About Ecocatherine
Joined May 2018
Hi, my name is Catherine.

I was born and raised in England and have Irish roots. Both of my parents are Irish; I was just the lucky/unlucky one to be born in England. This depends on your perspective. Not sure what side I stand on yet because of my love for both countries.

My grandparents had a small mixed farm, that specialized in dairy production, located in one of the most rural parts of Ireland. I lived there for a time too. I have had allotments and have been fortunate to be surrounded by people with green fingers (or thumbs as you say over here) for most of my life.

I have always been passionate about green living, education, alternative living, sustainable living, the magic of nature, medicinal medicine, activism, sound engineering, music, painting, traveling but most importantly - spending quality time with my friends and family.

I lived on a traditional narrowboat for several years, up until my early 20's. This boat was a bit like a barge, except at only 6ft wide, it was narrower (hence the name) and was designed for canals. Most barges are at least 10ft wide and can travel on rivers and even on the open sea.

I never liked the idea of living on canals. The water can get quite stagnant. A natural river beats a manmade canal any day of the week, as far as I am concerned. Although, traveling across the Avoncliff aqueduct, near Bradford-on-Avon, is quite something.

My solution to this predicament was to have a powerful six-cylinder tractor engine, which was very different to the traditional one-cylinder engines that make that characteristic "put, put, put, put, put...." sound.

This way, I could survive on some pretty awesome rivers, one of which was tidal. Please see the profile pics. It also meant that my neighbors could join when going on holiday cruises too.

We had such a laugh, both boats side-by-side or one towing one in front of the other; mooring up wherever tickled our fancy - frequently alongside old waterfront public houses with fantastic beer gardens. I really miss this part of England, especially in the summertime.

Driving boats like this take a little practice, particularly when the two boats have a pivot between them because you are towing one in front of the other. Sometimes this is necessary because canals are so narrow.

Cruising like this is a bit like trying to use a pair of scissors, but only having access to one of the handles, on a much larger scale and with the added risk of potentially damaging the homes of other people. But once you pick it up, its like riding a bike.

I now live at the foothills of a mountain range in Arizona, amongst all the animals most people want to avoid; coyotes, mountain lions, bobcats, eagles, scorpions, tarantulas, rattlesnakes, black widows, Gila monsters, javelina, and vultures.

There are some more peaceful animals too; deer, lizards, and not forgetting the state bird - the red cardinal. Elk can be found not too far from here at a slightly higher elevation.

I am enjoying the change from idyllic England, UK. Although, I do miss its quaint and varied culture too. More importantly; I miss my friends and family like a dog misses its bone!!!

I am having a go at living in a more sustainable fashion. I have always been passionate about this; probably because this living style is how mankind have survived. What point is history if we can't learn from it?

Over the past couple of hundred years, most societies have changed the way in which they produce food. We have gone from self-sufficiency to mass production. Food production is now an industry and because of this, the quality has been lost.

There are many health concerns associated with this change too. Children and adults are suffering from allergies, obesity and all manors of ailments. They then go to the doctor, who gives them a chemical to solve the problem. What often happens is the problem is reduced and another problem arises. What's the point in that?

Two of the worst drugs that most people will encounter in their daily lives:

1. Anti-depressants. These drugs are, in a way, addictive. Once you start its almost impossible to stop because these drugs stop your body producing endorphins on its own. This means you need drugs in order to be happy. No thank you.

Depression is a natural part of life. You must experience the lows to appreciate the highs. If you go through traumatic life experience, the chances are you may suffer from depression afterward. That's normal and there is nothing wrong with it. Surround yourself with good friends, eat good food, exercise and you will get over it. Just be patient.

2. Anti-biotics. Taking them will weaken your immune system and can lead to many health problems in the future. These things are designed to completely annihilate ALL living organisms in your gut.

This is a problem because they will kill the good ones too. Yes, some will reestablish themselves, but often this happens unevenly and the bad ones take over. This leads to a list of issues but my main concern is the poor quality food that these bacteria crave and how this can directly affect your brain.

Your body is very good at defending itself, all by itself. it is such incredible design and it baffles me how often people forget this. There are very few occasions when a drug like this is really needed. Life or death situations only.

But really... why try to fix the result when you could be fixing the root cause - the food you eat. Food = medicine. Eat well and live well, that's what I say. I have often lived with people who share my passion for homegrown food and you just can't beat it. Enough said.

What's also great about eating organic and healthy homegrown food is that you rarely get ill, rarely have to go to the doctors, will likely have low blood pressure and low cholesterol, and never need to diet. Who doesn't want this?

I do some hunting and fishing as I believe this is the true definition of organic and self-sufficiency. I have always enjoyed fishing. Hunting is a more recent hobby for me and I am working hard at learning these new skills.

I am in my late 20s and as a former teacher, I decided that I wanted a change in career. The 6 am to midnight thing really didn't sit well with me so I am looking to build an online business. From now on, I will only ever be my own boss.

I practice aromatherapy, and because of this, I have started a local environmentally-friendly cleaning business. On the days that I am not on here, I am most likely scrubbing somebody else's toilet.

I'm ok with that for now because when the work is available, the money is good. I hope that one day the company will be running itself and I won't have to look at another toilet bowl ever again.

Did you know that everyday cleaning products have been the second-highest reported cause for toxic exposures to the U.S. Poison Control Centre for many years now?

I also hope that creating a 'green' presence will motivate my local community to be more environmentally friendly and together we can have a bigger positive impact on the planet. I have recently become a columnist in a local magazine which is a popular read and this should help me achieve my goals.

My only regret is I wish I had realized the faults in the teaching industry, traditional education system, working for somebody else and the "9-5" job/prison sooner. Never-the-less, it is better to realize this late, than never.

My Life Goals:

- Own several properties that can be rented out so I can earn passive income.
- Probably have a second home somewhere in Europe so I can escape the brutal Arizonian summer and be nearer to my friends and family over there. Did I mention that I miss them all very much?
-Some friends own an olive vineyard and I would like to be near them again one day.
- I would be open to living the 'river rat' lifestyle again and re-joining that community too
- I want to travel to every single country in the world; preferably without needing to get on a plane (if this is possible)

Feel free to connect with me socially, using the links on the right-hand side. I will return this favor.

Thanks for reading and I wish you the very best in your business venture!
Ecocatherine's Goals 3
Money Goals
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Money I would be happy earning
$10,000 anually
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Money I would be ecstatic earning
$50,000 annually
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Time I'm willing to invest to achieve my goals
Every spare moment I have!
 
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ecocatherine Premium
How much money per month would you be happy earning?
$10,000 anually

How much money per month would allow you to live the ideal lifestyle?
$50,000 annually

How many hours per week are you willing to invest to achieve these goals?
Every spare moment I have!
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Kyle Premium
If you dedicate enough time to your online business, anything level of success possible. Everything you need is here at WA, from the training to the tools, the websites, the hosting and the personal help.

Take action on the tasks within the training and ask for help when you need it and these goals are going to become a tangible reality for you Catherine!
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Hello there , i love your money goals , inspired to see those numbers you want to get to , wishing you the very best to achieving them :)
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ecocatherine Premium
thank you!
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HotDiggity26 Premium
Good goals. I also spent time in Az. Its fantastic
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ecocatherine Premium
thank you, best of luck to you
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TheKetoLife Premium
Go for it put in the time and reap the benifits
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Loved reading all about you! And I think your goals are admirable! I’m passionate about our earth too ❤️ Here’s to your wealthy affiliate journey and success 🙌🏼 Colette
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TheKetoLife Premium
Thank you and I wish you all the luck in the world on your journey
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sylviay Premium
Hi, Thanks for the follow. My goal is similar to yours. :) I just joined today. Good luck on achieving our goals!
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ecocatherine Premium
Best of luck to you too!
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Pankaj27 Premium
Awesome money goals Ecocatherine!!
I strongly believe you'll find your life purpose with the power of sharing on WA platform.
Good Luck!!!
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ecocatherine Premium
Thank you, same to you
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gldwngpaul Premium
Hi Catherine, Your profile post was so interesting, I have to follow you. I have spent more than 4 & 1/2 yrs in Arizona over my lifetime. I agree there are many regions of brutal heat. I spent most of my time around Fort Huachuca/Tombstone where I didn't think there was brutal heat. Different strokes for different folks? I'm glad you're here - the USA & WA. Cheers ... we keep trying ...
David S. Paul
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RLoscar Premium
Hey Catherine!!
It is awesome to meet you!!
Your bio and goals are very interesting. Arizona is my favorite place to go in the winter months...I live in a 24' Class C motorhome and grew up just east of Phoenix ...in Mesa. So I have always loved the desert and the wide open spaces that are there.
I want to thank you for following me and I look forward to seeing your success here at WA and beyond :)

Rick
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CassiOfTroy Premium
Catherine, there I was thinking that my Bio was way too long.
It is not the length, it is the engaging life story being told.
I now know you so well! 😊

Thank you for sharing your life, experiences and goals.
They are all right up my alley.

My daughter and I just invested in an acre in the mountains to begin organic farming and permaculture.
I believe in the power of food and we rarely get sick or take medicines.
It works!

I will definitely keep in touch.

Cassi
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ecocatherine Premium
So pleased to hear that you are taking this journey. Keep me posted and thank you for reading.
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CassiOfTroy Premium
You are welcome, Catherine.
Thank you.

Cassi
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Rockatansky Premium
Wonderful story and so many things that I 100% agree. I have been really sick and conventional medicine did not help because they only treat the symptoms. They rarely try to eliminate source of the problem :/ Nowadays I try to eat as natural foods that I can find and my health issues are gone :)
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ecocatherine Premium
Thank you for reading. I am pleased to hear that we are on the same page. All the very best here.
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Jukkah Premium
I've commented on your post several times Catherine but I had never read your bio. Quite a story! That riverboat lifestyle sounds something fairly unique that you can't experience in many places in the world. I saw something similar in the Netherlands this summer. I wish you good luck with your online business, let this be the last year scrubbing toilets!
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ecocatherine Premium
Haha... I had forgotten that I had put the toilet part in there! Thank you for reading. Yes, boat life is definitely an adventure. Friends of mine are doing with their two little ones which really makes it challenging but extra fun too. Thank you for reading. All the best to you too!
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