About The Eclectic Life Series


This series was inspired by the awe and beauty, the pain and heartache, the fun, joy, and secrets that life reveals. The idea was hatched with a friend over a decade ago when they told Chantie that she should write a book called the Eclectic Life of the Holistic Housewife. The thought stayed with Chantie through the years and sprang to life with this website.

You will discover a compilation of writings, prayers, recipes, and accounts from eclectic lives lived holistically. Content on this website is designed to humor, inspire, move and cause you to ask big questions, and dig a little deeper into your own life experience.

Are you squeezing all the juice out of your life? Have you dissolved the box yet? These are questions we ask ourselves every day at The Eclectic Life Series (TELS). Learning to ride the wave of life as it ebbs and flows gives us is a very handy way to remain in balance and harmony. When harmony is in short supply, enjoy the lessons you learn while dusting off the sand and getting back on the wave.

Just the fact that this creation has now come into fruition is an expansion of Chantie's own Universe. She has had visions of this website in its compartments for decades. She is allowing divine inspiration to guide this process of pulling it all together and sharing it with you.

Chantie (Shelly) Valinttine and Bo Ramsey have been friends for over 20 years.

Bo (Belinda Wise Ramsey) published a free local paper called The Shifting Times in the late 1990s. As Chief Creative Officer of RamBo Services, Bo is an editor, proofreader, writer, and marketer. She brings her gregarious nature to this collaboration with the technical acuity to put it together. Bo is also a mom, an amazing friend, healer, creative and an angel.

Chantie is the pen name for Shelly Valinttine who has been writing for more than 40 years since she was a kid.  Her life journey, for the most part, has been lived “out of the box.” A contrarian to cultural standards, especially the ones she grew up with, she set out to see life as an adventure, and now truly lives life adventurously. Shelly is also a mom, friend, beloved, eclectic cook, healer, life coach, teacher, nature lover, happy traveler and multi-dimensional being. 

Welcome to our little corner of the Internet. Please include us in your life by visiting often and reaching out to us any time for any reason.

Thank you for your interest. Enjoy the journey!

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Shelly and Bo occasionally refinish hard wood floors. Strike a pose, girls.