Welcome to October. I’m eager to do some traditional Fall activities this year! It’s been awhile since I was in the habit of going out, but I really want to go to the u-pick pumpkin patch down in Kent, maybe go through the corn maze and DEFINITELY go to at least one costume party. I’m also ready to switch to more autumnal foods like roasts and soups. If you have any favorites to share, please send them along.
My biggest piece of news this month is that I have filed to create Sapient Living LLC. After 6 years of work “leading humanity onto a more sustainable path” I thought it was the right time to make things official! While Thomas has helped me every step of the way and continues to be my biggest supporter we ultimately decided that it was best for me to start the company as a solo-founder. We’re trying out just being husband and wife for the first time, giving each other the space to explore our own paths which has turned out to be a lot easier on us. Who knew?
I have more plans for Sapient Living that I could possibly put into one update, but my starting point is to develop the public relations side of the company. One of the main ways I plan succeed at my mission is to promote sustainable consumption. I will do this through events and media production featuring ethical and mindfully sourced products as well as their brands and any affiliated action groups.
The research and networking so far has been incredibly motivating. I have been reaching out to a lot of sustainable luxury brands and posting about everything that is inspiring me on the Sapient Living Twitter - check it out!
To help me create a solid strategy on how to achieve my BIG DREAM I have registered for my friend Joey Chandler’s Crazy Dream Mastermind course which will span over the next five months. I was looking for a digital space to spend some time in where I would be encouraged to be as bold as I possibly can about what I want to achieve and Joey offered to add me to the group. I’m pumped!
If you want to join us, you should schedule a discovery call with Joey. To do so, click HERE.
This month I will also be re-starting the Dynamic Neural Retraining Program. I need to at least lessen my MCS, but I’m hopeful that if I dedicate myself to the work, I can heal my MCS completely. I felt better after starting it a few months ago, but the counselor I was seeing at the time felt it was too much for me to take on and encouraged me to stop. I’ve stopped seeing her and I am ready to try the DNRS again!
This decision to stop and heal is having some impact on my work with Sapient House. For months you’ve seen me talk about founding a house, dedicated to being a safe space for people with environmental illness. Well, not only did that never come together, no matter how much energy I put into it, I’m also exhausted from all the emotional labor. So, when Thomas and I move to Seattle it will have nothing to do with Sapient Living or House and will simply be a home.
I had been thinking that running Sapient Living, especially the events and media productions, out of my house would be more convenient, but now I see how difficult that would actually be. I have spent over four years in isolation. If I can, I’d rather experience what it’s like to have an office and event space separate from my home. The part of me still holding onto my limitations thinks this is impossible, but the rest of me says to do it anyway.
Thank you for taking the time to read a little bit about my life right now and what is on my mind. I hope you are enjoying your day!
My name is Rebecca Elizabeth Webber and I am an applied anthropologist working to show humans how to achieve their sustainability goals.