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!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Worm composting - update

I emailed my daughter's science teacher about keeping a worm composting box in her science room, and she is all for it! COOL! After the holidays, dear daughter and I will set a box up, introduce the worms, and bring it to school. How fun! Of course I will take pictures throughout the process and share them. The teacher, not surprisingly, has done this in the past, and says the kids enjoy "feeding" the worms. So basically once DD (dear daughter) and I set it up, the teacher and students will maintain it. Perfect! She suggested that DD and I introduce the concept to the kids at school. I'm shy as can be, and DD is too, so I suggested to the teacher that we set up a poster or something with facts, pictures and information. That would be fun for us, too, and would allow DD to feel proud of the project, and not scared. I hope she goes for it (teacher, I mean.) She will.

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