Reducing Toxic Load, when “Everything is Toxic”

Reducing toxic load is a “new” concept, so some folks think it’s unnecessary – but our world is WAY more toxic now than it was even 50 or 100 years ago.

My dad is 80 and can’t understand why we worry about toxins in our personal care products, our food, our clothing, and our home – because “toxins are everywhere! Everything is toxic!”, he says.

And I nod and say, EXACTLY. 
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How to make lavish DIY Facial Serum that’s better than store-bought

Does your skincare routine need an overhaul?

It’s really easy to make high-quality skincare items that nourish your skin and are free of questionable ingredients. Personally, I won’t put anything on my skin unless I’m confident in what it is and where it came from!

To make your own facial serum, all you’ll need is essential oils, carrier oils, and a 1oz or 1/2 oz dropper bottle.

How can I adjust this recipe to be perfect for my skin?

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Living a Theoretical Life vs. Just Doing It: Caffeine

It occurred to me recently that I am living a largely theoretical life.

I may have clever or even divine inspirations, but I hesitate to act on them. I think of doing amazing, life-changing, progress-oriented things, but it seems that too often, I don’t follow through, or external things get in the way and for whatever reason, the progress is stunted.
For example, I have sworn off caffeine more times than I can count, yet at this very moment, there is a half-empty bottle of soda nearby.

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My Journey to and Beyond Vegetarianism–Part 1

I’ve been a vegetarian for about 17 years–but I’m currently experiencing an inner earthquake of thoughts on health, ethics, nutrition and more–and I need to write about it.  The next few posts are going to chronicle my thought process and dietary evolution up to the precarious, interesting point of view I’m at now.

I first went veg as a teen, along with my mother, who was becoming veg again for the third or fourth time in her life (she had a habit of not staying true to herSelf in the face of ridicule or opposition from those closest to her).  I remember wanting Long John Silver’s chicken strips, and fish sandwiches from Burger King (we ate out a LOT), and then feeling so guilty after eating them. Continue reading

Living Deliberately Versus the Path of Least Resistance

>> “We must be the change we wish to see in the world.” –Gandhi

>> If your choices are not in line with your values, then you don’t really value yourself.  

What provocative statements these are for me!  A good word to sum it up is “congruency”.
We won’t feel happiness or fulfillment in our lives if we are constantly in an internal conflict over what we do and say versus what we feel and think.

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