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Are You Ready to Be A Better Earthling?

 Hi! I’m Cathy Tiffany, founder of  Be A Better Earthling.  I founded this site out of my love for nature and keen interest in living a sustainable lifestyle:  that means striving to be healthier, wealthier and having a good impact on the environment here and abroad.  I’ll share my knowledge, discoveries and failures and together maybe we can make ourselves and the world around us a little better!

Healthier

How to Use Your Fresh Tomatoes and Cucumbers: Greek Pita Tacos

          Our garden has blessed us with a TON of cucumbers and we’re just starting to get our tomatoes. Don’t get me wrong, I love slicing these things up and eat them au natural, but sometimes you want to jazz it up.  Here is a really healthy and tasty recipe I came across from my Wildtree files; It’s delish!  I’m going to try it next time with the Tzatziki Seasoning; I… Read more »

Wealthier

Can Money Buy Happiness?

I often check out MSN Money and came upon “5 Bad Money Lessons Your Parents Taught You”, including “Money Can’t Buy You Happiness“. I agree with the author of the article.  Being broke doesn’t make for much joy.     I’m much happier knowing that I have the money I need to pay my bills, pay for a car repair…to not worry. I have spent the past couple of years conspiring on how to reduce… Read more »

Eco-Wise

How Chickens Like to Spend an Afternoon

It was such a nice day today!  I took my laptop out to my patio, took the cats out and let the chickens out into their mobile unit.  A good time was had by all, but I got less work done than I had hoped.  Too many fowl interruptions. That was a little funny…..  

Parents & Kids

The Importance of Mothers

Right off the bat, let me just say that fathers are important, too.  But, since this is Mother’s Day……     I have an an awesome Mom.  She was/is a single Mom.  She worked 40 hours a week, was me and my sister’s sole provider, took care of the house, did the laundry, shopping, bills and most yard work.  That’s a lot of stuff! And you know what? Kids don’t care much about any of… Read more »

B.A.B.E In Action

Happiness Tips: Try-it Tuesday List #15

    This week’s list covers  B.A.B.E’s Sustainability Triad:  Health, Money & the Environment (doesn’t that sound so fancy!?) For Your Health:  Over the course of the next week, add one more glass of water each day or if you already guzzle a ton, why not get in a bit more movement >> work in 25 jumping jacks each day for the next 2 weeks. For Your Money:  Not a saver?  Find $5-10 and start… Read more »