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…

Going Wild!

Instead of selectively featuring the products I make and use, the site will reflect my overall philosophy and open a space to talk about why simplicity in ALL areas of life make for a smoother ride. Topics I’ll include: Gardening and composting Recycle, reduce, reuse Exercise and the feel-good factor Eating right, why it matters….

What the hell do I know?

Diana Hacker Reed Diana Reed is a certified yoga teacher and health coach.  A big believer in self-empowerment,  Diana has supported the personal transformation of hundreds of people whether they participated in one of her programs or classes, completed her yoga teacher training, or worked with her one on one. Diana has more than fifteen…

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 Plot is Thick: Meet Echo

I’m having so much fun writing this novel! I am in Part Four, two chapters in. I expect at least five or more chapters until completion. So far: 64,671 words. 248 pages 20 chapters Almost there!!!!! While you’re here, I’d like to introduce you to Echo, the gray wolf. Echo shows up throughout the novel,…

Part Three: 12 Pairs of Gloves

Sorry about the delay, but Hurricane Irma had other ideas for us Florida folks. Although there is a lot of rebuilding to be done, we’re back on our feet and on our way. The third part of my novel is when all the characters finally come together to learn their destinies. The reader is taken…

Mystical Mike

Ah, Edan! He is a beloved character, mostly because he’s trying to be a good guy, but can’t help being a bad one. He has his faults, sure, but finds companionship and something close to love in a dog named Mike. An illusionist, Edan incorporates the brilliant Mike into his act, and although he finds…

Assana ~ The Waterfall

Born to an Irish mother and Indian father, Assana is the exquisite combination of the two, though her outer beauty is nothing compared to her inner grace. A fiercely spiritual woman, she grew up holding hands with strife and poverty through parents who devoted their lives to be of service to others. Assana believes her call…