When life throws you a curve ball, it's time to re-direct your energy and make something of it. I've been feeling this way lately, and it's brought me back (in a big way) to something I've always had a huge interest in: health and wellness.
This can be defined in so many ways, as it's different for everyone--but I've been an advocate of organic/local nutrition for years now. When we first started (the now hubby and I) the journey, the changes we began to see in our energy, skin and overall wellness were enough to never look back. That doesn't mean that I don't slip in a saimini (Top Ramen) or Wattie's spaghetti every once in a while. I give in when I feel I'd like to. But what you put into your body (and we've heard this a million times) is unquestionably revealed on the outside, so if that's something you want to change or improve, why not start from the ground up?
Lately, I've been on Kimberly Snyder's health tips site non-stop. Every once in a while I'll pick up a book or journal to read about someones "healthy living" tips, and find myself bored, or of opposing opinion. Not so, here. Her thoughts and feelings are very similar to mine, and (of course this is a great side note) she has spent so much time traveling throughout the Pacific that I can't help but respect her views on all things sprouting in the sea. Her green smoothie recipes--and there are several variations--are amazing, and have been implemented into my morning routine. Also, I've switched from Spirulina supplements to Chlorella tablets. Honestly, these things taste (if you chew them--which is best) like sea vegetable. That's fine by me--I'll eat anything that comes out of the ocean, right down to the sand.
Chlorella is amazing, and you can read about it on her blog--I owe my original introduction of Spirulina (which is very similar) to my dear cousin in New Zealand who would drink it daily. And that's the other thing--is it just me, or does every other country in the world get hip to healthy eating habits years before the US? I can't be in Sydney for example, without seeing masses of people jogging and exercising throughout the day.
So, winding back to beauty. Take a chance on examining your health directives--see what it can do for your hair, nails and skin. I get a lot of questions about those things and what I do to keep them in this or that condition. When I start dissecting my routine, I realize that what I put into/do with my body is the biggest factor that affects what ultimately materializes on the outside.
Just a thought for the beginning of the week..and by the way, Happy Palm Sunday to those of you who celebrate!
Have you implemented anything different into your health/wellness routine lately? What do you feel is a good tip for those of us looking for new ones?