Hoppy Easter Fools! Today was a good day with family and now I’m beat, even though I love putting on events with Grandma Mary. It’s always wonderful to get so many people here, fed and sent home happy. The calm after the storm and the satisfaction of a job well done are both part of the reasons I love event production.
Speaking of production, it’s just about time to get really serious about the Environmental Health House and Education Center. Just as soon as I’ve taken a good long break, that will be Thomas and my next and only project. We still think it will be in Seattle and we are eager to officially put the plans together and see who we will get to collaborate with.
Real talk, I'm working through a pretty brutal bout of depression. It’s forced me to take a full stop break from all work related projects to just see to my mental and physical health. I’m doing Inner Family Systems (IFS) therapy, meditation, journaling, yoga, stress management via recreational cannabis, spending time with my family and community. Thomas and I now believe that a lot of my negative and challenging physical health concerns are closely tied to my mental health and overactive social anxiety. My cousin Alexis (8) is fond of my “therapy” where we run around the woods behind my house singing Disney songs. I’m also just spending time alone for the first time in as long as I can remember. It’s been pretty wonderful realizing how much I enjoy my own company at this age.
So, I’m taking everything I’ve learned and even taught and mostly using it on myself. Getting things at home sorted before the next wave of production, networking and meetings. I’m also working on my relationships and (shockingly) asking for help. I’m realizing that someone can truly love and care about me but have no idea what to do. So, I’m working on explaining Multiple Chemical Sensitivity (MCS) and how people can accomodate me, what supporting me actually looks like and other things I really don’t know how to talk about yet. It’s well worth the effort.
This all still ties in with my promotion of fragrance free products. I’ve been accepted to a few new affiliate programs so just as soon as I feel up to it I’ll have more to share. It’s really fun finding people, products and companies that are already doing so much to lead humans onto a more sustainable path. I just get to tell people about them! I’m also having fun trying out new things.
Oh yeah, I almost forgot - I've been off Facebook for 11 days and I don’t know when I will be back. It's been a trip. I was talking to 30-40 people on messenger everyday, scrolling through the feeds, sharing great content to my own wall. It felt like I was getting a lot done but really I was distracting myself from the alone time I really need. I'm truly blessed to live in a time of such artistry and activism, it’s easy to get caught up in it. I am so eager to jump in and throw my weight behind all that I love and want for this planet. But right now, I have to give myself time to heal. I actually want to get to this future I'm trying to build. Major overhauling of time, energy and spirit going on at Camp Webber.
Also, I cut my hair. It’s shorter than I’ve ever had it - just below my shoulders. So much change! Anything new in your life? I hope this message finds you well.
- Rebecca E. Webber
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My name is Rebecca Elizabeth Webber and I am a practicing anthropologist working to show humans how to achieve their sustainability goals.