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Spring Cleaning Delux

Larry Redalia

Just a couple days ago I saw an example of a spring cleaning that really impressed me.

It was not on TV or on my computer or my phone.

It was in our yard under a beautiful pink flowering crabapple tree.

Under this beautiful tree we have a concrete birdbath set up on a pedestal. It has been raining off and on for several days, so the birdbath was full of fresh pure rainwater. The rains had also knocked down a great many gorgeous pink flower petals some of which were floating in the water of the birdbath.

I thought to myself, "It sure would be nice to take a bath there and get all clean in the rainwater and flower petals."

Instantly a young spring robin flew down and landed on the edge of the birdbath, looked around and proceeded to take a bath in the flower scented rain-water. He looked like he was thoroughly enjoying this spring cleaning experience. I know I was quite happy watching him splash around in the flower water. Eventually, he fluffed up his feathers and flew into a bush with red berries for a snack.

I marveled to myself at how this robin had just had a truly incredible spring cleaning experience. I also saw this was probably how the custom of using flower petals in the bath had started, naturally.

uite simply, this blog is about orienting ourselves and our lives to life, instead of orienting ourselves and our lives to industrial consumerism. Here we are sharing our own journey. You come too.

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Debra & Larry Redalia
lifepartners + soulmates

For more than 30 years we have been delving into the nature and activities of life together. Indeed, this has been and continues to be the very reason we are together. With delight we research, explore, observe and even wake each other up in the middle of the night to discuss how life functions and how we can function as life—even while living in the modern world. We each are different from the norm, but we are different in the same way, so we have been able to think outside of the ordinary together and find the extraordinary workings of life.

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DEBRA REDALIA, Co-Founder of Lifely, has been researching and writing about lifestlye topics for more than forty years. After her first book on nontoxic consumer products was published in 1984, she went on to be the leader in this field as Debra Lynn Dadd. In June 2019, she retired from writing about toxics and industrial consumer products to establish The Lifely Group with her llifepartner and soulmate Larry Redalia. This next step into life beyond industrialization is the result of a lifetime of research and making lifely changes in her own life that have given her greater health and happiness.
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