Little Changes starts with gut-wrenching roller coaster of emotions, and leads to an adventure that involves a Western Grebe, farm stand spinach, a meaty love story, a rock in Wyoming, and some pioneers—which eventually captured national attention. Little Changes is about health. In a way you never dreamed.
Little Changes was selected for the Living Now’s Evergreen Gold Medal for being a world-changing book of this millennium.
Paperback and eBook versions have sold around the world and are recognized by powerful organizations such as the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics and Women’s Voices for the Earth. Little Changes: Tales of a Reluctant Home Eco-Momics Pioneer was first launched in spring of 2012 as a 228 page, 8.5 x 5.5 inch (fits into a purse), 13-ounces spitfire. Paperback and eBook versions have sold around the world and are recognized by powerful organizations such as the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics.
Little Changes Reviews:
I was worried that it was going to go all environmental, hippie, tree hugging craziness and I’m not into that. Instead – the author’s main goal is to have a healthier life for her and her children. She’s invested in having a healthier earth that will result in healthier food for her and her children. That I can agree with. —Read more at Jendi’s Journal Review of Little Changes
Although the message is similar to the one in Michael Pollan’s The Omnivore’s Dilemma, this was a much easier and quicker read. —Read more at “Library” Books
I am so thankful to Kristi because this is the most eye opening book I’ve ever read. The vast amount of information that she put into this book is amazing. You MUST read it. Every American MUST read it. What I’ve learned since I began reading this book is simply astounding. —Read more at Life with Captain FussyBuckets
LOVE this book. L-o-v-e. ….I’ll be honest that I was afraid to read your book because I was afraid to feel overwhelmed and more like a failure than I already did in comparison to others’ greenery(?) But it really really has made me feel better!! That I am on the right track, that I’m not going to die tomorrow if I don’t throw everything out this second, that it’s a process, and its ok if I don’t want to rub mint leaves and baking soda under my armpits!! The part where you wrote about people wanting change overnight when it really is a gradual change really hit home. I am a huge perfectionist with a side dish of afraid-to-fail complex (my poor husband) and the message I’m getting here is so not what I perceived initially. But then again, most things usually aren’t.
So thank you for the book as a gift and also for writing it. For people who are ready and need a road map, this is so helpful. I will be purchasing a copy for my mom b/c I know she will also really get into it. ~ Jenelle
I’ve read other books on environmental toxins and the poisons that we (willingly or unknowingly) accumulate in our bodies every day. But Kristi made it matter. The combination of her personal health struggle and quest to learn “why?”, humor, and plain un-sciency descriptions of techie concepts like hormone-disruptors combine to make “Choosing Wiser” seem not only worthwhile, but actually doable. Even by regular, non-hippie, non-wealthy, non-research-lab-owning ordinary people like me.~ Chandra Rambo
Since reading the book Little Changes by Kristi Marsh, I have become inspired and determined to make some little changes in my own life. Marsh’s story begins with her diagnosis of an aggressive form of breast cancer and transforms from a story of recovery into a story of discovery. As she investigates all areas of her life she looks carefully at the products that she uses to care for her skin, the food that she feeds her family, and the air that she breathes. Marsh suggests many easy, environmentally responsible changes the reader can make to improve the health of their bodies, homes, communities and nation. Many of the changes that Marsh makes are so simple and economical, I just had to try some for myself. Distilled white vinegar is Marsh’s recommended power cleaner and disinfectant, but I could not believe the stuff alone really worked. I took Marsh’s advice and added tea tree oil to help reduce the smell of vinegar and increase its power as a disinfectant. Now, my friends not only compliment my clean apartment, they love the naturally clean smell as well!
My concern for the environment keeps me reducing, reusing, and recycling as much as I can. Before reading Little Changes I did not realize the varying degrees of the safety of plastics I was reusing. Now I can remember Marsh’s easy chant “7, 6, and 3 are not for me!” (p. 201) to help me remember which recycle codes indicate unsafe plastics. By recycling dangerous plastics right away, I reuse only the safest plastics in my pursuit of a healthier earth and healthier body. Marsh was the featured speaker at Green Decade’s Library program in January when I met her. Marsh begins her journey like most of us, without much knowledge of any environmental issues. Admitting her lack of knowledge helps readers connect and understand her perspective. She can relate to many of her readers when she admits to all of the mistakes she made while trying her best to create the best lives for herself and her
family. On her journey to discovery Marsh has made some changes, and although they add up to quite a bit in the end, the individual changes she suggests truly are little. ~Amanda Sebert