Are You Composting Yet?

Dirt. We love to get our hands in it, plant seeds in it, drive 4-wheel trucks through it. How about making your own? That’s right, make your own dirt.     It’s so much easier than you think, and you won’t need a fancy container either, unless that’s your motivation to get started. Placement: Select…

Life Opens Up

Ever have one of those days, weeks, years (decades!) where all you do is sit in a place of limbo, wondering what, if anything, is next? Oftentimes, the wait is hard, the wait is excruciating, and the light at the end of the tunnel is way off in the distance. Then, one little internet search…

Vinegar!

Hi all, So, I’m in the process of making my own vinegar! Woot! Currently, I have four amber 1/2 gallon jars filled with variations like: strawberry-raspberry, apple cider, strawberry-cherry. I’m so excited that I’m considering some cool varieties like banana, mango, etc. About two weeks ago I started the process. Here are the supplies I…

Why I Haven’t Taken a Single Pain Killer

About a month ago, while working out with weights, I started to perform cross-body hammer curls when I felt a couple of pops in my upper right arm. I finished the workout and felt fine, until the next day when a persistent pain sat in my arm, down a particular path to my elbow. Tendon…

Free Yourself

Ever wake up inside a tent and realize that the things outside are what really matters? In a tent, there’s only so much room for so much stuff, you learn to live a little simpler, smaller. Now, take a look around your space. Purging is a great way to reduce your stress. How much do…

Simple is Good

What about all those products we use? Isn’t there a better way to get this done? Absolutely. Home Made Products

Life

From a 2012 Facebook post. I thought it was worth sharing here. Diana Hacker Reed January 5, 2012 at 9:09pm · Life A Facebook friend posted about the loss of her husband. Although I don’t know her personally, I read her story of triumph over death and dying. Her husband was diagnosed with cancer on…

Un·fin·ishedˌ(ənˈfiniSHt) not finished or concluded

I am a compilation of faces, and expressions, and hope, and loss, and joy, and anger, and love and fear, and dark and light. I am a soul of wonder and awe and magic. I am a well of life ~ I have been completely empty, and utterly filled. But most often, somewhere in between,…

Removing the Unnecessary: Recipe

There are a lot of blogs, websites, ebooks, etc, on how to make most of your own items like toothpaste, laundry soap, etc. Most talk about the health benefits of DIY products as well as the cost saving involved. And these are excellent and valid reasons to use DIY products! I’m here to expand on…

Hope

As I get older, I realize and appreciate those things that aren’t easily won. I am overjoyed with simple pleasures and really try to stop running, stuck on an endless merry-go-round. Slowing down and really looking at life, really experience it, really grow. And it’s never too late to grow. Wellness  

Writing is Hard ;)

  I have nearly finished the book. I know I’ve said that before, that I was just a couple of chapters away from the end…but that was before I was actually writing the chapters. I believe that, barring any unforeseen developments, I am currently writing the penultimate. I consult my notes over and over. Notes,…

The Long Road Home

I wasn’t going to talk about this publicly, then I recalled just how far silence gets you. A little background: I’ve been seeing a therapist for the past nine months because of an internal signal fire that’s struggling to be identified. A years long heating that showed up as annoyance…evolved into anger…then burst into rage….