This is a potentially unpopular opinion, but the whole concept of New Year’s resolutions just does not resonate with me. No judgement if that’s your jam but let me explain. I’d much rather make some New Year’shabits.
The rebel in me doesn’t like the fact that with resolutions there is an assumption that my life plan is contingent on someone else’s time construct/calendar. Who even came up with that anyway?!
I’m a big fan of leaning into the seasons of life we’re in, despite what the date is. If you feel like you wanna start a new workout routine on a random Wednesday in April, it should be ok for you to feel like you can go for it! Why must we wait around for a new year, new month, or a Monday to do the thing?
I also feel that the typical “New Year, New You” marketing that’s crammed down our throats this time of year is, quite frankly, dangerous.
Especially in the health and wellness industry. If it hasn’t happened to you already, trust me that you are about to be hit with an onslaught of campaigns that will attempt to convince you that you need to make some massive changes, for no other reason than it’s January.
I’ve been avoiding writing this blog post for weeks now.
Part of me hasn’t really wanted to talk about this topic because, well, it sucks. Grief is a weird and wild process, and it manifests itself differently in all of us. No matter where you are in your own stage of loss, using essential oils for grief can be supportive for emotional health.
I would much rather share with you my latest DIY recipe or a recent travel adventure, to be honest. But if you’re reading this, chances are you are struggling right now. Maybe you’ve recently lost someone you love. Or you’re grieving some unmet expectations. Or maybe you’re feeling like you’ve lost your place or purpose. I’ve been there, and while I’m certainly no expert I do know that it all gets a fraction easier when we can connect with others who know what we’re going through. So here goes.
Do you ever feel a little less than motivated when those grey, dreary clouds hide the sun for more than a few days? Yeah, me too. Big time.
I grew up in Northern Nevada where the sun shines well over 300 days a year-even when it’s freezing. I think that has something to do with the fact that if I go more than a few days without seeing the sunshine, I begin to feel drained and sad and altogether not myself. One of my biggest adjustments for me when it comes to #RVlife has been dealing with the emotional effects of winter in places where it’s dreary and grey for long periods of time. I never realized how big of an effect it had on me until we began traveling full-time. So I’ve had to create some healthy habits to turn to in order to get out of the funk and back into flow. Here are a few of my favorites.
Did you know the average woman applies over 500 chemicals to her body every single day? Or the fact that the current legislation in the US regulating the cosmetic industry only bans 8 ingredients from use in beauty products when that same number for the EU is more than 1,300? This is is not ok, my friends.
Swapping out your beauty products is an easy and inexpensive way to start ditching the chemicals in your home and loving on your endocrine system. A great way to make the shift toward more natural products is to start finding DIY recipes to replace what you’re already purchasing. You’ll find most products can be made with ingredients you already have lying around in your pantry.
I am a former elementary school teacher, turned holistic lifestyle coach and I am so glad you're here. After being diagnosed with (and healing myself from) a rare chronic illness, I now teach people how to tap into their intuition in order to make the changes they wish to see in their health, naturally. I'm on a mission to change the way we think about self-care, so we can all show up in the world as our best and brightest selves. I can't wait to connect with you!