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Shortly after Easter this year I got a very bad concussion that left me on full bed rest for three weeks and semi bed rest for another 3 weeks. For the first three weeks after the diagnosis I was not allowed to use a computer or a phone. I could not even watch TV. I was only allowed to sleep or take a walk if I felt good. The first couple of weeks were hard. The following weeks were better as I learned how to pace myself. I realized that my body was quite adept at letting me know when it had had enough. And so I listened to me and surprisingly, I learned a lot about myself. 
For the first time in my life I was able to rest without guilt and it was wonderful. I unplugged and reconnected with nature and it made me incredibly happy. This enabled me to see ME for the first time in what seemed like forever and I started to understand what was missing in my life, what I needed and what I no longer needed. 
For a very long time I have equated my worth with …

From Garbage to Gorgeous

I admire the Brits. They are so industrious when it comes to re-using materials in an unusual way and this house is just another example of their brilliance. Made almost solely from waste and recycled materials, this house, constructed at the University of Brighton's Grand Parade campus, is an ongoing experiment in waste management. The story of how it was built is worth the read. Can you imagine walls filled with used video cassettes and jeans for insulation? How about toothbrushes? Click here for the whole story and all 54 pictures of the process. 

Walls filled with jeans and video cassettes act as insulation. 


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