I'm on a journey to find health and happiness through a more holistic and green lifestyle.
I find the world to be abrasive. =) That is to say, I feel the need to armor myself, physically and emotionally, in order to face life. Don't we all? Maybe. For whatever reason, it has become a priority in my life to rid my immediate environment of irritating things. And I'm sensitive! So there is much work to be done. But. I have thought for a long time that the things I come in contact with every day, and the stuff used to clean and maintain these things, need to be gentle and non-toxic. I have had eczema my entire life. For a long time I just dealt with it, and accepted that sometimes it's bad, and sometimes it's not, and that it will fluctuate a lot. Gradually over time I have come to find that certain things, fabrics, cleansers, materials, are more irritating to my skin than others. Stress can exacerbate it. In more recent times, I have realized that every aspect of my life improves when I improve conditions for my skin. Hah! What a concept! Thus my (long time) interest in going green, and my more recent desire to live a more holistic lifestyle. (I think I've felt a desire for a long time to live in a harmonious way with myself, my surroundings, and nature, but didn't have a name for it.) Anyhow, this blog is a journal of my trials and errors, and basic crooked path to find a balanced and peaceful existence for myself and my family. Thanks for your interest! I would love to hear your thoughts and ideas!
Friday, November 27, 2009
I'll elaborate on this when time allows (I'm away from home and following a 2-year-old around everywhere...) but I'm thinking about how to be green while away from home. This came to mind while cleaning up my father's kitchen after breakfast this morning. I searched his kitchen for baking soda to clean the counters and sink with, and found none. I wiped the counters with water. I am so used to using natural cleaners that I can't make myself use chemical-filled cleaners which spray into the air as much as land on the surfaces. So. How to be green on the road? Well. I guess there are many ways. But boy is on the move, so more in a bit.