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!

Tuesday, December 29, 2009


I'm feeling calm. The house is trashed. I mean beyond the norm trashed. Christmas trashed. And it's been sitting there while we've been away and back. But I'm calmly moving around and picking things up. This, by default, becomes my job. But I'm calm! Weird. Both kids are home all day, every day, for the entire week. Still, I'm calm. I've simply decided to be. Subject to change! But I believe we create our own peace, and I'm looking for mine. My satellite radio couldn't be connected yesterday because I couldn't find the right ID number to sign up for service. So I'm listening to commercials. Which I loathe. But yet....you got it. I'm calm Weird. Hope it lasts. =)

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