Embrace your curiosity, my friends. Every expert out there will tell you that the only way to get the results you want is to give 100% to your craft, whatever form that may take. To focus in like a tractor beam on whatever it is that you can’t see yourself living without, put on your […]
It’s no secret that Colorado is the hot spot to live right now. People are flocking here in droves for some green on green action, and it has curb appeal that puts other states to shame. It’s hard to blame them, but there are laws of the land that are important to adhere to in […]
Growing up poor is difficult. But like most labels, being “poor” is a relative term. One person’s version of poverty might be seen as a privileged life to somebody else. And we all know that comparison is the thief of joy. But as someone who has experienced the pains of growing up poor, and what it feels […]
Childhood isn’t the same as it used to be, and Stranger Things did a stellar job reminding us that we all need to lighten up on our kids. When Netflix rolled the dice on the release of season one of Stranger Things, it took the internet by storm and the payoff was astronomical. Anyone over the age of […]
A few years ago, I decided that I was through with having things, and that I needed to begin to downsize and simplify my life in a major way. I’ve always lived fairly minimally, but after following some other folks’ journeys and reading the book, The Big Tiny, I realized there were literally thousands of people […]
My friend, Heidi Barr, whom I met through contributing to the We Are Wildness blog, fully embodies what it means to live among the roots. She is a naturalist, adventurer, mother, and wellness coach who pours her passion for the earth and her knowledge of how to live sustainably and ethically in to her new […]
Kids are awesome. But it’s no secret hiking can be a little more “challenging” with them in the picture. Stressing over it only kills the vibe. When you take your kids out in the woods, magical things happen. So let’s review, shall we? 1.) KEEP YOUR HIKING DESTINATION A SECRET This first rule is both for […]
I want to give my kids an ’80s childhood. A wild and free, uninhibited, glorious canvas to dance across while wearing striped athletic knee socks paired with Buster Browns. (Okay, maybe not the Buster Browns, but definitely the socks.) Growing up in the 1980s in the midst of the San Juan Mountains, these were the things […]
Earthships Recipe 633 damaged acres 1,126 bald tires 600 aluminum cans 8 solar panels 3,000 gallons of rainwater 999 bottles of beer on the wall Combine ingredients. Bake in the warm rays of the ever-burning sun for a lifelong sustainable home. Serves: the entire planet. Most of the time, massive piles of blown out tires, […]
Camping with your kids is one of the greatest gifts you can give to your children, and it doesn’t have to be difficult or intimidating. In a world filled with expectations, noise, and instant gratifications, retreating to the woods is the best way to eliminate the chaos and replace it with wonder, curiosity, and literally […]
Last summer, I had the absolute pleasure of attending Wanderlust Festival in the breathtaking setting of the high Rockies of Colorado. Colorado is my home, but I am still continually amazed, grateful, and renewed every time by her unending and inspiring beauty. If there is anywhere that will split you open spiritually and allow you to tap in […]
When you sit still long enough, you are bound to feel a little heart tug. It is easy to disregard this nudge, I’ve been doing it for years. Lately, I have spent a little more intentional time in stillness. Let me be clear, “a little more time” means just that – on a good day, […]
AMONG THE ROOTS is a collective. Welcome to the online community of Earth dwellers and storytellers, of life-livers and free-thinkers.
Living a rooted life means believing in simplicity, minimalism, utilitarianism, and bare feet. We live off the beaten path and are nostalgic for a time when happiness came from fresh air and sunshine, physical books, and strong cups of coffee.
We are travelers, rebels, adventurers, vagabonds, non-conformists, nomads, artisans, home-educators, DIYers, hand-crafters, entrepreneurs, and stewards of the Earth.
We believe in the power of real food, and technology-free conversations.
We are homegrown. We are the rooted ones.
ROOTS are our foundation. Roots are our beginnings, our heritage, and our origin. Under the surface, among the roots, is where everything is connected. What happens to one, happens to all. With increased urbanization and industrialized ways of living, we are losing our connection to our most basic and primitive instincts. As a race we have become detached from our land, our families, our education, our food, our ecosystems, the clothes we wear, and even our own bodies. We inject chemicals in to our skin to get rid of wrinkles, we over-consume and destroy the planet, we eat animals who have suffered mercilessly behind closed doors. We are detached. We are divided.
AMONG THE ROOTS wants to change that. We aim to uncover the folks who have turned away from the current state of cultural disorder and have opted for a more life-affirming lifestyle. We want to share their stories and inspire others to return to the most basic elements that are essential to our core -friends and family, adventure, real food, rustic places, time spent in nature- the things that we literally grow from, at our very roots. We want to create a movement to take back our souls. We are all just two feet and a heartbeat. Join us in remembering who we are.
Maybe you are searching among the branches
for what only appears in the roots. -Rumi
Sarah Mickulesku – Founder, Curator
Sarah Mickulesku is the founder and curator of Among the Roots. She’s a mother of two, nature lover, home-educator and non-conformist. Sarah received her BA in Journalism from Metro State University and is a regular contributor at Prsuit.com, as well as a published children’s book author and lover of all things vintage and handmade. When she’s not holding it down at Among the Roots, she spends most of her time immersed in the forest. She currently lives in Denver.