Sustainable Success: Part 1


With a burgeoning local network of “mompreneurs” and “back to the landers” it’s a common phenomenon to overcommit and overextend. We forget the adage that “you can do anything but you can’t do everything” – which is a principal embodied in nature’s seasons and cycles. It is so important, when you are trying to live more naturally, growing, cooking, childraising and juggling off-site jobs too, to keep the seasonality factor in mind. This requires balancing ones energy level for truly sustainable, long term productivity levels. And being logical as to sequencing one’s activities – like try not to have the baby then build the house and develop a business, in that order!

The first rule of changing the world is prioritizing self-care and nurturing, two things that tend to fall by the wayside in early parenting years. The point is not to then devolve into a selfish person but to build up levels of energy to really contribute to the world, the environment and our families. What is interesting about time is that everyone on the planet has 24 hours a day – in a sense, that is the real way we are truly equal in this polarized, crazy world. So the difference in what various people accomplish in their lives is not about “having enough time”, but in having the energy to do what we want to do in the time we’ve got. Because, let’s face it, its easy to struggle with the notion of not having enough time – I often hear this quiet mantra in the back of my head. But we all have the same amount of time, right now, and while some people go on to accomplish their version of making a difference, others amble along or just get by. So the question is, how do we take care of ourselves, create higher energy levels, then invest this abundance into the world?


To be continued…


Emily Majewski
Emily Majewski is Co-Founder of PHYTOSTONE, a small firm based in Nayarit dedicated to creating advanced natural materials for home and garden.