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About Us Together
Debra & Larry Redalia
Our Lives Today
Currently we live with Larry’s Mom in a small town in Sonoma County, California. Debra’s body is 64 years old, Larry’s body is 66 years old.
Larry’s Dad died in the spring of 2017 when we were making plans to leave our home in Florida and transition into our next phase of life. After Dad's passing, Larry wanted to be close to Mom to be able to help her, so we moved to California and are living with Mom in her house, along with two other siblings.
We have two rooms—a bedroom and an office—and share common areas with the rest of the family. It’s an area with both trees and sunny patches for vegetable gardens, where we are loving growing heirloom vegetables. Dad had been planting fruit trees on the property for 25 years, so at any given time we have various heirloom varieties of apples, lemons, kumquats, pears, and more. We’re all united to keep Mom at home for her remaining years, which is where she wants to be.
Though this isn’t where we thought we would be at this time in our life together, it has turned out to be the perfect place for us. We’ve found much agreement with our philosophy in our small town, indeed we observe the theory of our philosophy in practice here every day.
It’s an agricultural community in the famous Napa-Sonoma-Mendocino wine country, so there are vineyards and wineries and many organic farms. We have very high-quality farm-fresh food—which we can purchase almost any day at one farmer’s market or another—and wonderful restaurants. Even our local independent hamburger “drive-in” makes their burgers from all-natural grass-fed beef.
Being here has given us the time to focus on making the transition to our next phase of life.
We’re focused now on establishing The Lifely Group of websites and services, and renovating a 1987 motorhome into a tiny house, so when the day comes that we are no longer needed here, we can drive off to any place we choose, and take our toxic-free home with us. It requires a lot of preparation to reduce a lifetime of possessions into living in 280 square feet (for two), but we’re enjoying the challenge and learning it’s not about quantity, but rather having what you need to live the life you want.
We love exploring the towns and rural areas of Sonoma County, riding our tandem bicycle, shopping at harmer’s markets and craft fairs, building and remodeling together, visiting farmers and getting to know farmers, being part of our local community, and learning about and discussing the aspects of Life.
So at this point in our adventure together, we’re happy, we love each other more and more every day, and we’re doing what we want to do together. At a time when most people would be retiring, we’re looking forward to our future activities. So we must be doing something right!
Everything that makes our lives work and makes us happy comes from our understanding of Life and applying it in our daily lives. Any time something goes wrong it’s because there was something about Life we didn’t understand or didn’t apply. And what makes things work again is to apply what we learn from Life.
Creating the Future
We’ve been on a path out of the industrial box and into the circle of Life for more than 30 years. So we have a few things to share.
We’re not perfect and we’re still learning. But we know enough to start putting together the pieces of the puzzle so we can all see the big picture.
And it goes even deeper. We are certain this is the next step in our evolution as human beings and that this viewpoint will solve the major problems we have in our individual lives and the world today.
Applying the Lifely principles we have found to our own lives has resulted in a stable, loving, happy, intentional, expanding relationship, and an enjoyable lifestyle that increasingly improves our health and financial condition, and ever moves closer to our ideal expression of integrating our own lives into the larger systems and processes of Life.
From the results we have experienced in our own lives we are certain that this approach to living is the foundation of the future for humankind and the planet.
Lifely philosophy is not just a theory. It is truly the foundation from which we live every day.
We’re different from most people, but we are alike in our difference. As we talk about lifely with others, we’re starting to see that there are others who are different like us. We’re starting to feel part of a forward movement emerging to a new state of being based in spirit and nature.
Please feel free to contact us with any comments, questions, ideas, offers, typos or any origination you would like to give us.