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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

Recipe: Chipotle Lime Beer Chicken Tacos

I am sooo gonna make this dish this weekend!  It looks tasty and the Chipotle Lime Rub is mighty yummy, although I think I’ll use a little less than called for because I think it has a little zing to it. Serves 4 Ingredients 2 teaspoons Wildtree Natural Grapeseed Oil 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts 1 tablespoon Wildtree Chipotle Lime Rub 12 ounces beer 1 lime, juiced 1 tablespoon brown sugar 8 (6 inch) tortillas… 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

My Fabulously Sustainable Weekend

Last weekend we returned from the Mother Earth News Fair in Seven Springs, PA.  It’s a huge gathering of over 200 vendors, dozens of speakers and workshops (like over 100!) on the topic of sustainability, whether it’s how to build a solar hot water heater, building better soil, composting, growing herbs or processing chickens (egads!), they have it. What I love about being there is 1) I learn a ton, 2) it’s a nice get away… Read more »

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

What You Can Do In 60 Seconds or Less

Each Wednesday I promote the Happy Humpday/Pay it Forward concept.  I like the idea of one day focusing on the act of kindness towards others.  not that we aren’t nice people other days, right?!  My full-time career is a hairstylist, so I’m in the business of making people look and feel good.  I compliment my clients because I like them and want to make them happy.  They’re not empty compliments, either; I really do mean it…. Read more »