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 ‚̧

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.

 

 

Speak Up

11018813_782830645167339_4865546701268565364_oOver the past few months,¬†I’ve been learning that there are times when the written word doesn’t have the same impact as a speech. ¬†To make eye contact with your audience and know that they are paying attention is something that I can’t track on this blog! ¬†ūüôā

As much as I like to express myself here on this page, I feel alone in my thoughts. ¬†It’s not a bad a thing… kind of like a public diary. ¬†Hmmm… I’ve decided I like both.

The video below is my speech at the Laguna Beach March Against Monsanto Global Event.  If you are not familiar with this chemical company that now makes our food, maybe you look into it.  Peace, TM

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

Always Time for Positive Change

photoIt‚Äôs been a bit since my last post.¬† Time has a way of disappearing all too quick, and what‚Äôs supposed to be 24 hours in a day, feels like half of that.¬† Or maybe my point of view is skewed and I‚Äôve got a case of my ‚Äúeyes are bigger than my stomach,‚ÄĚ but in terms of time. ¬†Yes, that’s it. ¬†Too many ideas, not enough time, and this blog has taken the backseat for those projects that are fighting for the front window. ¬†Ahhhh life…

What are these¬†big plans that are competing with my writing? ¬†Social change. ¬†The ability to make a positive difference in my community. ¬†And guess what? ¬†When we are able to focus on what we want to change for the better, anything is possible… that and a notebook!

If you’re interested in any of my other projects, you can find me on Facebook and YouTube trying to make purposeful change and inspiring others to do the same… with their own notebook. ¬† ¬†TM

My Words Coming to Life

Hi there! ¬†I’m glad you’re here. ¬†As you know, I write from my heart and there’s always a message. ¬†And now, I’ve started making videos for those who do the “You Tube thing”… geez, I’m so not a cool lingo speak¬†person! ¬†So in between my writings, I’ll post up videos that I hope will inspire you and encourage you. ¬†Have the BEST day and don’t forget to breathe! ¬†TM ūüôā