My initial reaction to the request of submitting a blog piece was in a word; resistance. The voice in my head said something like “Me? Write a creative piece?? No, I’m best at left-brain analytical problems with simple black and white answers. I’m not a blogger and I’m too busy anyway.” I think this defiant attitude was the easiest way to hide behind my fear that perhaps, I would have nothing valuable to say.
After breathing through it and doing a little Internet research (yes I looked up the word “blog”) I lowered my own expectations and decided to look at this assignment as an opportunity to communicate about issues that feel important. Ultimately, I am passionate about living a happy and healthy life and part of my commitment to that means talking about what I believe in – whether in written or spoken form. I believe revealing and sharing is an important tool for us to learn, teach, adapt, and integrate through our confusing and sometimes stressful existence. I also feel intuitively that this contributes to our living in a more peaceful world together.
There are times when telling our stories can help heal the wounds of others, and now I see with clarity that this blog provides a forum for this process. As Rainbeau often says” What’s in the way, is the way,” so instead of running from the door that most scares me at the moment I am opening it and walking though with as much courage as I can muster. They say fear and excitement can feel so similar in our body that we mistake one for the other, so let’s step towards creating the world we want to live in first by embracing the “excitement” along the way.
Approximately 180 million Americans exchanged Valentine's Day cards in one year alone, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, demonstrating how our holiday decisions can have a major impact on the environment. This year, show your love for the planet & that special someone!
Tell her you love her with the sweet embrace of chocolates, an aromatic massage, and the scent of roses this Valentine’s Day. Even a man’s man wants to look his best; give him a gift that will help him know he looks good.
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Make your next meal a little lighter with these delicious Butternut Squash Pitas. These pitas make a great addition to your next party, or any simple family dinner.
As you journey onward as your refreshed self following The 21 Day Superstar Cleanse, you may be freshly inspired to integrate new practices as part of a more holistic lifestyle, one that honors your interconnectedness with other people and our living planet. The following practical habits and observances can be incorporated by each one of us to help stoke the warm fires of our communal life together on this exquisite earth.
For centuries, people have used essential oils for skin due to their soothing, purifying, and calming characteristics. While topical application is a simple way to enjoy the skin benefits of essential oils, there are far more creative uses for oils when it comes to skin
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Serve this holiday treat with chocolate graham crackers or your favorite cookies!
When it comes to Thanksgiving, there is a whole world of seasonal desserts options besides your typical pumpkin pie. This Thanksgiving, bring a dish that gets your family’s attention and is so delicious it will become a new tradition in your family.
If we truly want to celebrate Thanksgiving as the first pilgrims did, then we need to cut down on our waste and environmental impact – while still marking the occasion in style! Here are 16 easy ways to do just that...