Category Archives: Healthier Living

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.

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

“New” Aged Thinking?

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“New” Aged Thinking?

I find it extremely intriguing how quickly things have changed… We have strayed so far from our roots, that its no wonder we are lost, depressed, constantly searching for what bigger, or better, or new. The modernizing of our civilization has caused people to become distant from things that really matter. Most of us are stuck working 8-5 jobs, hardly able to find time to think introspectively, or spend adequate enough time with their friends and families… And why? Because we have loans that need paid off, a house, a car, credit cards, or other debts. If people could find happiness and fulfillment by being self-sustainable… Reliant more on our selves instead of big companies…  Our lives, planet, and overall connection between each other could vastly improve.

I suppose my main point is this, take a step back and learn to reconnect to nature, slowly free yourself from the need to coat yourself in chemicals everyday, and eat whatever food is easy, fast, and seems “cheap but delicious,” and realize that people crave interaction… When we stop having face-to-face conversation, we loose our ability to really interact with one another. To me, that’s a very un-nerving thought.

Over the past 6 months or so I’ve started working on being healthier, inside and out. It all started with exercise and food. I’ve always been an active person, but up until recently, I ate whatever I wanted. I didn’t think about what I ate because I was skinny, and that’s what matters right? Haha, nope… Boy – was I wrong. I had no idea what all the fast food, energy drinks, sweets, fried foods, and other substances were doing to my body; until now. I’ve been eating cleaner, learning more and more as I go on – and it feels great. I’ve definitely had times that I fell back into eating crappy foods, and not exercising.. But it always feels good when you get back into the groove of things.

Tonight I used all natural showering and self-cleaning products. To remove dirt and toxins from my skin, I put raw honey on my face for about 5 minutes, although you can do it up to 20 if you want. When I jumped in the shower I rinsed it off and used Dr. Bronners soap on my hair and face as a wash. After that I used Raw, Unfiltered, Organic Apple Cider Vinegar as a conditioner to my hair, and a toner to my face. We will see how everything looks and feels tomorrow, but as of now my face is soft as a babies bum and my hair seems soft and manageable so far. I am stoked!! I eliminated so many chemicals out of my daily life JUST by getting rid of my old shampoo, conditioner, and soap.

Im also working towards using just baking soda, combined with salt and oils for my teeth, so we will see if it works! I AM EXCITED to see how the natural stuff works 🙂 Living in a new aged world – doing old age stuff 🙂

Intentions… Hopes… Inspiration… And Passion.

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Intentions… Hopes… Inspiration… And Passion.

I feel like most people spend their whole lives searching for the things that complete them. Living in a world with constant distraction, lost from the things that make everything worth it. My hope is, throughout this journey I call “life” – I can continue to discover what really matters – and while doing so, I hope to inspire others. Changing peoples lives for the better is one of my biggest passions; and I feel like one medium is through blogging and connecting with people worldwide. As I write about my journey – finding health, proper nutrition, herbal medicine, and living sustainably – I hope to enlighten and share how easy I think it can me. Lets fight the cycle of eating crap foods, feeling fatigued, angry, anxious, and depressed. Lets ward off diseases, that are not as inevitable as they seem… And build a better future for not only us, but our children – and our grandchildren. I am on a journey of creating a more “natural” life for myself, and hopefully while doing so change the lives of those willing to listen.