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!

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Woah! Interesting laundry info.

This is interesting! Our washing machine kicked the bucket. It came off its bearing (?) The repair man said IT IS BECAUSE OF HIGH-SUDS DETERGENTS. He saw the empty bottle of non-h.e. (high efficiency) detergent (I had saved from ages ago with the thoughts of storing home-made detergent in it) and said that front-loader machines should only use h.e. detergents because they are low-sudsing. I say it's just another reason why switching too all-natural, plant-based laundry soaps has been a good thing for me! The cost for this repair would be over $600.00. !!!!! We are opting for a new machine, which will be treated with due love and respect from day 1.

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