Thank you all for your patience, I know that is has been a very long time since I sent an update about Sapient House. I was specifically waiting to know where Thomas would be working next so I could determine roughly where to look for houses. He’s all settled in now as a clinician on Capitol Hill working with chronically homeless and mentally ill clients, so let’s make this happen!
If you have already applied to live in Sapient House, would you please send me a reply letting me know if you are still interested or not?
I’d like to get everyone interested in living together and all of our community supporters into the same Facebook Group. If this applies to you please join → Sapient House Community Group
If you have yet to apply or know someone who you think would be a good fit, here is the link to the application for you to use and share → Sapient Housemate Application
For more information about the origin of Sapient House, who I think an ideal housemate is and what I will be looking for in a rental property visit → Sapient House via RebeccaEWebber.com
Again, thank you so much for sticking with me. I hope to have more good news to share with you soon and as always, let me know if you have any questions.
If you know me, you know that I am obsessed with all things health and wellness because I've been fighting for it my whole life. Today, I thought that I would take some time to talk with you all about the supplements I use to help my husband Thomas and I get complete nutrition while also treating our various health concerns. I use a variety of supplements to treat my depression, anxiety, PTSD and sleep issues while Thomas mainly takes extra supplements to keep his Juvenile Rheumatoid/Idiopathic Arthritis in remission. There are a lot of similarities in treating these different conditions as they both have to do with inflammation.
Scroll down to the bottom of this post to see my video on this topic!
Below I have linked the the exact brands/products we use, so if you would like to add something we take into your routine you can quickly find and buy it. Most links will be to products on Amazon and if you use the link and buy that product or any product on the site during your session I get a commission which helps me create more content. Also, just a quick reminder that I am not a certified health care provider, but I have a bit of knowledge that I can give you which just might help and I'm happy to do it.
What I Take In a Day
Folate - 1 capsule (400 - 1,000 mcg)GABA - 1 capsule (750 mg)
Camu Camu Powder (2.5 mg)Psyllium Husk - 3 capsules (1.5 g)Fish Oil - 3 capsules (3000 mg)B12 - 1 capsule (1500 mcg)Vitamin D - 1 gel cap (5,000 IU)Chlorella Spirulina - 5 tablets (1 g)Turmeric Complex - 1 capsuleSelenium - 1 capsule (200 mcg)
Melatonin - 1 tablet (1 mg)Calcium (1000 mg) Magnesium (500 mg) - 2 capsulesGABA - 1 capsules (750 mg)
Additional Supplements for Thomas
Glucosamine (1500 mg) Chondroitin (1200 mg) & MSM (1000 mg) - 4 capsules
Refilling Our Pill Cases
I made this video to show you what it's like for me to refill our pill cases every Tuesday and to talk a little more about our stories, what we take and why.
I hope that you learned something useful from this project. If you know anyone who might be helped by my work please pass it along. Thank you!
Today is the day. Thomas is off to his first day of full time work. He's been gone for less than 5 minutes and I already miss him. I feel myself starting to cry. My stomach turning over. What will I do alone? What will happen on my personal journey? Now is the time for me to find myself and work towards my own goals. For the record, we've spent almost all our time together for over 5 years. We hit 10,000 hours of face to face conversation over a year ago.
Over the past 10 weeks Thomas and I have spent all day, every day together. Thomas had broken his leg and couldn't walk or work (as a bus driver, his previous job). We were just in separate rooms sometimes, but I could always walk into the living room and see him. It was really hard at first to share so much time and space, but then I think we found some balance. The last few days I've really been looking forward to today. I want to watch whatever I want when I want, go back to sleep, eat when and what I want, research and grow. I have several lists of things I can do by myself.
The two words going through my head right now are enmeshment and codependence. These are so true about Thomas and my current relationship. I'm scared, this is all new, but I want to know us as people who want each other, not who need each other for survival. That's what it's felt like all these years. We finally now have the change in circumstance that will allow us to explore new parts of ourselves and reunite each day with a new perspective.
I hope to take this time and discomfort and turn it into content. One of my goals is to generate enough income online so that Thomas can one day decide that he'd like to do the same. I'll help figure out the production model and then in a few years Thomas might join me in content creation. We both still want to tour in a tiny house and own a Waystone where we and our friends can live when not traveling.
All that being said, I've never seen Thomas so excited for anything. He will be working for Sound Mental Health as a clinician serving homeless clients in Seattle. When we were talking last night he said the only 2 things he'd change about the job is that he'd rather make $20 and hour vs $19 (which will go up in 6 months) and that he'd like to have more hands-on experience with homeless camps. When I suggested that he probably will be spending time in homeless camps because part of his job is to go out and find his clients, he lit up. Kind of like a 6 year old, eager to go on an adventure. The most important things for me right now is supporting us both in this great transition, I know he feels the same.
Today is Thomas and my three year wedding anniversary and we are celebrating in our traditional ways. We like to have lunch at a garden we've never been to before, go out to pho for dinner and maybe go see a movie if we like what's playing. I woke up this morning to a new plant for our house, this time a money tree for good luck and fresh air. There was also a homemade card with my favorite little comic characters by Fukari on it. Mostly we are just grateful to get to spend the day together, but I do feel delightful being given surprises! If you haven’t already noticed, Thomas and I are quite fond of one another so everything else is a extra special bonus.
I was planning on telling you all that I'm still not working on any projects, but then two nights ago I realized that how I live my life is a continuous project. I eat a menu exclusively comprised of recipes I invented, I have systems in my home that came into being in a similar fashion and in general I am realizing that no one taught me how to live like this. I think my life is my work and as an applied anthropologist that actually makes a lot of sense. I'm so happy to have a supportive husband and community that appreciates me. I feel inspired to keep going.
Here are some of my weekly staple recipes, I plan to publish more to my website soon -
I am still waiting to work on our next home, whether that is a full on Sapient House production or simply a small space for me and T, until after Thomas gets hired to a new job. His leg is taking longer to heal than we anticipated and we might have to push back his return date to bus driving another week or so again. At this point he's applied to about 40 jobs and is in the interview process for a few of those. I am confident that everything will work out in the right way at the right time, we just don’t know what that looks like exactly. I’m oddly okay with that!
About a week ago I was having a really strong day and I created a small Facebook chat comprised of a few of my health focused friends to help me on my journey. It has been helpful to have a safe forum to talk on as I navigate the sometimes extreme ups and downs that can come on any given day. I'm trying to not get ahead of myself and just focus on the basics - rest, nutrition, hydration, movement and breathing. It's amazing what can happen when you put first things first or so I've heard (and am starting to see). I'm trying to keep my home and body in order before I put much more into anything else. Way easier said than done, but to help focus I have uploaded a few vlogs since my last update. I'm really glad that I'm doing them because I think they document my progress well.
Here are my last three vlogs -
I am ready for the next chapter in my life to begin and I'm truly pleased that I've had so much time to get to this point and feel this way. I know there will be challenges coming from every direction, but I feel strong and I have the best life partner. More later, I hope you are well!
Love + Light
My name is Rebecca Elizabeth Webber and I am a practicing anthropologist working to show humans how to achieve their sustainability goals.