Do It Yourself

Do It Yourself

By Rory Coulter

How to do lots of cool stuff, from the past 50 issues of our beloved monthly newsletter, The Harvest.


GUERILLA GARDENING: MAKE YOUR OWN SEED BOMBS

When you think of illicit activity or political protest, gardening doesn’t typically come to mind. Read more >


GET FIT FOR FREE

Gym membership gathering dust? You’re not the only one. That’s exactly what they’re banking on. Get fit without the annual fees or feelings of guilt. Read now >


LEARN ANYTHING

Start sharpening your pencils, because lifelong learning is where it’s at. Want to become a conservationist why not learn from Jane Goodall? Want to improve your tennis game — why not learn from Serena Williams? Want to become a better writer — why not learn from Malcolm Gladwell? Thanks to sites like Masterclass and Skillshare, now you can! 


HEAL YOURSELF

We all know we should try to get eight hours of sleep a night. But did you know not all sleep is created equal? Find out how making a tiny adjustment to something you already do can boost your immune system and repair your body. Read now >


MAKE YOUR BED

At the risk of sounding like your mom, make your bed! According to Admiral William H. McCraven, it can change your life . . . and maybe even the world. Read now >


EMBRACE WINTER

Winter wellness hacks to help you thrive when it’s cold outside. Read now >


BREAK BAD HABITS — ONCE AND FOR ALL

You can change any habit by doing this . . . Read now >


LOVE THE LIFE YOU LIVE

In three simple steps! Read now >

February Harvest DIY: Love The Life You Live | Ned CBD

 

SPRING CLEANING

Using common household cleaning products can be as harmful to your health as smoking a pack a day. Thankfully, there’s a better way. Read now >


STAY GROUNDED

Elizabeth Gilbert shares the 5-4-3-2-1 practice: “To ground yourself in the present moment (and escape fears and fantasies of the unknown future) try this simple trick. Look at your current surroundings. Name 5 things that you can see, 4 things that you can hear, 3 things that you can feel, 2 things that you can smell, and 1 thing that you can taste.” 


NO SOIL, NO PROBLEM

Who says you need soil and sunshine — or even a green thumb — to garden? You can grow all types of Instagram-worthy (oh, and super nutritious) sprouts and microgreens inside. Read more >


FINE AND DANDY

When it comes to honey, our favorite weed is giving bees a run for their money. Get our favorite recipe for vegan dandelion honey. >     


UNLEASH YOUR INNER SUPERHUMAN

Boost your immune system, increase your energy, reduce stress and more! Read now >



WILD HARVESTING 

Annie Miller — mother to Luca, steward to nature, botanist to Ned — shares her secrets to ethically wildcrafting the ingredients in your favorite Ned products. Read now >


SOW MORE SEEDS OF KINDNESS

Take our 30 day kindness challenge — and reap the proven health benefits! Take the challenge >


GROW A KITCHEN SCRAP GARDEN 

You could compost your food scraps or you could regrow them. Say what?! Simply pop a carrot top or celery bottom in a bowl of water and watch it spring back to life! Learn more >


NOURISH YOUR NEIGHBOURHOOD

Chances are you’ve seen the Little Free Library in your neck of the woods. Now the Little Free Pantry movement is sweeping the nation. Start a mini pantry of your own to fight food insecurity in your community. Learn more >


PLOG FOR THE PLANET

Plogging — a portmanteau of "jogging" and "picking" (as in, picking up litter) — is the newest Scandinavian trend sweeping the world, though we're pretty sure we've been doing it since before it had a name . . . Anyhoo, this eco-friendly activity is the perfect way to get outdoors and help clean up your community this spring!


GUIDED JOURNALING

Journaling is one of the best ways to reduce stress and anxiety. All of us here at Ned Quarters use the OAK Journal. It’s designed to help you become the happiest, most productive version of yourself. 


THE ABCs OF SELF CARE

Accept the things you cannot change. Change the things you cannot accept. And practice, practice, practice the ABCs of self care. Read now >


MELLÖ MOJITO MOCKTAIL

Try our favorite summer sundowner! Get the recipe >


NED’S LOW-KEY SUMMER CHECKLIST

This summer, we’re taking a page out of Ralph Waldo Emerson’s playbook: “Live in the sunshine. Swim in the sea. Drink in the wild air.” Done, done, and done! Here’s 10 more simple ways we’re reconnecting with nature this summer. Read now >


MELLÖ-SPIKED APPLE CIDER

Cheers to your health! Get the recipe >


SUPERCHARGE YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM

5 simple practices to fortify yourself for flu season. Read now >


FIND YOUR IKIGAI

The poet Mary Oliver famously wrote: “Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?” Finding your answer may just be the secret to living a long and happy life. Read now >


MAKE HISTORY

Everyone has a story. All you gotta do is listen. As you gather with family this holiday season, consider recording a real sit-down interview with one of your relatives. There’s probably so much you don’t know about them. Use the StoryCorps app and preserve it for future generations. 


 

COMMUNITY GROUPS, INITIATIVES & PROJECTS WE LOVE

Some fun ideas for building and serving your local community. Read now >


FIND A SPRING

We don’t always get our water directly from a spring, but when we do it feels like we’re drinking from the Fountain of Youth. Spring water provides amazing health benefits thanks to its natural mineral content (so does Mellö, if that’s a whole lot easier!). Find a spring near you. >

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