Jaipi Sixbear

Jaipi Sixbear

Jaipi (pronounced J.P.) is a published author, regular contributor at Yahoo! and a multi-topic columnist at Examiner.com. Jaipi also ghost writes for several clients and coaches writers new to web writing and marketing.
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  • Beating Chronic Illness Insomnia
    Are you having trouble sleeping due to chronic pain and illness? Some of the root causes are obvious. Still, there may be factors you hadn't considered. Here's a few issues that contribute to chronic illness insomnia and what you can do about them.
  • Recovering From Lengthy Chronic Illness Flares
    Chronic illness is pretty much always a literal pain. There are, however, certain times when the pain and mobility issues are at their very worst. Those times are known as flares. Sometimes they cause irreversible damage. How do you get back to normal?
  • Do Vegans Love Other Animals More Than Human Animals?
    One of the things I hear quite often from non-vegans is that they get the feeling vegans care more about other species than they do their own. Is it true?
  • Is Using Goats to Mow Lawns a Vegan Practice?
    Sometimes deciding whether something is a vegan practice requires a little thought and some research. Is using goats to mow lawns a vegan practice?
  • Writing Articles People Love to Read
    What does it take to grab the attention of your reader and keep it? Most of the time, people tell me that my articles are easy to read and frighteningly entertaining. No really, they do! So, what are my biggest secrets?
  • Why Do People Live in Notoriously Bad Weather Zones?
    Bad weather happens everywhere. Still, there are certain areas that seem to get the brunt of things where natural disasters are concerned. Why on earth do people live in notoriously bad weather and earthquake zones?
  • Healthy and Unhealthy Juicing
    There's not a lot of sugar content in my juice fast juices. I know there's a right and a wrong way to juice. I follow a few simple rules when juicing for optimum nutritional value and low sugar content. Here they are.
  • Natural Cures Take Time – Start Now
    Everyone seems to be looking for miracles. Natural cures don't work that way. They take time. They're all about giving your mind and body what it lacks. They restore your natural balance. That just doesn't happen overnight. Start now. Don't give up.
  • Squeezing Writing Into Your Free Time
    I'm the first one to tell you that taking time off from writing is vital. However, there are times when your “free” time can be used to write. When is that? Well, it's when you have nothing better to do.
  • Taking Negativity in and Letting Positivity Out
    What? Shouldn't that be just the opposite? All our lives we've been told to take in the positive and breathe out the negative, so how can this be? Let me explain why I feel that society has things all backwards in this respect.
  • The Benefits of Writing Online Articles While Offline
    Depending on the type of online articles you write, writing offline can be very beneficial and productive. So, what benefits are there to writing offline? What type of article works best?
  • Surprising Dollar Store Items That Work
    If you're one of those people who scoffs at dollar store items, you may not know about these cool deals. If you do know about them, you may think they don't work. In that case, you would be wrong.
  • If a Pig and a Vegan Were on a Desert Island
    I often have non-vegans confront me with hypothetical situations like the ones here. I don't answer, because I find hypothetical situations ridiculous. But maybe I should. If I did, here's how it would go, with a bit of silliness mixed in with the facts.
  • The Politics Behind Your Food Choices
    Vegans aren't the only ones who can enact change with their food purchases. What are some of the food choices you make that have an impact on societal change?
  • Tiny House Storage Solutions
    Have you come up with a tiny house design that keeps you minimalist, while still allowing you to hang on to your favorite things? Here's some storage ideas that may help.
  • Vitamin D and Lupus – My Experience
    A lack of Vitamin D is fairly common in Lupus patients. Once I was diagnosed with Lupus, my rheumatologist did blood tests that revealed I was severely deficient. Here's the changes I made in my lifestyle that help keep my Vitamin D levels up with Lupus.
  • What Do Vegans Feed Their Pets?
    One of the things people often ask me is what vegans feed their pets. So, for those people and anyone else who's curious, here's what vegans feed their pets and why.
  • Benefits of Spreading Out Your Home Remodel Over Time
    If you're one of those folks who value your peace of mind over your possessions, you might consider including your home remodel in the slow movement. Here's some good reasons to do just that.
  • Benefits of Writing When Tired
    My writer friends will understand this article slant very well. In order to make money writing, burning the midnight oil is a given. Here's the benefits of writing when you should be sleeping.
  • Preparing Weed Filled Areas for Gardening
    How do you turn a weedy backyard into a garden wonderland with the least amount of effort?
  • Do Vegans Fit Best in the City or Country?
    Should you choose country life or city life as a vegan? That is the million dollar question, which in my case, has no definite answer yet. Here's why.
  • Have You Fallen Victim to Hidden Commercial Brainwashing?
    From health and wellness “campaigns' to in-store selling techniques, it's likely you've fallen “victim” more often than you think.
  • Oreos May Be Vegan, but for Many, There Are Still Concerns
    Are Oreos actually vegan? Technically, the answer is yes. However, if you delve a little deeper, which vegans generally do, you might find there is no easy answer.
  • Top 5 Reasons for Total Garden Failure
    Gardens fail for multiple reasons, not the least of which is neglect. These are the top 5 reasons I give for garden failure when called on for my garden “expertise.”
  • What's the Worst Thing About Tiny House Living?
    What's the worst thing about tiny house living? Well, that depends on your own needs and circumstances. There are, however, certain issues that all micro house dwellers might struggle with. Here's just a few.
  • Benefits of Tiny Houses Over Campers
    Is it better to build your own tiny house or go for a camper as your main dwelling when downsizing? Here are some of the advantages of tiny house living compared to camper living.
  • Benefits of Campers Over Tiny Houses
    Are you considering tiny house living? Have you ever given campers a thought? Here are some reasons they might be worth looking into.
  • What to Do With Trash From a Small Remodel
    So, you took on an small, yet ambitious remodel project. Good for you. You'll increase the value of your home if it's done well. You'll also have a big pile of trash to contend with. What will you do with it? Here's a few ideas that may help.
  • What Fits in a Tiny House?
    Just how do you decide what to keep when moving to a tiny house? What's the easiest way to make the transition? Is storage a viable solution? How much of what you own will actually fit in a tiny home without sacrificing convenience and comfort?
  • Gardening in a Tiny House
    Here's a few ways to garden on a small or large scale while living in a tiny home.
  • Is Tiny House Living Right for You?
    Wondering if tiny house living is right for you? If so, you might want to consider these questions.
  • Give Modern Kids Some Credit, Parents
    Kids today are said to curse too much, experiment with drinking and drugs and otherwise, make a general nuisance of themselves. The thing is, though, if you give kids a little credit and trust them, these incidences are few and far between.
  • How to Tell Weeds From Seedlings When Weeding
    If you're a new gardener, you may not recognize the seedlings of your planted flowers and vegetables. How can you tell the difference between valuable sprouts and weeds?
  • Bartering for Rent in Modern Times
    Back in the day, bartering was common place. What are some of the ways we can barter for rent in modern times to make our available cash go further?
  • Recognizing and Treating Medicinally Induced Acid Reflux
    Do you suspect that you have acid reflux as a side effect of your prescription medicine? Here's how to know and what to do about it based on my personal experience.
  • What's the Best Thing About Tiny House Living?
    It's hard to say what the best thing is about tiny house living. Still, I have a pretty good grasp on why I want to give it a shot. Let's have some fun. I'll tell you mine if you tell me yours in the comment section.
  • Is Your Garden Ready for Tornado Season?
    This year, I got a wake up call when one of our usual spring hail storms hit. Despite my lack of preparedness this year, I'm normally quite diligent about prepping for tornado season in the garden. Is your garden ready?
  • Are Tomatoes and Peppers Friends or Enemies?
    Are tomatoes and peppers actually friends or enemies? What else can be planted with tomatoes to keep disease and pests away?
  • 5 Annoying Habits of Writers
    The habits and experience that we gain while writing and editing our own content can make those around us completely miserable. Here's some of the things we do to annoy our friends and family.
  • Facebook as an Article Idea Generator
    Most online article writers know that social networking is vital for boosting income through article promotion and forming friendships with other writers. It's also important in other ways, not the least of which is generating tons and tons of ideas.
  • Which Online Articles Perform Best?
    This is one of the most common questions asked by new online writers. It seems there would be a simple answer to that question. The better question here is, “Which online articles perform best for you, as an individual?' How do you determine that?
  • Not All Writer's Block is in Your Head
    Sometimes writer's block is caused by outside influences. What's blocking you from writing as often and as consistently as you need to? How can you get around writer's blockers?
  • How Timing Impacts Article Writing Success
    Neglecting the timing of your article could mean the loss of hundreds of dollars in page views. The more people who need your article at the time you write it, the better. Here's some examples of how timing impacts article success.
  • Analyzing Your Content for Future Writing Success
    By checking page views, highest view dates and more, you can actually formulate a plan for greater success. Here's why.
  • How to Make Your Fry Bread Healthier
    I'm a GMO free eater and a vegan. Still, every once in a while, I get a craving for good old fry bread. My situation begs the question, “Is there a way to make fry bed healthier?” Luckily, I've found a solution.
  • How to Make Your Indian Fry Bread Tacos Vegan
    If you've recently gone vegan, you might be searching for ways to make your favorite food suit your new diet. Is one of those foods Indian tacos, AKA fry bread tacos? If so, you're in luck.
  • Stop Trying to Be Absolutely Fair With Kids
    Sometimes you really do have to be cruel to be kind. Struggles build character. If your child is raised in total and complete fairness, how will they handle defeat as an adult?
  • Handling and Avoiding Facebook Fights
    Have you ever had a conversation turn ugly on Facebook? Frustrated with people telling you what and how to post? What can you do?
  • How One Person Can Change the World
    The fact that the earth is round is common knowledge now. Still, it started with just one guy. Over history, in fact, there have been many people who made a difference in the way we view things through their own actions. How can you do the same?
  • What is a Hugelkultur Raised Bed?
    My garden is all planned and laid out for the year. Next year, though, you can bet I'll be trying out Hugelkultur. So, what is it, exactly? Why isn't everyone gardening this way?
  • Planting Bulbs With Reynaud's Syndrome
    Reynaud's syndrome is one of the side effects I'm dealing with due to Lupus. When gardening season hit, I discovered that more than a few garden tasks are difficult with Reynaud's. Planting bulbs is just one of them. Here's my solution.
  • My Lupus Experience, Diagnoses and Treatment
    I've had Rheumatoid arthritis ever since I can remember. So imagine my surprise in finding out that my primary disease is actually Lupus. Here's how I found out the truth, my journey once diagnosed and how I live with Lupus now.
  • The Many Benefits of Chronic Pain and Illness
    The title may sound ironic. How can being constantly limited and in pain possibly be a good thing? Chronic illness has taught me to appreciate my life and live it well, now. Because frankly, I'm no longer guaranteed there will be a some day.
  • When Lupus Talks, You Listen
    If you listen to what Lupus tells you, you can prolong your life, suffer less and have a more fulfilling life.
  • Starting Your Organic Garden From Seed Isn't Mandatory
    Seeds aren't the only way to start an organic GMO free garden. So, if you do better with seedlings than seeds, don't feel like you're less of a gardener.
  • Why Folks with Chronic Illness Don't Get “Real” Jobs
    Why is that people suffering from chronic illness can't work a conventional job? Is it really due to laziness and selfishness? Actually, in most cases, it's just the opposite.
  • Planting Flowers and Herbs with Your Vegetables
    There are a multitude of reasons to plant flowers, herbs and vegetables in the same garden. From bug control to continual growth, here's why smart gardeners don't always separate their plants by category.
  • Chemical Free Pet Clean-up
    How can you clean up after and care for your pets effectively without the use of harsh chemicals?
  • Cheap Eco-Friendly Bathroom Cleaning
    Clean and sanitize your bathroom using common ingredients that don't harm the environment or make a huge dent in the household budget.
  • Online Article Writer's Tips: Give Yourself a Raise the Easy Way
    How long has it been since you had a raise as an online writer? I gave myself one today. In fact, I give myself raises all the time. Here's how you can write more articles without spending all your free time at the keyboard.
  • Southwestern Vegan Staples
    Vegan cuisine varies from region to region, just like “regular” cuisine. Here in the western U.S., there are certain foods vegans rely on to create those southwestern vegan dishes that make up a good portion of our diet.
  • Fun Things to Do With Pallet Slats
    You can make a lot of beautiful things with these thin, narrow boards. Some might surprise you.
  • Cleaning Tips for the Chronically Ill
    Not everything is possible when you're ill. Still, there are things you can do to make normal household tasks doable, even with chronic pain and illness.
  • Chronic Illness Changes All the Rules
    I used to be a real go getter. I still am inside. The problem is that chronic illness changes all the rules.
  • Digging Ditches With Lupus
    Do you have Lupus? Do you love gardening, like me? If so, you might benefit from what I learned while digging a ditch for my floral bed border this morning.
  • Playing in the Online Writing Ballpark
    What do writing and baseball have in common? Quite a bit, actually. Consider this list of baseball basics applied to the online writing game. Then, it's game on, whatever ball park you play in.
  • Refinish Hardwood Floors the Quick, Eco-friendly Way
    How can you refinish hardwoods quickly without all those toxic chemicals? Is there a solution that won't ban you from your home for days at a time?
  • Five Ways to Naturally Even Your Skin Tone
    Sure, you can use cover up to even your skin tone. It's a great illusion. But what if you're looking for more natural, permanent solutions?
  • Common Core Sends Parents Back to School
    Common Core math techniques have many parents questioning their own math skills. Kids can no longer rely on their parents to help with homework questions unless their parents have been trained in Common Core. What's the average parent to do?
  • Why Humane Vegans Don't Eat Humanely Raised Animal Products
    If vegans chose their diet for humane reasons, why is it they don't eat humanely raised animal products?
  • What's a Militant Vegan?
    Why do some other people call vegans militant? What are some ways we can work to change that image?
  • Disconnecting With Chronic Illness
    Do you let chronic illness define you as a person? Is it time to take back your life?
  • The Vegan Tofu Reliance Myth
    I've been told quite often that this friend or that could never be vegan because they don't like tofu or can't eat soy. No matter. Eating a vegan diet does not require the consumption of soy. That's a myth. Here's the truth about soy and the vegan diet.
  • Coupons Don't Always Work, What Does?
    I simply don't buy most of the items that are featured on coupons. I don't buy processed foods or ready-made items. Here's a couple other reasons I don't use coupons often, plus some things that really save me money in the grocery store.
  • Easy “as Is” Pallet Projects for the Gardener
    Pallet projects are quickly gaining in popularity. What if you don't have time to tear down all those pallets? Well, the good news is, you can use them “as is” for many garden projects. Here's a few simple ones to try.
  • Celebrating Cinco De Mayo Vegan Style
    Whether you're trying to accommodate one family member or many, there are plenty of delicious Mexican style foods and philosophies you can incorporate into your vegan Cinco de Mayo celebration.
  • Green Spring Cleaning With Messy Roommates
    Having messy roommates presents a real challenge when spring cleaning season hits. How will you conquer the mess without offending anyone or resorting to using harsh chemicals?
  • Five Things That Ease My Chronic Pain Naturally
    If you have chronic pain, chances are, you're tired of chemical solutions. You'll want to follow doctor's orders, of course. On the other hand, there are natural ways to ease chronic pain. Here's a few that I use successfully.
  • Fighting Chronic Illness - Be Patient With Critical Loved Ones
    Try not to get too upset with friends and family when they expect you to be “normal”. They don't understand what you're going through. Believe it or not, that's a good thing. It means they don't have to suffer like you do. Isn't that great?
  • Easy Ways to Enhance Your Landscaping
    While landscaping is hard work, there are things you can do to perk up your exterior without spending a lot of time or money. You might be surprised what a few cheap simple fixes can do to change the appearance of your landscape.
  • The Vow Online Writers Make and Break Daily
    Writing is a job that requires enormous amounts of self discipline. Unfortunately, most writers are inherently freedom oriented. As a result, there is one vow made and broken in the course of a writer's day. What is it and how can we break the cycle?
  • Exercising With Chronic Illness
    I get asked how I manage to work out while dealing with Lupus and Rheumatoid quite often. Here's what I tell my friends about my experiences exercising with chronic illness.
  • Understanding Chronic Illness From the Outside
    It's hard to understand chronic illness unless you have it. Here's some insight that may help.
  • 5 Interesting Reasons Gardeners Love the Rain
    Of course, we all know that rain waters the garden. That's no surprise. Can you think of some other reasons a gardener might love to see the rain? I certainly can. Here's my top 5.
  • 5 Clever Eco-Friendly Garden Solutions
    Looking for cheap, eco-friendly solutions for common gardening issues? These simple, yet clever, solutions can help.
  • Can You Make a Good Income Writing Online?
    Can you make a good income writing online? Over the last 7 years, I've been asked this question many, many times. What is my answer? Well, that depends mostly on you.
  • Growing Onions Successfully From Seed
    It’s almost harvest time for everything in the garden. Those onions you planted from seed are just little wisps blowing in the wind. Why is growing onions from seed so hard? What could you be doing wrong?
  • Raised Bed Preparation Tips for Optimum Success
    Raised beds made it possible for me to enjoy my favorite pastime without injury. Along the way, I've learned a few things about raised bed gardening that have made the process more productive and more enjoyable. Here are just a few.
  • Growing an Awesome Vegetable Garden on a Small Budget
    With all the GMOs, pesticides and chemical fertilizers used in food, who wouldn't want an awesome vegetable garden? Unfortunately, gardening isn't as cheap as it once was. How can you grow a vegetable garden that feeds your whole family and then some?
  • Do Roll Out Seed Mats Really Work?
    Have you ever seen those roll out seed mats in the department store? Some gardeners might look down on this type of thing. Well, I'm not above trying them out. When I did, here's what I discovered.
  • Benefits of Conventional Vegetable Gardening
    If you have no physical limitations, conventional, straight in the ground gardening is an option with many benefits. All it takes is a shovel, a little compost and a willingness to get your hands dirty.
  • Using Flower Bulbs as the Main Attraction
    Bulbs will make up the main part of my flower garden, once I get it planted. Using flower bulbs as our primary floral plantings will help us in numerous ways. Here's a few.
  • Writing Experience Gained From Reading
    What is there about being an avid reader that makes a good writer? What writing experience can you glean from reading?
  • Finding Inspiration in Chronic Illness
    Struggles can have a positive impact on a person. Here are some of the things I've found inspiring about being chronically ill.
  • Meeting Your Life Goals Through Chronic Illness
    There are ways you can work around chronic illness to meet your life goals. Things may not go as planned, or as quickly as you had planned, but you can do it. Here's how.
  • Handling Lupus: Relationship Issues
    Lupus is a pretty tough cookie. Luckily, I chose the right guy to be with. On the other hand, it isn't all luck. There are ways we both work to keep our relationship strong. Here are some tips that might help you do the same.
  • Writing Outside Your Realm of Expertise
    How do you write about things you don't have experience with? More importantly, how do you do so with prowess and enthusiasm?
  • Writer's Tips – Finding the Positive in Rejections
    Here are some ways to turn those rejection notices into something that's not only positive, but spectacular!
  • Make the Most of Writing When Angry
    You shouldn't discount anger as a writing catalyst. It can be very inspiring. You just have to use a little tact.
  • Tips for Dealing With Reynaud's Syndrome
    Reynaud's Syndrome is a not so wonderful little side effect of Lupus and other autoimmune diseases. It causes your extremities (fingers, and sometimes, toes) to turn white, lose circulation and grow incredibly cold.Here's how to keep symptoms at bay.
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