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, February 10, 2010


No blog inspiration today. Was hoping my oils would arrive as predicted, but they didn't. I look very forward to blogging about them!

My Daily Checklist: (to be updated throughout the day)

Drink water - Yes. 
Name a "happy" moment - Walked in the 'hood with DS in the stroller - in the snow =)
Exercise - Walk around the 'hood this a.m. with DS in the stroller - in the snow! Wii cardio work out - 15 min.
Enjoy peace - Same as last two
Time alone - 45 min. evening break. 
Good sleep/rest - 8.5 hours of good sleep, but wasn't ready to get up this a.m.
Eat well - eggs, seasoned rice, coffee, beef for dinner, with zucchini and pasta. Junk food in the evening.
Do something for purge plan - Nope, I have been bad this month about this!! Don't know why. Though I did contact, by email, a local community center and inquired about donating items. No reply so far. 
Leisure activity - Played with DS outside and in the play room for hours. =) Read some of the Whole Foods book. 

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