A Map Can Help

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Photo Credit by Me ¬†ūüôā

It has been WAY to long since I’ve put my thoughts down on this blog. ¬†Time just runs away and next thing you know, just when I think I grabbed it by the tail, 7 months have gone by! ¬†There’s so much I want to say and a series I want to finish (Overall Wellness vs. Cancer) and yet… ahhhh life!

Has it been that way for you too? ¬†It feels very restless, or maybe the word I’m looking for is unrest? ¬†So much energy is off balance and leaning too far right or maybe too far left is making us all feel a bit wobbly.

I’m so glad that I’m writing this as the words that are popping up on my screen are giving not just you a reminder, but for me as well. ¬†What to do when life feels wobbly? ¬†Reflect, deep breath, give thanks, and remember where we are going.

So with that, I’m going outside to put my feet in the grass and feel the sunshine on my skin and try to remember where I put that road map… TM ‚̧

Letting Go…

img_3682The unlimited love and always giving nature of a Mother… where does the path take her when the breadcrumbs have been eaten or blown away? ¬†The years of perfecting the role of a lifetime… it was never really perfection, but a constant watching of the weather. ¬†Enjoying the sunshine on a clear day, and waiting for the storm to blow over and hoping for a rainbow the next. ¬†Like a sailor with his telescope watching the sea, hoping to get a read of where the wind will take his boat. ¬†Some arrive safely to shore, but not always.

Just when she thinks she’s¬†found the manual, or rather, written the manual, revisions come at a quick pace. ¬†Keeping up and trying not to fall behind, and yet… the hands holding onto the rope is slipping. ¬†Does she just let go? ¬†Maybe it’s time to let go. ¬†How much can the heart endure knowing that the rope is near the end? ¬†Time dwindles away with no rhyme or reason when a confusion is present.

Breathe. ¬†Take several… large… deep breaths… Think. ¬†The beautiful memories. ¬†A small hand holding a larger, safe hand. ¬†Showing the way… watching the weather together. ¬†Unlimited love… always giving… ¬†the path takes her to a lookout where she sees a rainbow over the horizon… TM ‚̧

Overall Wellness vs. Cancer- Part Two: Trust & the Big Brands

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In Part One, I spoke about reading labels and how reading labels helps to identify ingredients that are toxic, or a carcinogen. ¬†That’s a start. ¬†That was the beginning of my toxic free journey and by reading labels, I’ve learned even more than just ingredients.

Okay, so for today’s post, I’m gonna write about products we think helps us to be healthy. ¬†Who helps us to think about a product and if it’s healthy or not? ¬†Unfortunately, creative marketing throughout the years by corporations that we’ve become familiar with since we were kids, have altered¬†our views and made many content in believing in the product that¬†is being sold to us. ¬†The corporations ‘help’ us to decipher what is healthy and we’re okay with it. ¬† We’ve been comfortable with the idea that, for example, ¬†Johnson&Johnson’s baby products would never harm us! ¬†I mean think about it… what’s their tag? ¬†“No More Tears” right? ¬†And yet as I¬†read the label of their products, why would they use ingredients that are carcinogens? ¬†Or endocrine disruptors? ¬†And this is supposed to be safe for our babies? ¬†This is where some of our problems with our health start and most people don’t even realize it.

We think that we can trust these big brands that we grew up with because, well, shucks, we grew up with them, sang their songs… “I’d like to teach the world to sing…”, and what’s the difference now? ¬†Part of the problem is that too many don’t ask questions, don’t read labels, and continue doing what they always have and purchase the same products. ¬†But the products have changed over time and ingredients that may have been okay before are now replaced¬†with cheaper, man-made, untested ingredients that keeps the corporation profitable and the consumers are unaware and wondering why they have a new rash on their arm. ¬†It’s not just rashes, it’s more than that… there are now ingredients that are known carcinogens in the products that we purchase and we think that because we’ve seen these companies all our lives, we trust them to be healthy and safe.

These harmful ingredients give the person who uses them a higher percentage of cancer and or other health problems. ¬†Come on, let’s think about what I just wrote, I’ll say it again but worded differently… ¬†If we are using products with carcinogenic ingredients, do you think that we have a higher risk of getting cancer? ¬†Common sense would tell us, yes.

Cancer sucks. ¬†Chronic illnesses suck. ¬†Obesity sucks. ¬†Being unhealthy sucks. ¬†This has become the norm for waaaaay too many people. ¬†We need to stop the chaos that is attacking¬†our health everywhere we look. ¬†The solution starts with us. ¬†Read labels, ask questions, be informed because YOU looked into it, not because of a commercial. ¬†A different way of thinking needs to happen, a mindful way that no amount of marketing can duplicate. ¬†We can change it, the more we know… right? ¬†TM ‚̧

 

**Please note…¬†I am not a doctor and everything I write in this post is my opinion only.

 

 

Choose Foward

IMG_0300History shows us again and again a pattern wether in fashion or music, politics, or in society, what was and is acceptable, or not acceptable. Some believe that knowing our history and it’s patterns is the only way to move forward and to keep history from repeating itself. I agree that we can learn from our mistakes, but I also believe that we can move forward based on the discoveries that have occurred within each cycle that has been repeated. Is the cycle an exact replica from before? No, it isn’t, for good OR bad, it’s always different even if just a little. It’s a constant shift, moving forward, but never going back.
To think that what happened 100 years ago will be the same in a new generation, well, the pattern may be similar, but the print on the fabric is new and improved with a memory of the past but a perspective for a new future. To make change, we must know of the patterns that came before, but be open to a new print and not always think that it will be the same.
Living in the past keeps us, well, in the past. In order to grow and move forward, we must live in the now time, reflect on the past, reach out to the future and stay in the present.
TM ‚̧

Homework For the Day

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The days of summer are right around the corner and the warm golden light calms our very core.

Go outside and refresh.

Go outside and take a deep breath.

Take your time and feel the tension of a human existence melt.  Try to remember the magic.  Magic you ask?  It’s in you, you just need to remember, even if you just catch a glimpse.

Reflect, look forward, and be thankful.¬† I‚Äôm off now… gotta go outside.¬† TM ūüôā

Wake Up Sleepyhead

IMG_2222It‚Äôs an exciting time to look around and see all the open eyes that were once shut tightly.¬† The persistent gentle whispers from an awakened spirit leisurely floats the message to the ears of a sleepyhead.¬† ‚ÄúTime to wake up Lovely…‚ÄĚ

Now, if we can just keep the eyelids from drooping closed, we shall succeed at what the true meaning of this life is really all about.  To fulfill a purpose, an intention that was made for you, by you, wether you know it or not.  We are all a piece of that puzzle, that when put together, each unique piece creates a seamless unit, a collective of beauty and serenity.

‚ÄúWith open eyes, we can clearly see the splendor and truth of all that is…‚ÄĚ

Peace TM