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About Life Like Honey

Mission

The mission of Life Like Honey is to devotedly share the best with the best: the best teachings, products and services, with people who are sincerely engaged in improving their own lives and contributing to the health and well-being of the world.

 

Meeting the Mission

Welcome to the main mission-meeting strategy: this website! The second strategy is via personal consultations.

 

About Felicia I Chavez

One day, back in my mid twenties, I realized that my life was not really amazing. Sure, it was “fine,” and possibly even going somewhere. I knew, however, that there was a gap between what I imagined my ideal life to be, and the one I was actually leading on a daily basis. Life Like Honey chronicles the major resources that have contributed toward closing that gap between the actual and the ideal.

Some of my core values include:

  • Humility as opposed to hubris
  • Sincerity as opposed to cynicism
  • Empathy as opposed to antisocial tendencies
  • Vision as opposed to fundamentalist worldviews

In terms of biographical data, I grew up in Northern California as the eldest of four in a rural, historic gold mining town. Flash forward, I graduated from Dominican University of California (then it was called “Dominican College”) in 1999 with a B.A. in psychology…which I decided to study so as to try to understand how and why human beings were destroying the planet. The degree didn’t do me much good that regard, but I did pick up some crucial bits along the way, like learning something about C. G. Jung, and discovering transpersonal and ecopsychology.

From 2005 to 2007 I studied in the Green MBA program, earning my MBA in Sustainable Enterprise in May of 2007. I attended the Green MBA when it was part of New College of California (now closed), but the program moved to Dominican in 2007 or 2008. There, it was assimilated into the Borg, and tragically, no longer exists. (I learned a LOT in that program and if it was still available I would refer you to it!)

Most recently, in 2011, I joined the ranks of the Mythological Studies program at Pacifica Graduate Institute. From 2011 to 2014, I attended three years of courses, and now I’m writing my dissertation on the topic of sustainability and spirituality/religion; the ways in which they compliment one another. I’m loving every minute! I keep discovering and re-discovering amazing things…like systems thinking.

Thank you for taking the time to learn a bit more about me. This entire website is in many ways autobiographical, but it’s been created to be as user-friendly as possible, so it’s inflected in that direction. Feel free to contact me with questions.

 

Economics

Note: I’m including this section as a part of my transparency ethic, and as a public service for anyone considering setting up their own website.  The costs associated with setting up and maintaining a sizable website include:

  • annual host and domain fees
  • one-time template purchase
  • professional developer support

Of course, the major investment is time: hours upon hours of visioning, sketching, brainstorming, plus, sharing with friends and getting feedback.

The lion’s share of time is invested in putzing around with technology trying to get it to work…and to work right! The tiniest thing can take half a day of troubleshooting to fix. This is all before crafting content, much less marketing; putting the word out there.

Even the most easy-to-use, plug-and-play, idiot-proof modern website machines (Wix, Weebly, Squarespace, and our beloved WordPress), no matter what they claim, take HOURS of time to set up even a very basic website. (Squarespace, for example, is pretty simple, but you have to learn how to use its relatively simple interface.) In the case of Life Like Honey, I started working on the idea in early to mid 2013, set up the basic beginnings of the website in May 2014, and here it is May 2015 when I’m writing this little website bio. (And here it is May 2016 and I’m updating it!)

Thankfully, a few of the areas I have plugged in to the first level recommendations come pre-formulated with a certain amount of financial reward. Those areas are: PAX, and New Earth algae. PAX has an affiliate program, YNAB has a really simple referral mechanism, and if you order blue-green algae from New Earth on my recommendation, they send me money for referring you.

So, that’s a peak behind the curtain here. Thanks for reading. 🙂

Felicia Chavez. Photo Credit: Rich Tosti

 

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