Welcome to the Peace of the Earth's new website and blog! Before I burst with excitement, let me introduce myself. My name is Leslie Bowers and I am the owner and head soapmaker at Peace of the Earth. I love making things that make people happy. I love my 2 kids, Louisville, and yummy vegetarian food. Shockingly enough, my favorite color is green. So now you know a little about me. What's this blog all about? I hope to include information about what makes our product line special, what's happening in our retail store, tips about living an eco-friendly lifestyle and I will also throw in some occasional inspiration because we all need a little bit of that, right? I want to use this space as an opportunity to connect with you too! Send me an email (firstname.lastname@example.org) and let me know what sort of things you would like to read about in the blog. I entitled this first post "New Beginnings" not only because of the new site but also because we have experienced a lot of changes and awakenings in our own lives this year. In September, I celebrated the one year anniversary (feel free to let out a "woot, woot!") of going through treatment for stage 3 breast cancer. It had taken me away from Peace of the Earth for several months and it was challenging to get back into the rhythm of things. I am back in full swing though and am more aware now than ever before how important it is to lead a healthy life, to be kind to our bodies with the products that we use both externally and internally, to create a peaceful environment, and to be kind to the earth with how we conduct our lifestyles. I am committed to putting all of this into practice in my own life and in how Peace of the Earth operates as well. I hope that you will come along on the journey with me. You don't have to have a potentially life threatening illness to make changes. Your new beginning can start today.