Back to Basics

The mother-of-all- wakeup calls that changed my life came when I was 21 and was given three years to live unless I took medication every day for the rest of my life. That diagnosis was my reality-check to go back to basics. I chose to make it a doorway to really look at how I was living and spot the …

Love from the Inside Out

Time for some Valentine’s Day-themed pondering.   This time of year is particularly special for me because Chris and I made our marriage pledges the day before Valentine’s Day, and because it’s also the anniversary of when I took my first, real steps to create my freedom lifestyle. Several precious, game-changing events are anchored for me at this time of …

My Living Lightly Haven

I’ve always been interested in conserving resources where I can, including water, and recycling + reusing containers for example.  And I remember when we were growing up, mum would always pop along to the second-hand store, scouting for deals on things that were beyond her budget to buy direct from the retail store. I had the exquisite pleasure of experiencing …

Time to Pay it Forward

As you know I’m passionate about Living Lightly, and one way I see this concept being most valuable in a practical sense is by finding ways that pay it forward… …Meaning paying forward to others the blessings I’ve received, in ways that are intentional and impactful. I’ve previously talked about paying it forward with things like recycling; selecting clean, green …

Living Lightly As A Globe-Trotter

It’s fab to be here in Invercargill, in NZ’s South Island; such a beautiful place.  I’ve been walking in the mornings along with a local chain of parks, which gives me a hint of the wildlife and plenty of fresh air. Connecting with the nature around me brings to mind this week’s topic – living lightly. Living lightly is part …