I have no idea why today, of all days, I feel brave enough to say this out loud. I’ve thought about it lots. But it’s just your average day. No particular news or events that seem out of the ordinary. Today just feels like a day I need to say this.

If you live in a city, you may be in danger. Serious. Maybe not immediate, but certainly imminent.

Look around you. You are entirely dependent upon a system that is operated on resources that are in increasingly high demand and short supply. Your food and water, your heat and electricity, your transportation, your gadgets and gizmos and stores and shops. All of it coming to you via a fuel supply that actually, in fact, is finite and will run out because we are not making the transition to alternative energy fast enough. What happens then? And the more uncertain question, when will it happen?

Do we have another year? Another five years? Another ten years of fossil fuel dependence? Maybe but probably not. If you read up on the peak oil theorists, it’s almost a miracle it’s still going now. Which is why it completely blows my mind that we are still carrying on like it’s going to last forever. Like this problem doesn’t exist.

Now talking about this usually scares people, and that’s not my intention here. My intention is to give you a little heads up that the alternative to this self-destructing system is actually really inspiring. That within this crisis is actually an opportunity to transform into something beautiful and healing and meaningful and good. That now might be time for you to start considering returning to nature.

I see posts all the time, people fantasizing about running away to live in a tree house. But what if you actually did?

That’s what I did almost six months ago. I abandoned modern society as much as I could do safely with a baby and ended up in a cabin in the woods on a blissful little paradise island in BC. Best decision EVER. This actually feels like the safest place in the whole world and for one really big reason. At 21 square kilometers and a population of 1000, this island actually has enough workable farm space and already existing fruit trees and bushes to feed it’s population if it needed to. This little micro-community actually has the potential (although not fully realized yet) to be food independent. It could do that. And helping to realize this potential feels like the reason I’m here.

There is much more to say on this, but maybe this post is just here to spark your interest to subscribe to this blog and get you thinking. The trees and gardens are calling for you.