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, March 16, 2010

Messy Me - Today's Project

The motivation for this declutter project is not my drive to be a neater, more organized person (at least not just that) but a need to discover what the heck is making me sneeze. I have blamed everything, but I have come to discover that I always sneeze when I'm on my computer, so this is where I need to focus. And once again, dear readers, I am using the fact that you are kind enough to visit my blog from time to time to keep me honest! Sighs, I have my work cut out for me, as usual.

Ok, I didn't get as far as I had hoped with this, but the wine rack is cleared of all things except that which it is supposed to hold! (It was truly amazing what I found in there....rubber stamps, scissors, pens, clorox cleaner for my robot vacuum (I don't use the stuff, which is why it's been sitting around the house since I bought the vacuum, a long time back....) And so forth.

More tomorrow...

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