Category Archives: Change Our Ways

A Comment On Spending Habits – Please Read

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A Comment On Spending Habits – Please Read

Some of the things we value in America are absolutely ridiculous. It seems as if most people would rather spend money “faking” health and beauty than actually creating it inside themselves.

I’ve been there, done that.  I’ve spent money on countless beauty products, hair dyes, outfits, and all the other cosmetic products people use on a daily basis. But is that really what we need to be spending money on?

Do you REALLY need your nails done all the time, or that fake tan that’s slowly ruining your skin? Do you need that Gucci purse, or that $50,000 car? NO! What is life about? Being happy, helping others, living every day to the fullest, and being healthy while doing so.

Why are so many people sick, depressed, and feeling hopeless? I believe it’s because we have strayed away from what life actually is. We are more focused on chasing the “next dollar” than we are on our own health and happiness… Money is essential in this day and age, but if we spent a little less time thinking about money and spending beyond our means – maybe the day to day life wouldn’t seem as stressful. If we lived more within our means, we could spend more time with family, friends, and ultimately on our own health and happiness.

We are so focused on making money and working that the things which mean the most are on the back burner. “Mommy, why are you and daddy always working?” “Because honey, we have all these nice things – and they make us happy.” NOT! Spending time with each other, out in nature, eating food you’ve grown, THAT’S happiness.

We are so disconnected from our roots – but luckily I feel as if things are changing. More and more folks are realizing that they are working themselves to death – and have lost track of what it means to LIVE.

People have a choice- they can go down the path of debt, being highly medicated, fat, and depressed… Or they can realize that what we are doing ISNT WORKING – and start to make changes to their lives… Stop spending so much time watching TV and go outside and play with the kids. Go home an hour early from work to cook a healthy and nutritious dinner for your family, whose your life line. Money “makes the world go around,” but I truly believe that you cannot buy happiness. Happiness is what is within you, and what you choose to surround yourself with.

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Definitely Worth Thinking About….

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I had a random thought pop into my head today, and although it was random – it was rather profound. I began to think about how societal views and health correlate. I thought about how each day, it seems to get harder and more expensive to be healthy. But then I noticed a speed bump in the road along our paths for a better, more fulfilled life.

Currently, we are living in a country where so many useless and usually unhealthy addictions dictate our lives. It seems as though these things have taken precedence over our own health and quality of life. Why has our population become completely consumed by alcohol, tobacco, and other substances that are poison to our bodies. Take cigarettes as an example; they dramatically increase our chance of heart attack, stroke, cancer, and degenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s. They are responsible for around 480,000 deaths a year. That’s 1,300 people A DAY! Smokers die an average of 10 years earlier than people who don’t smoke (link is here.) Smoking is one of the worst things a person can do for their health, and the health of others around them… People spend thousands of dollars a year on products that increase their chance of disease and pre-mature death; and then they say healthy eating is too expensive. If a person smokes a pack a day at $5  a pop they end up spending around $1800 on cigarettes a year. Want to know what is in 5 years? An estimated $9000! The amount of money people spend on things as dangerous as cigarettes could be used in many different ways… Such as building a garden, buying organic, and o getting a gym membership. It could also be used for vacations, and stress relieving activities. (Check this article out!)

Life would seem less “expensive” if we cut more of the unnecessary things out (Great Stats about our Waste)… Saving money that way and having the option to purchase organic food, go to the gym, and feel like a new person by eliminating the constant attack of the poison inside cigarettes, alcohol, prescription drugs, and other things polluting your body.

Change your Mind, Change your Life