Deconstructing and rebuilding

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about the life that I’ve been living and the never ending cycle of bills, work, capitalism, environmentalism, and so on.

I am feeling very trapped in the system and need to deconstruct its hold on me and start over in a lifestyle that is more true to my nature.

My mind has been working overtime thinking of ways to accomplish this goal before I am too old to really do it.

I think my step one is going to be cutting expenses and getting rid of my debt..that’s the hardest one to accomplish so I’m going to start small and work my way through it so I don’t get frustrated and give up.

Will post when I have made any progress..




Step 1

Ok so after writing my last post, I spent about an hour getting the scent of my antiperspirant off my hands and out of my nose. (Kitchen sink still smells like it a little)

I then went to the store to get baking soda so I could make my own homemade deodorant. I had everything else in the cupboard, even the organic coconut oil, but I was low on the baking soda.

Anyway. I made it and it smells good. It’s the consistency of a thick hand cream, which is good because you don’t need to use much. I put it in a small glass dessert bowl with a lid.

We shall see how it goes.


I’m so doing this

I guess you could say I’m starting my new years resolution early. I woke up with a sore armpit this morning because I use antiperspirant and every once in a while I will get a clogged gland that requires warm soaks and witch hazel.

Anyway, tmi, sorry. I went to clean out an empty antiperspirant container so I could attempt to make my own. I discovered that it was nearly impossible to clean out. It made everything it touched waterproof! water was beading on my hands and the soap wouldn’t even lather! I boiled it in a saucepan with baking soda and re-washed it after, still greasy.

So now i can ‘taste’ my antiperspirant and decided that if it is that much of a barrier, it is preventing my body of releasing toxins, which I already knew but couldn’t deal with sweating all the time using natural stuff.

When you switch to natural stuff, your body goes through a detox period in which you will sweat more as your body tries to push out all the stuff that you’ve been keeping in with the chemicals. It is winter, so I hope that this will not become an issue.
Researching the web for recipes I came across this blog post MARCH
I am going to try to emulate her journey and eliminate the chemicals from my home and family one step at a time.

Right now I am off to wash my hands again to try and eliminate the smell of this antiperspirant.


Disgruntled Me

I am getting more and more fed up with civilisation now that the holidays are coming.

People are getting ridiculous, I mean how do you justify hurting someone else just to get a deal that ultimately fills the pockets of a machine that cares nothing for you or anyone else.

‘Hey hunny. I got you this tv, I trampled someone to get to it, but tis the season to give, right?’

Who thinks this is ok? If you are starving to death and trying to get to the only food source, maybe, but for holiday gifts?

Christmas is a Christian created holiday to celebrate the birth of their diety. How the Hell did it morph into this worldwide greed frenzy?

Every faith has the same message to their winter holidays, celebrate your loved ones, your faith and others.

Even Santa Clause, Good ole Saint Nik. Always was a sign of the love and magic in the season. The gifts were made, not bought and you got them by doing good things throughout the year, naughty or nice and all that.

People gave thought into what you were to them as a person and MADE a gift to represent how they felt about you.

I have too much stuff. How about I give stuff away that I have and don’t use to people who need it instead of buying them useless trinkets made in China.

Working on the holidays is another peeve. The holidays are meant to be a time spent with family, not leaving them to feed the corporate machine.

I could go on for hours but I need to stop before it ruins my whole day. I just know that I am not meant for this rat race.

I should have been born before Europe ‘discovered’ North America. Make what you need, barter for what you can’t, and work together to be a happy community. Is that really so hard? We pay too high a price for all of our ‘advances’.

This greed machine will not stop devouring our humanity until we become just like it.