It is with great excitement that I return to writing! Writing content that I hope you find entertaining and inspirational.
NOW: ZERO WASTE INSPIRATION
For our eighteenth wedding anniversary my husband recently gifted me a trip to see Jack Johnson in concert. While on this trip we were able to connect with other zero-waste like minded individuals and enjoy delicious gluten free dining in the beautiful city of Boulder, Colorado. What a joy it was to be in a place where we, and our three children, could dine out safely with Celiac disease.
It is my passion to meet zero-waste entrepreneurs, like Lyndsey at the Zero Market in Denver, Ryan at Yore in Longmont and Denice at the Art Parts Creative Reuse Center in Boulder. Their goals and work is inspiring and contagious. In a later post, I will share the details of our gluten free, zero-waste itinerary. For today, I’d like to briefly explain my absence from writing.
THEN: AUTOIMMUNE DISEASE
During the last few years, chronic illness due to autoimmune disease has gotten the better of me. It forced us to reexamine our priorities. A friend once told me, “Pain demands attention.” True it is. Pain demands that we pay attention to what our bodies truly need. It requires we remove the things our body does not need to be healthy. Allowing my body time to heal has been a blessing. While the autoimmune disease has not gone away, I’m learning how to successfully manage it.
Change is a constant in this journey called life.
I can’t wait to share with you the many exciting changes that have since developed. Our family of five dared to live in a 240 square feet tiny home for two years which took the idea minimalism to a new level. Currently, we’re in the process of remodeling a 1,400 square foot home with reclaimed, non-toxic materials. We continue to homeschool our 3, 8, and 9 year old children with the interesting twist of introducing a new style of learning – Waldorf at Home.
Join us as we share our family’s victories and challenges of living a zero-waste lifestyle in our Little House On A Plastic Planet.