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January, 2014

Not Just Work \\ The Micro Harvest

NOT JUST WORK \\ A blog series about people that work on something inspired from their heart with passion.

Meet Simi, she is the best storyteller, encourager, and instant kind friend you’ve ever met. Also, she is the heart and soul of The Micro Harvest. It has been our pleasure to get to know Simi and her husband Tim and share a little of their beautiful spirit and fervor with you.

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Q: Who are you? (Not just your name, rather, how would your soul describe you?)

A: My name is Simi – My soul would describe me as… eager, enthusiastic, impulsive, emotional, trusting, loving, organized, weird, & devoted.

Q: What do you do?

A: I am a holistic health coach and healthcare attorney. In both of my worlds, I do my best to support my clients to reach their goals. I am also the co-creator (with my awesome husband, Tim) of the conscious lifestyle site, The Micro Harvest, where we share tips, stories, and inspiration to encourage a happy, healthy, and eco-friendly life.

Q: Why are you doing this?

A: The Micro Harvest has two components to it: The blog and my health coaching. 

Tim and I really wanted to work together on a project that combined our shared values, which often manifested themselves in different activities. We both believe that living a great life has three main components: taking care of yourself, taking care of others, and taking care of the community/earth. The Micro Harvest was born as a place for us to share these ideas and encourage small, simple changes that would add up over time. We post recipes, travel recaps, Q&A’s, healthy living tips, and Tim gives a peek into his “crawl space creations” with how-to posts (he loves woodworking, etc.).

I became a holistic health coach because I truly believe it is my purpose in life – to use the lessons I have learned from my personal struggles to help other women overcome their body and food issues so they can live awesome lives. When I finally started listening to what God had planned for me, instead of what others expected of me, there was no denying this is what I needed to do!

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Q: What is your favorite band?

A: I’m like the last person who should be answering this question. Is it from the 90’s? Then I love it.

Q: What are you reading right now?

A: I am reading “The Desire Map” by Danielle LaPorte, “Reached” by Ally Condie (dystopian novels = guilty pleasure), and people.com (always).

Q: What’s the next movie you really want to see?

A: The Wolf of Wall Street (heyyy there, Leo!).

Q: Who inspires you?

A: My husband Tim (he pushes me more than anyone I know), my mama, Gabrielle Bernstein, Gwyneth Paltrow (I know people hate on her, but I love that she doesn’t let others’ negative comments block her success!), Nancy Myers, the list goes on…

 

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Q: How can people follow you pursuing your passion?

A: Definitely on our site, The Micro Harvest. On average, Tim and I post 2x/week on www.themicroharvest.com. For a more intimate peek into our lives, check us out on Instagram! I love, love, love Instagram (@themicroharvest). I don’t really get Twitter, but sometimes I “tweet” links to our recent posts ;)

Q: How can people engage or participate in this passion?

A: Contact me! Send me questions, ideas, and topics you want us to blog about. Also, if you’re interested in working with me as a health coach, reach out and we can set up a time to talk about your struggles and how I can support you to get the life you’re dreaming about.

Q: If you had something you could ask for (doesn’t matter how crazy), what would it be?

A: Uh oh. I just got way too many ideas. At the top of the list… Someone to take care of all of life’s everyday chores (clean, laundry, errands, etc), all my favorite friends/family living in one neighborhood, 3-day weekends every weekend (what the hell, let’s make it 4!!), live in a 90’s TV show like Felicity or Dawson’s Creek, a potty-trained Irish Wolfhound, orrrr…. the ability to snap my fingers and be anywhere in the world in 0 seconds.

Q: What is something super-awesome that you can do that not too many people know about?

A: I have an incredible singing voice, but I have hidden it my entire life so that I don’t make the people around me feel badly…

Q: What’s next for The Micro Harvest and what is your biggest dream for 2014?

A: 2014 holds big things for The Micro Harvest! You should definitely be on the lookout for some of Tim’s crawl space creations to become available for purchase. He got this insane sewing machine and has been working on a men’s bag line. Also, I’m working to create a 28-day guided cleanse E-Book, which will be available in October 2014, and am in talks to create a destination retreat for amazing women looking for some R&R, a healthy habits kick-start, and an abundance of self-love! My biggest dream for 2014 is that 2014 will be bigger than I could ever dream.

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Q: Behind any high expectation for success is an equal fear of failure. Courage is refusing to let the fear stop you. What inspires your brightest courage?

A: Seeing a woman walk with confidence. Seeing a woman savor two bites of chocolate cake and stopping because her body tells her “that’s enough.” Seeing a woman find pleasure in her life from her primary food (relationships, career, spirituality). Seeing a woman look in the mirror and say “you’re beautiful & you’re enough!” The women I work with inspire me! 

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Thank you so much for taking the time to chat with us! We think you are awesome in every way and love sharing your brilliance with others.

  1. Deb Meyer

    It was nice to get to meet Simi and learning more about Micro Harvest. Looking forward to checking out their website! Benjamin this was beautiful and informative!

  2. qmb

    what a fabulous read, carry on, smartly!

  3. Gail

    Love the beauty & depth of your home environment… it gets enriched with each of your heartfelt choices you’re making! You both have so much insight, creativity, & sincerity to share, you really will be making a difference with your blog! Our best to you always! gls

Andy & Lauren \\ Married

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January 2014 \\ Columbus, Ohio

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AMAZING PROS INVOLVED \\ the CEREMONY: St. Joseph Cathedral \\ the RECEPTION: St. Charles Walters Commons \\ the FLOWERS: Judi Majka \\ the DRESS: Girls In White Dresses \\ the TUX: THE BLK TUX \\ the FOOD:  Berwick Catering\\ the CAKE:  The Angry Baker\\ the DJ:  Joe Horine\\ the VIDEO:  James Henthorn\\

  1. qmb

    these are terrific, wow! Seriously wow!

  2. Mom M

    These are amazing Benj!

A VERY MERRY 3000b CHRISTMAS

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  1. qmb

    Christmas 2013 was very special…these are great!