Personal Update 201411 | 30 November 2014 | Sunday
I hope you’re doing well. Thanks for taking a moment to read my latest update.
This month I’ve been busy on a few fronts including small houses, wellness practices, technology support, and consumer advocacy.
Small Houses. There’s been a lot of activity lately in the small house movement. Interest is high. The Small House Society Facebook page has over 12,000 likes and the website has over 15,000 cumulative subscribers. Today I posted an article about the need for a small house land caretaker needed in Washington State. That page has had 10,000 visits in the past few hours, and over 100,000 views on Facebook. This past week I was able to do a small living interview with Jay Shafer and Don Otto on Iowa Public Radio. I enjoyed having the opportunity to connect with Jay and Don on the topic of housing. I was in Maryland at the time, staying in a tiny cabin while on vacation.
Wellness. I’ve continued my work on researching wellness practices, with my own body as the laboratory. To help stay fit, I’m planning to ride my bicycle through the colder Iowa winter months on my daily commute. Lately I’ve been testing the impact of maintaining a hybrid diet of low glycemic index foods, low carb foods, and almost eliminating sugar, sweets, and caffein. The typical foundational elements remain such as getting plenty of quality sleep, staying hydrated, and taking a robust and comprehensive portfolio of vitamins, minerals, and other supplements. The diet seems to be working well so far for weight loss, maintaining energy, and maintaining optimal blood glucose levels. The blood glucose level ends up being an excellent measure of overall health since it’s lowered by exercising and eating nutritious foods.
Technology. In November I wrote over 20 support articles about technology on the IowaCityTechnologyServices.com website. The topics cover mobile devices, networking, hardware, software, and more. You can scroll through the news feed to get an idea of what’s been posted recently.
Consumer Advocacy. Since September I’ve been communicating with Republic Wireless and Motorola about a specific misrepresentation in advertising that was impacting both companies. It took a couple months, but Republic Wireless finally made a public statement clarifying the issue. As you might imagine, with this kind of work there’s rarely any public acknowledgement of fault, or statement of appreciation. So, it’s hard to know the actual impact of my involvement, but I’m glad the issue is corrected. If you’re interested, you can read more details.
Many thanks to all of you who keep in touch and provide support for the work I do.
Origins. For those of you who are new to these monthly personal updates, they began over a decade ago out of a desire to share from my personal life about topics of lifeways, health, career, finances, relationships, effective living, and activism. This is based on the life map presented on the Resources For Life website.