! HowAbout Over My Head Instead.

"Amazing what a little worm poop will do!"

I love growing corn. It is just so green and purty. I guess growing up in Minnesota and seeing massive fields of corn just kind of got it in my blood. So I really enjoy growing it BIG. This is our Three Sisters garden with corn, squash and beans. With our vermiculture bins we get the most amazing fertilizer around… Worm Poop. Sure looks like it helped these stalks reach for the sky. Of course the chickens scratchin’ and dropping there contribution certainly doesn’t hurt. And I can’t wait to walk through the rows shaking the stalks to help the pollen drift down onto the silk and pollinate each kernal. Did you know that each kernel of corn is attached to one strand of silk? So each strand needs to get pollinated in order for that kernel to grow. Can’t wait to roast some big cobs of sweet corn on the fire, and bite into those sweet kernels dripping with golden butter and a little salt and pepper. Yeah! Doesn’t get any better than that.

35 Facts That Show Just How Much The Average American Has Been Destroyed By This Economy

35 Facts That Show Just How Much The Average American Has Been Destroyed By This Economy.

$35 for a Lifetime of Healing

Having run around barefoot as a child and having begun to walk and run naked on the earth as much as I could the past two years I was pleased to read information on the benefits of earthing. I decided to purchase a grounding kit to try it out sleeping through the night grounded to the earth. The principle is that we are electrical beings and connecting to the electrical energy in the earth has a healing affect on our bodies. Studies have shown that it does indeed have many benefits which you can research by going to the link above. I anxiously awaited the arrival of the kit and excitedly opened the package to find a simple 3 prong plug connected to a long wire connected to a wristband that has a 1×2 inch metal plate which stays in contact with your skin.

With a few weird looks from my wife (she is pretty used to my wild and crazy ideas) I tested the outlet in the bathroom to make sure it was properly grounded and plugged in a long extension cord and ran it into the bedroom. Our house is 50 years old and many of the outlets are not grounded except for the ones I personally grounded for our computers. So I strapped the wristband to my foot so the plate was on the sole of my foot so I had a good sole connection (pun intended) and went to sleep. Well I slept really hard, which is typical when first sleeping grounded, and woke up feeling quite refreshed. I also noticed my back didn’t hurt like it usually does in the morning and I didn’t seem to be quite as stiff either. Now after using it for a while, actually not that much since everyone else in the family has been stealing it to use themselves, I wake up in the morning feeling good and ready to jump out of bed and get to the tasks of the day. I think I might actually have been suffering from a little depression before, but feel really great these days.

One of the most dramatic results we have seen is with our daughter Mia. Mia is a beautiful 9 year old girl that has brought much love and joy to our family. We raised her with the family bed style of parenting until she was about 4 years old. After that she moved into her own bed, but for most of the past 5 years we have struggled with her not sleeping through the night and eventually coming into our bed in the middle of the night or morning. Well she has grown bigger and it feels like our King size bed has grown smaller and some nights I even resorted to sleeping in her bed to be comfortable. So we have struggled with this for a long time, but now it feels finally resolved without the distress of trying to force her to stay in her own bed.

So I asked her if she would try the grounding unit and she gladly said “sure”. It was amazing! She went for a week sleeping with the ground wire and staying in her bed all night long. It was only after a few days of not wearing it (her Mom wanted to try it) that she came back to us in the middle of the night feeling scared again. So now we have grounding wires for everyone and she is again sleeping through the night without waking up. Hallelujah!!

My wife has just started using it also and is experiencing very restful sleep and the whole family seems happier lately. Mia and Carina still have fights sometimes, but it seems like they are having a lot more fun playing together. I obviously highly recommend grounding and will post again once we have a little more hours of sleeping grounded under our belts. You can get a grounding unit by sending $30 plus $5 S&H through Paypal to Jerry Diamond @ Jerry is making this units available at very low cost as he believes in their power to heal so effectively and with no costs for drugs or high priced medical advice. I will be contacting him about helping to distribute the grounding units as I feel this can be of great value to everyone. Have a great day!

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