I became hyper aware of my use of single-use plastic (aka you only use it one time) when I started to change my health habits to a toxic free lifestyle. I’ve always cared about the environment but within the last 8 months I’ve attempted to not only step up my commitment to care for myself but for the environment at large.
In case you’re wondering if it matters, let’s look at some shocking facts and I hope we’ll all soon realize it is really important.
We’re constantly told to reduce our phone usage, cut down the amount of apps we use, and clean up our home screens. While I am a big proponent of all of these things, technology doesn’t have to be an enemy to our health.
In fact, using the right apps, we can actually enhance our health. Here are my top 3 apps to improve your health.
When I first thought about the idea of reducing toxins and going chemical-free, I was very very overwhelmed. Honestly I can still be overwhelmed somedays at my lack of full control over what I expose my self to. It was really my move to Hanoi, Vietnam and joining doTERRA that pushed me to think long and hard about what I was exposing myself to and how I could make sure it contributed to my health instead of hurting me.
The modern Western health care system is set up today so you don’t have to do much thinking. It’s also set up so you’re a number that gets moved along. Doctors barely have time for 15 minutes with you. Which is not their fault at all but a result of the commercialized and capitalistic society that governs the system. (I will proceed to stay on my soap box)
You’re chugging right along in life and then BAM! You get smacked with winter. It’s cold, rainy, snowy, and all you want to do it snuggle up in bed.
I’m writing this post for me as much as I am for you. I've been struggling with motivation to keep going because all I want to do is stay wrapped in my warm blanket surrounded by my fluffy pillows in the morning.
One thing we’re not taught in school or class or really by anyone is that we have the power and answers.
There’s always a time and place for outside help, motivation, and support. But too often we look outwards before inwards. Stop looking for someone else to tell you what your body is already desperately trying to say to you.
I suffered with pretty bad anxiety junior and senior year of college. It felt like I was trapped in my mind.
The more I spoke to others, the more I realized I was not alone even though at times it felt like it. There were so many people suffering from the same thing and I was determined to find out how to overcome it.
It’s become really popular to share about and encourage self-care days like Self Care Sunday or even taking a whole weekend for self care. Don’t get me wrong, I love a good extra self-care moment. But here’s the problem.