Reconnecting to (the New) Old Fashioned Living
A lot of folks are searching for a way out. They are longing for re-connection to some of those old-fashioned ways. A re-connection to their food sources by growing and raising more of their own food (and learning to preserve some of it too). A re-connection to managing their health with less dependence on doctors for minor, common problems, and less toxins in their lives. A re-connection to family and community where success isn’t always tied to how fast you’re moving or how high you’re climbing. It’s learning to be more self-sufficient and more intentional in our living.
It isn’t about doing everything perfectly. It’s more about living intentionally and with meaning.
Sounds Great, but What Does it Mean?
Intentional Living. Self-Sufficiency. Re-Connection. Sustainable Living. These are phrases that get kicked around a lot these days and might conjure up images of living in a tiny hand-built cabin far removed from civilization, with no electricity or flushing toilet, and eating strictly food you’ve either gathered or grown yourself. While most people aren’t ready to totally live ‘off the grid’, there are a whole bunch of us ready to slow down and get in touch with the life we want to live.
Sustainable living for real people is about making intentional decisions about what we put into our bodies and what we pollute the planet with. It’s about raising chickens or gardening or canning as ways of beginning to lessen our dependency on Big Ag. It’s about learning non-toxic solutions to our common everyday problems. It’s about trying to balance all of these important issues in a crazy, spinning planet when we’re also busy and strapped for time. It’s about pursuing the things we love and about giving back to those around us in our own unique ways.
It’s about freedom. Freedom to live in this world full up to the brim with a good life. Freedom to give, to grow, to learn, to make, to work hard, and fall into bed at the end of the day exhausted for all the right reasons.
Is that you? If so, kick back and stay for a bit. Here are a few places you might like to get started:
None of us have to wait until we have all the answers. We can start today, with what we know, and go forward from here. Doesn’t that feel great? (I’ve tried perfection and it hasn’t worked out so well for me! How bout you?)
And welcome. I’m so glad you’re here.
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