Shalom: wholeness, peace, freedom from chaos.
Have you ever said…
- I just wish we could live more simply – life shouldn’t be so complicated.
- I wish natural living was easier.
- I wish my family wasn’t sick all the time. Everything I’ve been told to try isn’t working. I just don’t know what to do.
- I’m a whole person – mind, body and soul. I want all of it to be healthy.
- I don’t want avoiding illness to be the only thing I focus on.
I’ve said those things, too. All of them. But not anymore.
A few years ago, my husband and I made the decision to get out of debt. I was working a job I hated and was desperate to stay home with my kids. I had no idea how to budget and was quick to buy convenience foods. I was sick a lot, with no diagnosis, just a handful of prescription medicine.
And I was done.
Committed to getting out of debt, I researched all of the ways we could slash our expenses. Some were radical, but I didn’t care, I just wanted to stay home with my babies.
Soon, I discovered that the more “green” I became, the more our expenses dropped. And then I learned about all of the health benefits. I was hooked on natural living and couldn’t stop spreading the message.
Now, four years later, we’re debt-free, live simply (we’re moving into a school bus!) and my mom affectionately calls us hippies because of our natural living ways. What’s more, I get to combine my love of wellness with simple living.
I couldn’t be happier.
And I want to help you do the same.
Thanks so much for joining me.
Hi, I’m Nina.
That’s not my real name; my brother couldn’t pronounce my name (Cristina) when we were little, so I became Nina. (Thank you, Steven, thank you!)
I love writing and learning and am constantly seeking the truth, which often goes against “conventional wisdom”. I follow Jesus, the ultimate non-conformist.
I love creating, everything from herbal remedies to websites. And I really, really love babies. My love for babies has taken me through doula training to enrollment in midwifery school. I can’t wait to catch babies in Africa.
I’ve been married to Ian, my best friend, for a decade. We have been blessed with 4 adorable children (in a five year span). They bring me joy, frustration, heartache and lots of love. It’s a messy job and I’m grateful to do it.
I’ve decided that I’m not going to be a model of mediocrity to my kids. I’m going to live what I believe, rather than merely telling. And, boy, is that easier said than done. But it’s not impossible. It just takes baby steps; putting one foot in front of the other.