It was over Winter Break that I realized I’d done the majority of my Christmas Shopping online. I had spent the past year advocating to keep our County Hospital locally owned because of the financial impact it has on my community, but I was’t living that out personally. In January, I decided it was time to recommit to supporting local businesses, services, and practitioners. We even started a KEEP IT LOCAL Campaign through The Homestead - that is going great!Read More
Food, parenting, technology, divorce, and fear of judgment. Those are some of the things on the Round-up this week as we move into a New Year of purposeful living for better health, home, and community at The Homestead Education Center.Read More
We wanted to find people who were dealing with hot, humid summers, mild winters, and who were facing the same struggles we were up against in our grand homesteading adventure. Here are some of our favorites from our journey.Read More
I have become passionate about the power of small changes to make big differences in our lives. Shifting just one thing can ripple out over time and change the trajectory; alter a future. Change is so hard for most of us - I write about this a lot. I am fascinated by the question, "What is the thing that makes some people able to change and others not?"Read More
A few years ago, we hosted a workshop called The Mind Body Connection for counselors who were looking for the latest research to use in practice. I met an amazing man, Buddy Wagner, at that workshop who said, "I decided that it shouldn't take years to help clients in talk therapy. There had to be a better way!"
That better way turned into a weekend-long retreat at The Homestead called Beating Anxiety and Depression. That workshop was so popular, we created an online course through the non-profit and added counselor, Lynn Peterson, to the project.
This year, we took that content and produced a book and workbook you can use at home. Here is an interview with Richelle Putnam at Supertalk Mississippi and President of the Mississippi Writer's Guild, Susan Marquez on some of the techniques included. Start at the ten minute mark and pass it on!
Our nonprofit's goal is to help you transform your life into one that makes sense - a life full of purpose, health, and community. We've designed three ways to help you make your New Year's resolutions a reality this year.Read More
This luxurious pause between what was in the old year and what could be in the new one is as big a rest as my busy soul ever takes. My husband is not so lucky. He is grinding away in the basement of the hospital unaware of the mist rising on the lake outside, but maybe he'll get to come home before it gets dark and have hot chocolate with us. Maybe it is enough to know he makes this comfort possible for our family.Read More
This year we planted a few beds with the summer veggies we love and covered the rest with four garden items that will survive - even thrive during our summer travels, and take up enough space that the weeds won't win while we are gone.Read More