It's about living to the fullest, having active friends who are also business partners and finding adventures everywhere. Health, mindset and the freedom to afford adventures are what I call Joyful Abundance!
My favorite activity is hiking combined with long solo road trips. When I moved to Oregon, I felt an energetic grounding with the earth and lush old forests. Desert hiking and camping are great, but when I get back into the moist woods I breathe freely. Of course, there's the rugged, rocky, spectacular Oregon, Washington and California coasts....so different from where I grew up in the East. Every place has its unique beauty.
Downsizing to a tiny house on wheels (8 x 22 feet) with a sleeping loft is so comfortable and simple. Choosing a great architect/builder makes all the difference in how airy and open a small space can feel. Everything is designed around the needs of my two very active cats. You'll see them, as well as tiny house living, in blog posts...
Working from home provides the freedom to get outside, garden, travel, volunteer with local environmental groups, hike with other enthusiasts, and keep exploring new interests and friendships.
Because I believe prevention is the best tactic, I'm proactive in my health and choose mentors and scientists who developed supplements and systems that I completely trust. It's a lifestyle that allows me to do the things I love, no matter how many years I accumulate. We know that attitudes and beliefs influence our health -- our genes are a small part of our health, so there's a lot we can do to take care of ourselves.
Years ago I met Bruce Lipton, author and stem cell biologist, and I've followed his lead in discovering PSYCH-K®. I was blown away by how I could effectively remove the triggers from traumatic events in my life! So I started on that journey...in addition to holistic nutrition and being a Certified Life Coach. They all fitted in together. When I look back at my previous work as a in museums, colleges, and public libraries, I reflect on how much I enjoyed the work -- but not the work situations. And, I almost always needed a side gig to make ends meet.
Combining PSYCH-K®, Zallevo and life coaching, balances my life in a way I never anticipated. One of my mentors, says that if you find something that benefits you, you have a duty to share it. That's what I'm doing and it brings me joy to do so!