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!

Wednesday, January 6, 2010


Folks are telling me that they are trying to leave comments on my blog posts and some are not able to. A lovely lady (who IS able to comment) gave me some direction, and I may have fixed the problem. Please leave a comment to this post to test it. Thanks! (fingers crossed)

By the way, if it doesn't post the first time, push the button again. That happens to me sometimes, and it always works the second time. Thanks.


  1. Have you seen my previous comments? I have posted a good handful since you've started. Interestingly enough, I have not seen these last few posts of yours in my news feed on Facebook. Hm?!

  2. I don't understand why there are problems. I have received a couple of comments of yours...let me check. I wish this worked better! :/

  3. I have 4 comments from you throughout my blog. When I ad a comment myself, it typically tells me that it didn't process, or whatever, but if I hit "publish" again it works. ?? I dunno...

  4. Yay! It's working!