About L.I.


What is in a name…I decided on Life Improved because of this global aspect to our well-being. I went through and quickly discarded any titles that implied that this would be easy or simple. The truth is that is takes more effort, energy and creativity to be good stewards of your money, your body and your planet. Convenience is actually part of the problem. We have been immersed in a society where we are accustomed to using something once and then throwing it away. As individuals we create immense amounts of trash, and we don’t think twice about throwing things in the garbage.

The style of living that I am proposing requires you to learn basic things about nature and science, crafting and re-purposing, and investments and debts. With basic knowledge we can take advantage of what is around us and gain from it. But I don’t write about it unless I have tried it.  There is so much information out there in this day and age, and so much is simply not true or tested.  You won’t see me post on here unless I have experienced it or have witnessed the results myself.


I recently heard my husband and me described as DINKs (dual income, no kids).  I don’t know if I just had my head in the sand, but it was the first time I had heard of this.  I didn’t know if I liked it or not.  Was it good? Was it bad? It’s kind of cute…. Regardless, it’s true.  It’s my situation.

My husband and I are both attorneys, and choose–for now–to be childless.  We paid off our debts, live modestly and are working towards Financial independence.  We live in the Midwest and have a deep appreciation for the outdoors and the environment.  I want to be a better human and reduce the trash I create–and sometimes other people’s trash, too.  I want to use the resources around me to create art, gifts, decor, and functional items.  Who says you have to be one-dimensional?!


One response to “About L.I.

  1. Brian Barrido

    Great site! Even better message…

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