Episode 124

New Beginnings

Often, we think of the New Year as a great time for new beginnings. We make lists, create vision boards, set resolutions and get all busy and business like to put the new version of ourselves and our lives into place.

Well, this podcast and post are not about New Year’s resolutions at all.

New BeginningsYou might have noticed that for the last few month, it was mostly me, Marianne, hosting most episodes. Jenise had a lot of life events, including taking care of her 80+-year-old mom, which kept her very busy and didn’t allow time for her to participate in the podcast.

To my great sadness, she made the decision to not continue being one of the voices of The Sustainable Living Podcast. This made me very sad. I always was looking forward to our plotting and recording times. But more so, as far as the podcast is concerned, I feel that we complimented each other with having a bit different interests in the wide field of sustainable living.

Jenise was drawn to explore alternative models like Ubuntu, The Gift Economy, The Venus Project and so many others, while I was more drawn to permaculture and farming topics and how individuals are implementing the sustainable living ideas in their daily lives.

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I will miss Jenise a lot and the door is always going to be open for her to step back in. I also will do my best to get her to do an interview with me once in awhile.





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Some New Beginnings Ideas

After sitting with the news for a bit, my mind started churning. And if I am good at anything – it is having lots of ideas. Actually, I have way too many and need to make sure that I don’t pack 48 hours worth of work into a 24 hour day. So, one of my rules for the New Beginnings of this podcast is to keep it manageable. I need to be able to fulfill the promise I make to you, our listeners.

That is why I promise to publish a podcast at least every other week. I might publish more, but you can expect at least two podcasts a month.

Right now, I am not going to make any significant changes. But I like to hear from you which of these ideas speak to you.

  • Alternate Interview and Solo Shows.
  • Create more regular segments with a variety of “correspondents.”
  • Have a few guest co-hosts – once a month, or a different one for a whole month, or recurring guest host spots.
  • Have shows where a listener gets to conduct interviews with someone they are very interested in or showcase a project and we turn that into an episode.
  • Find a new permanent co-host.
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Do you have an idea or a suggestion? Let me know! And also tell me which of my ideas you like. All? A few? They all stink?

Let me know!! Curious minds want to know!

Either leave a comment here on the blog or email me at sustainablelivingpodcast@gmail.com

Of course, you can find me and the podcast on twitter, facebook, Instagram, and Steemit. But email or a comment here is probably the best way for your message to arrive.

Here are someJenise’s great interviews. If you like to find more, go to the podcast tab and use our nifty search feature to find all of Jenise’s podcasts.

The Venus Project


Navigating Turbulent Times

Spreading Freedom Culture

New Beginning

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Episode 79 – Bonding with Your Soil


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Bonding with your soil

Linda Borghi

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Episode 78

Fertilizer from Food Waste

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