Hi! I’m Tabita Green!
I was born in Sweden, but have lived more than half my life in the United States. I came to the US to go to college and got stuck. (I married a super awesome American!) After college (a very long journey), I spent my corporate career in the enterprise software industry. I managed software products used by companies including Lowe’s, AutoZone, Better Homes and Gardens, General Electric, Sears, MSN, Google, and Bing.
While working in the software industry, I became familiar with the concept of voluntary simplicity. It struck a chord, and I decided that I would like to have less stuff and and focus more on things that really matter. And thus, this blog was born. I started to create space (both physical and mental) and made a decision to buy only what I absolutely needed (or really, really loved).
This was a good time for me to leave the corporate world and focus on family, health, and community. At the time, our daughter was recovering from an eating disorder and had just survived a year of modern psychiatry. This horrific experience inspired me to write a book, Her Lost Year (July, 2015), to tell our story, but also to explore how we might live differently in this world to promote mental health for all people.
You can learn more about me on my bio page (the official third-person version).
In addition to being a member-owner at New Digital, I am spending time on the following:
- Organizing for Decorah Power, an grassroots organization set up to pursue municipalization in our little town. (We lost the special election on May 1, but we’re not giving up.)
- Member of Decorah Community School District Foundation Board, which gives scholarships to local students.
- Member of Vesterheim communications committee—sharing my expertise and love of all things Scandinavian.
- Pursuing an MBA at the University of Wisconsin.
- Supporting local entrepreneurship with business coaching through Winneshiek County Development and events like Winneshiek Idea House.
- Writing (extremely sporadically) for Mad in America and Thrive Global.
- Being available for people in my life.
What I Love
Natural, simple living. Writing. Trail running at Palisades Park. Tiramisu. Reading. Holistic Health. Music. Teaching. Coziness. Simple productivity. All things Swedish. Local, organic food. Connecting dots. Bringing order to chaos.
And most of all… My husband. My daughter. My dog.
- An Open (Love) Letter to My College-Bound Daughter
- Top Ten Simple Living Tips
- An Open Letter to Trump Supporters
- Moving Beyond Decluttering
- Bernie Sanders—Meet Your Cabinet
The best way to reach me is to send an email to tabita [at] tabitagreen [dot] com.
I post reflections on books I read and link the titles to sites where you can buy the book. I also have links to my own book on Amazon and IndieBound. These are affiliate links, which means I get a small cut if you buy the book after clicking on the link. Just thought you should know.
About this Site
This website is based on the WordPress “Minimalist” theme by Brian Gardner. My talented colleague Nathan Dirks customized the theme. My sister Priscilla Åhlén-Sundqvist and designer Samuel Sander collaborated on the header. I’m one lucky girl to have these fine people in my life.